A Notable Aborigine in War and PeaceAuthor: Ramsland, JohnCode: 56863Price:AU $26.99Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING PTY LTD Published date:05/08/2019Availability: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.
Air War on the SommeAuthor: Jill, Bush,Code: 56802Price:AU $40.72Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:30/07/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
Using previously unpublished archive material, this biography captures the atmosphere of that extraordinary summer on the Somme, when pilots lived in the stretch and sag of nerves'.
A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Breakout of WWIAuthor: Bascomb, NealCode: 56890Price:AU $20.35Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: JOHN MURRAY PUBLISHERS LTD Published date:29/07/2019Availability: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.
Nikolay Polikarpov and His Aircraft DesignsAuthor: Maslov, MikhailCode: 56876Price:AU $122.12Format: Hardback / 952 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:25/07/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
The book which is presented to the reader describes all Polikarpov's original projects, both those put into reality and unimplemented ones. It took the author many years to prepare for the creation of the book.
The Spad A.2 to XVI in World War IAuthor: Wilkins, Mark C.Code: 56090Price:AU $30.97Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date:28/06/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2019
This book presents the evolution of one of the most famous French-made fighter aircraft of WWIathe fast, rugged Spad. From humble beginnings this airplane became the mount for such famous WWI aces as Frenchmen Georges Guynemer and RenA (c) Fonck, American Eddie Rickenbacker, Italian Francesco Baracca, and many others. Illustrated with rare WWI-era ......
Author: Rankin, AdamCode: 55336Price:AU $19.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/05/2019Availability: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.
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: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 ......
An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great WarAuthor: Ayton, Philip OwenCode: 56626Price:AU $26.46Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:02/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
One of the last undiscovered personal accounts of an Australian soldier fighting to survive WWI
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 ......
Airmen awarded the distinguished Flying Cross and Two Bars 1918-1955Author: Franks, NormanCode: 56566Price:AU $40.74Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date:06/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The reader will discover, the range of airmen who received the DFC and Two Bars, cover most of the ambit of WWII operations, be they fighter pilots, bomber pilots, night-fighter aircrew, aircrew navigators, engineers, etc, or reconnaissance pilots. Each has interesting stories, proving, if proof be needed, their gallantry in action.
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.
Author: 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 German Fighter Pilot's Experience on the Eastern Front 1941-1945Author: Eriksson, Patrick G.Code: 55489Price:AU $39.95Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date:01/02/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The experiences of the German fighter pilots in the Second World War, based on extensive recollections of veterans as well as primary documents, and diary and flying log book extracts, with photographs from the veterans themselves, many never previously published.
Polish Wings seriesAuthor: Kopanski, TomaszCode: 55294Price:AU $29.95Format: Paperback / 72 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date:31/01/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Tells the story of the German parasol-winged WWI fighter monoplane in Polish Air Force service.
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.
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 ......
The Alphabet CompanyAuthor: Finlayson, DamienCode: 55473Price:AU $33.99Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:16/11/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Meticulously researched this is the first book to focus purely on the Alphabet Company.
The History of Australia's Most Powerful BrandAuthor: Hawkins, JoCode: 56615Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 183 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:01/11/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
In the years after the Great War, Australian memorials were often engraved with a simple request, `Let silent contemplation be your offering'. Today, remembrance is fuelled by a booming Anzac industry. Luxury cruises to far-flung battlegrounds, commemorative sporting contests, blockbuster books, newspaper liftouts, souvenirs, mass-produced Anzac ......
The man behind the mythAuthor: Kinloch, TerryCode: 56614Price:AU $59.99Format: Hardback / 328 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:01/11/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This is the first full biography of General Sir Alexander Godley, the British commander of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) during World War I. Terry Kinloch takes care to present a fair and balanced look at a man generally considered to have been a poor field commander and one usually blamed for failures at Gallipoli and Passchendaele.
An extraordinary account of 11 family members in the Great WarAuthor: Holloway, AdamCode: 52390Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 484 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/10/2018Availability: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. ......
