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9781922387004

William Holmes, The Soldiers' General

Author: Travers, Geoffrey Code: 59062 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 424 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/05/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2020

The road that first leads people from Kingston Smith Airport in Sydney is named General Holmes Drive, but nowadays few Australians know anything about General Holmes

9781877427596

Heron MJ1

The story of a New Zealand supercar and the man who created it Author: Patrick Harlow Code: 59067 Price: AU $62.99 Format: Hardback / 204 pages Published date: 01/05/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2020

Ireland has its DeLorean, England had Lotus and, for a short time, New Zealand had the Heron MJ1, these three cars were similar with their supercar look and sports car handling and performance. Ross Baker, a Rotorua A-Grade Mechanic, had a look at the supercars which existed around the world and decided to design and build his own in New ......

9781922265982

Pure Massacre

Aussie soldiers reflect on the Rwandan genocide Author: O'Halloran, Kevin Code: 59060 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 308 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/04/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2020

Rwanda, a tiny land-locked central African nation is no stranger to violence. But nothing matched the orgy of killing that engulfed the country in 1994. As the world watched, a genocide not seen since the Hitler horrors of WWII, erupted. Estimates put the toll of those shot and hacked to death at around one million men, women and children.

9781922265999

Combat Medic

An Australian's eyewitness account of the Kibeho Massacre Author: Pickard, Terry Code: 59061 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/04/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2020

On the 22nd of April 1995 more than 4,000 Rwandans were massacred and thousands more injured in a place called Kibeho. Terry Pickard, a seasoned soldier and medic, was one of a 32-strong force of Australian UN peacekeepers in Kibeho on that terrible Saturday.

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 $25.52 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: 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.
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: 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 ......
9781922265821

Clash of the Gods of War

Australian Artillery and the Firepower Lessons of the Great War Author: William Westerman and Nicholas Floyd Code: 58813 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 624 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: 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
9781922265951

Taking the Lead

The Royal Australian Air Force 1972-1996 Author: Lax, Mark Code: 58814 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 460 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2020

As Australia withdrew from Vietnam in 1972, few in the Australian Defence Force, none the least those in the Royal Australian Air Force could foresee the immense change that would sweep across the Service.

9781760528904

No Front Line

Australian Special Forces at War in Afghanistan Author: Masters, Chris Code: 55575 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 608 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/02/2020 Availability: 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 ......
9781527542587

An Australian Family Poignancy in WWI

Two Brothers Killed on the Western Front, France, 1916-1917 Author: Cambridge Scholars Code: 58172 Price: AU $122.43 Format: Hardback / 145 pages Publisher: CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING Published date: 01/02/2020 Availability: 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.
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. Usually dispatched 1-3 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 ......
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 Published date: 23/01/2020 Availability: 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.
9781108486194

Surviving the Great War

Australian Prisoners of War on the Western Front 1916-18 Author: Pegram, Aaron Code: 57890 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING Published date: 07/12/2019 Availability: 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 ......

9781925868142

4WD Treks Close to Melbourne 4/e

The 20 Best Tours around the Melbourne Region Author: Robert Pepper and Muriel Pepper Code: 57628 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Spiral bound / 208 pages Publisher: BOILING BILLY Published date: 01/12/2019 Availability: 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.

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: 19/11/2019 Availability: 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 ......
9781922265494

Unbowed

A Soldier's extraordinary journey back from paralysis Author: Hedderman, Billy Code: 57042 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/10/2019 Availability: 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.
57495

SMMOMS - Godzilla's Greatest Hits DVD

Four victorious Nissan GT-R races from the vault Author: Chevron Code: 57495 Price: AU $29.99 Format: DVD / 212 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 15/09/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Four victorious Nissan GT-R races from the vault

THE Nissan GT-R will forever remain one of the most devastatingly fast cars in the history of Australian touring car racing and on this release we celebrate four of its best races.
The six-cylinder, twin-turbo, four-wheel-drive car dubbed ‘Godzilla’ only competed ......

57688

The Quickest Way Round is on the Bitumen

The History of the Oran Park Circuit Author: Bayer, Neville Code: 57688 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 280 pages Published date: 01/09/2019 Availability: Please contact us for availability

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 ......

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: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 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 ......
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. 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 ......

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. 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 ......

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: 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 ......

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 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 ......

9780143774037

Hayden Paddon: Driven

Author: Paddon, Hayden Code: 56928 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS (NZ) Published date: 08/08/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
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 ......
9781925695953

Street Machine Legends: Volume 1

Author: Telford, Simon Code: 56914 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: BAUER MEDIA BOOKS Published date: 06/08/2019 Availability: 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 ......

9781925868098

The Passion for Utes

An Australian Obsession Author: Wakely, Joel Code: 56861 Price: AU $39.99 (was AU $49.99) Format: Hardback / 204 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date: 05/08/2019 Availability: 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.

9781922265036

The Hindenburg Line Campaign 1918

Australian Army Campaign Series Author: Rankin, Adam Code: 55336 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 25/07/2019 Availability: 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.
9781775541431

Many a Close Run Thing

From jet fighter pilot to airline captain Author: Enright, Tom Code: 56774 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date: 17/07/2019 Availability: 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 ......
9781472826329

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: 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 ......

9780733640551

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. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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.
9781922265432

Scorched Earth

Peacekeeping in Timor during a campaign of death and destruction Author: Pemper, Tammy Code: 56427 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2019 Availability: 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.

9781922265463

The Man Inside...The Bloodiest Outbreak

Author: Apthorpe,Graham Code: 56428 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2019 Availability: 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!
9781922265401

Answering the Call

Life of a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam Author: Grandin,Bob Code: 56426 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 264 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2019 Availability: 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 ......
9781760640996

How to Defend Australia

Author: White, Hugh Code: 57652 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: BLACK INC. Published date: 02/07/2019 Availability: 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 ......
9781922265364

The Empire Has An Answer

The Empire Air Training Scheme as reported in the Australian Press1939-1945 Author: Brady, Tony James Code: 56111 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2019 Availability: 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).

 

9781922265050

The Battle of Long Tan

The Company Commanders Story Author: Smith, Harry Code: 56110 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

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.....

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