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Vietnam ANZACS

Australians and New Zealanders in the Vietnam War Author: Howell, Tony Code: 60967 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Published date: 18/09/2021 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
This book is a commentary on the ANZAC forces involvement in the second Indo-China (Vietnam) War during the period 1965 to 1971.
9781526784032

The Battlecruiser New Zealand

A Gift to Empire Author: Wright, Matthew J. Code: 60641 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 19/08/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
This book tells the story of HMS New Zealand, a battlecruiser paid for by the people of New Zealand in 1909, and when Japan was perceived as a threat in Australasia and the Pacific. Born of the collision between New Zealand's patriotic dreams and European politics, the tale of HMS New Zealand is further wrapped in the turbulent power-plays at the ......
9781920785000

Spitfire Pilot: Lou Spence

A Story of Bravery, Leadership and Love Author: Spence, John C.H. FRS Code: 61021 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING PTY LTD Published date: 07/08/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
The biography of decorated RAAF fighter pilot Lou Spence in World Ward II and the Korean War, a story of bravery, leadership and love.
9781743058541

Troop Train

Author: Hutchins, Elizabeth Code: 60964 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date: 01/08/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

It’s February 1942 and the Second World War is raging. Japanese planes are bombing Darwin, Australia fears an invasion, and the train track leads straight through the desert to Adelaide. Fourteen-year-old Rosemary Lister begins a diary to share the upheavals and tensions of her new life in the country, storing memories for her father, missing ......

9780909608996

Rendezvous with Death

Anzac Stories of the Great War Author: Ramsland, John Code: 70102 Price: AU $26.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING PTY LTD Published date: 25/07/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

1914. Some men of the First Australian Imperial Force had a rendezvous with death in the silence in the summer night, but many were to survive only to face the thudding of the guns, again and again until 11 November 1918 at 11am, enduring physical and psychological horrors. This volume is packed with unusual stories of a deeply personal nature: ......

9781460756522

Our Great Hearted Men

[Australia Post] Author: Brune, Peter Code: 61031 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 464 pages Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 07/04/2021 Availability: Delivery estimate: Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The AIF and the Hundred Days Battlefields such as Gallipoli, Fromelles, Pozières, 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 ......

9781925984644

ANZAC

The Landing, the Legend, the Law Author: Bond, Catherine Code: 59982 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Paperback / 212 pages Published date: 31/08/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The word Anzac has been the subject of a century of legal regulation in Australia and internationally. In Anzac: The Landing, The Legend, The Law, Catherine Bond interrogates the legal history of one of Australia and New Zealands most revered words and the restrictions on the acronym that still exist today.

This book ......

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: In stock at supplier. No longer available
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.
9781760854294

Australia's Greatest Escapes

Gripping tales of wartime bravery Author: Burgess, Colin Code: 59355 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date: 10/07/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Australias Greatest Escapes is a collection of stories about the most hazardous aspect of the prisoner of war experience - escape. Here is all the adventure, suspense and courage of ordinary Australians who defied their captors; men who tunnelled to freedom, crawled through stinking drains, or clawed a passage beneath barbed wire in a ......

9781760855178

The Diggers of Colditz

The classic Australian POW story Author: Burgess, Colin Code: 59356 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date: 10/07/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Colditz Castle was Nazi Germanys infamous escape-proof wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners tirelessly carried out their campaign to escape from the massive floodlit stronghold . . . by any ......

9781922384133

Shoot to Kill

The Australian Guerrilla Book 1 Author: Idriess, Ion Code: 59276 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 100 pages Publisher: ETT IMPRINT Published date: 01/06/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

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.

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 $42.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A graphic account of one soldiers service in the First World War serving in Egypt and on the Western Front.
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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 Publisher: SPRINGER PUBLISHING COMPANY Published date: 23/01/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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.
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: 01/01/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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 ......
9781760875619

The Big Book of Australia's War Stories

A Collection of Stories of Australia's Iconic Battles and Campaigns fromthe Boer War to Vietnam Author: Haynes, Jim Code: 59900 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 600 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 05/12/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

The bravest thing God ever made, said a British officer of the insubordinate Aussies at Gallipoli. And before the Normandy invasion, Field Marshal Montgomerys chief of staff remarked, I only wish we had the Australian 9th Division with us this morning. But there is more to the Australian experience of war than heroic endeavour and bravery. Jim ......

