A Gift to EmpireAuthor: Wright, Matthew J.Code: 60641Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:30/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
This book tells the story of HMS New Zealand, a battlecruiser paid for by the people of New Zealand in 1909, and when Japan was perceived as a threat in Australasia and the Pacific. Born of the collision between New Zealand's patriotic dreams and European politics, the tale of HMS New Zealand is further wrapped in the turbulent power-plays at the ......
Author: Phelps, JamesCode: 60611Price:AU $19.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:02/07/2021Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
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 ......
Author: John BrennanCode: 60801Price:AU $53.99Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:08/05/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
In Vol. 2 there are astonishing photos on par with Vol. 1. Besides 165 images, there are search aids for locating former in-country Army helicopters. There is a list of 24 recommended Huey photo-books; a tabulation of 300 AH-1 Cobra war survivors, their former units, and present location, also a database of 500 in-country Army helicopter names.
Western Front Fighter Engine DevelopmentAuthor: Douglas, CalumCode: 60685Price:AU $99.00Format: Hardback / 480 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date:01/04/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The piston engines that powered Second World War fighters, the men who designed them, and the secret intelligence work carried out by both Britain and Germany would determine the outcome of the first global air war. Advanced jet engines may have been in development but every militarily significant air battle was fought by piston-engined fighters.
Force Ace of AcesAuthor: Even-Epstein, BG GioraCode: 59250Price:AU $54.99Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date:01/03/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
For more than thirty years, Giora Even-Epstein flew fighters for the Israel Air Force, achieving recognition as a highly skilled military aviator and the highest-scoring jet-mounted ace with the most number of confirmed victories in the French Mirage.
A CH-47 Crew Chief During the Tet OffensiveAuthor: Corlew, EdwardCode: 60248Price:AU $45.13Format: Paperback / 167 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date:30/12/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
Well armed and capable of deploying platoon-sized infantry units, the tandem-rotored Chinook and it's crew were a formidable weapon in jungle warfare. Large and lightly armored, they also presented easy targets. This memoir relates missions over landing zones beset with hidden enemy positions, the author's return home and his reflection on the ......
A Cold War Fighter Pilot's StoryAuthor: Lloyd, RonCode: 58975Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:19/12/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
This is the fascinating story of how a boy from a poor family background was selected for Cranwell training and a career in the Royal Air Force.
5 Personal Account of Ten Weeks of War, April-June 1942Author: Barnham, DenisCode: 57881Price:AU $36.99Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date:20/11/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The story of the grim air battle to save Malta, waged in part with only a few battle-scarred Spitfires.
1941-42Author: Stille, MarkCode: 59326Price:AU $27.95Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:03/11/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The striking power of the Imperial Japanese Navys carrier- based attack aircraft was established at Pearl Harbor, and the IJNs carrier- based torpedo and dive- bombers showed their prowess again at the Battle of Coral Sea when they sank the US Navy carrier USS Lexington and damaged the carrier USS Yorktown. Even at the disastrous Battle of ......
Americal Division Artillery Air SectionAuthor: James, DarrylCode: 59342Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date:23/09/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A collection of war stories closely based on the authors experiences flying scout/observation helicopters in Vietnam. Story telling was a daily evening occurrence for the solo scout pilots. These stories, called TINS, an irreverent pilot acronym for this is no shit, allowed the solo pilots to learn from each others experiences and mistakes. The ......
The AIF in France 1918Author: Beale, PatCode: 59981Price:AU $55.00Format: Paperback / 176 pages Published date:31/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
1918 was a year of triumph for the Australian Corps in France yet today this is seldom recognised by most Australians. Our perceptions have been clouded by legends, built up over the past century, that have trivialised their achievement. Here an ex-soldier, Pat Beale DSO MC, uses his military background to help re-discover why and how the Corps ......
The Landing, the Legend, the LawAuthor: Bond, CatherineCode: 59982Price:AU $55.00Format: Paperback / 212 pages Published date:31/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The word Anzac has been the subject of a century of legal regulation in Australia and internationally. In Anzac: The Landing, The Legend, The Law, Catherine Bond interrogates the legal history of one of Australia and New Zealands most revered words and the restrictions on the acronym that still exist today.
Author: Birtles, PhilipCode: 59005Price:AU $44.99Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:16/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
At Hatfield Aerodrome de Havilland created the WW2 Mosquito, the first multi role combat aircraft. De Havilland companies pioneered turbojet development, leading to the Comet, the world's first commercial jet airliner. De Havilland developed guided missiles and the Blue Streak rocket. The DH 108 was the first aircraft exceed Mach 1 outside the ......
Britain's Hidden Civilian ArmyAuthor: HowmanCode: 59148Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:15/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
They built thousands of Spitfires, hidden in garages, bus depots, shed and barns... but nobody ever knew
A 'Fake' HistoryAuthor: Brockman, AndyCode: 59734Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date:01/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This is the story of Lincolnshire farmer David Cundalls quixotic quest to unearth dozens of Spitfire fighters he believes were buried at the end of WWII. Armed with a high-tech survey showing mysterious shapes under the sunbaked surface of Yangon Airport, Davids expedition is equipped with state of the art JCB excavators, supported by a crack ......
The Memoirs of Ernst UdetAuthor: Udet, ErnstCode: 59198Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date:15/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Classic and evocative account of a First World War Ace of Aces. Contains a new Introduction by aviation expert RICHARD OVERY which describes, in fascinating detail, the man behind the memoirs.
