Australia's Hidden Victoria CrossAuthor: Leek, AlanCode: 52388Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 265 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/09/2018Availability: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 ......
The First One Hundred YearsAuthor: Buckley, JohnCode: 52380Price:AU $40.00Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:05/08/2018Availability: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.
Luftwaffe Aircrew Awarded the Knights Cross in 1940Author: Goss, ChrisCode: 52378Price:AU $39.98Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date:03/07/2018Availability: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.
True Tales from Pilots and Engineers of the RAF's Iconic Supersonic FighAuthor: Pike, RichardCode: 51892Price:AU $25.98Format: Paperback / 186 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:01/06/2018Availability: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.
Author: Gould Lee, ArthurCode: 51891Price:AU $20.00Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:01/06/2018Availability: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.
True Tales from Those Who Flew the Last 'All-British Bomber'Author: Pitchfork, Air Commodore GrahamCode: 51893Price:AU $25.98Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:01/06/2018Availability: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.
The Autobiography of a Box-Kite PioneerAuthor: Merriam, Frederick WarrenCode: 51585Price:AU $40.72Format: Hardback / 131 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:24/05/2018Availability: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
Pat Hughes: Battle of Britain Top GunAuthor: Newton, DennisCode: 50210Price:AU $32.22Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date:12/03/2018Availability: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 ......
World War II Through the Eyes of Four More of the Luftwaffe's Most ImporAuthor: Heaton, ColinCode: 50913Price:AU $27.99Format: Paperback / 312 pages Publisher: ZENITH PRESS Published date:11/03/2018Availability: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.
Author: Hotson, Lewis (Chick)Code: 51134Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 254 pages Publisher: HORIZON PUBLISHING GROUP Published date:05/03/2018Availability: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 ......
The Story of the Men Who Flew Raaf Lancaster J for JigAuthor: Colman, MikeCode: 51411Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:21/02/2018Availability: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 ......
The Memoir of a Luftwaffe Night Pilot in World War IIAuthor: Johnen, WilhelmCode: 50380Price:AU $37.91Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:15/02/2018Availability: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 ......
The American Pilot Who Went MissingAuthor: Simpson, BillCode: 50213Price:AU $37.93Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date:12/02/2018Availability: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 ......
Oswald Watt Aviation PioneerAuthor: Clark, ChrisCode: 49775Price:AU $50.93Format: Hardback / 312 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:16/12/2017Availability: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 ......
Author: Davis, CateCode: 50828Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 228 pages Publisher: HORIZON PUBLISHING GROUP Published date:05/12/2017Availability: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 ......
The Groundbreaking Career of Test Pilot Duncan MenziesAuthor: Willis, MatthewCode: 49463Price:AU $26.46Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date:15/11/2017Availability: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 ......
The Illustrated Biography of Fighter Pilot Wladyslaw GnysAuthor: Gnys, StefanCode: 500104Price:AU $47.69Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date:19/10/2017Availability: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.
The Impossible Mission That Changed the War in the PacificAuthor: Drury, BobCode: 47209Price:AU $24.93Format: Paperback / 354 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date:03/10/2017Availability: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 ......
The Extraordinary True Life Experiences of Five Bomber Command PrisonersAuthor: Barker, RegCode: 49604Price:AU $37.84Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date:28/09/2017Availability: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.
Australia's Greatest Fighter PilotAuthor: Watson, JeffreyCode: 49569Price:AU $16.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date:08/08/2017Availability: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.
A Photographic Biography of the Lone EagleAuthor: McAllister, BruceCode: 47949Price:AU $87.93Format: Hardback / 232 pages Publisher: ROUNDUP PRESS Published date:01/07/2017Availability: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 ......
Stories of RAF Fighter Pilots in the Second World WarAuthor: Larsen, Tor IdarCode: 48479Price:AU $40.17Format: Paperback / 15 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:08/06/2017Availability: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.
The Life and Death of Captain Eddie Mckay, Royal Flying CorpsAuthor: Broad, GrahamCode: 48190Price:AU $39.95Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS Published date:20/03/2017Availability: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.
The Extraordinary True Story of Len Opie, Australia's Deadliest SoldierAuthor: Faulkner, AndrewCode: 51113Price:AU $31.57Format: PaperbackPublisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:27/01/2016Availability: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 ......
Survival, Resilience, RedemptionAuthor: Hillenbrand, LauraCode: 51535Price:AU $18.31Format: Paperback / 528 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:04/12/2014Availability: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.
Bert Hall, Aviator and Mercenary of the SkiesAuthor: Pardoe, Blaine LeeCode: 1781551308Price:AU $55.00Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:18/10/2010Availability: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.