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9781911658757

HMS Bristol

Author: Griffin, Rob Code: 61629 Price: AU $36.95 Format: Paperback / 116 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 01/07/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: July 2022
9781911658498

Fleet Air Arm Legends

Fairey Swordfish Author: Willis, Matthew Code: 60495 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 116 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 27/06/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: June 2022

Few aircraft encompass as many contradictions as the Fairey Swordfish - the legendary Stringbag naval torpedo bomber was approaching antiquation at the start of the war yet struck mortal blows against some of the most powerful battleships in the Axis fleets. Naval Aviation historian Matthew Willis explores how modern technology such as radar ......

9781526789570

Beaufighter and Mosquito Operations in WWII

The Memoirs of a Radar Operator Author: Pemberton, John Code: 60271 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 296 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/06/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: June 2022
Zbysek Necas was just 18, and still a high school student, when he escaped from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia a month before the outbreak of war in 1939.
9781526797957

From F-4 Phantom to A-10 Warthog

Memoirs of a Cold War Fighter Pilot Author: Ladd, Steven K. Code: 61652 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/06/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: June 2022

Fighter pilots! Images of Baron Manfred von Richthofen and Eddie Rickenbacker in the Great War, Johnnie Johnson, Robert Stanford Tuck and Richard Bong in the Second World War, or Robin Olds in Vietnam, all spring to mind. Volumes have been written about them, past and present. Understandably, most of these revolve around the skill, cunning and ......

9781636240985

Snipers of World War II

The Men, Their Guns, Their Stories Author: Yee, Gary Code: 61595 Price: AU $99.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 15/05/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

A comprehensive illustrated history of snipers and their battlefield role in World War II. Thousands of volumes have been published about World War II but relatively little attention has been given to the sniper. Drawing from memoirs, government documents and interviews, Snipers of World War II incorporates eyewitness accounts to weave a ......

9781838862312

Military Aircraft

Author: Winchester, Jim Code: 61619 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS Published date: 14/05/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: May 2022

The history of aviation is full of striking and unusual designs, from the biplanes and triplanes of World War I, through the giant bombers and streamlined fighters of World War II to the stealthy shapes and unusual configurations of modern military aircraft like the Northrop Grumman B-2 and V-22 Osprey. Military Aircraft Visual ......

9781788166393

Burning Steel

A Tank Regiment at War, 1939-45 Author: Hart, Peter Code: 61618 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 496 pages Publisher: PROFILE BOOKS LTD Published date: 10/05/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

This is the story of a tank regiment: the 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in the Second World War. Raw and visceral personal recollections from the men themselves recall some of the most dramatic and horrific scenes imaginable - the sheer nerve-wracking tension of serving in highly inflammable Sherman tanks, the sudden impact of German shells, the ......

9780750999007

Sir Henry Royce

Establishing Rolls-Royce, from Motor Cars to Aero Engines Author: Reese, Peter Code: 61704 Price: AU $35.26 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 08/05/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
The life and genius of Henry Royce, the outstanding, retiring, and often tyrannical founder of Rolls-Royce
9781911667292

Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot

Defending The Reich Against The RAF and USAAF Author: Fischer, Wolfgang Code: 61558 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 216 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 27/04/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Within weeks of war being declared, Wolfgang Fischer had volunteered to join the Luftwaffe and spent nearly five of the succeeding six years of hostilities in uniform. During this time, he was given a succession of postings varying from a long-range recce unit; as a decoder in a met office in occupied France; to a bomber squadron; and as a ......

9781911667308

Luftwaffe Eagle

A WW2 German Airman's story Author: Sommer and Smith Code: 61557 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 26/04/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

With a detailed introduction from acclaimed Luftwaffe historian J. Richard Smith and illustrated throughout with photographs from private family albums, Luftwaffe Eagle is a fascinating insight into the life of an exceptional Luftwaffe pilot and navigator. In this compelling memoir, Erich Sommer recalls his life in pre-war Germany and the ......

9781910809792

The Phantom of Scapa Flow

The Daring Exploit of U-Boat U-47 Author: Korganoff, Alexandre Code: 61624 Price: AU $21.95 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 21/03/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

On the night of 13/14 October 1939, the German commander of U-boat U-47, Gunther Prien, steered past the sunken block ships and chains which inadequately protected the British naval base at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands. The U-Boat sank the old British World War I battleship HMS Royal Oak and then escaped into the North Sea. The loss of the ......

9781526794185

Barnstormers, Wing-Walking and Flying Circuses

Author: Brown, Peter Code: 61653 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 20/03/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

While large numbers of aeroplanes had been produced In America for the war effort overseas at the Western Front, it was found that that the British, French and Germans were far ahead of them when it came to flight technology, which led to a huge surplus of aeroplanes in the United States. The governments solution to recover some of the money ......

