The Royal Air Forces and the Defense of Australia and New ZealandBetween the World WarsAuthor: Spencer, Alex MCode: 59205Price:AU $66.00Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:15/07/2020Availability: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.
The Australian Guerrilla Book 1Author: Idriess, IonCode: 59276Price:AU $24.95Format: Paperback / 100 pages Publisher: ETT IMPRINT Published date:01/07/2020Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book is the first in the Australian Guerrilla series by the author of The Desert Column, and one who was a sniper in World War 1. Published in 1942 with the imminent threat of invasion by the Japanese, this shows how one can become an expert with the rifle.
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: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.
of an Australian Infantryman from 1916 to 1918Author: WIlliams, H RCode: 57880Price:AU $42.99Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:25/02/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A graphic account of one soldiers service in the First World War serving in Egypt and on the Western Front.
Our top-secret war with the Kaiser's ReichAuthor: Phelps, JamesCode: 58210Price:AU $34.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:31/01/2020Availability: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 ......
Devoted Labour for the Lost, the Unknown but not Forgotten DeadAuthor: Cahir, FredCode: 57912Price:AU $84.99Format: Hardback / 143 pages Publisher: SPRINGER Published date:23/01/2020Availability: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.
The Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam 1965-1972Author: Carroll, JohnCode: 58029Price:AU $34.95Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: ROSENBERG PUBLISHING Published date:01/01/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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 ......
The Remarkable Story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to AustraliaAuthor: Molkentin, MichaelCode: 58074Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 424 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:01/10/2019Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
'He was courageous. He was ambitious. He was skilled. He was visionary. He could be ruthless. He was someone born of a new nation. But he was of a time now long past. And yet in the language of a later generation it could be said he had the "right stuff" . . . Michael Molkentin captures [Ross Smith] brilliantly.' - Andy Thomas, NASA Astronaut ......
A powerful story of life under fire and one man's journey back from thebrinkAuthor: Edwards, GrantCode: 58103Price:AU $35.00Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date:01/09/2019Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
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 ......
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, 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 ......
Tales of Irreverence and Courage from World War II DiggersAuthor: Bowden, TimCode: 57513Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:13/08/2019Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
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 ......
and took on the British EmpireAuthor: Growden, GregCode: 57511Price:AU $32.99Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date:13/08/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
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 ......
Japan's first land defeat in World War IIAuthor: Veitch, MichaelCode: 57512Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date:10/07/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
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.
Author: White, HughCode: 57652Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: BLACK INC. Published date:02/07/2019Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
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 ......
most daring commando raid of WW2Author: McPhedran, IanCode: 56690Price:AU $35.00Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:06/05/2019Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
The little boat with a big past: the fight to save one of the most important artefacts of Australian military history. For many years, thousands of people have walked past an unassuming black timber fishing boat bobbing in the water down at the wharves of Sydney's Darling Harbour. But appearances can be deceptive. This humble little trawler ......
Australian Independent Companies and Commandos 1941-1945Author: Blake, GregoryCode: 56031Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:16/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The Australian Independent Companies and the Commandos into which they evolved were unique sub-units of the Australian Army during the Second World War. The very concept of such units was a radical one for the deeply conservative Australian Army.
A century on from the visionAuthor: Gower, SteveCode: 56635Price:AU $59.95Format: Hardback / 440 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date:12/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Steve Gower, the highly successful director of the Australian War Memorial from 1996 to 2012, gives a comprehensive account of the development of the Memorial from its inception just over a century ago. The Australian War Memorial also goes behind the scenes to provide insights into the many facets of a major, modern cultural institution.
An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great WarAuthor: Ayton, Philip OwenCode: 56626Price:AU $26.24(was
AU $34.99)Format: 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 Extraordinary Story of the Battle for Lae and the GreatestCombined Airborne and Amphibious Operation of the Pacific WarAuthor: Bradley, PhillipCode: 56621Price:AU $24.74(was
AU $32.99)Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:01/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
'Java is heaven, Burma is hell, but you never come back alive from New Guinea' - Japanese military saying The capture of Lae was the most complex operation for the Australian army in the Second World War. In many ways it was also a rehearsal for the D-Day invasion of France, with an amphibious landing combined with the first successful ......
