Author: Brew, AlecCode: 59004Price:AU $105.00Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:15/07/2020Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Boulton Paul has been one of the great innovators of British aviation. They built more Camels than Sopwiths, the first all-steel airframe, the largest aircraft ever built in Britain, the first with a power-operated gun turret, the famous Defiant, the first single-engine turboprop, and are now world leaders in power control units and fly-by-wire.
Gripping tales of wartime braveryAuthor: Burgess, ColinCode: 59355Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date:10/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Australias Greatest Escapes is a collection of stories about the most hazardous aspect of the prisoner of war experience - escape. Here is all the adventure, suspense and courage of ordinary Australians who defied their captors; men who tunnelled to freedom, crawled through stinking drains, or clawed a passage beneath barbed wire in a ......
The classic Australian POW storyAuthor: Burgess, ColinCode: 59356Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date:10/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Colditz Castle was Nazi Germanys infamous escape-proof wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners tirelessly carried out their campaign to escape from the massive floodlit stronghold . . . by any ......
The pilots and planes that made historyAuthor: Pearson, SimonCode: 58985Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HODDER AND STOUGHTON Published date:29/04/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
An original, 360-degree re-telling of the Battle of Britain through 18 of the iconic (and some less well-known) aircraft and the pilots who flew them - British, Polish, New Zealander, German, Danish.
My Life as a Bomber PilotAuthor: French, DereckCode: 58092Price:AU $49.95Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date:15/01/2020Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A vivid and insightful account of the early World War Two air war from a bomber pilot's perspective.
Desperation and Devastation During WW2's Final MonthsAuthor: Sharp, DanCode: 57830Price:AU $59.95Format: HardbackPublisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date:27/12/2019Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
"As British and American forces closed in from the west, the Russians pushed in hard from the east, and the RAF and USAAF bombed Germany every night and day, the beleaguered Luftwaffe went all-out in a last effort to defend the Fatherland during the last months of the Second World War."
Author: Forsgren, JanCode: 57048Price:AU $57.99Format: HardbackPublisher: FONTHILL Published date:15/12/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Conceived as the replacement of the Bf 110, the Me 210 was one of the Luftwaffe's biggest failures. Extensively redesigned as the Me 410, the aircraft saw some success in the heavy fighter, intruder and reconnaissance roles. The closest RAF equivalent of the Me 410 was the DH 98 Mosquito.
Author: Moore, Jason NicholasCode: 57044Price:AU $105.00Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:26/11/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Soviet bombers were a varied lot during the Second World War, ranging from single-engined biplanes such as the 1920's era Polikarpov U-2 to the excellent and modern twin-engined Tu-2 medium bomber.
RAF Bomber Command's Heavy Bomber in World War IIAuthor: MacKay, RonCode: 57851Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:22/11/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Avro Lancaster was the Royal Air Force's main four-engine bomber in World War II. Its superb design, overall performance, and load-carrying capacity proved key factors in successfully prosecuting the nocturnal bombing offensive against Hitler's industrial and military base. With its ability to carry up to 16,000 pounds in explosives and ......
Germany's Premier Early World War II FighterAuthor: Johnston, DavidCode: 57856Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:20/11/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Bf 109 E "Emil" entered service in 1938. The aircraft's DB 601 engine transformed its performance, making the Messerschmitt fighter one of the most capable anywhere in the world at the time. After seeing action late in the Spanish Civil War, the Emil was Germany's premier fighter aircraft during the early years of World War II, seeing action ......
From the Doolittle Raid and Midway to Santa CruzAuthor: Doyle, DavidCode: 57858Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:20/11/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
USS Hornet (CV-8), made famous through its launching of the 16 US Army B-25 Mitchell bombers flown by Jimmy Doolittle's raiders in the first US strike on Japan in May 1942, was the third and last Yorktown-class aircraft carrier completed. Serving the US Navy for just over one year, the warship had a brief yet heroic life. This volume explores ......
Rare Photographs from Wartime ArchivesAuthor: Marriott, LeoCode: 57791Price:AU $44.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:23/10/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Photographic history of the German, American, British, Soviet and French jet bombers of the 1940s and early 1950s.
A German Perspective in Pictures and PostcardsAuthor: Marks, DavidCode: 57772Price:AU $42.99Format: Paperback / 168 pages Published date:07/10/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
An unusual perspective on the first Blitz, being seen from the German point of view.
Operations to Cripple Japan's War MachineAuthor: Cleworth, RobertCode: 59391Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:03/09/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
In March 1945 Reg Cleworth, a navigator on PBY Catalina seaplanes flying out of Darwin, went missing in action. No details were ever given about the incident that took his life, nor the reason his plane went down. For Reg's younger brother, Robert, the news came as a fulfilling prophecy. The last time they saw each other, Reg confided in Robert, ......
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 ......
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.
Darwin 1943Author: Ingman, PeterCode: 56099Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:30/06/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Just weeks after Pearl Harbor, Darwin was mauled by a massive Japanese attack. Without a single fighter to defend Australian soil, the Australian government made a special appeal to Britain for Spitfires. A year later the Spitfire VC-equipped No 1 Fighter Wing, RAAF, faced the battle-hardened 202nd Kokutai of the IJNAF, equipped with A6M2 ......
