Our top-secret war with the Kaiser's ReichAuthor: Phelps, JamesCode: 58210Price:AU $34.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:24/03/2020Availability: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 ......
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:01/03/2020Availability: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.
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: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 ......
Australian Artillery and the Firepower Lessons of the Great WarAuthor: William Westerman and Nicholas FloydCode: 58813Price:AU $34.99Format: Hardback / 624 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:01/03/2020Availability: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
Two Brothers Killed on the Western Front, France, 1916-1917Author: Cambridge ScholarsCode: 58172Price:AU $122.43Format: Hardback / 145 pages Publisher: CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING Published date:01/02/2020Availability: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.
Devoted Labour for the Lost, the Unknown but not Forgotten DeadAuthor: Cahir, FredCode: 57912Price:AU $84.99Format: Hardback / 143 pages 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.
Nikolay Polikarpov and His Aircraft DesignsAuthor: Maslov, MikhailCode: 56876Price:AU $122.12Format: Hardback / 952 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:19/01/2020Availability: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.
Australian Prisoners of War on the Western Front 1916-18Author: Pegram, AaronCode: 57890Price:AU $59.95Format: HardbackPublisher: CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING Published date:07/12/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Between 1916 and 1918, more than 3,800 men of the Australian Imperial Force were taken prisoner by German forces fighting on the Western Front. Australians captured in France and Belgium did not easily integrate into public narratives of Australia in the First World War and its commemorative rituals. Captivity was a story of surrender and ......
The First World Wardiaries of William 'Jack' LidseyAuthor: White, AndrewCode: 56877Price:AU $40.64Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date:01/09/2019Availability: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.
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 ......
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.
The German Air Assault Against Great Britain 1914-1918Author: Parker, NigelCode: 49766Price:AU $61.01Format: Hardback / 356 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:10/06/2019Availability: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. ......
Author: Edgar, PeterCode: 58823Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/05/2019Availability: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
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 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 Australian Corp and the 100 DaysAuthor: Brune, PeterCode: 56576Price:AU $49.99Format: HardbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:18/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The AIF and the Hundred Days Battlefields such as Gallipoli, Fromelles, Pozieres, 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 ......
Australians and New Zealanders with Serbs in World War OneAuthor: Pajic, BojanCode: 56569Price:AU $65.00Format: Paperback / 514 pages Published date:07/03/2019Availability: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 ......
History of the 3rd Field Company Engineers in World War OneAuthor: Prickett, DarrenCode: 55335Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 342 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/03/2019Availability: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.
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: Mattey, ColinCode: 54989Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/02/2019Availability: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 ......
Polish Wings seriesAuthor: Kopanski, TomaszCode: 55294Price:AU $29.95Format: Paperback / 72 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date:31/01/2019Availability: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.
Author: Burness, PeterCode: 55503Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 644 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date:11/01/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Australia's official First World War correspondent Charles Bean saw more of the Australian army's activities and battles on the Western Front than anyone. Bean's private wartime diaries form a unique and personal record of his experiences and observations throughout the war and were the basis of his twelve-volume official war history.
As Military CommanderAuthor: Pedersen, PeterCode: 51116Price:AU $34.99Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:04/12/2018Availability: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 ......
The Alphabet CompanyAuthor: Finlayson, DamienCode: 55473Price:AU $33.99Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:16/11/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Meticulously researched this is the first book to focus purely on the Alphabet Company.
The man behind the mythAuthor: Kinloch, TerryCode: 56614Price:AU $59.99Format: Hardback / 328 pages Published date:01/11/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This is the first full biography of General Sir Alexander Godley, the British commander of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) during World War I. Terry Kinloch takes care to present a fair and balanced look at a man generally considered to have been a poor field commander and one usually blamed for failures at Gallipoli and Passchendaele.
The History of Australia's Most Powerful BrandAuthor: Hawkins, JoCode: 56615Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 183 pages Published date:01/11/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
In the years after the Great War, Australian memorials were often engraved with a simple request, `Let silent contemplation be your offering'. Today, remembrance is fuelled by a booming Anzac industry. Luxury cruises to far-flung battlegrounds, commemorative sporting contests, blockbuster books, newspaper liftouts, souvenirs, mass-produced Anzac ......
An extraordinary account of 11 family members in the Great WarAuthor: Holloway, AdamCode: 52390Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 484 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/10/2018Availability: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. ......
Shamed AnzacsAuthor: Raffin, GregCode: 51692Price:AU $17.99(was
AU $29.99)Format: Paperback / 284 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/09/2018Availability: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 ......
The remarkable story of Australian intelligence operations, 1901-45Author: Fahey, JohnCode: 52440Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 456 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:15/08/2018Availability: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 ......
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: McCarthy, DaytonCode: 51693Price:AU $11.99(was
AU $19.99)Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/08/2018Availability: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 ......
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: Anderson, NicholasCode: 51694Price:AU $11.99(was
AU $19.99)Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/08/2018Availability: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 ......
The Australians Road to Victory in the First World WarAuthor: Davies, WillCode: 52350Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: VINTAGE Published date:01/08/2018Availability: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 ......
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: Passlow, JonathanCode: 51120Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:15/07/2018Availability: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 ......
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: Hampton, MeleahCode: 52318Price:AU $19.99Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/07/2018Availability: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 ......
Australian Army Campaign SeriesAuthor: Westerman, WilliamCode: 51117Price:AU $11.99(was
AU $19.99)Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date:05/07/2018Availability: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 ......