MediterraneanAuthor: Forsyth, RobertCode: 60617Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:22/08/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2021
The Junkers Ju 87 B Stuka dive-bomber and the aircraft carrier represent two key combat innovations of World War II. Rich with photographs and personal accounts, this new volume focuses on the air-sea action during the British evacuation operations in Norway in May 1940 and German air attacks in the Mediterranean in 1941-1942.
The pursuit of Germany's most famous battleshipAuthor: Konstam, AngusCode: 60491Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:08/08/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2021
Hunt the Bismarck, now available in paperback, tells the story of Operation Rheinubung, the Atlantic sortie of the Nazi Germanys largest battleship in May 1941. Bismarck entered service in the summer of 1940. She was well-armed, with eight 15- inch guns as well as a powerful array of lighter weapons, while her armoured protection earned her the ......
An American Freighter at War, 1939-1943Author: Haugseng, MagneCode: 60636Price:AU $58.59Format: Paperback / 219 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date:30/06/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
Christmas 1942 saw the SS City of Flint in New York with other freighters loading for North Africa. Allied codes had been cracked and the convoy was expected by a group of U-Boats. Eyewitness accounts, war diaries and archival sources bring this untold story to life.
'Conte di Cavour' and 'Duiio' ClassesAuthor: Bagnasco, ErminioCode: 60646Price:AU $125.00Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:03/06/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
Originally comprising five ships in two related classes, Conte di Cavour and Duilio classes entered service at the beginning of the Great War. As designed, they were powerful examples of the second generation of dreadnoughts, with a combination of twin and triple turrets producing a unique main armament of thirteen 12-inch guns. This book covers ......
Royal Naval Mines, Depth Charges & Underwater Weapons, 1914-1945Author: Henry, ChrisCode: 60873Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:01/06/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
The history of weapons and warfare is usually written about from the point of view of the battles fought and the tactics used. In naval warfare, in particular, the story of how these weapons were invented, designed and supplied is seldom told. Chris Henry, in this pioneering study, sets the record straight. He describes how, to counter the ......
Author: Koszela, WitoldCode: 58849Price:AU $72.64Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date:03/05/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The first of two volumes which describe and illustrate all the German cruisers that were in Kriegsmarine service during WWII, complete with full technical specifications.
the Pacific During WWIIAuthor: Dacus, JeffCode: 60419Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: LYONS PRESS Published date:01/05/2021Availability:Please contact us for availability
From historian and columnist in Leatherneck and Armor magazines, this is the exciting, personal account of a Marine fighter squadron in the South Pacific during the critical days of 1943 when the tide turned against the Japanese.
The climax of World War II's greatest naval campaignAuthor: Lardas, MarkCode: 60163Price:AU $34.95Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:08/02/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This illustrated study explores, in detail, the climactic events of the Battle of the Atlantic, and how air power proved to be the Allies' most important submarine-killer in one of the most bitterly fought naval campaigns of World War II.
Six Subs Sunk in Twelve DaysAuthor: Williamson, John A.Code: 60307Price:AU $35.00Format: Paperback / 244 pages Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA PRES Published date:01/02/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Describes naval tactics and weaponry precisely, and provides information gleaned from translations of the orders from the Japanese high command to Submarine Squadron 7. The author details the challenges of communal life aboard ship and explains the intense loyalty that bonds crew members for life.
Germany's Great War Gamble in the First World WarAuthor: Joachim Koerver, HansCode: 59341Price:AU $76.99Format: Hardback / 328 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date:20/11/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
A deeply researched and engaging account of the use of U-Boats in the First World War. The focus touches on both diplomatic and economic aspects as well as the tactical and strategic use of the u-boats. The book also examines the role played by US president Woodrow Wilson and his response to American shipping being sunk by U-boats and how that ......
U-boat Menace 1942-43Author: Cooper, AnthonyCode: 60421Price:AU $67.99Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:12/11/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Nos 10 and 461 Squadrons of the RAAF were among the premier units of RAF Coastal Command in WWII, flying Sunderlands from UK harbours to patrol the eastern Atlantic hunting for U-boats. Crews from both units were involved in famous air combats against German fighters sent to intercept them, but persisted to achieve an impressive series of kills.
