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9781460756225

Australian Code Breakers

Our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich Author: Phelps, James Code: 58210 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 24/03/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2020
The extraordinary story of a headmaster turned cryptographer, and our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich. On 11 August 1914, just days after war had been declared, Australian Captain J.T. Richardson boarded a German merchant vessel fleeing Melbourne's Port Phillip and audaciously seized a top-secret naval codebook. The fledgling Australian ......
9781526766656

An Anzac on the Western Front: The Personal Recollections

of an Australian Infantryman from 1916 to 1918 Author: WIlliams, H R Code: 57880 Price: AU $25.52 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2020
A graphic account of one soldiers service in the First World War serving in Egypt and on the Western Front.
9781925927238

The Forgotten

The Chinese Labour Corps and the Chinese Anzacs in the Great War Author: Davies, Will Dr. Code: 58815 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: WILKINSON PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: Please contact us for availability
The Forgotten provides a doorway into a lost part of Australian history. The Chinese Labour Corps comprised some 200,000 labourers who worked under difficult and dangerous conditions during World War I. This book honours their service and brings an important story to the public eye to ensure future generations are aware of the sacrifices made by ......
9781922265821

Clash of the Gods of War

Australian Artillery and the Firepower Lessons of the Great War Author: William Westerman and Nicholas Floyd Code: 58813 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 624 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2020
The Great War confronted Australia’s fledgling field and garrison artillery forces with a seemingly insurmountable challenge: to rapidly raise, prepare, deploy and engage in history’s most lethal war to date
9781526763471

Torpedo Bombers, 1900-1950

An Illustrated History Author: Lepage, Jean-Denis Code: 58098 Price: AU $58.93 Format: Hardback / 400 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 03/02/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2020
The torpedo-bomber was a very short-lived weapon system, operational for scarcely half a century from just prior WWI to the 1960s.
9781527542587

An Australian Family Poignancy in WWI

Two Brothers Killed on the Western Front, France, 1916-1917 Author: Cambridge Scholars Code: 58172 Price: AU $122.43 Format: Hardback / 145 pages Publisher: CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING Published date: 01/02/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2020
Australia's participation in World War I-and subsequent casualties-was unparalleled in its short history, and, it is fair to say, will never be repeated again. Briefly, out of just over 1,000,000 men who were eligible to enlist and fight overseas, 420,000 did just that.
9789811508486

Australian War Graves Workers and World War One

Devoted Labour for the Lost, the Unknown but not Forgotten Dead Author: Cahir, Fred Code: 57912 Price: AU $84.99 Format: Hardback / 143 pages Published date: 23/01/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2020
This book relays the largely untold story of the approximately 1,100 Australian war graves workers whose job it was to locate, identify exhume and rebury the thousands of Australian soldiers who died in Europe during the First World War.
9781911628859

King of Fighters

Nikolay Polikarpov and His Aircraft Designs Author: Maslov, Mikhail Code: 56876 Price: AU $122.12 Format: Hardback / 952 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 19/01/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2020
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.
9781999812874

Fire-Step to Fokker Fodder: From the Trenches to the Red Baron

The First World Wardiaries of William 'Jack' Lidsey Author: White, Andrew Code: 56877 Price: AU $40.64 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 01/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Based on Jack Lidsey's detailed First World War diary, a unique personal insight into life and death on the Western Front, both in the trenches and in the air, including combat with the Red Baron.
9781922265036

The Hindenburg Line Campaign 1918

Australian Army Campaign Series Author: Rankin, Adam Code: 55336 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 25/07/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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.
9781911512752

Gott Strafe England Vol 3

The German Air Assault Against Great Britain 1914-1918 Author: Parker, Nigel Code: 49766 Price: AU $61.01 Format: Hardback / 356 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 10/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

The aerial attacks against Great Britain by airships and aircraft in the Great War were a new development in the history of British warfare. Previously, it had been the British armies that had crossed the seas to do the fighting in foreign lands, but now, for the first time, the enemy was spreading death and destruction on the homeland at will. ......

9781922265166

Counter Attack: Villers-Bretonneux - April 1918

Author: Edgar, Peter Code: 58823 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/05/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2019
The brutal 1914 German invasion of Belgium and France had gained a large portion of both countries. Over three-and-a-half punishing years the Allies were slowly pushing the Germans back but in March 1918, Germany launched a massive spring offensive
9780143794707

Women to the Front

The extraordinary Australian women doctors of the Great War Author: Sheard, Heather and Lee, Ruth Code: 56625 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: EBURY AUSTRALIA Published date: 02/04/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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 ......
9781925773422

Hell Of A Time

An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great War Author: Ayton, Philip Owen Code: 56626 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 416 pages Published date: 02/04/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
One of the last undiscovered personal accounts of an Australian soldier fighting to survive WWI
9781925801446

Our Forgotten Volunteers

Australians and New Zealanders with Serbs in World War One Author: Pajic, Bojan Code: 56569 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Paperback / 514 pages Published date: 07/03/2019 Availability: 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 ......
9781922265067

Purple Patch

History of the 3rd Field Company Engineers in World War One Author: Prickett, Darren Code: 55335 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 342 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/03/2019 Availability: 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.
9781925675948

The Battle of the Lys: April 1918

Australian Army Campaign Series Author: Mattey, Colin Code: 54989 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/02/2019 Availability: 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 ......

9788365958259

Fokker E.V/D.VIII

Polish Wings series Author: Kopanski, Tomasz Code: 55294 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 72 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 31/01/2019 Availability: 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.
9781925675290

Monash

As Military Commander Author: Pedersen, Peter Code: 51116 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 04/12/2018 Availability: 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 ......

9781925675832

Duty Nobly Done

An extraordinary account of 11 family members in the Great War Author: Holloway, Adam Code: 52390 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 484 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/10/2018 Availability: 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. ......

9781925675658

Mutiny On The Western Front

Shamed Anzacs Author: Raffin, Greg Code: 51692 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 284 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/09/2018 Availability: 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 ......
9781760631208

Australia's First Spies

The remarkable story of Australian intelligence operations, 1901-45 Author: Fahey, John Code: 52440 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 456 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 15/08/2018 Availability: 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 ......

9781925675696

The Battle of Maryang San 1951

Australian Army Campaign Series Author: McCarthy, Dayton Code: 51693 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/08/2018 Availability: 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 ......
9781925675672

The Battle of Milne Bay 1942

Australian Army Campaign Series Author: Anderson, Nicholas Code: 51694 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/08/2018 Availability: 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 ......
9780143784968

The Last 100 Days

The Australians Road to Victory in the First World War Author: Davies, Will Code: 52350 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: VINTAGE Published date: 01/08/2018 Availability: 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 ......

9781925520651

Battle of Polygon Wood 1917

Australian Army Campaign Series Author: Passlow, Jonathan Code: 51120 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 15/07/2018 Availability: 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 ......

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 ......

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.
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 ......
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 ......

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 ......

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 ......

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 ......
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