A Soldier's extraordinary journey back from paralysisAuthor: Hedderman, BillyCode: 57042Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/09/2019Availability: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.
The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to PeaceAuthor: Patterson, ScottCode: 57514Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: HARDIE GRANT EGMONT Published date:13/08/2019Availability: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 ......
Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic BombAuthor: Ramsey, AndrewCode: 57515Price:AU $39.99Format: HardbackPublisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:13/08/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Before the Manhattan Project, before nuclear warfare and the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was the twentieth centurys great scientific quest to fathom the secrets of the atom. It was through that search for the inner workings of matter that a unique friendship was forged, a partnership that defied academic orthodoxy and altered the ......
Tales of Irreverence and Courage from World War II DiggersAuthor: Bowden, TimCode: 57513Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:13/08/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
With a reputation for being hard to discipline, generosity to their comrades, frankness and sticking it up any sign of pomposity, Australian soldiers were a wild and irreverent lot, even in the worst of circumstances during World War II. In Larrikins in Khaki, Tim Bowden has collected compelling and vivid stories of individual soldiers whose ......
and took on the British EmpireAuthor: Growden, GregCode: 57511Price:AU $32.99Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date:13/08/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Opinion is still sharply divided on whether Breaker Morant and his Australian co-defendants were criminals who got what they deserved, or scapegoats used by the British Empire. Major Thomas, the bush lawyer drafted in at the last minute to defend them, is invariably depicted either as a hero or an incompetent fool. Now, for the first time, Greg ......
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: Rankin, AdamCode: 55336Price:AU $19.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:25/07/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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.
Author: Neville, LeighCode: 56403Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:15/07/2019Availability: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 ......
Japan's first land defeat in World War IIAuthor: Veitch, MichaelCode: 57512Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date:10/07/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Told for the first time, this is the epic story of the Milne Bay campaign of 1942 - which saw Japanese land forces suffer their first defeat of the war - and has properly been called the RAAF's forgotten finest hour.
Peacekeeping in Timor during a campaign of death and destructionAuthor: Pemper, TammyCode: 56427Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/07/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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.
Author: Apthorpe,GrahamCode: 56428Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/07/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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!
Life of a Helicopter Pilot in VietnamAuthor: Grandin,BobCode: 56426Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 264 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/07/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
‘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 ......
Author: White, HughCode: 57652Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: BLACK INC. Published date:02/07/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Can Australia defend itself in the Asian century? How seriously ought we take the risk of war? Do we want to remain a middle power? What kind of strategy, and what Australian Defence Force, do we need? In this groundbreaking book, Hugh White considers these questions and more. With exceptional clarity and frankness, he makes the case for a ......
The Empire Air Training Scheme as reported in the Australian Press1939-1945Author: Brady, Tony JamesCode: 56111Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/06/2019Availability: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).
The Company Commanders StoryAuthor: Smith, HarryCode: 56110Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/06/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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.....
The Life and Death of the Crew of the Naughty Nan 467 SQN RAAFAuthor: Elliott, MalCode: 56856Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:24/05/2019Availability: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.
most daring commando raid of WW2Author: McPhedran, IanCode: 56690Price:AU $35.00Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:06/05/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The little boat with a big past: the fight to save one of the most important artefacts of Australian military history. For many years, thousands of people have walked past an unassuming black timber fishing boat bobbing in the water down at the wharves of Sydney's Darling Harbour. But appearances can be deceptive. This humble little trawler ......
Our Wounded WarriorsAuthor: Denny Neave, Gordon Traill and Catherine McCullaghCode: 57016Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 264 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:20/04/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Unconquered tells the remarkable story of a group of men and women from Australia and New Zealand who fought and conquered extraordinary challenges from the battlefield to the sporting arena. These veterans of the Army, Navy and Air Force served their country in campaigns from Somalia to Afghanistan and the multitude of conflicts in between, and ......
Australian Independent Companies and Commandos 1941-1945Author: Blake, GregoryCode: 56031Price:AU $61.01Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:16/04/2019Availability: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.
A century on from the visionAuthor: Gower, SteveCode: 56635Price:AU $59.95Format: Hardback / 440 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date:12/04/2019Availability: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.
