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9781922238641

Robert's War

Author: Hotson, Lewis (Chick) Code: 51134 Price: AU $17.99 (was AU $29.99) Format: Paperback / 254 pages Publisher: HORIZON PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 05/03/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
“Robert’s War is an autobiographical of a Queensland lad who lied about his age to join the army, to wear the uniform, to attract the girls and to emulate his two older brothers who were on active service ‘somewhere’. But no sooner had he become the youngest soldier in the Australian Army than he volunteered for anti-malaria experiments being ......
9781760111144

No Front Line

Australian Special Forces at War in Afghanistan Author: Masters, Chris Code: 51412 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 25/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The soldiers of the SAS, the Commandos and Special Operations Engineer Regiment are Australia's most highly trained soldiers. Their work is often secret, their bravery undeniable and for thirteen years they were at the forefront of Australia's longest war. Shunning acclaim, they are the Australian Defence Forces' brightest and best skilled. In an ......
9781526715050

Pioneers of Armour in the Great War

Author: Finlayson, David A Code: 50340 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 392 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 07/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 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. ......

9780670073474

John Curtin's War

The coming of war in the Pacific, and reinventing Australia Author: Edwards, John Code: 59393 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 560 pages Publisher: PENGUIN AUSTRALIA Published date: 13/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Winner of the Prime Ministers Literary Award for History 2018

John Curtin became Australia’s Prime Minister eight weeks before Japan launched war in the Pacific.

Curtin’s struggle for power against Joe Lyons and Bob Menzies, his dramatic use of it when he took office in October 1941, and his ......

9780857987785

Flagship

The Cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan Author: Carlton, Mike Code: 51690 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 656 pages Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE AUSTRALIA Published date: 14/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

The cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan 

In 1924 the grand old battle cruiser HMAS Australia I, once the pride of the nation, was sunk off Sydney Heads. She had saved Australia from a German attack in the Pacific in World War I, but after the war she was a victim in the race to disarm. ......

9780670078622

The Nashos' War

Australia's national servicemen and Vietnam Author: Dapin, Mark Code: 56489 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 480 pages Publisher: VIKING AUSTRALIA Published date: 17/07/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
On 10 March 1965, the first nasho's birthdate was drawn from a lottery barrel at the Department of Labour and National Service in Melbourne. Over the next seven years, a total of 63740 young Australian men would be drafted into the army and face the prospect of being sent to war. The nashos came from all walks of life- plumbers and dentists, ......
9781781555910

Night Hawk

Flight Lieutenant Karl Kuttelwascher DFC and Bar, the Raf's GreatestNight Intruder Ace Author: Darlington, Roger Code: 49076 Price: AU $23.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Karel Kuttelwascher may have had a German surname, but he was a Czech who became the scourge of the Luftwaffe bombers operating from France and the Low Countries in 1942. Flying with the RAF's legendary No. 1 Squadron, his destruction of fifteen aircraft in only three months earned him the DFC twice in a mere forty-two days, and made him the RAF's ......
9781925322187

The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau

How Australia's signals-intelligence network shortened the Pacific War Author: Dufty, David Code: 51904 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 360 pages Publisher: SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS Published date: 19/06/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This is a rich historical account of a secret and little-understood side of the war, interwoven with lively personalities and personal stories. It is the story of Australia's version of Bletchley Park, of talented and dedicated individuals who significantly influenced the course of the Pacific War.
9781782744733

Encyclopedia of Aircraft of World War II

Author: Eden, Paul E. Code: 47420 Price: AU $49.98 Format: Paperback / 512 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS Published date: 10/11/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Encyclopedia of Aircraft of World War II is an exhaustive survey of the aircraft flown by all the combatants in Europe and the Pacific, including such famous aircraft as the P-51 Mustang, Spitfire and Messerschmitt Me 109, with specification boxes for each aircraft and a detailed description of the type's development and service history.
9781476664019

Kiffin Yates Rockwell and the Birth of the United States Air Force

Author: Murphy, T. B. Code: 46181 Price: AU $53.90 Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date: 30/10/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
"With the outbreak of World War I in August 1914, Kiffin Yates Rockwell of Asheville, North Carolina, volunteered to fight for France. Initially serving with the French Foreign Legion, he soon became a founding member of the Lafayette Escadrille. This book covers Rockwell's early life and military service with the Lafayette Escadrille"--
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Bushmaster

Australia's Protected Mobility Vehicle Author: Arthur, Gordon Code: 47633 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 40 pages Published date: 10/09/2016 Availability: Sold Out

- In action photographs and a detailed walkaround, English text. 
- Limited print-run 999 copies
- As our series "In-Detail" but half size / half price!

Quantity Photos and Illustrations:
Illustrated with 84 colour photographs

 

9780733636622

Ambon: The truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in

World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit Author: Maynard, Roger Code: 59901 Price: AU $16.99 Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 09/08/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

Description: a compelling account of one of World War IIs most brutal prisoner of war camps

In February 1942 the Indonesian island of Ambon fell to the might of the advancing Japanese war machine. Among the captured Allied forces was a unit of 1150 Australian soldiers known as Gull Force, who had been ......

