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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 ......

9780198798033

The Royal Air Force

The First One Hundred Years Author: Buckley, John Code: 52380 Price: AU $40.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 05/08/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The story of the Royal Air Force, from its creation as the first major independent air force in the world in 1918, through World War and Cold War, to the struggle against jihadi terrorism in the 21st century.
9781526726513

Knights of the Battle of Britain

Luftwaffe Aircrew Awarded the Knights Cross in 1940 Author: Goss, Chris Code: 52378 Price: AU $39.98 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 03/07/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The first comprehensive list of all the Luftwaffe personnel awarded the Knight's Cross in 1940.
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.
9781911621058

No Parachute

Author: Gould Lee, Arthur Code: 51891 Price: AU $20.00 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Here is the story of one of these unknown flyers - a story based on letters written on the day, hot on the event, which tells of a young pilot's progress from fledgling to seasoned fighter. Gould Lee brilliantly conveys the immediacy of air war, the thrills and the terror, in this honest and timeless acount.
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.
9781526726162

First Through the Clouds

The Autobiography of a Box-Kite Pioneer Author: Merriam, Frederick Warren Code: 51585 Price: AU $40.72 Format: Hardback / 131 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 24/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
At the controls of a Bristol Box-kite, in 1912 he was the first pilot in Britain to fly through cloud
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 ......

9780760361559

The German Aces Speak II

World War II Through the Eyes of Four More of the Luftwaffe's Most Impor Author: Heaton, Colin Code: 50913 Price: AU $27.99 Format: Paperback / 312 pages Publisher: ZENITH PRESS Published date: 11/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
In The German Aces Speak II, Colin Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis profile the WWII air war over Europe through the eyes of Johannes Steinhoff, Erich Alfred Hartmann, Gunther Rall, and Dieter Hrabak-four of the Luftwaffe's's most interesting and significant pilots.
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 ......
9781784382582

Duel Under the Stars

The Memoir of a Luftwaffe Night Pilot in World War II Author: Johnen, Wilhelm Code: 50380 Price: AU $37.91 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

"The enemy bomber grew larger in my sights and the rear gunner was sprayed by my guns just as he opened fire. The rest was merely a matter of seconds. The bomber fell like a stone out of the sky and exploded on the ground. The nightmare came to an end." In this enthralling memoir the author recounts his experiences of the war years and traces ......

9781445672861

Spitfire Deserter?

The American Pilot Who Went Missing Author: Simpson, Bill Code: 50213 Price: AU $37.93 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 12/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

In the early morning of 20 April 1942, 47 Spitfire Vs of 601 and 603 Squadrons of the Auxiliary Air Force launched from the deck of the American aircraft carrier USS Wasp, which had sailed to a position in the western Mediterranean Sea north of Algiers. The planes were bound for Malta. At the time, the island was under heavy siege by Axis naval ......

9781526715012

Combat Over the Trenches

Oswald Watt Aviation Pioneer Author: Clark, Chris Code: 49775 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 312 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 16/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Father of the Flying Corps and Father of Australian Aviation were two of the unofficial titles conferred on Oswald ("Toby") Watt when he died in tragic circumstances shortly after the end of the First World War. He had become the Australian Armys first qualified pilot in 1911, but spent the first 18 months of the war with the French Air ......

9781922238245

From Gallipoli to Coopers Creek

Author: Davis, Cate Code: 50828 Price: 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 ......

9781612005560

First Kills

The Illustrated Biography of Fighter Pilot Wladyslaw Gnys Author: Gnys, Stefan Code: 500104 Price: AU $47.69 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 19/10/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Written by his son Stefan and drawing from his logbooks, this highly illustrated biography of Wladek Gnys, the first Allied pilot to score aerial kills in WWII, is the most in-depth account of the Polish hero's life.
9781476774862

Lucky 666

The Impossible Mission That Changed the War in the Pacific Author: Drury, Bob Code: 47209 Price: AU $24.93 Format: Paperback / 354 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date: 03/10/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
From the authors of the "New York Times" bestselling "The Heart of Everything That Is "and "Halsey s Typhoon" comes the dramatic, untold story of a daredevil bomber pilot and his misfit crew who fly their lone B-17 into the teeth of the Japanese Empire in 1943, engage in the longest dogfight in history, and change the momentum of the War in the ......
9780993415296

Last of the Kriegies

The Extraordinary True Life Experiences of Five Bomber Command Prisoners Author: Barker, Reg Code: 49604 Price: AU $37.84 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 28/09/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The extraordinary stories of five of the last remaining Second World War RAF Bomber Command Prisoners-of-War: pilot Reg Barker, bomb aimer Charles Clarke, air gunner David Fraser, air gunner Albert Gunn and navigator Henry Wagner.
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 ......
9781781556153

Into the Swarm

Stories of RAF Fighter Pilots in the Second World War Author: Larsen, Tor Idar Code: 48479 Price: AU $40.17 Format: Paperback / 15 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 08/06/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Into the Swarm tells the sobering and heroic stories of RAF fighter pilots in the most ferocious air battles of the war. Gripping and detailed stories of aerial combat are accompanied by unpublished photographs and letters which add to the rich content provided by the authors whose passion for the subject is apparent within each chapter.
9781442607460

One in a Thousand

The Life and Death of Captain Eddie Mckay, Royal Flying Corps Author: Broad, Graham Code: 48190 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS Published date: 20/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This short microhistory details the life and death of Eddie McKay, a varsity athlete at Western University, who flew with the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War.
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 ......

9780007580576

Unbroken

Survival, Resilience, Redemption Author: Hillenbrand, Laura Code: 51535 Price: AU $18.31 Format: Paperback / 528 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 04/12/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie.
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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