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The Royal Australian Air Force in South Australia during WWII

Adelaide - Gawler - Mallala - Mount Gambier - Parafield - Port Pirie - V Author: Ingman, Peter Code: 60582 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 92 pages Published date: 01/06/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
Within the first two years of WWII, the RAAF had rapidly expanded to have a major presence in South Australia, flying hundreds of aircraft and employing many thousands of personnel. This presence was especially important in the regional areas of Gawler, Port Pirie, Mallala, Mount Gambier and Victor Harbor.
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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: Please contact us for availability
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.
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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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

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. New and emerging international relationships, changing Australian social attitudes, and a growing sense of defence self-reliance would all ......

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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: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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 ......
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Barney Greatrex: From Bomber Command to the French Resistance

The stirring story of an Australian hero Author: Veitch, Michael Code: 57637 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 29/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero BARNEY GREATREX - from Bomber Command to French Resistance fighter.
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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. 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 ......

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Charles Ulm

The untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers Author: Searle, Rick Code: 57635 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 25/07/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The definitive insight into Charles Ulm, the oft-overshadowed partner and fellow pioneer of Australian aviation Charles Kingsford Smith, whose untimely death robbed Australia of a huge talent.
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The Missing Man

Story of Len Waters, Australia's First Aboriginal Fighter Pilot Author: Rees, Peter Code: 57634 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 360 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 27/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
'You were the master of the machine...you were an airman.' Flying Officer Bob Crawford Len Waters was a Kamilaroi man. Born on an Aboriginal reserve, he left school at thirteen and by twenty was piloting a RAAF Kittyhawk fighter with 78 Squadron in the lethal skies over the Pacific in World War II. It was serious and dangerous work and his ......
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The Flying Kangaroo

Great Untold Stories of Qantas...the Heroic, the Hilarious and theSometimes Just Plain Strange Author: Jim Eames Code: 59377 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 24/02/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

From its earliest days, Qantas has attracted its fair share of unusual challenges and unique characters. These are the stories of a great airline and the people who made it, told by a man who has Qantas blood running through his veins. They are hilarious, nostalgic, heroic and sometimes even odd. They are about the brilliant risk takers who ......

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Courage in the Skies: The Untold Story of Qantas, its Brave Men and

Women and Their Extraordinary Role in WWII Author: Eames, Jim Code: 50979 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 22/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Between 1942 and 1943, Qantas lost eight aircraft during its involvement in Australias war against the Japanese. Over sixty passengers and crew died as a result. Yet Qantas exemplary contribution to Australias war effort and the courage of its people in those difficult times has been forgotten.Courage in the Skies is the remarkable story of ......

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Killer Caldwell

Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot Author: Watson, Jeffrey Code: 49569 Price: AU $16.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 08/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Clive 'Killer' Caldwell was a natural and brilliant pilot, a superb shot, and a born leader. He saw action against the Germans, Italians and Japanese, and remains Australia's greatest ever fighter pilot - this is his definitive biography. Now part of the HACHETTE MILITARY COLLECTION.
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Fly Over Down Under

Australian Adventures by Single-Engine Airplane Author: Cabot, Michelee Morgan Code: 38123 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 230 pages Publisher: WHEATMARK Published date: 15/10/2015 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Green ants that defend their tree by attacking anyone who touches it...a mysterious lava-tube cave with hikers' flashlights floating like fireflies down into its blackness...fruit bats noisily lobbing mangos onto your cabin's tin roof. The beauties -- and dangers -- of the crocodile-infested Kakadu National Park. A crash landing at a remote island ......
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Precious Metal

Classic Fighters in New Zealand Author: Conroy, Gavin Code: 30998 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Hardback / 152 pages Published date: 12/08/2013 Availability: Sold Out
The popularity of the fighter aircraft used in World War II is huge in New Zealand, as evidenced by the enormous crowds that turn up for events such as Warbirds over Wanaka - over 80,000 people attended the 2010 event. New Zealand is extremely lucky that there is a wide range of airworthy WWII-era classic fighters remaining in the country, the ......
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Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men (Softcover)

Author: Peter FitzSimons Code: 23121 Price: AU $37.95 Format: Paperback / 704 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's Notes: Known to millions of Australians simply as "Smithy", Charles Kingsford Smith was one of Australia's true twentieth-century legends. In an era in which aviators were superstars, Smithy was among the greatest. Among other achievements, Kingsford Smith was the first person to fly across the Pacific and at one point he held more ......
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From North Africa to the Arakan

Author: A Peart Code: 21580 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Sold Out
The fascinating autobiography of a New Zealand fighter ace who flew Hurricanes and Spitfires against Italians, Germans and Japanese. Alan Peart is a remarkable man and tells his story well. A great read.
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