The Hidden Victoria CrossAuthor: Alan, Leek,Code: 56633Price:AU $40.72Format: Hardback / 248 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:09/04/2019Availability: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.
The extraordinary Australian women doctors of the Great WarAuthor: Sheard, Heather and Lee, RuthCode: 56625Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: EBURY AUSTRALIA Published date:02/04/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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 ......
An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great WarAuthor: Ayton, Philip OwenCode: 56626Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:02/04/2019Availability: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
The Extraordinary Story of the Battle for Lae and the GreatestCombined Airborne and Amphibious Operation of the Pacific WarAuthor: Bradley, PhillipCode: 56621Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:01/04/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
'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 ......
Sydney's unpatriotic warAuthor: Duffy, MichaelCode: 56622Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date:01/04/2019Availability: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.
Myth vs historyAuthor: Dapin, MarkCode: 56623Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date:01/04/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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.
Far West & Far EastAuthor: Silver, Lynette RamsayCode: 56624Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:01/04/2019Availability: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 ......
The Australian Corp and the 100 DaysAuthor: Brune, PeterCode: 56576Price:AU $49.99Format: HardbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:18/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The AIF and the Hundred Days Battlefields such as Gallipoli, Fromelles, Pozieres, Bullecourt and Passchendaele are burnt into the Australian Great War psyche. Unfortunately the sheer guts, fortitude and sacrifice of the diggers in those battles had often been wasted by poor leadership and planning. From an Australian perspective, such sacrifice ......
Australians and New Zealanders with Serbs in World War OneAuthor: Pajic, BojanCode: 56569Price:AU $65.00Format: Paperback / 514 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:07/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Australian and New Zealand volunteers were already in Serbia, treating wounded Serbian soldiers and fighting a typhus epidemic, before the ANZACs landed at Gallipoli in 1915. The Gallipoli Campaign sealed Serbia's fate, however, as Germany, Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria moved to secure a land supply corridor to Turkey through Serbia. Australians ......
History of the 3rd Field Company Engineers in World War OneAuthor: Prickett, DarrenCode: 55335Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 342 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/03/2019Availability: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.
Z Force to the SAS intelligence operations to cyber warfareAuthor: Macklin, RobertCode: 57468Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date:26/02/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A compelling account of Australia's intelligence organisations and special forces - from the early days of the commandos during World War II through to the SAS of today and the cyber wars of the future. From the co-author of SAS SNIPER.
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: Mattey, ColinCode: 54989Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/02/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In the wave of devastating German offensives launched in the spring of 1918, it is Operation Michael that has captured most attention, characterised by astonishing advances and their potentially shattering impact on the British Expeditionary Force’s (BEF) Third and Fifth armies. While this offensive eventually petered out, albeit tantalisingly ......
The stirring story of an Australian heroAuthor: Veitch, MichaelCode: 57637Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date:29/01/2019Availability: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.
Australians Awarded the Victoria CrossAuthor: Pegram, AaronCode: 56404Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 512 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH BOOKS DISTRIBUTION Published date:15/01/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
For Valour tells the remarkable stories of the 100 Australians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for exceptional acts of bravery and self-sacrifice in battle. From Captain Neville Howse of the New South Wales Army Medical Corps in 1900 to Corporal Cameron Baird of the 2nd Commando Regiment in 2013, heroic actions in the Boer War appear ......
Author: Burness, PeterCode: 55503Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 644 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date:11/01/2019Availability: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.
Australia's Medical War in Papua 1942-1943Kokoda - Milne Bay - The Beachhead BattlesAuthor: McLeod, JanCode: 55454Price:AU $34.99Format: Hardback / 396 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/01/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
At Templeton’s Crossing in October 1942, Private Nick Kennedy paused to write in his diary: ‘One wonders why all this strife should be … these men in the prime of their life cut down like flowers’. As a young nursing orderly serving with the 2/4th Australian Field Ambulance, Kennedy was unenviably wellplaced to reflect on the futility of ......
As Military CommanderAuthor: Pedersen, PeterCode: 51116Price:AU $34.99Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:04/12/2018Availability: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 ......