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The Legacy of Douglas Grant

A Notable Aborigine in War and Peace Author: Ramsland, John Code: 56863 Price: AU $26.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING PTY LTD Published date: 05/08/2019 Availability: Please contact us for availability
The versatile and gifted Douglas Grant was stereotyped in the media as the Black Digger with a Scottish accent. He was much more than that. Well educated by White parents who rescued him from an 1886 massacre in the frontier wars, Douglas became an engineering draftsman, woolclasser, charismatic public speaker and storyteller.
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Understanding Air Warfare

Author: Jordan, David Code: 49585 Price: AU $54.98 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: ROUTLEDGE Published date: 31/07/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
Understanding Air Warfare provides the reader with a clear understanding of the key debates surrounding air power, one of the newest and most important forms of modern warfare. The exploitation of the air for military purposes has been a source of much contention since the first employment of aircraft in war by the Italians in 1911. The debate ......
9781526754134

The First Helicopter Boys: The Malayan Emergency, 1947-1960

The Early Days of Helicopter Operations Author: David, Taylor, Code: 56798 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 248 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 30/07/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
There have been many books written about operations during the Indonesian Confrontation and the enormous contribution made by the helicopter squadrons to the successful outcome of hostilities, but almost nothing of a similar nature concerning the Malayan Emergency - until now.
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The Escape Artists

A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Breakout of WWI Author: Bascomb, Neal Code: 56890 Price: AU $20.35 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: JOHN MURRAY PUBLISHERS LTD Published date: 29/07/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
July 1918. A band of Allied Royal Flying Corps airmen are determined to escape Germany's harshest POW camp. Their plan will become the most ambitious mass breakout attempt of the Great War.
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The Dambusters Flip Book

Author: Imperial War Museums Code: 52443 Price: AU $9.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM Published date: 10/07/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Late on the night of May 16, 1943, Wing Commander Guy Gibson led 617 Squadron of the Royal Air Force on a mission code-named Operation Chastise--an audacious bombing raid across the English Channel. Their aim? Destroy three dams in the Ruhr Valley, the industrial heartland of Germany. The dams were fiercely protected. Torpedo nets in the water ......

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Answering the Call

Life of a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam Author: Grandin,Bob Code: 56426 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 264 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
‘There’s the bend in the road at Long Tan,’ I said. ‘We’re behind enemy lines. Turn back east, quickly.’ I had been scared before but now I was terrified. In 1966, Bob Grandin was a Royal Australian Airforce helicopter pilot stationed in Vietnam. This book is written from the logbook he kept while working in Nui Dat and is a fascinating look at ......
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Scorched Earth

Peacekeeping in Timor during a campaign of death and destruction Author: Pemper, Tammy Code: 56427 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019

As a UN peacekeeper, I joined the East Timorese fight for life. By then, the earth had drunk the blood of one third of their population. But worse was still to come.

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The Man Inside...The Bloodiest Outbreak

Author: Apthorpe,Graham Code: 56428 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
Through the insights of those around Naka, together with new research including the personal accounts of Australian interrogators, the author shows how this handsome loner provided the impetus for the dramatic events in the early hours of August 5, 1944 where hundreds of Japanese soldiers stormed the Camp defences for honour, or death!
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War In The Air

The Second World War in Colour Author: Carter, Ian Code: 56119 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM Published date: 15/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Allied victory in the Second World War owed much to air power. Following the success of The Second World War in Colour, this book presents a further selection of original colour photographs from the IWM collection, focusing on Allied aircraft and airmen.
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The Battle of Long Tan

The Company Commanders Story Author: Smith, Harry Code: 56110 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2019

18 August 1966, five kilometres from the Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket of mist & heavy monsoon rain, a Company of 108 men held its ground with courage against a three-sided attack from a force of 2,500 Viet Cong & North.....

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The Empire Has An Answer

The Empire Air Training Scheme as reported in the Australian Press1939-1945 Author: Brady, Tony James Code: 56111 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

‘If we do not win the battle of training, we shall win no other battle in the air.’ In 1943 the Royal Air Force recognised that training a vast amount of aircrew for a high attrition war was essential to an Allied victory, and that the key to winning the ‘battle of training’ was the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS).

