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9781925675597

Battle of Pozieres: 1916

Australian Army Campaign Series Author: Hampton, Meleah Code: 52318 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2018 Availability: 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 ......
9781925675276

Battle of Broodseinde Ridge 1917

Australian Army Campaign Series Author: Westerman, William Code: 51117 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2018 Availability: 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 ......

9781925675016

Battle of Menin Road 1917

Australian Army Campaign Series Author: Lee, Roger Code: 51119 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2018 Availability: 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 ......

9781526702494

The Defeat of the Zeppelins

Zeppelin Raids and Anti-Airship Operations 1916-18 Author: Powis, Mick Code: 49819 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 27/06/2018 Availability: 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 ......

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.
9780733640087

Monash's Masterpiece

The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world Author: FitzSimons, Peter Code: 56838 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 432 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 24/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

 The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. A largely Australian force, commanded by the brilliant Sir John Monash, fought what has been described as the first modern battle - where infantry, tanks, artillery and planes operated together as a ......

9781107198647

Captive Anzacs

Australian POWs of the Ottomans during the First World War Author: Ariotti, Kate Code: 51508 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 01/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Captive Anzacs explores the experiences of the 198 Australians who became prisoners of the Ottomans during the First World War.
9781848324336

Zeppelin Onslaught - The Forgotten Blitz

Bombing Britain in 1915 Author: Castle, Ian Code: 50442 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 12/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

At the outbreak of the First World War, the United Kingdom had no aerial defence capability worthy of the name. When the war began Britain had just thirty guns to defend the entire country, with all but five of these considered of dubious value . So when raiding German aircraft finally appeared over Britain the response was negligible and ......

9780198818137

Aerial Warfare

The Battle for the Skies Author: Ledwidge, Frank Code: 51578 Price: AU $26.46 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 05/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Aerial warfare has dominated western war-making for over 100 years, and despite regular announcements of its demise, it shows no sign of becoming obsolete. Frank Ledwidge offers a sweeping global history of air warfare, introducing the major battles, crises, and controversies where air power has taken centre stage.
9781612005843

THE World War I Aviator's Pocket Manual

Author: McNab, Chris Code: 51286 Price: AU $21.64 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 05/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This pocket manual opens up the world of the Great War aviator, with extracts and images from WWI training manuals for pilots, with modern introductions.
9781472820334

Zeppelin vs British Home Defence 1916-18

Author: Guttman, Jon Code: 50933 Price: AU $24.64 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 15/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
When Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin's rigid airship LZ 1 flew over Lake Constance in 1900, it was the most advanced and impressive flying machine in the world: a colossal, lighter-than-air craft capable of controlled flight. In World War I, Zeppelins were first used in a reconnaissance role, but on 19 January 1915 Kaiser Wilhelm II authorised their ......
9780241274217

Birth of the RAF, 1918

The World's First Air Force Author: Overy, Richard Code: 51334 Price: AU $26.99 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 01/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A short, brilliant account of the birth of the RAF for the centenary of its founding The dizzying pace of technological change in the early 20th century meant that it took only a little over ten years from the first flight by the Wright Brothers to the clash of fighter planes in the Great War. A period of terrible, rapid experiment followed to ......
9781781556511

Undarkened Skies

The American Aircraft Building Programme of the First World War Author: Hare, Paul R. Code: 49975 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 19/01/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A comprehensive study of the American Aeroplane building programme of WW1, its promises, its performance, and its failure, together with a summary of what went wrong, and why, including a brief history of military aviation in America prior to the war and details of the Liberty engine and each aircraft type selected for production.
9781912174645

Attack on the Somme

1st ANZAC Corps and the Battle of PozieRes Ridge, 1916 Author: Hampton, Meleah Code: 51392 Price: AU $37.84 Format: Paperback / 232 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 15/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Battle of Pozieres Ridge lasted six weeks. In that time the 1st Anzac Corps advanced the British line just over a mile and a half. This study reveals that more often than not, this was an unnecessary waste of lives and resources for the most negligible of gains.
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 ......

9781526715050

Pioneers of Armour in the Great War

Author: Finlayson, David A Code: 50340 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 392 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 07/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

_Pioneers of Armour in the Great War_ tells the story of the only Australian mechanised units of the Great War. The 1st Australian Armoured Car Section, later the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol, and the Special Tank Section were among the trailblazers of mechanisation and represented the cutting edge of technology on the Great War battlefield. ......

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 ......
9781760291433

Monash and Chauvel

How Australia's Two Greatest Generals Changed the Course World History Author: Perry, Roland Code: 51114 Price: AU $32.87 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 01/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Monash and Chauvel: How Australias two greatest generals changed the course of world history tells the story of the emergence and dominance of these brilliant Australian soldiers, who commanded the two most effective armies in defeating the Germans and the Turks in the Great War.

Monash and Chauvel ......

9780764353215

Conquest of the Skies

Seeking Range, Endurance, and the Intercontinental Bomber Author: Wolf, William Code: 48807 Price: AU $101.30 Format: Hardback / 400 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 28/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This meticulously researched volume is a must in the library of any aviation buff: the most comprehensive descriptive and illustrated history of military and civilian aircraft and their pilots (men and women) to increase the range and endurance of their aircraft. Beginning with the proof of concept efforts to establish the airplane as a true ......
9781760290689

Secret Army

An Elite Force, a Secret Mission, a Fleet of Model-T Fords, a Far Flung Author: Stone, Barry Code: 49877 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 23/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
It was arguably the greatest fighting force in the entirety of the Great War. They were the very best: hardened, fearless, decorated, cocky fighting men, all veterans of Gallipoli and the Western Front. Yet this elite force secretly assembled in London in late 1917 remains an enigma even today.Barry Stone tells the story of these Australian, ......
9781925520569

The Battle of Messines 1917

Author: Deayton, Craig Code: 47744 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

On 7 June 1917, the British Second Army launched its attack on Messines Ridge, detonating 19 giant mines beneath the German front-line positions. By the end of the day, one of the strongest positions on the Western Front had fallen, a place of such importance that the Germans had pledged to hold it at any cost. It was the greatest British ......