Sydney's unpatriotic warAuthor: Duffy, MichaelCode: 56622Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date:01/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
It seems that not even world war could stop crime in Sydney. In fact, World War Noir confirms that war and crime - in the form of sex, drugs, alcohol, racketeering and other illicit activities - go hand in hand.
Far West & Far EastAuthor: Silver, Lynette RamsayCode: 56624Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 448 pages Published date:01/04/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Angels of Mercy: Far West & Far East follows the gripping stories of two different Australiannursing sisters, who overcame the challenging adversities of two very different circumstances.In the 1930s, Marjorie Silver was employed by The Far West Childrens Health Scheme andbecame their first permanent flying sister, based in Bourke. She fought a ......
The Australian Corp and the 100 DaysAuthor: Brune, PeterCode: 56576Price:AU $49.99Format: HardbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:18/03/2019Availability: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 ......
Innovation in the Twentieth CenturyAuthor: van Mosseveld, AnnekeCode: 56571Price:AU $169.00Format: Paperback / 269 pages Publisher: SPRINGER Published date:09/03/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This book reveals the business history of the Australian Government Clothing Factory as it introduced innovative changes in the production and design of the Australian Army uniform during the twentieth century.
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 ......
Z Force to the SAS intelligence operations to cyber warfareAuthor: Macklin, RobertCode: 57468Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date:26/02/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A compelling account of Australia's intelligence organisations and special forces - from the early days of the commandos during World War II through to the SAS of today and the cyber wars of the future. From the co-author of SAS SNIPER.
The stirring story of an Australian heroAuthor: Veitch, MichaelCode: 57637Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date:29/01/2019Availability: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.
Australians Awarded the Victoria CrossAuthor: Pegram, AaronCode: 56404Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 512 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH BOOKS DISTRIBUTION Published date:15/01/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
For Valour tells the remarkable stories of the 100 Australians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for exceptional acts of bravery and self-sacrifice in battle. From Captain Neville Howse of the New South Wales Army Medical Corps in 1900 to Corporal Cameron Baird of the 2nd Commando Regiment in 2013, heroic actions in the Boer War appear ......
Author: Burness, PeterCode: 55503Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 644 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date:11/01/2019Availability: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.
Australian Prisoners of War on the Western Front 1916-18Author: Pegram, AaronCode: 57890Price:AU $59.95Format: HardbackPublisher: CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING Published date:06/01/2019Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
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 ......
Peter Greste on Australia's Great CommanderAuthor: Beyond Home EntertainmentCode: 52343Price:AU $21.99Format: DVD / 118 mins Publisher: BEYOND HOME ENTERTAINMENT Published date:07/11/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
War correspondent Peter Greste goes in search of the real man behind the Australian General who changed the way the world fights wars, John Monash. What he finds about Monash, his own family, and the way we Australians remember war is challenging and confronting.
Across two episodes Greste plays detective and military analyst, ......
War Crimes TrialsAuthor: Wakeling, AdamCode: 55474Price:AU $34.99Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: VIKING Published date:03/11/2018Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
'For the first time Australia speaks, not for herself alone, but for the whole British Commonwealth.? So wrote a journalist about Australia?s leading role in the Allied program of war crimes trials which followed the end of the Second World War in the Pacific. An Australian judge, Sir William Webb, was president of the Tokyo Trial of Japan?s ......
The man behind the mythAuthor: Kinloch, TerryCode: 56614Price:AU $59.99Format: Hardback / 328 pages Published date:01/11/2018Availability: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.
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 ......
From the First Fleet to the Modern DayAuthor: Moore, JonathonCode: 52354Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS Published date:01/10/2018Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
Australia is a remote nation, tucked away in the southern hemisphere with a tiny population compared to their densely populated neighbours to the North. Despite this, over the past two hundred years the Australian military has punched well above its weight, earning a reputation for bravery and efficiency unrivalled in the modern world. ......
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, 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 ......
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, 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 ......