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Fighter Aircraft, The World Encyclopedia of

An illustrated history from the early planes of World War I to the super Author: Crosby, Francis Code: 57136 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: LORENZ BOOKS Published date: 08/09/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
Explores the development and history and an A-Z of over 170 aircraft, with 600 photographs, in a new fully updated edition.
9788366148765

The British Fighter Aircraft S.E. 5a

Author: Noszczak, Maciej Code: 59261 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Paperback / 20 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
In 1916, the command of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) urgently needed a fighter that could successfully oppose the new German fighter planes: Albatros D.III and Fokker D.VII. The Royal Aircraft Factory in Farnborough was ordered to design and build a fighter that would match the armament, performance and engine power of its adversaries. An ......
9781526781727

Ace of the Black Cross

The Memoirs of Ernst Udet Author: Udet, Ernst Code: 59198 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
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.
9781473835207

Fighter Aces of the Great War

Author: Wynn, Stephen Code: 59173 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Paperback / 184 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
First major conflict involving large scale use of aircraft. Adolphe Pegoud, the 1st Ace of the First World War. Aircraft - Observations and photography to fighter and bomber aircraft.
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: Available, please contact us for availability

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 ......

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: 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.

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: 31/01/2020 Availability: Available, please contact us for 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 ......
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 Publisher: SPRINGER PUBLISHING COMPANY Published date: 23/01/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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.
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: Available, please contact us for availability

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 ......

9781925773422

Hell Of A Time

An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great War Author: Ayton, Philip Owen Code: 56626 Price: AU $26.24 (was AU $34.99) 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
9781460756515

Our Great Hearted Men

The Australian Corp and the 100 Days Author: Brune, Peter Code: 56576 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 18/03/2019 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
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 ......
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 ......
9781742235868

The Western Front Diaries of Charles Bean

Author: Burness, Peter Code: 55503 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 644 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 11/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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.
9781775593638

Godley

The man behind the myth Author: Kinloch, Terry Code: 56614 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 328 pages Published date: 01/11/2018 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
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.
9781760800000

Consuming ANZAC

The History of Australia's Most Powerful Brand Author: Hawkins, Jo Code: 56615 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 183 pages Published date: 01/11/2018 Availability: 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 ......
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, please contact us for availability

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 ......

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, please contact us for availability

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 ......

9781526702494

The Defeat of the Zeppelins

Zeppelin Raids and Anti-Airship Operations 1916-18 Author: Powis, Mick Code: 49819 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 27/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

Mick Powis describes the novel threat posed to the British war effort by the raids of German airships, or Zeppelins, and the struggle to develop effective defences against them. Despite their size and relatively slow speed, the Zeppelins were hard to locate and destroy at first. They could fly higher than existing fighters and the early raids ......

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Monash's Masterpiece

The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world Author: FitzSimons, Peter Code: 56838 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 432 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 24/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

 The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. A largely Australian force, commanded by the brilliant Sir John Monash, fought what has been described as the first modern battle - where infantry, tanks, artillery and planes operated together as a ......

9781526715050

Pioneers of Armour in the Great War

Author: Finlayson, David A Code: 50340 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 392 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 07/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

_Pioneers of Armour in the Great War_ tells the story of the only Australian mechanised units of the Great War. The 1st Australian Armoured Car Section, later the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol, and the Special Tank Section were among the trailblazers of mechanisation and represented the cutting edge of technology on the Great War battlefield. ......

