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9781526759061

Fast Jets to Spitfires

A Cold War Fighter Pilot's Story Author: Lloyd, Ron Code: 58975 Price: AU $51.89 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 17/05/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2020
This is the fascinating story of how a boy from a poor family background was selected for Cranwell training and a career in the Royal Air Force.
9781922387004

William Holmes, The Soldiers' General

Author: Travers, Geoffrey Code: 59062 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 424 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/05/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2020

The road that first leads people from Kingston Smith Airport in Sydney is named General Holmes Drive, but nowadays few Australians know anything about General Holmes

9781526766687

Flying in Defiance of the Reich

A Lancaster Pilot's Rites of Passage Author: Russell, Peter Code: 58218 Price: AU $26.96 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/04/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2020
A highly engaging personal account by a decorated RAF pilot.
9781612008240

Black Tulip

The Life and Myth of Erich Hartmann, the World's Top Fighter Ace Author: Schmidt, Erik Code: 58856 Price: AU $62.99 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 28/04/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2020
The story of the top-scoring ace in history, a Luftwaffe pilot named Erich Hartmann who totalled 352 kills.
9781526705686

The Men Who Flew the Halifax

Author: W, Bowman, Martin Code: 56668 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 10/03/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2020
Covers the period 1942-_1_945, looking in particular at the Halifax's encounters with the Luftwaffe and the individual experiences of the men involved in such engagements.
9781526766748

Malta Spitfire Pilot

A Personal Account of Ten Weeks of War, April-June 1942 Author: Barnham, Denis Code: 57881 Price: AU $25.52 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2020
The story of the grim air battle to save Malta, waged in part with only a few battle-scarred Spitfires.
9781445684659

Bomber Boy

My Life as a Bomber Pilot Author: French, Dereck Code: 58092 Price: AU $39.29 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/01/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A vivid and insightful account of the early World War Two air war from a bomber pilot's perspective.
9781526770257

They Flew Hurricanes

Author: Stewart, Adrian Code: 57882 Price: AU $25.52 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/11/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Covers the full war service of the famous Hawker Hurricane with gripping first-hand personal accounts by pilots of this legendary fighter aircraft.
9781742379197

ANZAC and Aviator

The Remarkable Story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to Australia Author: Molkentin, Michael Code: 58074 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 424 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/10/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
'He was courageous. He was ambitious. He was skilled. He was visionary. He could be ruthless. He was someone born of a new nation. But he was of a time now long past. And yet in the language of a later generation it could be said he had the "right stuff" . . . Michael Molkentin captures [Ross Smith] brilliantly.' - Andy Thomas, NASA Astronaut ......
9781922265494

Unbowed

A Soldier's extraordinary journey back from paralysis Author: Hedderman, Billy Code: 57042 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/10/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
‘I woke to the sight of a hospital ceiling. For that first blissful second, I forgot that I was paralysed.’ On 31 December 2014 Billy Hedderman suffered a catastrophic injury to his spinal cord while body-boarding on the Sunshine Coast, paralysing him almost completely from the neck down.
9781999812874

Fire-Step to Fokker Fodder: From the Trenches to the Red Baron

The First World Wardiaries of William 'Jack' Lidsey Author: White, Andrew Code: 56877 Price: AU $40.64 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 01/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Based on Jack Lidsey's detailed First World War diary, a unique personal insight into life and death on the Western Front, both in the trenches and in the air, including combat with the Red Baron.
9781760851101

The Strong Man

A powerful story of life under fire and one man's journey back from thebrink Author: Edwards, Grant Code: 58103 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date: 01/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A powerful story of life under fire and one man's journey back from the brink. Grant Edwards was once an elite athlete, Olympics qualifier and Australia's strongest man. His Guinness Book of Records feats of strength were acclaimed internationally, and as a high ranking police officer he spent decades protecting vulnerable people around the ......
9781743795491

The Oarsmen

The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace Author: Patterson, Scott Code: 57514 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: HARDIE GRANT EGMONT Published date: 13/08/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

At the end of the First World War, there were 270,000 demobilised Australian soldiers in Europe. Getting them home after the Armistice was a task of epic proportions that would take more than two years. In the meantime, how to keep these disgruntled, damaged men with guns occupied? In a word: sport. The Oarsmen tells the story of the servicemen ......

