Australian Special Forces at War in AfghanistanAuthor: Masters, ChrisCode: 55575Price:AU $29.95Format: Paperback / 608 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:01/02/2020Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2020
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 13 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 ......
Devoted Labour for the Lost, the Unknown but not Forgotten DeadAuthor: Cahir, FredCode: 57912Price:AU $84.99Format: Hardback / 143 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:23/01/2020Availability: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.
of an Australian Infantryman from 1916 to 1918Author: WIlliams, H RCode: 57880Price:AU $25.52Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:15/12/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: December 2019
A graphic account of one soldiers service in the First World War serving in Egypt and on the Western Front.
Australian Prisoners of War on the Western Front 1916-18Author: Pegram, AaronCode: 57890Price:AU $59.95Format: HardbackPublisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:07/12/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The 20 Best Tours around the Melbourne RegionAuthor: Robert Pepper and Muriel PepperCode: 57628Price:AU $49.99Format: Spiral bound / 208 pages Publisher: BOILING BILLY Published date:01/12/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Includes 20 treks within a 2 hour of the city. Trek notes are accompanied by accurate full-colour maps, and snippets about local history and wildlife add colour and interest to the 4WD experience. Over 100 full-colour photos complement the text and provide a clear sense of the features on each trek.
The Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam 1965-1972Author: Carroll, JohnCode: 58029Price:AU $34.95Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: ROSENBERG PUBLISHING Published date:19/11/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Out of Sight, Out of Mind identifies and dispels various myths which have developed around the importance of sea transport and logistical support, and argues for a new appreciation of the service of the 13,000 members of the RAN who participated in this vitally important task. Many of the illustrations were taking by serving military personnel ......
A Soldier's extraordinary journey back from paralysisAuthor: Hedderman, BillyCode: 57042Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/09/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
‘I woke to the sight of a hospital ceiling. For that first blissful second, I forgot that I was paralysed.’ On 31 December 2014 Billy Hedderman suffered a catastrophic injury to his spinal cord while body-boarding on the Sunshine Coast, paralysing him almost completely from the neck down.
The History of the Oran Park CircuitAuthor: Bayer, NevilleCode: 57688Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 280 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:01/09/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book tells the story of the development of the circuit from 1962 to 2010 and the stories from the background. It is written as a tribute to the thousands of volunteers responsible for the much-loved Sydney track, which operated for almost half a century until closure and demolition in 2010. It is also a reminder that Motor Racing in ......
The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to PeaceAuthor: Patterson, ScottCode: 57514Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: HARDIE GRANT EGMONT Published date:13/08/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
At the end of the First World War, there were 270,000 demobilised Australian soldiers in Europe. Getting them home after the Armistice was a task of epic proportions that would take more than two years. In the meantime, how to keep these disgruntled, damaged men with guns occupied? In a word: sport. The Oarsmen tells the story of the servicemen ......
Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic BombAuthor: Ramsey, AndrewCode: 57515Price:AU $39.99Format: HardbackPublisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:13/08/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Before the Manhattan Project, before nuclear warfare and the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was the twentieth centurys great scientific quest to fathom the secrets of the atom. It was through that search for the inner workings of matter that a unique friendship was forged, a partnership that defied academic orthodoxy and altered the ......
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 ......
and took on the British EmpireAuthor: Growden, GregCode: 57511Price:AU $32.99Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date:13/08/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Opinion is still sharply divided on whether Breaker Morant and his Australian co-defendants were criminals who got what they deserved, or scapegoats used by the British Empire. Major Thomas, the bush lawyer drafted in at the last minute to defend them, is invariably depicted either as a hero or an incompetent fool. Now, for the first time, Greg ......
Author: Paddon, HaydenCode: 56928Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS (NZ) Published date:08/08/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Hayden Paddon was just a boy growing up in Geraldine - in love with racing and dreaming big. Starting with nothing, and wholly determined to beat the odds, he set out on a remarkable 20-year pathway to the World Rally Championship, where he footed it with the best rally drivers on the planet. But it didn't come easy. In Driven, Paddon ......
Author: Telford, SimonCode: 56914Price:AU $39.99Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: BAUER MEDIA BOOKS Published date:06/08/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
SINCE 1981, Street Machine has been the bible of Australias modified car scene, celebrating the best builds of the sport and the fanatics that create them. For this, Street Machines first book, weve chosen 60 of the best-loved feature cars to appear in the magazine during its first 20 years. We look at the significance of each build to the ......
An Australian ObsessionAuthor: Wakely, JoelCode: 56861Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 204 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date:05/08/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Gathers dozens of stories about many of the ute models imported and produced since the 1920s. Includes the history of utes: Fords first true ute in the 1930s, the first all-Australian (Holden) ute in the early 1950s, and more recent highlights. With stories and photographs from dozens of Holden enthusiasts, this is a Holden book from the heart.
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: Rankin, AdamCode: 55336Price:AU $19.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:25/07/2019Availability: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.
