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9781922238245

From Gallipoli to Coopers Creek

Author: Davis, Cate Code: 50828 Price: AU $19.79 (was 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 ......
9780764353215

Conquest of the Skies

Seeking Range, Endurance, and the Intercontinental Bomber Author: Wolf, William Code: 48807 Price: AU $160.00 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, please contact us for availability
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 $11.99 (was 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 ......

9781925520347

The Lightning Keepers

The AIF's Alphabet Company in the Great War Author: Finlayson, Damien Code: 47752 Price: AU $20.99 (was 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 ......

9781473866843

Camel Combat Ace

The Great War Flying Career of Edwin Swale CBE OBE DFC Author: Marsden, Barry M. Code: 47232 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 100 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 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 $11.99 (was 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 ......

9781925275759

Allenby's Gunners

Artillery in the Sinai & Palestine Campaigns 1916-1918 Author: Smith, Allan H Code: 48592 Price: AU $20.99 (was 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 ......
9781782825111

War with the R. F. C.

Two Personal Accounts of Airmen During the First World War, 1914-18 Author: Campbell, George F Code: 40375 Price: AU $35.19 Format: Hardback / 284 pages Publisher: LEONAUR LTD Published date: 09/06/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Two outstanding accounts of high adventure by WWI fighter pilots This unique Leonaur edition offers two personal accounts by pilots with the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. George Campbell came from a renowned Scottish military family and by the time he joined the R. F. C., following a bayonet wound received at Neuve Chapelle in ......
9781472815293

The First Blitz : Bombing London in the First World War

Author: Ian Castle Code: 37983 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 30/10/2015 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
This book tells the story of Germanys strategic air offensive against Britain, and how it came to be neutralized. The first Zeppelin attack on London came in May 1915 - and with it came the birth of a new arena of warfare, the home front. German airships attempted to raid London on 26 separate occasions between May 1915 and October 1917, but only ......
9781925275261

Pioneers of Australian Armour H/C

In the Great War Author: Finlayson, David A. & Cecil, Michael K. Code: 37954 Price: AU $20.99 (was AU $34.99) Format: Hardback / 416 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/08/2015 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Pioneers of Australian Armour 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. The 1st ......
9781925275018

Ottoman Defence Against the ANZAC Landing

25 April 1915 Author: Uyar, Mesut Code: 49104 Price: AU $11.99 (was AU $19.99) Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/03/2015 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 represents a defining moment, not only for Australia and New Zealand, but also for Turkey. However a detailed account of the landing from the Turkish perspective has yet to be published in English despite the 100 years that has elapsed since the first ANZACs scrambled ashore. Descriptions of the Ottoman ......
9781781552810

British Airship Bases of the Twentieth Century

Author: Malcolm Fife Code: 39745 Price: AU $47.99 (was AU $79.99) Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 28/02/2015 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Numerous books have been written on airships, but few concentrate on their bases and infrastructure to support their operations. British Airship Bases of the Twentieth Century starts with documenting the primitive facilities from which the early machines flew in the years prior to the First World War. The outbreak of the First World War ......

9788361421702

Douglas F3D Skyknight (Yellow)

Author: Jose Fernandez Code: 32693 Price: AU $17.39 (was AU $28.99) Format: Paperback / 124 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 19/10/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The F3D was designed after World War II as a carrier-based all-weather night fighter aircraft. It saw service with the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. While it never achieved the fame of the F-86 Sabre or other contemporary aircraft, it downed several MiG-15s as a night fighter over Korea with only one air-to-air loss. It ......

9781922132864

Crumps And Camouflets - ANZAC Centenary Commemorative Release

Australian Tunnelling Companies on the Western Front Author: Finlayson, Damien Code: 47758 Price: AU $11.99 (was AU $19.99) Format: Paperback / 480 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/10/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Below the shattered ground that separated the British and German infantry on the Western Front in World War I, an unseen and largely unknown war was raging, fought by miners, tunnellers as they were known. They knew at any moment their lives could be extinguished without warning by hundreds of tonnes of collapsed earth and debris.

9781922132871

Beaten Down By Blood - ANZAC Centenary Commemorative Release

The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne 1918 Author: Bomford, Michele Code: 47756 Price: AU $11.99 (was AU $19.99) Format: Paperback / 412 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/10/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Beaten Down by Blood: The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne 1918 charts an extraordinary journey from the trenches facing Mont St Quentin on 31 August 1918 through the frenetic phases of the battle until the final objectives are taken on 5 September. This is the story, oftentold in the words of the men themselves, of the capture of the ......

9781906626655

Aircraft of World War I 1914-1918

Author: Jack Herris Code: 32694 Price: AU $52.50 (was AU $70.00) Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS Published date: 01/04/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Illustrated with detailed artworks of combat aircraft and their markings, The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide: Aircraft of WWI is a comprehensive study of the aircraft that fought in the Great War of 1914 18. Arranged chronologically by theater of war and campaign, this book offers a complete organizational breakdown of the units on all ......

9781909166042

No Parachute : A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI

Author: Lee, Aurthur Code: 31471 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 16/09/2013 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

From the young airmen who took their frail machines high above the trenches of World War I and fought their foes in single combat there emerged a renowned company of brilliant aces - among them Ball, Bishop, McCuddon, Collishaw and Mannock - whose legendary feats have echoed down half a century. But behind the elite there were, in the Royal ......

