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Vietnam ANZACS

Australians and New Zealanders in the Vietnam War Author: Howell, Tony Code: 60967 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Published date: 18/09/2021 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
This book is a commentary on the ANZAC forces involvement in the second Indo-China (Vietnam) War during the period 1965 to 1971.
9781920785000

Spitfire Pilot: Lou Spence

A Story of Bravery, Leadership and Love Author: Spence, John C.H. FRS Code: 61021 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING PTY LTD Published date: 07/08/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
The biography of decorated RAAF fighter pilot Lou Spence in World Ward II and the Korean War, a story of bravery, leadership and love.
9781743058541

Troop Train

Author: Hutchins, Elizabeth Code: 60964 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date: 01/08/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

It’s February 1942 and the Second World War is raging. Japanese planes are bombing Darwin, Australia fears an invasion, and the train track leads straight through the desert to Adelaide. Fourteen-year-old Rosemary Lister begins a diary to share the upheavals and tensions of her new life in the country, storing memories for her father, missing ......

9780909608996

Rendezvous with Death

Anzac Stories of the Great War Author: Ramsland, John Code: 70102 Price: AU $26.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING PTY LTD Published date: 25/07/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

1914. Some men of the First Australian Imperial Force had a rendezvous with death in the silence in the summer night, but many were to survive only to face the thudding of the guns, again and again until 11 November 1918 at 11am, enduring physical and psychological horrors. This volume is packed with unusual stories of a deeply personal nature: ......

9781922464064

The Battlefield of Imperishable Memory

Passchendaele and the Anzac Legend Author: Haultain-Gaul, Matthew Code: 70103 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Published date: 01/06/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. No longer available

The Ypres salient was the favourite battle ground of the devil and his minions wrote one returned serviceman after the First World War. Few who fought in the infamous third battle of Ypres - now known as Passchendaele - in 1917 would have disagreed. All five of the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) infantry divisions were engaged in this bloody ......

9781922322746

Anzac Day

Author: Pfeiffer, Jane Code: 70106 Price: AU $26.99 Format: Hardback / 32 pages Published date: 15/04/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Australians celebrate or commemorate a number of special days throughout the year.These special days give us the chance to reflect on the past appreciate our lives and look to the future together. On April 25 every year Anzac Day is marked with a public holiday. It is a day when people remember all the men and women who have served in the armed ......

9781460756522

Our Great Hearted Men

[Australia Post] Author: Brune, Peter Code: 61031 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 464 pages Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 07/04/2021 Availability: Delivery estimate: Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The AIF and the Hundred Days Battlefields such as Gallipoli, Fromelles, Pozières, Bullecourt and Passchendaele are burnt into the Australian Great War psyche. Unfortunately the sheer guts, fortitude and sacrifice of the diggers in those battles had often been wasted by poor leadership and planning. From an Australian perspective, such sacrifice ......

9781925984637

Legends of War

The AIF in France 1918 Author: Beale, Pat Code: 59981 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Published date: 31/08/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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 ......

9781557539403

British Imperial Air Power

The Royal Air Forces and the Defense of Australia and New ZealandBetween the World Wars Author: Spencer, Alex M Code: 59205 Price: AU $66.00 Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: Sorry, this is no longer available
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.
9781760854294

Australia's Greatest Escapes

Gripping tales of wartime bravery Author: Burgess, Colin Code: 59355 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date: 10/07/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

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 ......

9781760855178

The Diggers of Colditz

The classic Australian POW story Author: Burgess, Colin Code: 59356 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date: 10/07/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

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 ......

9781922384133

Shoot to Kill

The Australian Guerrilla Book 1 Author: Idriess, Ion Code: 59276 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 100 pages Publisher: ETT IMPRINT Published date: 01/06/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

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.

9781925984460

Madness and the Military

Australia'S Experience of Shell Shock in the Great War Author: Tyquin, Michael Code: 59928 Price: AU $52.75 Format: Paperback / 280 pages Published date: 20/04/2020 Availability: 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 ......

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: 18/03/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

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.

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The Empire Strikes South 2/e

Japan'S Air War Against Northern Australia 1942-45 Author: Lewis, Tom Code: 59916 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Paperback / 184 pages Published date: 15/03/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Very few Australians today know of the fierce air battles fought across the Top End of Australia in World War II.For more than two years Japanese aircraft crossed the coast and bombed relentlessly. Savage dogfights were fought between the legendary Zero fighter and Allied Kittyhawks and Spitfires. Big twin-engine Betty bombers rained down blast ......