From jet fighter pilot to airline captainAuthor: Enright, TomCode: 56774Price:AU $36.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date:17/07/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
A New Zealand squadron leader, flying-boat captain and airliner pilot on a life of aerial adventure Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an ......
Author: Neville, LeighCode: 56403Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:15/07/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Since the end of their involvement in the Vietnam War, the Australian Army has been modernized in every respect. After peacekeeping duties in South-East Asia, Africa and the Middle East in the 1980s-90s, Diggers were sent to safeguard the newly independent East Timor from Indonesian harassment in 1999, and to provide long-term protection and ......
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.
Peacekeeping in Timor during a campaign of death and destructionAuthor: Pemper, TammyCode: 56427Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/07/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
As a UN peacekeeper, I joined the East Timorese fight for life. By then, the earth had drunk the blood of one third of their population. But worse was still to come.
Author: Apthorpe,GrahamCode: 56428Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/07/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Through the insights of those around Naka, together with new research including the personal accounts of Australian interrogators, the author shows how this handsome loner provided the impetus for the dramatic events in the early hours of August 5, 1944 where hundreds of Japanese soldiers stormed the Camp defences for honour, or death!
Life of a Helicopter Pilot in VietnamAuthor: Grandin,BobCode: 56426Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 264 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/07/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
‘There’s the bend in the road at Long Tan,’ I said. ‘We’re behind enemy lines. Turn back east, quickly.’ I had been scared before but now I was terrified. In 1966, Bob Grandin was a Royal Australian Airforce helicopter pilot stationed in Vietnam. This book is written from the logbook he kept while working in Nui Dat and is a fascinating look at ......
Author: White, HughCode: 57652Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: BLACK INC. Published date:02/07/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Can Australia defend itself in the Asian century? How seriously ought we take the risk of war? Do we want to remain a middle power? What kind of strategy, and what Australian Defence Force, do we need? In this groundbreaking book, Hugh White considers these questions and more. With exceptional clarity and frankness, he makes the case for a ......
The Empire Air Training Scheme as reported in the Australian Press1939-1945Author: Brady, Tony JamesCode: 56111Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/06/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
‘If we do not win the battle of training, we shall win no other battle in the air.’ In 1943 the Royal Air Force recognised that training a vast amount of aircrew for a high attrition war was essential to an Allied victory, and that the key to winning the ‘battle of training’ was the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS).
The Company Commanders StoryAuthor: Smith, HarryCode: 56110Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/06/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
18 August 1966, five kilometres from the Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket of mist & heavy monsoon rain, a Company of 108 men held its ground with courage against a three-sided attack from a force of 2,500 Viet Cong & North.....
Life on the Commonwealth RailwaysAuthor: Anchen, ,NickCode: 56561Price:AU $35.00Format: PaperbackPublisher: PITSTOP Published date:01/06/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Central Australia Railway – North Australia Railway – Trans-australian Railway
"Outback Railwaymen – Life on the Commonwealth Railways" explores the life and times of three extraordinary railways, through the recollections and humorous stories of a selection of retired railwaymen and women.
The Life and Death of the Crew of the Naughty Nan 467 SQN RAAFAuthor: Elliott, MalCode: 56856Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:24/05/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Fatal Mission is the story of Australian navigator Oscar Furniss, just one of 55,000 young men who perished while flying for Bomber Command during World War II. Lovingly crafted by his nephew, Mal Elliott, this book brings to life a young man whose name was never spoken by his family and who was a stranger to his modern-day descendants.
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 ......
Over 100 delicious recipesAuthor: Proctor, CathyCode: 56450Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date:05/05/2019Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
From roasts to rissoles, salads to savouries and dampers to deserts, The Caravan & Campervan Cookbook will help bring a tempting new twist to your travel cooking.
Australian Independent Companies and Commandos 1941-1945Author: Blake, GregoryCode: 56031Price:AU $61.01Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:16/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 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.
A century on from the visionAuthor: Gower, SteveCode: 56635Price:AU $59.95Format: Hardback / 440 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date:12/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Steve Gower, the highly successful director of the Australian War Memorial from 1996 to 2012, gives a comprehensive account of the development of the Memorial from its inception just over a century ago. The Australian War Memorial also goes behind the scenes to provide insights into the many facets of a major, modern cultural institution.
The Hidden Victoria CrossAuthor: Alan, Leek,Code: 56633Price:AU $40.72Format: Hardback / 248 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:09/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A gripping book that exposes a long-standing mystery, and tells the Frederick Whirlpool story for the first time.
The extraordinary Australian women doctors of the Great WarAuthor: Sheard, Heather and Lee, RuthCode: 56625Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: EBURY AUSTRALIA Published date:02/04/2019Availability: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 ......
An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great WarAuthor: Ayton, Philip OwenCode: 56626Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:02/04/2019Availability: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
The Extraordinary Story of the Battle for Lae and the GreatestCombined Airborne and Amphibious Operation of the Pacific WarAuthor: Bradley, PhillipCode: 56621Price:AU $32.99Format: 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 ......
Sydney's unpatriotic warAuthor: Duffy, MichaelCode: 56622Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date:01/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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.