The Royal Air Forces and the Defense of Australia and New ZealandBetween the World WarsAuthor: Spencer, Alex MCode: 59205Price:AU $66.00Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:15/07/2020Availability:Please contact us for availability
Examines the air defense of Australia and New Zealand during the interwar period. The book also demonstrates the difficulty of applying new military aviation technology to the defense of the global Empire and provides insight into the nature of the political relationship between the Pacific Dominions and Britain.
Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and LeaderAuthor: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore RickCode: 58829Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date:15/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Rate of Climb is an original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, from a leading ex-RAF fighter pilot who flew Lightnings, Phantoms, Tonrado F2/3s and other high-performance aircraft.
Gripping tales of wartime braveryAuthor: Burgess, ColinCode: 59355Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date:10/07/2020Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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 ......
Cold War Through the Falklands 1969-1990Author: Marston, RobertCode: 59247Price:AU $34.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: GRUB STREET Published date:01/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
In Harrier Boys Volume One: Cold War Through the Falklands, 1969-1990, Robert Marston, who flew Harriers for many years, draws together accounts from others who worked with this unique jet through its history.
Author: Bond, SteveCode: 59248Price:AU $34.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: GRUB STREET Published date:01/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Meteor Boys, one of the ever-popular Boys series. As Britain's first jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor has had a remarkably varied and lengthy life. But whilst many books have focused on its development and service history, the time has come to hear the personal experiences of its air and ground crews.
Thrilling Tales from the Men and Women Who Have Operated ThisIndomitable Modern-Day BomberAuthor: Hall, ,IanCode: 59249Price:AU $34.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: GRUB STREET Published date:01/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Tornado Boys is part of the ever-popular 'Boys' series, and differs from earlier titles. With focus on the GR1/GR4 versions of the Tornado (and not the F3 interceptor), readers will enjoy fascinating insights on what it is like to operate this multi-role bomber/reconnaissance aircraft against the backdrop of modern-day scenarios.
The Australian Guerrilla Book 1Author: Idriess, IonCode: 59276Price:AU $24.95Format: Paperback / 100 pages Publisher: ETT IMPRINT Published date:01/07/2020Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book is the first in the Australian Guerrilla series by the author of The Desert Column, and one who was a sniper in World War 1. Published in 1942 with the imminent threat of invasion by the Japanese, this shows how one can become an expert with the rifle.
The Story in ArtAuthor: Fairley, JohnCode: 59349Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date:30/06/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Barely a decade passed from the Wright Brothers first powered flight to aircraft becoming lethal instruments of war. The Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service took off in the very early days of The Great War and captured the publics imagination and admiration. Sydney and Richard Carline happened to be both pilots and artists as was ......
Bomber Command's war against Mussolini's cities, docks and factoriesAuthor: Worrall, RichardCode: 59955Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:25/06/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Between June 1940 and August 1943, RAF Bomber Command undertook a little-known strategic bombing campaign in Europe. The target was Mussolinis Italy. This air campaign was a key part of the strategic policy of Britain from 1940 to 1943, which aimed at securing Italys early surrender. However, it posed unique challenges, not least of which was ......
The pilots and planes that made historyAuthor: Pearson, SimonCode: 58985Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HODDER AND STOUGHTON Published date:12/06/2020Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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.
Author: Edgar, PeterCode: 58823Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/05/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
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. Resting in the Ypres sector after the horrors of the Passchendaele campaign, the Australians ......
Australia'S Experience of Shell Shock in the Great WarAuthor: Tyquin, MichaelCode: 59928Price:AU $52.75Format: Paperback / 280 pages Published date:20/04/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
This edition of a work of the first of its kind to be published in Australia in 2006 is an updated analysis of what happened to soldiers who suffered psychologically in the First World War. Madness and the Military compellingly revisits this long-ignored aspect of Australian military history and suggests a link with so-called shell shock and ......
Aussie soldiers reflect on the Rwandan genocideAuthor: O'Halloran, KevinCode: 59060Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 308 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:01/04/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
An Australian's eyewitness account of the Kibeho MassacreAuthor: Pickard, TerryCode: 59061Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:01/04/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
of an Australian Infantryman from 1916 to 1918Author: WIlliams, H RCode: 57880Price:AU $42.99Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:01/03/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A graphic account of one soldiers service in the First World War serving in Egypt and on the Western Front.
The Chinese Labour Corps and the Chinese Anzacs in the Great WarAuthor: Davies, Will Dr.Code: 58815Price:AU $29.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: WILKINSON PUBLISHING Published date:01/03/2020Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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. The Forgotten celebrates the shared history between China and Australia and the combined efforts to promote peace.
The Su-9, Su-11 and Su-15: Unsung Soviet Cold War HeroesAuthor: Gordon, YefimCode: 58031Price:AU $145.00Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:28/02/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Closed in 1949, the Sukhoi Design Bureau was reborn in 1953 to meet an urgent demand for a fast interceptor that would counter the threat posed by NATO bombers. It wasted no time developing a succession of missile-armed, Mach 2 interceptors characterised by delta wings; the single-engined Su-9 entered service in 1960, followed by the up-armed ......
A Lancaster Pilot's Rites of PassageAuthor: Russell, PeterCode: 58218Price:AU $36.99Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:27/02/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A highly engaging personal account by a decorated RAF pilot.