The Luftwaffe's FighterDestroyer in World War IIAuthor: MacKay, Ron, Jr.Code: 56789Price:AU $33.74(was
AU $44.99)Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:29/06/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The concept of a twin-engine fighter that could accompany bomber formations and effectively drive off defending fighters was the rationale behind the creation of the Messerschmitt Bf 110. Initial operations during 1939a40 seemed to justify its existence, but the generally weak level of aerial opposition bred a false sense of security among the ......
An Illustrated History of LZ-129Author: Grossman, DanCode: 56691Price:AU $65.00Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:07/05/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A wealth of research has gone into collating the definitive photographic record of Zeppelin Hindenburg
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 ......
Australian Independent Companies and Commandos 1941-1945Author: Blake, GregoryCode: 56031Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:16/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 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.
Sydney's unpatriotic warAuthor: Duffy, MichaelCode: 56622Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date:01/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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.
The Extraordinary Story of the Battle for Lae and the GreatestCombined Airborne and Amphibious Operation of the Pacific WarAuthor: Bradley, PhillipCode: 56621Price:AU $24.74(was
AU $32.99)Format: 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 ......
Author: Noszczak, MaciejCode: 56943Price:AU $33.75(was
AU $45.00)Format: Paperback / 28 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date:15/03/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Before the P-47 Thunderbolt gained a "bubble top" fairing, these fighters had slightly different - some claim to be more racial - figure. In the first versions, the plane had a typical canopy built into the fuselage, which resulted in a slightly hunched line. The first copies of the P-47B underwent a series of tests at the turn of 1941 and 1942. ......
Martinas Medium Bomber in World War IIAuthor: Doyle, DavidCode: 56024Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date:01/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Even today the Martin B-26 Marauder continues to look sleek and streamlined. Although receiving less wartime publicity than America's other medium of WWII, the B-25, in the European theater the B-26 delivered twice the tonnage of bombs and had a lower loss rate. This volume explores the history of this oft-overlooked but widely used aircraft. The ......
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.
37 Fighter Pilots Tell Their Extraordinary StoriesAuthor: Reeve, JonathanCode: 56529Price:AU $59.95Format: Paperback / 528 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date:15/01/2019Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
The most comprehensive collection of fighter pilot accounts ever published, together with 150 photographs, many in colour.
Author: Young, Edward M.Code: 55510Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:15/12/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Flying from and between bases in China and India, the B-25s bombed every type of Japanese target during World War 2 in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre, ultimately dropping more ordinance than their larger four-engined B-24 Liberator brethren. Mitchell bombers took on the task of disrupting the flow of Japanese supplies to the frontlines at ......
The Men and Machines of 152 Squadron in the Summer of 1940Author: Burt, DannyCode: 49502Price:AU $65.00Format: HardbackPublisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date:05/12/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
More than 100 hundred pictures, many never published before, have been drawn together by the author in this exceptionally detailed squadron account.
The XB-24 to B-24E Liberators in World War IIAuthor: Doyle, DavidCode: 52140Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date:15/11/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The B-24 Liberator remains to this day the worlds most-produced heavy bomber and multi-engine aircraft, and the most produced military aircraft in US history, with almost 19,000 examples leaving the assembly lines of five plants. Through a broad range of photos gathered from around the world, this book chronicles the design, development, and ......
The RAF's Battle of Britain StalwartAuthor: MacKay, Ron, Jr.Code: 52125Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date:20/10/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Hawker Hurricane has rightly earned its place in military aviation annals. Although only preceding the Spitfire by four months in its prototypic launch, the Hawker machine was available in measurably greater numbers by the Battle of Britain, a very critical stage of WWII for Britain and its Empire. Its rugged qualities saw use in the ......
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 ......
Author: Miranda, JustoCode: 51943Price:AU $41.99(was
AU $69.99)Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:20/06/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The biggest success of the Focke Wulf company during the Second World War was the choice of a radial engine for the Fw 190 fighter, in this way avoiding to compete against Messerschmitt for the in line engines. The decision of the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe to assign the few turbojets available to the Messerschmitt and Arado firms and the ......
War Notes from the Mediterranean Station 1941-1943Author: Poland, Albert and Poland, PeterCode: 51127Price:AU $18.47(was
AU $36.95)Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HALSTEAD PRESS Published date:15/04/2018Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
An illustrated collection of personal records from the Mediterranean theatre of the Second World War. Vice Admiral Sir Albert Poland arrived in Tobruk in March 1941, just weeks before the siege commenced. Initially tasked with commanding the supply ships that served the British Army during the North Africa campaign, he went on to command a ......
Author: OspreyCode: 51352Price:AU $14.99Format: Hardback / 136 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY Published date:11/04/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This remarkable aircraft, designed and built to combat the emerging fighter strength of the Axis nations in the lead-up to World War II, made its name in the air battles over Britain and France in the first years of the war. Beloved by its pilots for its stable firing platform and reputation as a rugged survivor, the Hawker Hurricane quickly ......