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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.
9781922488008

Royal Australian Air Force History - 1921-1996

3-Volume Set Author: Clark, Dr. Chris Code: 60692 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Paperback / 2034 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 16/03/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This three-book box set brings together the three official histories produced by the Royal Australian Air Force since 1991, covering three distinct periods of its history since its inception in 1921. The first of these titles, The Third Brother, was written by Dr Chris Clark and originally published in 1991. It explores the story of the RAAF in ......
9781922488039

Aircraft of The Royal Australian Air Force

Author: Air Force History Branch Code: 60693 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 640 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 03/03/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Aircraft of The Royal Australian Air Force tells the story of the RAAF's first one hundred years by describing the acquisition, operation, and service record of the multitude of aircraft types flown by the RAAF. The 176 aircraft types include the flimsy wood and canvas aircraft typical of World War I, through the technological advances during and ......
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: 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.
9780648665939

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

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: 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 ......

9780733640902

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 ......

9781760296414

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 ......
9781526715012

Combat Over the Trenches

Oswald Watt Aviation Pioneer Author: Clark, Chris Code: 49775 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 312 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 16/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

Father of the Flying Corps and Father of Australian Aviation were two of the unofficial titles conferred on Oswald ("Toby") Watt when he died in tragic circumstances shortly after the end of the First World War. He had become the Australian Armys first qualified pilot in 1911, but spent the first 18 months of the war with the French Air ......

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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 ......

9781925275797

High Life of Oswald Watt

Australia's First Military Pilot Author: Clark, Chris Code: 47680 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/08/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
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