9781781552230

History of the German KEK and Fokkerstaffels

The Early German Fighter Units in 1915-1916 Author: Ryheul, Johan Code: 1781552231 Price: AU $41.99 (was AU $69.99) Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 04/07/2013 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This is the first time that the history of the German Kampfeinsitzer Kommandos, better known as KEKs and the Fokkerstaffels, have been gathered in a book. The KEKs were the predecessors of the famous Jagdstaffeln or Jastas which would wreak havoc on Allied aircraft over the trenches during the First World War.
9781922132000

Battle Scarred

The 47th Battalion in the First World War Author: Deayton, Craig Code: 31444 Price: AU $17.99 (was AU $29.99) Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/10/2012 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
One of the shortest lived and most battle hardened of the 1st Australian Imperial Force's battalions, the 47th was formed in Egypt in 1916 and disbanded two years later having suffered one of the highest casualty rates of any Australian unit. Their story is remarkable for many reasons. Dogged by command and discipline troubles and bled white by ......
9780987057488

I Confess

Author: Murray, Joseph J Code: 0987057480 Price: AU $17.99 (was AU $29.99) Format: Paperback Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/08/2011 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
I Confess is an intimate portrayal of command in the crucible of war. Major General John Joseph Murray fought in the AIF in both the First and Second World Wars.
9780987057440

Do Unto Others H/C

Counter Bombardment in Australia's Military Campaigns Author: Smith, Alan H Code: 32071 Price: AU $20.99 (was AU $34.99) Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 30/06/2011 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This is the story of the men in 1915 to 1918 who located the enemy guns, the airmen who engaged and photographed hostile batteries and the commanders who formulated artillery tactics to reduce the horrendous casualty rates on the Western Front.
9780987057419

Crossing The Wire H/C

The untold stories of Australian POWs in battle an captivity during WWI Author: Coombes, David Code: 32069 Price: AU $20.99 (was AU $34.99) Format: Hardback / 416 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 07/03/2011 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The experiences of Australian prisoners of war (POWs) or Kriegsgefangeners held captive in Germany has been largely forgotten. This is an account of what young Australian soldiers experienced, and the spirit they showed in responding to captivity.
9780987057402

Battle Scarred H/C

The 47th Battalion in the First World War Author: Deayton, Craig Code: 32065 Price: AU $20.99 (was AU $34.99) Format: Hardback / 416 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 07/03/2011 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The battlefield of Dernancourt on the morning of the 5th of April, 1918 was strewn with the bodies of the Australian dead. It was the final chapter in the story of the 47th Australian Infantry Battalion in the First World War. Though their story is one of almost unrelieved tragedy, it is also story of remarkable courage, endurance and heroism.
9780980814095

Gallipoli

The Final Battles and Evacuation of ANZAC Author: Camerson, David W Code: 32077 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2011 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

In early August with the failure of the August Offensive at Gallipoli the senior commanders still believed that victory was possible. To help prepare for a new offensive sometime in the first half on 1916 the allied forces attempted to straighten out the line connecting Suvla and Anzac at a small hillock called Hill 60.

9780980814088

Forgotten Men H/C

The Australian Army Veterinary Corps 1909-1946 Author: Tyquin, Michael Code: 32076 Price: AU $11.99 (was AU $19.99) Format: Hardback / 480 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 25/02/2011 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Forgotten Men is the long overdue account of the significant contribution to the Australian Army of the Australian Army Veterinary Corps in two world wars.
9780980814057

More Than Bombs and Bandages H/C

Australian Army Nurses at Work in World War I Author: Harris, Kirsty Code: 0980814057 Price: AU $20.99 (was AU $34.99) Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 24/01/2011 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
More than Bombs and Bandages exposes the false assumption that military nurses only nursed. Based on author Kirsty Harris' CEW Bean Prize winning PhD thesis, this is a book that is far removed from the 'devotion to duty' stereotyping offering an intriguing and sometimes gut wrenching insight into the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) during ......
9780980810004

Australia's Palestine Campaign 1916-1918

Author: Bou, Jean Code: 32061 Price: AU $11.99 (was AU $19.99) Format: Paperback / 173 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
With nearly two mounted divisions engaged against the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East for almost three years the Palestine Campaign was Australia's longest running militarily significant endeavour of the First World War after the Western Front. And yet apart from the battle of Beersheba, the Palestine Campaign receives little attention in ......
9780980658293

Battle of Fromelles 1916

Author: Lee, Roger Code: 31441 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 210 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 30/06/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The Battle of Fromelles remains the single bloodiest day in terms of soldiers killed, wounded or missing, in Australia's military history. Remains of soldiers were recently discovered in mass graves in northern France and the final soldier will be laid to rest when a new cemetery officially opens on 19th July, 2010 - the 94th anniversary of the ......
9780980658255

Crumps and Camouflets H/C

Australian Tunnelling Companies on the Western Front Author: Finlayson, Damien Code: 32070 Price: AU $20.99 (was AU $34.99) Format: Hardback / 480 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 30/06/2010 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The first complete history of Australia's role in the tunnelling war of 1914-1919, of the men and the units in which they served, and of life in the tomb-like tunnels of the war underground.
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