9781848324879

Focke-Wulf Fw 200 the Luftwaffe's Long Range Maritime Bomber

Rare Luftwaffe Photographs from Wartime Collections Author: Goss, Chris Code: 40461 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 30/07/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
An excellent reference source for modellers and war gamers.
9781781555125

Paddy Finucane and the Legend of the Kenley Wing

No.452 (Australian), 485 (New Zealand) and 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadro Author: Anthony Cooper Code: 49070 Price: AU $45.00 (was AU $75.00) Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 24/06/2016 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In 1941, the RAF's Kenley Wing, under the leadership of 'ace' pilots like the Irishman 'Paddy' Finucane, won fame as one of the top-scoring outfits in the war. Flying the iconic Spitfire, the wing's three fighter squadrons-the Australian No.452, the New Zealand No.485 and the British No.602, flew escort missions almost daily against the Luftwaffe.
9781742373782

Stone Cold

The Extraordinary True Story of Len Opie, Australia's Deadliest Soldier Author: Faulkner, Andrew Code: 51113 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 27/01/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

If Id have been a Vietcong youd be dead. - Len Opie Len was a soldier above soldiers. - Keith Payne VC Through three wars across 30 years, Len Opie carved a reputation as one of the countrys greatest infantrymen. A cold-eyed killer who drank nothing stronger than weak tea, he fought with his bare hands, a sharpened shovel and piano wire. He was ......

9781781553923

Blueprint for Victory

Britain's First World War Blitzkrieg Air Force Author: Baughen, Greg Code: 49129 Price: AU $33.00 (was AU $55.00) Format: Hardback / 270 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 30/06/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

In this radical reappraisal, Greg Baughen has used archive material to build up an intriguingly different picture of how air power developed in Britain before and during the First World War. Gone are the archetypal conservative army commanders stubbornly refusing to accept the new aerial weapon. Instead, Baughen reveals how even ......

9780307911582

Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard USS George H.W. Bush

Author: Geoff Dyer Code: 32406 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: PANTHEON BOOKS Published date: 20/05/2014 Availability: Please contact us for availability

From a writer "whose genre-jumping refusal to be pinned down [makes him] an exemplar of our era" (NPR), a new book that confirms his power to astound readers. As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. "Another Great ......

9780241968970

D-Day

The Battle for Normandy Author: Beevor, Antony Code: 51336 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 624 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 24/04/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front.
9781781553183

Sinking the Beast

The RAF 1944 Lancaster Raids Against Tirpitz Author: Forsgren, Jan Code: 47843 Price: AU $33.00 (was AU $55.00) Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 01/04/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Churchill dubbed her 'The Beast'. From 1940 to 1944, the RAF sent 700 bombers to sink her: all failed. However, in late 1944, Lancasters sealed her fate with Barnes Wallis' 12,000 lb 'Tallboy' bombs
9781781550809

Bloody Paralyser

The Giant Handley Page Bombers of the First World War Author: Langham, Rob Code: 46974 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 02/02/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This book tells the story of the largest British bomber of World War 1 and the men who flew them.
9781743317556

Hell's Battlefield

To Kokoda and beyond Author: Bradley, Phillip Code: 59392 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 528 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/10/2013 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

The first single volume history to cover all the battles fought by the Australians against the Japanese in Papua New Guinea.

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The War File: The Story of the Spitfire DVD

Author: Pegasus Code: 27027 Price: AU $14.95 Format: DVD / 55 mins Publisher: PEGASUS ENTERTAINMENT Published date: 26/06/2013 Availability: Sorry, this is currently unavailable

With the courage and skill of fighter aces like Johnnie Johnson, Sailor Malan and Bobby Tuck, the Supermarine Spitfire helped change the course of the war in favour of the Allies. The only match for the Luftwaffes Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Spitfire played a major role in the success of the Battle of Britain. The classic combination of airframe, ......

9781844256457

Military Aviation Disasters 2/e

Significant Losses Since 1908 Author: David Gero Code: 22746 Price: AU $26.97 (was AU $44.95) Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 01/04/2010 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Each year dozens of military aircraft come to grief, ranging from fighters and bombers to trainers and transports. This work covers major military disasters worldwide and gives full details of the aircraft involved, its operator, route, location of crash, loss of life, and where known the reason for the crash.
9780552124195

Chickenhawk

The Best Book to Come Out of Vietnam Author: Mason, Robert Code: 51337 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Published date: 02/01/1984 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
As a child, Robert Mason dreamed of livitating. As a young man, he dreamed of flying helicopters - and the US Army gave him his chance. They sent him to Vietnam where, between August 1965 and July 1966, he flew more than 1,000 assault missions. In Chickenhawk, Robert Mason gives us a devastating bird's eye-view of that war in all it's horror, as ......
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