Lingayen Gulf, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the Attack of the KamikazeAuthor: Bertke, Donald ACode: 60460Price:AU $75.68Format: Paperback / 622 pages Published date:11/09/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
In Volume 16, covering January through April 1945, we see the Allies' final struggles against Nazi Germany and the last major battles against Japan. EUROPEAN THEATRE US Navy and Royal Navy warships defend the Atlantic Ocean against the last German U-boat attacks. Germany stages a massive evacuation of civilians from East Prussia against Russian ......
Author: Kelly, TerrenceCode: 59346Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date:01/09/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Taken prisoner in Java, Terence Kellys captivity was full of incident. He was witness to barbaric cruelty and suffering particularly on the journey packed into a filthy cargo ship under atrocious and inhumane conditions. Once in Japan, he was a slave in the Hitachi shipyards where he got to know other Japanese and learn their language. His book ......
The John Lambert Collection, Volume III - Coastal Forces WeaponsAuthor: Friedman, NormanCode: 59343Price:AU $120.00Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date:30/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
John Lambert was a renowned naval draughtsman, whose plans were highly valued for their accuracy and detail by modelmakers and enthusiasts. By the time of his death in 2016 he had produced over 850 sheets of drawings, many of which have never been published. These have now been acquired by Seaforth and this is the third of a planned series of ......
A Maritime History of Worldwar IIAuthor: Mawdsley, EvanCode: 59765Price:AU $44.95Format: Paperback / 632 pages Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:20/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A bold and authoritative maritime history of World War II which takes a fully international perspective and challenges our existing understanding
Command of the oceans was crucial to winning World War II. By the start of 1942 Nazi Germany had conquered mainland Europe, and Imperial Japan had overrun Southeast ......
The Sinking of Japan's Secret Submarine I-52Author: Jourdan, DavidCode: 59761Price:AU $54.95Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS Published date:01/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
World War II gave rise to tales of epic battles, sagas of heroism, bravery, and cowardice. The sinking of Japanese submarine I-52 is one such tale. Author David W.
Jourdan recovers this sunken history and explores how Allied codebreaking, the victory over the Axiss desperate mission for much-needed resources, and a modern-day ......
Author: Nowak, GrzegorzCode: 58146Price:AU $78.57Format: Hardback / 260 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date:01/08/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
How US battleships were painted during the World War II in specially-commissioned colour plates presenting all the American battleships used in this period.
Author: Goralski, WaldemarCode: 59262Price:AU $54.99Format: Paperback / 28 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date:01/08/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The battleship "Nagato" was the first dreadnought equipped with a main artillery with a caliber exceeding 400 mm. It was armed with eight 406 mm (16 in) guns. The keel of "Nagato" was laid in 1917 in the naval shipyard in Kure. The ship was launched in 1919 and incorporated into service on November 15, 1920. The sister unit was "Mutsu". Before the ......
A History of Luftwaffe Maritime OperationsAuthor: Paterson, LawrenceCode: 59195Price:AU $90.00Format: Hardback / 432 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:23/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The first ever full account of all the Luftwaffe's naval operations, detailed yet highly readable account, contains a superb collection of rare photographs.
The Evolutionary Role of the Snorkel in D nitz's U-Boat Fleet, 1944-1945Author: Hamilton, Aaron SCode: 59196Price:AU $105.00Format: Hardback / 400 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:15/07/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
First comprehensive technical and operational history of the snorkel-equipped U-boat fleet.
From World War II to Present-Day Museum ShipAuthor: Doyle, ,DavidCode: 58932Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:06/07/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
USS Lexington (CV-16), a member of the famed Essex class of carriers that made up the backbone of the US Navy's carrier force in WWII, served its nation from WWII into the 1990s. With almost a half-million arrested landings recorded, arguably more naval aviators have landed on its decks than on any other aircraft carrier in the world. Scarred in ......
