Australians and New Zealanders in the Vietnam WarAuthor: Howell, TonyCode: 60967Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 256 pages Published date:18/09/2021Availability: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.
A Gift to EmpireAuthor: Wright, Matthew J.Code: 60641Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:19/08/2021Availability: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 ......
A Story of Bravery, Leadership and LoveAuthor: Spence, John C.H. FRSCode: 61021Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING PTY LTD Published date:07/08/2021Availability: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.
Author: Hutchins, ElizabethCode: 60964Price:AU $29.95Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date:01/08/2021Availability: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 ......
Anzac Stories of the Great WarAuthor: Ramsland, JohnCode: 70102Price:AU $26.99Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING PTY LTD Published date:25/07/2021Availability: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: ......
Adelaide - Gawler - Mallala - Mount Gambier - Parafield - Port Pirie - VAuthor: Ingman, PeterCode: 60582Price:AU $29.95Format: Paperback / 92 pages Published date:01/06/2021Availability:In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
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.
Passchendaele and the Anzac LegendAuthor: Haultain-Gaul, MatthewCode: 70103Price:AU $34.95Format: Paperback / 336 pages Published date:01/06/2021Availability:In stock at supplier. No longer available
The Ypres salient was the favourite battle ground of the devil and his minions wrote one returned serviceman after the First World War. Few who fought in the infamous third battle of Ypres - now known as Passchendaele - in 1917 would have disagreed. All five of the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) infantry divisions were engaged in this bloody ......
[Australia Post]Author: Brune, PeterCode: 61031Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 464 pages Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:07/04/2021Availability: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 ......
The AIF in France 1918Author: Beale, PatCode: 59981Price:AU $55.00Format: Paperback / 176 pages Published date:31/08/2020Availability:In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
1918 was a year of triumph for the Australian Corps in France yet today this is seldom recognised by most Australians. Our perceptions have been clouded by legends, built up over the past century, that have trivialised their achievement. Here an ex-soldier, Pat Beale DSO MC, uses his military background to help re-discover why and how the Corps ......
The Landing, the Legend, the LawAuthor: Bond, CatherineCode: 59982Price:AU $55.00Format: Paperback / 212 pages Published date:31/08/2020Availability: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.
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: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.
Gripping tales of wartime braveryAuthor: Burgess, ColinCode: 59355Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date:10/07/2020Availability: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 ......
The classic Australian POW storyAuthor: Burgess, ColinCode: 59356Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date:10/07/2020Availability: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 ......
The Australian Guerrilla Book 1Author: Idriess, IonCode: 59276Price:AU $24.95Format: Paperback / 100 pages Publisher: ETT IMPRINT Published date:01/06/2020Availability: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.
Australia'S Experience of Shell Shock in the Great WarAuthor: Tyquin, MichaelCode: 59928Price:AU $55.95Format: Paperback / 280 pages Published date:20/04/2020Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
This edition of a work of the first of its kind to be published in Australia in 2006 is an updated analysis of what happened to soldiers who suffered psychologically in the First World War. Madness and the Military compellingly revisits this long-ignored aspect of Australian military history and suggests a link with so-called shell shock and ......
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:18/03/2020Availability:In Stock, usually dispatched same day
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:01/03/2020Availability: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.
Our top-secret war with the Kaiser's ReichAuthor: Phelps, JamesCode: 58210Price:AU $34.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:31/01/2020Availability:In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
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 ......
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: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 ......
A Collection of Stories of Australia's Iconic Battles and Campaigns fromthe Boer War to VietnamAuthor: Haynes, JimCode: 59900Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 600 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:05/12/2019Availability: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 ......
Operations to Cripple Japan's War MachineAuthor: Cleworth, RobertCode: 59391Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:03/09/2019Availability: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, ......
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:In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
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 ......
Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic BombAuthor: Ramsey, AndrewCode: 57515Price:AU $39.99Format: HardbackPublisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:13/08/2019Availability:In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Before the Manhattan Project, before nuclear warfare and the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was the twentieth centurys great scientific quest to fathom the secrets of the atom. It was through that search for the inner workings of matter that a unique friendship was forged, a partnership that defied academic orthodoxy and altered 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:In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
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: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 ......
and took on the British EmpireAuthor: Growden, GregCode: 57511Price:AU $21.44
Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date:13/08/2019Availability: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 ......
From jet fighter pilot to airline captainAuthor: Enright, TomCode: 56774Price:AU $29.59
Format: PaperbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date:17/07/2019Availability: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 ......
Author: Neville, LeighCode: 56403Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:15/07/2019Availability: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 ......
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:In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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: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 ......
most daring commando raid of WW2Author: McPhedran, IanCode: 56690Price:AU $35.00Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:06/05/2019Availability: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 ......
Australian Independent Companies and Commandos 1941-1945Author: Blake, GregoryCode: 56031Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:16/04/2019Availability:In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 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: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.
The Hidden Victoria CrossAuthor: Alan, Leek,Code: 56633Price:AU $40.72Format: Hardback / 248 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:09/04/2019Availability:In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A gripping book that exposes a long-standing mystery, and tells the Frederick Whirlpool story for the first time.
The extraordinary Australian women doctors of the Great WarAuthor: Sheard, Heather and Lee, RuthCode: 56625Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: EBURY AUSTRALIA Published date:02/04/2019Availability:In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
At the outbreak of World War I, 129 women were registered as medical practitioners in Australia, and many of them were eager to contribute their skills and expertise to the war effort. For the military establishment, however, the notion of women doctors serving on the battlefield was unthinkable. Undaunted, at least twenty-four Australian women ......
An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great WarAuthor: Ayton, Philip OwenCode: 56626Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 416 pages Published date:02/04/2019Availability:In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
One of the last undiscovered personal accounts of an Australian soldier fighting to survive WWI