9781999812867

Bomber Pilot

Bomber Command Pilot Leonard Cheshire's Classic Second World War Memoir Author: Cheshire, Leonard Code: 56712 Price: AU $40.64 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 04/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
RAF pilot Leonard Cheshire's classic Second World War memoir of his first three years serving with Bomber Command.
9781922265142

Fatal Mission

The Life and Death of the Crew of the Naughty Nan 467 SQN RAAF Author: Elliott, Mal Code: 56856 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 24/05/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Fatal Mission is the story of Australian navigator Oscar Furniss, just one of 55,000 young men who perished while flying for Bomber Command during World War II. Lovingly crafted by his nephew, Mal Elliott, this book brings to life a young man whose name was never spoken by his family and who was a stranger to his modern-day descendants.

9781925773422

Hell Of A Time

An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great War Author: Ayton, Philip Owen Code: 56626 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 416 pages Published date: 02/04/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
One of the last undiscovered personal accounts of an Australian soldier fighting to survive WWI
9781922265067

Purple Patch

History of the 3rd Field Company Engineers in World War One Author: Prickett, Darren Code: 55335 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 342 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/03/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The 3rd Field Company Engineers holds a distinguished place in the history of the Australian Army, being the first unit of the AIF to deploy on active service and to come under enemy fire, in defence of the Suez Canal against a Turkish attack in February 1915, almost three months before the Gallipoli landing.
9780733640902

Barney Greatrex: From Bomber Command to the French Resistance

The stirring story of an Australian hero Author: Veitch, Michael Code: 57637 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 29/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero BARNEY GREATREX - from Bomber Command to French Resistance fighter.
9781445686592

Battle of Britain Voices

37 Fighter Pilots Tell Their Extraordinary Stories Author: Reeve, Jonathan Code: 56529 Price: AU $40.74 Format: Paperback / 528 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The most comprehensive collection of fighter pilot accounts ever published, together with 150 photographs, many in colour.
9781742235868

The Western Front Diaries of Charles Bean

Author: Burness, Peter Code: 55503 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 644 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 11/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Australia's official First World War correspondent Charles Bean saw more of the Australian army's activities and battles on the Western Front than anyone. Bean's private wartime diaries form a unique and personal record of his experiences and observations throughout the war and were the basis of his twelve-volume official war history.
9781925675290

Monash

As Military Commander Author: Pedersen, Peter Code: 51116 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 04/12/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Dr Peter Pedersen’s scholarly study of Sir John Monash remains the finest analysis of Australia’s best known military leader. In 1918 the Australian Corps under Monash’s command played a leading role in the Allied advance to victory on the Western Front. Its successes in the battles of Hamel and Amiens, the taking of Mont St Quentin and Péronne ......

9781925675832

Duty Nobly Done

An extraordinary account of 11 family members in the Great War Author: Holloway, Adam Code: 52390 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 484 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/10/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

This is the extraordinary true story of 11 young Australian men from one extended family and their experiences in the great adventure that would change their lives — the Great War. Author Adam Holloway, a direct descendant, takes the reader into the lives of each of these men as they embark on a journey from which they are unlikely to return. ......

9781760790479

A History of the Australian Military

From the First Fleet to the Modern Day Author: Moore, Jonathon Code: 52354 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS Published date: 01/10/2018 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

Australia is a remote nation, tucked away in the southern hemisphere with a tiny population compared to their densely populated neighbours to the North. Despite this, over the past two hundred years the Australian military has punched well above its weight, earning a reputation for bravery and efficiency unrivalled in the modern world. ......

9781925675719

Frederick Whirlpool VC

Australia's Hidden Victoria Cross Author: Leek, Alan Code: 52388 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 265 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/09/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

"A riveting historical mystery that sweeps four continents and fills a void in the Victoria Cross story." Frederick Whirlpool’s Victoria Cross is displayed near the entrance to the Hall of Valour at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. It was the first VC pinned to an Australian uniform, yet almost nothing was known about its enigmatic ......

9781472129024

Monash's Masterpiece

The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world Author: FitzSimons, Peter Code: 51789 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: CONSTABLE Published date: 07/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Peter FitzSimons brings the Allied triumph at the Battle of Le Hamel to life, and tells the magnificent story of the first modern battle as it should be told.
9781911621065

Lightning Boys 2

True Tales from Pilots and Engineers of the RAF's Iconic Supersonic Figh Author: Pike, Richard Code: 51892 Price: AU $25.98 Format: Paperback / 186 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The sequel to the bestselling The Lightning Boys, Lightning Boys 2 is a must-have companion and continues the theme of tales from pilots and other crew connected with this iconic aircraft, giving a rare insight into post-war fighter operations.
9781911621072

Buccaneer Boys

True Tales from Those Who Flew the Last 'All-British Bomber' Author: Pitchfork, Air Commodore Graham Code: 51893 Price: AU $25.98 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Twenty-four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force (SAAF) relate their experiences and affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer.
9781445671499

A Spitfire Pilot's Story

Pat Hughes: Battle of Britain Top Gun Author: Newton, Dennis Code: 50210 Price: AU $32.22 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 12/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Pat Hughes is today perhaps the greatest unsung hero of the Battle of Britain. Ranked sixth in the `ace of aces of the aerial campaign of summer 1940, he shot down at least fourteen enemy aircraft, mostly the Spitfires closely matched rival the Messerschmitt Me 109. As a flight commander in 234 Squadron he advocated bold, close-in tactics and ......