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 $42.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A graphic account of one soldiers service in the First World War serving in Egypt and on the Western Front.
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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: 31/01/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
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 ......
9780648446682

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

The Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam 1965-1972 Author: Carroll, John Code: 58029 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: ROSENBERG PUBLISHING Published date: 01/01/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
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 ......
9781760875619

The Big Book of Australia's War Stories

A Collection of Stories of Australia's Iconic Battles and Campaigns fromthe Boer War to Vietnam Author: Haynes, Jim Code: 59900 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 600 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 05/12/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

The bravest thing God ever made, said a British officer of the insubordinate Aussies at Gallipoli. And before the Normandy invasion, Field Marshal Montgomerys chief of staff remarked, I only wish we had the Australian 9th Division with us this morning. But there is more to the Australian experience of war than heroic endeavour and bravery. Jim ......

9781742379197

ANZAC and Aviator

The Remarkable Story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to Australia Author: Molkentin, Michael Code: 58074 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 424 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/10/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
'He was courageous. He was ambitious. He was skilled. He was visionary. He could be ruthless. He was someone born of a new nation. But he was of a time now long past. And yet in the language of a later generation it could be said he had the "right stuff" . . . Michael Molkentin captures [Ross Smith] brilliantly.' - Andy Thomas, NASA Astronaut ......
9781760633066

RAAF Black Cats: The Secret History of the Covert Catalina Mine-Laying

Operations to Cripple Japan's War Machine Author: Cleworth, Robert Code: 59391 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 03/09/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 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, ......
9781760851101

The Strong Man

A powerful story of life under fire and one man's journey back from thebrink Author: Edwards, Grant Code: 58103 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date: 01/09/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A powerful story of life under fire and one man's journey back from the brink. Grant Edwards was once an elite athlete, Olympics qualifier and Australia's strongest man. His Guinness Book of Records feats of strength were acclaimed internationally, and as a high ranking police officer he spent decades protecting vulnerable people around the ......
9781460755235

The Basis of Everything

Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb Author: Ramsey, Andrew Code: 57515 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 13/08/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

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 ......

9781743795491

The Oarsmen

The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace Author: Patterson, Scott Code: 57514 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: HARDIE GRANT EGMONT Published date: 13/08/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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 ......

9781760528546

Larrikins in Khaki

Tales of Irreverence and Courage from World War II Diggers Author: Bowden, Tim Code: 57513 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 13/08/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 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 ......

9781925712810

Major Thomas: The Bush Lawyer who Defended Breaker Morant

and took on the British Empire Author: Growden, Greg Code: 57511 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date: 13/08/2019 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

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 ......

9780987639080

The Legacy of Douglas Grant

A Notable Aborigine in War and Peace Author: Ramsland, John Code: 56863 Price: AU $26.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING PTY LTD Published date: 05/08/2019 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
The versatile and gifted Douglas Grant was stereotyped in the media as the Black Digger with a Scottish accent. He was much more than that. Well educated by White parents who rescued him from an 1886 massacre in the frontier wars, Douglas became an engineering draftsman, woolclasser, charismatic public speaker and storyteller.
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The Australian Army at War 1976-2016

Author: Neville, Leigh Code: 56403 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 15/07/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 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 ......

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Turning Point: The Battle for Milne Bay 1942

Japan's first land defeat in World War II Author: Veitch, Michael Code: 57512 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 10/07/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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.
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The Mighty Krait: The little boat that pulled of Australia's

most daring commando raid of WW2 Author: McPhedran, Ian Code: 56690 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 06/05/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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 ......
9781911628828

Jungle Cavalry

Australian Independent Companies and Commandos 1941-1945 Author: Blake, Gregory Code: 56031 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 16/04/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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.
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The Australian War Memorial

A century on from the vision Author: Gower, Steve Code: 56635 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 440 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date: 12/04/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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.
9781526759108

Frederick Whirlpool VC

The Hidden Victoria Cross Author: Alan, Leek, Code: 56633 Price: AU $40.72 Format: Hardback / 248 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 09/04/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A gripping book that exposes a long-standing mystery, and tells the Frederick Whirlpool story for the first time.
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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 at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
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 $34.99 Format: Paperback / 416 pages Published date: 02/04/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
One of the last undiscovered personal accounts of an Australian soldier fighting to survive WWI
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Australia's Vietnam

Myth vs history Author: Dapin, Mark Code: 56623 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
When Mark Dapin first interviewed Vietnam veterans and wrote about the war, he swallowed (and regurgitated) every misconception. He wasn't alone. In Australia's Vietnam, Dapin reveals that every stage of Australia's commitment to the Vietnam War has been misunderstood, misinterpreted and shrouded in myth.
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