 

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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.
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Author: Management Association, Information Resources Code: 56689 Price: AU $550.00 Format: Mixed media product / 558 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 03/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
First used in military applications, unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming an integral aspect of modern society and are expanding into the commercial, scientific, recreational, agricultural, and surveillance sectors. With the increasing use of these drones by government officials, business professionals, and civilians, more research is needed to ......
9781526740700

Fallschirmjager: German Paratroopers - 1942-1945

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Author: Cochet, Francois Code: 56732 Price: AU $30.54 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 03/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Covers the final years of the German Fallschirmjager, Including operations such as the Battle of Sicily, Monte Casino, Grand Sasso Raid.
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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.

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USAF F-105 Thunderchief vs VPAF MiG-17

Vietnam 1965-68 Author: Davies, Peter E. Code: 56964 Price: AU $28.50 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 23/05/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The F-105D Thunderchief was originally designed as a low-altitude nuclear strike aircraft, but the outbreak of the Vietnam War led to it being used instead as the USAF's primary conventional striker against the exceptionally well-defended targets in North Vietnam and Laos. F-105 crews conducted long-distance missions from bases in Thailand, ......
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The Australian Army at War 1976-2016

Author: Neville, Leigh Code: 56403 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 21/05/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Since the end of their involvement in the Vietnam War, the Australian Army has been modernized in every respect. After peacekeeping duties in South-East Asia, Africa and the Middle East in the 1980s-90s, Diggers were sent to safeguard the newly independent East Timor from Indonesian harassment in 1999, and to provide long-term protection and ......

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Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway

Author: Rigby, David Code: 56102 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 21/05/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
During the Battle of Midway in June 1942, US Navy dive bomber pilot Wade McClusky proved himself to be one of the greatest pilots and combat leaders in American history, but his story has never been told - until now. It was Wade McClusky who remained calm when the Japanese fleet was not where it was expected to be. It was he who made the ......
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Four Hours of Fury:The Untold Story of World War II's Largest Airborne

Invasion and the Final Push into Nazi Germany Author: Fenelon, James M. Code: 56727 Price: AU $46.48 Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 21/05/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In this viscerally exciting account, a paratrooper-turned-historian reveals the details of World War II's largest airborne operation-one that dropped 17,000 Allied paratroopers deep into the heart of Nazi Germany. On the morning of March 24, 1945, more than two thousand Allied aircraft droned through a cloudless sky toward Germany. Escorted by ......
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Boeing Hornet Squadrons

The Legacy Series Author: Foster, Peter Code: 51751 Price: AU $40.00 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 12/05/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Pictorial history celebrating the early deriviatives of the powerful Hornets as they start to fall out of service
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The Hindenburg Line Campaign 1918

Author: Rankin, Adam Code: 55336 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/05/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2019
In the last devastating months of the First World War, the British Fourth Army pursued the Germans to their final defensive position — the Hindenburg Line, a formidable series of defensive positions studded with concrete dugouts and thickly set barbed wire.
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Jungle Cavalry

Australian Independent Companies and Commandos 1941-1945 Author: Blake, Gregory Code: 56031 Price: AU $61.01 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 16/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Australian Independent Companies and the Commandos into which they evolved were unique sub-units of the Australian Army during the Second World War. The very concept of such units was a radical one for the deeply conservative Australian Army.
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The Gazelle

Author: Oliver, David Code: 56638 Price: AU $30.54 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Illustrated with lavish colour photographs, one of the world's most successful military and civilian helicopters.
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The Long-Range Desert Group

History & Legacy Author: Noren, Karl-Gunnar Code: 56033 Price: AU $40.64 Format: Hardback / 156 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 15/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This is the story both of the special forces pioneers of the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) and what it is like to search for their tracks, driving a 1943 jeep.
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The Australian War Memorial

A century on from the vision Author: Gower, Steve Code: 56635 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 440 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date: 12/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Steve Gower, the highly successful director of the Australian War Memorial from 1996 to 2012, gives a comprehensive account of the development of the Memorial from its inception just over a century ago. The Australian War Memorial also goes behind the scenes to provide insights into the many facets of a major, modern cultural institution.
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The Blue Angels