9781399083270

The First Jet Pilot

The Story of German Test Pilot Erich Warsitz Author: Warsitz, Lutz Code: 61433 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 27/01/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

On 27 August 1939, Flugkapitan Erich Warsitz became the first man to fly a jet aircraft, the Heinkel He 178 and in June of the same year he flew the first liquid-fuel rocket aircraft, the Heinkel He 176. His legendary flying skills enabled him to assist the pioneering German aircraft and engine design teams that included Wernher von Braun and ......

9781399014427

In the Shadow of Death

The Story of a Medic on the Burma Railway, 1942-45 Author: Barwick, Idris James Code: 61432 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/12/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Idris (Taff) James was a driver in the Royal Army Service Corps and one of the thousands of young British soldiers taken prisoner by the Japanese in early 1942. He was ordered to become a medic by his Company Commander, who must have been a very shrewd judge of character. His account of the conditions and suffering endured by his fellow ......

9781399090704

Cold War Test Pilot: Surviving Crash Landings and Emergency Ejections

From Fast-jets to Heavy Multi-Engine Aircraft Author: Group Captain RON BURROWS AFC, FRAeS, JP, RAF (Ret'd) Code: 61434 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 04/12/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Falkland Islands had been invaded and a Task Force was already steaming south at full speed. On board the carriers were the Harriers that would provide essential aerial cover for the British troops and ships sent to re-capture the islands. They would be entering particularly hostile territory, and the types capabilities had urgently to be ......

9781399003360

The 'Real' Spitfire Pilot

Flight Lieutenant D.M. Crook DFC's Original Unpublished Manuscript Author: Flight Lieutenant D M Crook DFC Code: 60608 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Hardback Published date: 22/11/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Flight Lieutenant David Moore Crook DFCs original Spitfire Pilot ranks among the finest first-hand accounts published during the Second World War, particularly for a Battle of Britain airman. It rightly remains a sought-after classic.

A Spitfire pilot during the epic aerial battles of the summer of 1940, DMC became a ......

9781911667209

Nimrod Boys

True Tales from the Operators of the RAF's Cold War Trailblazer Author: Blackman, Tony Code: 61689 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 01/09/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Nimrod Boys is a collection of eighteen first-hand accounts of operating the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod an aircraft which served at the forefront of the Cold War. As the first jet-powered maritime aircraft, it could reach critical points for rescues or for operational requirements in rapid time. Its outstanding navigation and electronics systems ......

9781526777294

Battleship Duke of York

An Anatomy from Building to Breaking Author: Buxton, Ian Code: 60639 Price: AU $140.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 15/08/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Unlike the United States, which has preserved a number of battleships as museums or memorials, not a single British dreadnought survives in the country that invented them. This book is an ambitious attempt to achieve the next best thing - a level of documentation in plans, photographs and words that portrays every aspect of the ship, albeit in two ......
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.
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Fighter

The True Story of the Battle of Britain Author: Deighton, Len Code: 60830 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 14/07/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

A myth-busting, page-turning history of the Battle of Britain Summer, 1940- western Europe has been conquered, and Hitler turns his attention to the invasion of England. Fighter is Len Deightons thrilling history of the ensuing Battle of Britain - the aerial combat between the RAF and the Luftwaffe that was fought over the summer of 1940. ......

9780241400982

SAS: Sea King Down

The estraordinary true story of a sabre squadron at war Author: Aston, Mark Code: 60482 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Hardback / 400 pages Publisher: MICHAEL JOSEPH LTD Published date: 13/06/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
After passing the world's toughest Special Forces selection and joining D Squadron, 22 SAS in 1979, Mark 'Splash' Aston thought the hard part was over.Then on April 2 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. Days later D Squadron joined the cutting edge of Britain's campaign to retake the islands. Over the next six weeks of fighting, the ......
9780733647475

The Platoon Commander : The extraordinary story of the man who led

Australia's most decorated platoon of the Vietnam War Author: O'Halloran, John and Teague, Ric Code: 60965 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 12/06/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

John OHalloran was a country boy from Tamworth, NSW, who was called up for national service not long after the start of the Vietnam War. As a tough and determined 21-year-old, he guided 6 RARs B Company 5 Platoon through some of the biggest conflicts of the war, including Operation Hobart and the Battle of Long Tan. But he faced his hardest ......

9780008359300

Merlin: The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster

The Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWII Author: Hoyland, Graham Code: 60565 Price: AU $21.98 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: WILLIAM COLLINS Published date: 08/06/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
The most iconic planes of WWII, the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, DeHavilland Mosquito and the Avro Lancaster, were all powered by one engine, the Rolls-Royce Merlin. The story of the Merlin is one of British ingenuity at its height, of artistry and problem-solving that resulted in a war-winning design.
9780241535868

The Bomber Mafia

A Story Set in War Author: Gladwell, Malcolm Code: 70128 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 01/06/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

A riveting tale of persistence, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war, from the international bestselling author of Talking to Strangers and host of the award-winning podcast Revisionist History Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists ......