Shamed AnzacsAuthor: Raffin, GregCode: 51692Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 284 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/09/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
On 21 September 1918, with retreating German forces on their last legs, the 1st Battalion of the AIF was ordered to return to the front just as they were being relieved and preparing for a well-earnt rest. It wasn’t just the Germans who were on their last legs; the Australians were depleted and exhausted. In what was the largest such instance of ......
WWI's Darkest Month in the AirAuthor: Franks, NormanCode: 55885Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date:30/08/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The follow-up to Bloody April 1917 continues fifteen months later into World War I. Much had happened over this period.
The remarkable story of Australian intelligence operations, 1901-45Author: Fahey, JohnCode: 52440Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 456 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:15/08/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Australia was born with its eyes wide open. Although politicians spoke publicly of loyalty to Britain and the empire, in secret they immediately set about protecting Australias interests from the Germans, the Japanese - and from Britain itself.
As an experienced intelligence officer, John Fahey knows how the security services ......
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: Anderson, NicholasCode: 51694Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/08/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
By 1942 the formidable Japanese military had conquered swathes of territory across south-east Asia and the Pacific Ocean. Despite its defeat at the Battle of Midway, Japan remained a potent enemy committed to the creation of a defensive arc to shield its captured possessions in the Pacific.
The capture of Port Moresby would cement the southern ......
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: McCarthy, DaytonCode: 51693Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/08/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
For Australia, the Korean War marked its first foray as a minor power in the Cold War and it would be the first conflict to be fought by the newly formed Australian Regular Army (ARA). In this regard, the Army’s premier infantry organisation, the Royal Australian Regiment (RAR), received its baptism of fire in Korea and in the process, earned a ......
The Australians Road to Victory in the First World WarAuthor: Davies, WillCode: 52350Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: VINTAGE Published date:01/08/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
In March 1918, with the fear of a one-million-man American army landing in France, the Germans attacked. In response, Australian soldiers were involved in a number of engagements, culminating in the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux and the saving of Amiens, and Paris, from German occupation. Then came General John Monashs first victory as ......
Images of WarAuthor: Franks, NormanCode: 51583Price:AU $30.54Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:30/07/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
New addition to the Images of War series, focussing on the Sopwith Camels flown over Italy during the First World War and the victories achieved by the pilots who flew them.
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: Passlow, JonathanCode: 51120Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:15/07/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Buoyed by the success of the 1st and 2nd Australian divisions in the Battle of Menin Road, the men of the 4th and 5th Australian divisions filed into the front line ready for the next phase of the battle. Ahead of them lay the blackened remnants of Polygon Wood, a desolate expanse of splintered stumps shattered by the devastating shellfire. The ......
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: Lee, RogerCode: 51119Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/07/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The Passchendaele Campaign of 1917 is associated with images of slimy, oozing mud: mud deep enough and glutinous enough to drown men, horses and equipment, mud so pervasive that it, rather than the enemy, defeated the British Army’s only major campaign in Belgium. While these images are certainly true for the opening and final months of the ......
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: Westerman, WilliamCode: 51117Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/07/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The Third Battle of Ypres – more commonly referred to simply as Passchendaele – is often remembered as a futile slaughter through the mud of Flanders, costing thousands of lives and gaining very little. While the campaign failed to achieve the grand strategic goals set out by its architects, in the midst of the British Army’s slow progress ......
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: Hampton, MeleahCode: 52318Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/07/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The Battle of Pozières has reverberated throughout Australia’s military history, long regarded as a costly battle that produced little meaningful gain. Pozières was characterised by the most intense artillery bombardment the Australians had experienced in the war thus far and ‘the hell that was Pozières’ became the yardstick by which subsequent ......
Zeppelin Raids and Anti-Airship Operations 1916-18Author: Powis, MickCode: 49819Price:AU $50.93Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:27/06/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Mick Powis describes the novel threat posed to the British war effort by the raids of German airships, or Zeppelins, and the struggle to develop effective defences against them. Despite their size and relatively slow speed, the Zeppelins were hard to locate and destroy at first. They could fly higher than existing fighters and the early raids ......