The US Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, 1946 to the Present Author: Neubeck, Ken Code: 56260 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 11/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Since 1946, the world-famous US Navy Blue Angels flying-demonstration team has performed in airshows in the United States and around the world. This book details the origins of the team when created by the US Navy, as well as describing the different models of aircraft that the team has flown during its seventy-year history. The team's aircraft ......
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The Luftwaffe Battle of Britain Fighter Pilots' Kitbag

Guide to Uniforms, Arms and Equipment from the Summer of 1940 Author: Hillier, Mark Code: 51792 Price: AU $29.98 Format: Paperback / 152 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 11/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Contains full colour, high resolution images of the various items of uniform and equipment. A valuable reference source for historians, re-enactors, modellers and war-gamers.
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Frederick Whirlpool VC

The Hidden Victoria Cross Author: Alan, Leek, Code: 56633 Price: AU $40.72 Format: Hardback / 248 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 09/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A gripping book that exposes a long-standing mystery, and tells the Frederick Whirlpool story for the first time.
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Top Gun

50 Years of Naval Air Superiority Author: Zimmerman, Dwight Jon Code: 56071 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: MOTOR BOOKS INTERNATIONAL Published date: 08/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Ahead of the release of the Top Gun movie sequel, Top Gun: 50 Years of Naval Air Superiority is the definitive source on the Navy's most revered fighter pilot unit.
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The Reich Intruders

RAF Light Bomber Raids in World War II Author: W, Bowman, Martin Code: 56628 Price: AU $30.54 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 03/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Tells the story of No.2 Group after it was reformed on 20 March 1936. Packed full of graphic and descriptive first-hand accounts - the author met and interviewed many of the aircrew who feature in this book.
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Women to the Front

The extraordinary Australian women doctors of the Great War Author: Sheard, Heather and Lee, Ruth Code: 56625 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: EBURY AUSTRALIA Published date: 02/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
At the outbreak of World War I, 129 women were registered as medical practitioners in Australia, and many of them were eager to contribute their skills and expertise to the war effort. For the military establishment, however, the notion of women doctors serving on the battlefield was unthinkable. Undaunted, at least twenty-four Australian women ......
9781925773422

Hell Of A Time

An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great War Author: Ayton, Philip Owen Code: 56626 Price: AU $26.46 Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 02/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
One of the last undiscovered personal accounts of an Australian soldier fighting to survive WWI
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World War Noir

Sydney's unpatriotic war Author: Duffy, Michael Code: 56622 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
It seems that not even world war could stop crime in Sydney. In fact, World War Noir confirms that war and crime - in the form of sex, drugs, alcohol, racketeering and other illicit activities - go hand in hand.
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Australia's Vietnam

Myth vs history Author: Dapin, Mark Code: 56623 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
When Mark Dapin first interviewed Vietnam veterans and wrote about the war, he swallowed (and regurgitated) every misconception. He wasn't alone. In Australia's Vietnam, Dapin reveals that every stage of Australia's commitment to the Vietnam War has been misunderstood, misinterpreted and shrouded in myth.
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D-Day New Guinea

The Extraordinary Story of the Battle for Lae and the GreatestCombined Airborne and Amphibious Operation of the Pacific War Author: Bradley, Phillip Code: 56621 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
'Java is heaven, Burma is hell, but you never come back alive from New Guinea' - Japanese military saying The capture of Lae was the most complex operation for the Australian army in the Second World War. In many ways it was also a rehearsal for the D-Day invasion of France, with an amphibious landing combined with the first successful ......
9781863515009

Angels of Mercy

Far West & Far East Author: Silver, Lynette Ramsay Code: 56624 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Angels of Mercy: Far West & Far East follows the gripping stories of two different Australiannursing sisters, who overcame the challenging adversities of two very different circumstances.In the 1930s, Marjorie Silver was employed by The Far West Childrens Health Scheme andbecame their first permanent flying sister, based in Bourke. She fought a ......
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