The Arctic Voyage That Defied the NazisAuthor: Geroux, WilliamCode: 58911Price:AU $31.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY Published date:03/07/2020Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
On the fourth of July, 1942, four Allied ships traversing the Arctic split from their decimated convoy to head further north into the ice field of the North Pole. They were seeking safety from Nazi bombers and U-boats in the perilous white maze of ice floes, growlers, and giant bergs. Despite the many risks of their chosen route, the four vessels ......
The Fate of Enemy Fleets after the Two World WarsAuthor: Dodson, AidanCode: 59875Price:AU $89.99Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date:01/06/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
While a large number of books have dealt with the navies and war at sea during the World Wars, the immediate aftermaths have generally received only minimal coverage. However, the fates of defeated navies are of enormous interest from a number of perspectives. These include the relative priorities of the victorious powers, acquisition and ......
U-110 and the Enigma StoryAuthor: Roskill, S WCode: 59199Price:AU $36.99Format: Paperback / 184 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:01/06/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
An authoritative account of one of the most significant events of the naval war. Based on both documentary and eyewitness evidence.
Command Decisions in Harm's WayAuthor: Smith, Douglas V.Code: 58245Price:AU $40.36Format: Paperback / 384 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date:01/06/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
A longtime professor at the Naval War College who once directed strategic and long-range planning for the Navy and Marine Corps in Europe considers the transformation of the US Navy from a defensive-minded coastal defense force into an offensive risk-taking navy in the very early stages of World War II.
Author: Koszela, WitoldCode: 58033Price:AU $68.75Format: Hardback / 140 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date:26/01/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A volume featuring technical descriptions of the Royal Navy's Nelson Class battleships, described and illustrated with full technical specifications.
The illustrated history of the German Navy in WWIIAuthor: Jackson, RobertCode: 57922Price:AU $39.27Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS LTD Published date:23/01/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
With over 200 photos, Kriegsmarine provides a full pictorial history of the German naval forces in WWII, from the U-boat campaigns of the Atlantic to the battleships of the surface fleet.
Author: Draminski, StefanCode: 58027Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:20/01/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
USS Iowa (BB-61) was the lead ship in one of the most famous classes of battleships ever commissioned into the US Navy. Transferred to the Pacific Fleet in 1944, the Iowa first fired her guns in anger in the Marshall Islands campaign, and sunk her first enemy ship, the Katori. The Iowa went on to serve across a number of pivotal Pacific War ......
The Mediterranean 1940-41Author: Stille, MarkCode: 58097Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:13/01/2020Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
During World War II's battle for control of the Mediterranean, both the British and Italian navies planned to bring their battle fleets into play. At the centre of both of these fleets was a core of battleships which both sides expected to play a decisive role in the conflict. On 9 July 1940, the two navies met in the central Mediterranean, as ......
of the First American Submarine to Sink a Japanese ShipAuthor: Billy, George J.Code: 57750Price:AU $56.10Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date:12/12/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The USS Swordfish was the first American submarine to sink a Japanese armed merchant ship. Drawing on archival sources and interviews with veteran sailors, this first full-length history of Swordfish provides detailed accounts of each patrol and covers the mysterious disappearance of the legendary submarine on its final mission.
The LCP(L), LCP(R), LCV, LCVP, LCS(L), LCM and LCIAuthor: Doyle, DavidCode: 57857Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:20/11/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
No less than Dwight Eisenhower described Andrew Jackson Higgins as "the man who won the war for us," referring to the landing craft he perfected. Those craft, the WWII LCP(L), LCP(R), LCV, LCVP, LCM, and LCS(L), are presented in this volume (the first of two on US landing craft), along with the larger LCI (Landing Craft, Infantry). These vessels, ......
Author: Konstam, AngusCode: 57200Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:29/09/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
In 1941, as the Battle of the Atlantic raged and ship losses mounted, the British Admiralty desperately tried to find ways to defeat the U-Boat threat to Britain's maritime lifeline. Facing a shortage of traditional aircraft carriers and shore-based aircraft, the Royal Navy, as a stopgap measure, converted merchant ships into small `escort ......