9781922238641

Robert's War

Author: Hotson, Lewis (Chick) Code: 51134 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 254 pages Publisher: HORIZON PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 05/03/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
“Robert’s War is an autobiographical of a Queensland lad who lied about his age to join the army, to wear the uniform, to attract the girls and to emulate his two older brothers who were on active service ‘somewhere’. But no sooner had he become the youngest soldier in the Australian Army than he volunteered for anti-malaria experiments being ......
9781742379111

Crew

The Story of the Men Who Flew Raaf Lancaster J for Jig Author: Colman, Mike Code: 51411 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 21/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
On the evening of 24 February 1944, RAAF Lancaster bomber J for Jig took off from an airfield in Lincolnshire. On board was a crew of seven young men-five Australians, two Scots-whose mission was to bomb factories in Schweinfurt, Germany. But J for Jig never reached its target. It was shot down in the night skies over France. This book is about ......
9781922238245

From Gallipoli to Coopers Creek

Author: Davis, Cate Code: 50828 Price: AU $26.39 (was AU $32.99) Format: Paperback / 228 pages Publisher: HORIZON PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 05/12/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This is the story of one soldier of the so called Great War. He sailed from Australia at the end of 1914, a proud, even bombastic youth with the certainty that he would do his bit to save Mother England and by doing so, set the world on the right path. He was totally ignorant of the real causes of this war and the place that the different ......
9781445664415

Flying to the Edge

The Groundbreaking Career of Test Pilot Duncan Menzies Author: Willis, Matthew Code: 49463 Price: AU $26.46 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Duncan Menzies flew with the RAF in the Middle East, the Aeroplane and Armament Evaluation Establishment, and finally Fairey Aviation in a flying career that lasted from the late 1920s to the 1950s. In doing so he saw the world of flying change from a carefree one of open cockpits and few rules to the jet age, with its complexities and crowded ......

9780733639142

Killer Caldwell

Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot Author: Watson, Jeffrey Code: 49569 Price: AU $16.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 08/08/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Clive 'Killer' Caldwell was a natural and brilliant pilot, a superb shot, and a born leader. He saw action against the Germans, Italians and Japanese, and remains Australia's greatest ever fighter pilot - this is his definitive biography. Now part of the HACHETTE MILITARY COLLECTION.
9780692705247

Lindbergh

A Photographic Biography of the Lone Eagle Author: McAllister, Bruce Code: 47949 Price: AU $87.93 Format: Hardback / 232 pages Publisher: ROUNDUP PRESS Published date: 01/07/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Many Americans who no longer remember the legacy of the worlds first true media celebrity have forgotten Charles A. Lindberghaviator, adventurer, author, activist, pathfinder, fighter pilot, and conservationist. This book brings back to life that epic career in evocative text and hundreds of photographs, many rarely published, reawakening the ......
9781742373782

Stone Cold

The Extraordinary True Story of Len Opie, Australia's Deadliest Soldier Author: Faulkner, Andrew Code: 51113 Price: AU $31.57 Format: Paperback Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 27/01/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

If Id have been a Vietcong youd be dead. - Len Opie Len was a soldier above soldiers. - Keith Payne VC Through three wars across 30 years, Len Opie carved a reputation as one of the countrys greatest infantrymen. A cold-eyed killer who drank nothing stronger than weak tea, he fought with his bare hands, a sharpened shovel and piano wire. He was ......

9781781551301

Bad Boy

Bert Hall, Aviator and Mercenary of the Skies Author: Pardoe, Blaine Lee Code: 1781551308 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 18/10/2010 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A definitive biography of the aviator Bert Hall of the Lafayette Escadrille, a French fighter squadron during World War 1. Hall was variously labelled as: rogue, card cheat, forger, human cannonball, criminal, bigamist, deserter, filmmaker, author, Chinese General, arms smuggler, Foreign Legionnaire, salesman, aerial racer amd aviation pioneer.
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