9781472841346

I Will Run Wild

The Pacific War from Pearl Harbor to Midway Author: McKelvey Cleaver, Thomas Code: 60618 Price: AU $32.98 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 31/05/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
This fascinating volume--now available in paperback offers a vivid narrative history of the early stages of the Pacific War, as US and Allied forces desperately tried to slow the Japanese onslaught that began with the sudden attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941.
9781472143549

Defiant

Forgotten Heroes of the Battle of Britain Author: Verkaik, Robert Code: 60829 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 384 pages Publisher: ROBINSON Published date: 29/05/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Robert Verkaik makes a revisionist case for an unsung aircraft, the Boulton Paul Defiant. This two-seat gun-turret fighter is, argues Verkaik, the forgotten fighter of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain; the effectiveness as well as the courage of its crews is overlooked in standard accounts. To advance his case, he notes that a Defiant ......

9781529378085

Battle of Britain

The pilots and planes that made history Author: Pearson, Simon Code: 60648 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: HODDER AND STOUGHTON Published date: 24/05/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

A useful contribution to an overcrowded field of history by giving deserved attention to the ordinary men and unsung machines that arent usually included in the dramatic narrative. - The TimesA great read and a real eye-opener to anyone who thinks the Battle of Britain is only about Brits and Germans and Messerschmitts and Spitfires. The value ......

9781472281968

The Spitfire Kids: The generation who built, supported and flew

Britain's most beloved fighter Author: Cross, Alasdair Code: 60613 Price: AU $44.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Published date: 11/05/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A bestselling BBC World Service ten-part series and podcast that celebrates the men and women who built and flew the Second World War's most famous fighter plane - the Spitfire.
9781913491055

A Distant Drum

The story of the 5th Bn Coldstream Guards 1944 - 45 Author: Pereira, J. Code: 59411 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: UNICORN PRESS Published date: 18/04/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

Jocelyn Pereiras vivid and colourful narrative of the 5th Battalion Coldstream Guards advance from Normandy to Cuxhaven in 1944-45 is a priceless piece of regimental history and a tribute to those who served in that final, testing phase of the war. It is a story of war, an intensely human endeavour, with its highs and lows, good times and bad.

9781526781321

The Red Baron : Manfred von Richthofen

A Photographic Album of the First World War's Greatest Ace Author: Treadwell, Terry C Code: 60640 Price: AU $43.98 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Published date: 12/04/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A unique collection of photographs that explores the life and military career of this famous airman until his death in April 1918.
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 ......

9781781557877

Todger

Thomas Jones VC, DCM, 1st Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment Author: Thornton, Neil Code: 59417 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Hardback / 194 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 18/03/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
Even by Victoria Cross standards the exploits of Thomas Jones, V.C., D.C.M., known as 'Todger', are exceptional. In his mid-30s, and vastly experienced, he never rose above the rank of private despite showing exceptional leadership. This book explores his life in detail, including the single-handed capture of over 100 enemy soldiers on the Somme.
9781788544696

Jet Man

The Making and Breaking of Frank Whittle, the Genius behind the Jet Revo Author: Campbell-Smith, Duncan Code: 60480 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: HEAD OF ZEUS Published date: 10/03/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The story of Frank Whittle - RAF pilot, mathematician of genius, inventor of the jet engine and British hero. In 1929, a twenty-two-year-old maverick named Frank Whittle - a self-taught aeronautical obsessive and risk-takingly brilliant RAF pilot - presented a blueprint for a revolutionary, jet-powered aircraft engine to the Air Ministry. His ......

9781781558126

Christmas Truce by the Men Who Took Part

Letters from the 1914 Ceasefire on the Western Front Author: Hill, Mike Code: 60883 Price: AU $55.99 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 10/03/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Please contact us for availability details
The Christmas Truce of 1914 remains a moment of enduring fascination more than a century after the day the First World War guns fell silent. Now for the first time hundreds of eyewitness accounts of this most extraordinary date in history have been gathered together telling the story in their own words of the men who met in peace in No Man's Land.
9781911621966

Hawkeye: The Enthralling Autobiography of the Top-Scoring Israel Air

Force Ace of Aces Author: Even-Epstein, BG Giora Code: 59250 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 01/03/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
For more than thirty years, Giora Even-Epstein flew fighters for the Israel Air Force, achieving recognition as a highly skilled military aviator and the highest-scoring jet-mounted ace with the most number of confirmed victories in the French Mirage.
9781913491031

In Which They Served

The stories of five men and women of the Great War as told by their meda Author: Cullen, Richard Code: 59410 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: UNICORN PRESS Published date: 10/02/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

Richard Cullen takes the reader through the Great War history, led by the medals of five who served, each decorated for distinguished service. Their stories are untold and open our eyes to the struggles that so many faced without formal recognition. They are tales of sadness, power, modesty, compassion, bravery and a fulfilled post-war life.

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