9781925520514

At Any Price

The ANZACS at the Battle of Messines 1917 Author: Deayton, Craig Code: 47743 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/05/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The enemy must not get the Messines Ridge at any price …

So read the orders to German troops defending the vital high ground south of Ypres. On 7 June 1917, the British Second Army launched its attack with an opening like no other. In the largest secret operation of the First World War, British ......

9781473859289

Death Was Their Co-Pilot

Aces of the Skies Author: Dorflinger, Michael Code: 47217 Price: AU $50.00 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 17/04/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This volume introduces the fighter pilots of World War I, including the infamous "Red Baron" Manfred von Richthofen as well as numerous others.
9781925520347

The Lightning Keepers

The AIF's Alphabet Company in the Great War Author: Finlayson, Damien Code: 47752 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/04/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Few soldiers on the Western Front had heard of the Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company, even after it had been renamed the ‘Alphabet Company’ by an AIF wag. Yet many knew the work of this tiny unit which numbered fewer than 300 at full strength. Despite its small size, the Alphabet Company’s influence was enormous and ......

9781473879966

Fallen Eagles

Airmen Who Survived the Great War Only to Die in the Peace Author: Franks, Norman Code: 47302 Price: AU $50.00 Format: Hardback / 226 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
50 superb accounts of pilots' lives, Great War flying and the circumstances of their death flying post-war.
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.
9781473861268

Great War Fighter Aces 1916 - 1918

Author: Franks, Norman Code: 47229 Price: AU $25.98 Format: Paperback / 123 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 02/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Picking up from where we left off with Great War Fighter Aces 1914-16, this new addition to the Images of War series covers the dramatic closing years of the First World War.
9781473893559

Albert Ball VC

Fighter Pilot Hero of World War I Author: Pengelly, Colin A. Code: 47216 Price: AU $29.98 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Covers the story of one of the greatest fighter pilot heroes of the First World War.
9781473866843

Camel Combat Ace

The Great War Flying Career of Edwin Swale CBE OBE DFC Author: Marsden, Barry M. Code: 47232 Price: AU $39.98 Format: Hardback / 100 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
An enthralling biography of an overlooked Great War hero.
9781925520248

Battles of Bullecourt 1917

Author: Coombes, David Code: 47681 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/02/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

In April-May 1917 the sleepy hamlet of Bullecourt in northern France became the focus of two battles involving Australian and British troops. Given the unique place in this nation’s military history that both battles occupy, surprisingly little has been written on the AIF’s achievements at Bullecourt. The First Battle of Bullecourt marked the ......

9781848324718

Dornier Do 17 the Luftwaffe's 'Flying Pencil'

Rare Luftwaffe Photographs from Wartime Collections Author: Goss, Chris Code: 51525 Price: AU $30.54 Format: Paperback / 136 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 01/11/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
With the He 111, the Do 17 formed the backbone of the Luftwaffe's bomber force in the early part of the WW2.
9781612003863

Recollections of an Airman

Author: Strange, Louis Arbon Code: 47405 Price: AU $47.06 Format: Hardback / 244 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 13/10/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Here is an authentic memoir of a remarkably wide range of Western Front experience from the very beginning of the Great War until the end. Strange was 23 years old when he learned to fly, and was at the Central Flying School when war broke out. He hurriedly packed his kit and reported to Royal Flying Corps headquarters, to join No. 5 Squadron. He ......
9781925275759

Allenby's Gunners

Artillery in the Sinai & Palestine Campaigns 1916-1918 Author: Smith, Allan H Code: 48592 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 416 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 15/08/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Alan Smith’s ‘Allenby’s Gunners’ tells the story of artillery in the highly successful World War I Sinai and Palestine campaigns. Following Gallipoli and the reconstitution of the AIF, a shortage of Australian gunners saw British Territorial artillery allotted to the Australian Light Horse and New Zealand Mounted Rifle brigades. It was a ......
9781925275797

High Life of Oswald Watt

Australia's First Military Pilot Author: Clark, Chris Code: 47680 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/08/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

‘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 Army’s first qualified pilot in 1911, but spent the first 18 months of the war with the French Air ......

9781612003672

Eyes All Over the Sky

Aerial Reconnaissance in the First World War Author: Streckfuss, James Code: 40289 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 07/07/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A colourful history of aerial reconnaissance in the First World War, encompassing the development of early military aviation, the pilot aces, balloons, airships, observation spotters and how military tactics and communication systems evolved in tandem with aviation.
9781781555033

German Night Fighter Force 1917-1945

Author: Gebhard Aders Code: 47804 Price: AU $110.00 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 24/06/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Gebhard Aders' study of the History of the German Night Fighter Force is a highly detailed analysis with numerous appendices which provides a comprehensive account of the Luftwaffe's thoroughness right up to the end when the hunters became the hunted. Highly illustrated it also outlines techniques and tactics from 1917 up to the end of the war.
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