9781922238245

From Gallipoli to Coopers Creek

Author: Davis, Cate Code: 50828 Price: AU $19.79 (was 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 ......
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Conquest of the Skies

Seeking Range, Endurance, and the Intercontinental Bomber Author: Wolf, William Code: 48807 Price: AU $160.00 Format: Hardback / 400 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 28/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This meticulously researched volume is a must in the library of any aviation buff: the most comprehensive descriptive and illustrated history of military and civilian aircraft and their pilots (men and women) to increase the range and endurance of their aircraft. Beginning with the proof of concept efforts to establish the airplane as a true ......
9781760290689

Secret Army

An Elite Force, a Secret Mission, a Fleet of Model-T Fords, a Far Flung Author: Stone, Barry Code: 49877 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 23/08/2017 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
It was arguably the greatest fighting force in the entirety of the Great War. They were the very best: hardened, fearless, decorated, cocky fighting men, all veterans of Gallipoli and the Western Front. Yet this elite force secretly assembled in London in late 1917 remains an enigma even today.Barry Stone tells the story of these Australian, ......
9781473866843

Camel Combat Ace

The Great War Flying Career of Edwin Swale CBE OBE DFC Author: Marsden, Barry M. Code: 47232 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 100 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
An enthralling biography of an overlooked Great War hero.
9781782825111

War with the R. F. C.

Two Personal Accounts of Airmen During the First World War, 1914-18 Author: Campbell, George F Code: 40375 Price: AU $35.19 Format: Hardback / 284 pages Publisher: LEONAUR LTD Published date: 09/06/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Two outstanding accounts of high adventure by WWI fighter pilots This unique Leonaur edition offers two personal accounts by pilots with the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. George Campbell came from a renowned Scottish military family and by the time he joined the R. F. C., following a bayonet wound received at Neuve Chapelle in ......
9781472815293

The First Blitz : Bombing London in the First World War

Author: Ian Castle Code: 37983 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 30/10/2015 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
This book tells the story of Germanys strategic air offensive against Britain, and how it came to be neutralized. The first Zeppelin attack on London came in May 1915 - and with it came the birth of a new arena of warfare, the home front. German airships attempted to raid London on 26 separate occasions between May 1915 and October 1917, but only ......
9781781552810

British Airship Bases of the Twentieth Century

Author: Malcolm Fife Code: 39745 Price: AU $47.99 (was AU $79.99) Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 28/02/2015 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Numerous books have been written on airships, but few concentrate on their bases and infrastructure to support their operations. British Airship Bases of the Twentieth Century starts with documenting the primitive facilities from which the early machines flew in the years prior to the First World War. The outbreak of the First World War ......

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Douglas F3D Skyknight (Yellow)

Author: Jose Fernandez Code: 32693 Price: AU $17.39 (was AU $28.99) Format: Paperback / 124 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 19/10/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The F3D was designed after World War II as a carrier-based all-weather night fighter aircraft. It saw service with the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. While it never achieved the fame of the F-86 Sabre or other contemporary aircraft, it downed several MiG-15s as a night fighter over Korea with only one air-to-air loss. It ......

9781906626655

Aircraft of World War I 1914-1918

Author: Jack Herris Code: 32694 Price: AU $52.50 (was AU $70.00) Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS Published date: 01/04/2014 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Illustrated with detailed artworks of combat aircraft and their markings, The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide: Aircraft of WWI is a comprehensive study of the aircraft that fought in the Great War of 1914 18. Arranged chronologically by theater of war and campaign, this book offers a complete organizational breakdown of the units on all ......

9781909166042

No Parachute : A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI

Author: Lee, Aurthur Code: 31471 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 16/09/2013 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

From the young airmen who took their frail machines high above the trenches of World War I and fought their foes in single combat there emerged a renowned company of brilliant aces - among them Ball, Bishop, McCuddon, Collishaw and Mannock - whose legendary feats have echoed down half a century. But behind the elite there were, in the Royal ......

9781781552230

History of the German KEK and Fokkerstaffels

The Early German Fighter Units in 1915-1916 Author: Ryheul, Johan Code: 1781552231 Price: AU $41.99 (was AU $69.99) Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 04/07/2013 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This is the first time that the history of the German Kampfeinsitzer Kommandos, better known as KEKs and the Fokkerstaffels, have been gathered in a book. The KEKs were the predecessors of the famous Jagdstaffeln or Jastas which would wreak havoc on Allied aircraft over the trenches during the First World War.
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