9781760633066

RAAF Black Cats: The Secret History of the Covert Catalina Mine-Laying

Operations to Cripple Japan's War Machine Author: Cleworth, Robert Code: 59391 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 03/09/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
In March 1945 Reg Cleworth, a navigator on PBY Catalina seaplanes flying out of Darwin, went missing in action. No details were ever given about the incident that took his life, nor the reason his plane went down. For Reg's younger brother, Robert, the news came as a fulfilling prophecy. The last time they saw each other, Reg confided in Robert, ......
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: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 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 $21.44 (was AU $32.99) Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date: 13/08/2019 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

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 ......

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: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
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: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 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 ......

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: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 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 ......
9781460755648

The Mighty Krait: The little boat that pulled of Australia's

most daring commando raid of WW2 Author: McPhedran, Ian Code: 56690 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 06/05/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
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 ......
9781743056165

The Australian War Memorial

A century on from the vision Author: Gower, Steve Code: 56635 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 440 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date: 12/04/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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.
9781984501882

Matriarch and World War III

Internal State Terrorism in Australia Author: Snow, Daisy Code: 56632 Price: AU $42.68 Format: Paperback / 578 pages Published date: 06/04/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. No longer available
The author was one of those people in Melbourne who knew about 9/11 before it happened. The terrorist squad of the police force harassed her in the late '90s when the government began writing up its intended terrorist laws. The poor woman was nearly shot dead as a female terrorist just after the Bali bombing. A United Nations meeting convened on ......
9781742236360

Australia's Vietnam

Myth vs history Author: Dapin, Mark Code: 56623 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
When Mark Dapin first interviewed Vietnam veterans and wrote about the war, he swallowed (and regurgitated) every misconception. He wasn't alone. In Australia's Vietnam, Dapin reveals that every stage of Australia's commitment to the Vietnam War has been misunderstood, misinterpreted and shrouded in myth.
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D-Day New Guinea

The Extraordinary Story of the Battle for Lae and the GreatestCombined Airborne and Amphibious Operation of the Pacific War Author: Bradley, Phillip Code: 56621 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 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 ......
9781460756515

Our Great Hearted Men

The Australian Corp and the 100 Days Author: Brune, Peter Code: 56576 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 18/03/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
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 ......
9783319890722

The Australian Army Uniform and the Government Clothing Factory

Innovation in the Twentieth Century Author: van Mosseveld, Anneke Code: 56571 Price: AU $169.00 Format: Paperback / 269 pages Publisher: SPRINGER PUBLISHING COMPANY Published date: 09/03/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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.
9781760800000

Consuming ANZAC

The History of Australia's Most Powerful Brand Author: Hawkins, Jo Code: 56615 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 183 pages Published date: 01/11/2018 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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 ......
9781760631208

Australia's First Spies

The remarkable story of Australian intelligence operations, 1901-45 Author: Fahey, John Code: 52440 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 456 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 15/08/2018 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

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 ......

9781472129024

Monash's Masterpiece

The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world Author: FitzSimons, Peter Code: 51789 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: CONSTABLE Published date: 07/06/2018 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Peter FitzSimons brings the Allied triumph at the Battle of Le Hamel to life, and tells the magnificent story of the first modern battle as it should be told.
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Monash's Masterpiece

The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world Author: FitzSimons, Peter Code: 56838 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 432 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 24/05/2018 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

 The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. A largely Australian force, commanded by the brilliant Sir John Monash, fought what has been described as the first modern battle - where infantry, tanks, artillery and planes operated together as a ......

9781107198647

Captive Anzacs

Australian POWs of the Ottomans during the First World War Author: Ariotti, Kate Code: 51508 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING Published date: 01/05/2018 Availability: In stock at supplier. no longer available
Captive Anzacs explores the experiences of the 198 Australians who became prisoners of the Ottomans during the First World War.
9781760111144

No Front Line

Australian Special Forces at War in Afghanistan Author: Masters, Chris Code: 51412 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 25/12/2017 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
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 thirteen 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 ......
9780994588944

South Pacific Air War Volume 1

The Fall of Rabaul December 1941 - March 1942 Author: Claringbould, Michael Code: 52349 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 252 pages Published date: 01/12/2017 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This volume chronicles aerial warfare in the South Pacific from December 1941 until March 1942, during which air operations by both sides became a daily occurrence. As Imperial Japanese Navy flying boats and landbased bombers penetrated over vast distances, a few under-strength squadrons of the Royal Australian Air Force put up a spirited ......

9781760293932

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: Sorry, this is no longer available

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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