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9781526715050

Pioneers of Armour in the Great War

Author: Finlayson, David A Code: 50340 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 392 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 07/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

_Pioneers of Armour in the Great War_ tells the story of the only Australian mechanised units of the Great War. The 1st Australian Armoured Car Section, later the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol, and the Special Tank Section were among the trailblazers of mechanisation and represented the cutting edge of technology on the Great War battlefield. ......

9781922238245

From Gallipoli to Coopers Creek

Author: Davis, Cate Code: 50828 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 228 pages Publisher: HORIZON PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 05/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This is the story of one soldier of the so called Great War. He sailed from Australia at the end of 1914, a proud, even bombastic youth with the certainty that he would do his bit to save Mother England and by doing so, set the world on the right path. He was totally ignorant of the real causes of this war and the place that the different ......
9781925495492

Dunera Lives

A Visual History Author: Inglis, Ken Code: 50499 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 01/12/2017 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: December 2017
The story of the Dunera Boys is an intrinsic part of the history of Australia in the Second World War and in its aftermath. The injustice these 2000 men suffered through British internment in camps at Hay, Tatura and Orange is well known. Less familiar is the tale of what happened to them afterwards. This book tells that story, in two volumes, one ......
9780994140784

Fearless

The extraordinary untold story of New Zealand's Great War airmen Author: Claasen, Adam R. A. Code: 49606 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 496 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 01/11/2017 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: November 2017

More than 1000 New Zealanders served in the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Air Force. Several, including Sir Keith Park, later became senior air commanders of the Second World War. Among them were leading air aces, including Keith Caldwell, Ronald Bannerman and the famous tennis player Anthony Wilding. A special type ......

9781472817464

M113 APC 1960-75

US, ARVN, and Australian variants in Vietnam Author: Prenatt, Jamie Code: 50228 Price: AU $20.84 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 25/10/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The M113 is the most widely used and versatile armoured vehicle in the world. Fielded in 1960 as a simple 'battlefield taxi', over 80,000 M113s would see service with 50 nations around the world and 55 years later, many thousands are still in use. In addition to its original role of transporting troops across the battlefield, specialized versions ......
9347301005886

Centenary of ANZAC 2018 Square Wall Calendar

Author: Browntrout Code: 48929 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Calendar Publisher: BROWNTROUT PUBLISHERS Published date: 07/10/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The Anzac Centenary is a milestone of special significance to all Australians and New Zealanders. Our mini calendar featrues images from our ANZAC history. All images are provided by the Australian War Memorial Trust.

9781909612945

Great Railway Journeys in Australia & New Zealand

Author: Bowden, David Code: 50830 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: JOHN BEAUFOY AUD Published date: 05/09/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

A look at 35 trips that highlight some of the most interesting, scenic and rewarding railway journeys in Australia and New Zealand. They include the renowned long-distance journeys, such as The Indian Pacific in Australia that takes travellers on a three-day trip from Perth to Sydney or the The Northern Explorer in New ......

9781925520927

Australia's War with France

The Campaign in Syria and Lebanon, 1941 Author: James, Richard Code: 49901 Price: AU $20.99 (was AU $29.99) Format: Paperback / 396 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/09/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

1941: Great Britain is fighting for its very existence. France has surrendered and installed Marshal Pétain, an ageing reactionary, as head of a hostile new government at Vichy. The Allied outpost in Egypt, and the Suez Canal—its strategic jewel—are threatened on both sizes. To the west, Rommel is rampaging through North Africa. To the east, ......

9780733638824

The Death of Holden, Updated Edition

The End of an Australian Dream Author: Kurmelovs, Royce Code: 49553 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 29/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
An extraordinary account of the impending closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide. More than the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian dream.
9781472817891

Bolt Action: Campaign New Guinea 2/e

Author: Games, Warlord Code: 48761 Price: AU $42.29 Format: Paperback / 132 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 24/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
In 1942, Japanese forces invaded the island of New Guinea and started a bitter, three-year campaign against allied Australian and American forces. Fought in dense jungles and across rugged mountaintops, the grueling fight pushed men to their very limits and forced commanders to adopt new strategies and tactics for the harsh island terrain. Filled ......
9781760290689

Secret Army

An Elite Force, a Secret Mission, a Fleet of Model-T Fords, a Far Flung Author: Stone, Barry Code: 49877 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 23/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
It was arguably the greatest fighting force in the entirety of the Great War. They were the very best: hardened, fearless, decorated, cocky fighting men, all veterans of Gallipoli and the Western Front. Yet this elite force secretly assembled in London in late 1917 remains an enigma even today.Barry Stone tells the story of these Australian, ......
9780733639142

Killer Caldwell

Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot Author: Watson, Jeffrey Code: 49569 Price: AU $16.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 08/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Clive 'Killer' Caldwell was a natural and brilliant pilot, a superb shot, and a born leader. He saw action against the Germans, Italians and Japanese, and remains Australia's greatest ever fighter pilot - this is his definitive biography. Now part of the HACHETTE MILITARY COLLECTION.
9781925520866

Dancing with Deception

Love, Lust & Deceit in Occupied Paris Author: McCullagh, Catherine Code: 49951 Price: AU $17.49 (was AU $24.99) Format: Paperback / 490 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Catherine McCullagh is a highly respected editor and author. She has worked as an editor and advisor on numerous military and Australian history books and has two published works to her name, Willingly into the Fray, a narrative history of the first 100 years of Australian Army nursing, and War Child, the true story of a woman who grew up in ......

9781925520569

The Battle of Messines 1917

Author: Deayton, Craig Code: 47744 Price: AU $13.99 (was AU $19.99) Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

On 7 June 1917, the British Second Army launched its attack on Messines Ridge, detonating 19 giant mines beneath the German front-line positions. By the end of the day, one of the strongest positions on the Western Front had fallen, a place of such importance that the Germans had pledged to hold it at any cost. It was the greatest British ......

9781925520514

At Any Price

The ANZACS at the Battle of Messines 1917 Author: Deayton, Craig Code: 47743 Price: AU $24.49 (was AU $34.99) Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/05/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The enemy must not get the Messines Ridge at any price …

So read the orders to German troops defending the vital high ground south of Ypres. On 7 June 1917, the British Second Army launched its attack with an opening like no other. In the largest secret operation of the First World War, British ......

9781925520347

The Lightning Keepers

The AIF's Alphabet Company in the Great War Author: Finlayson, Damien Code: 47752 Price: AU $24.49 (was AU $34.99) Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/04/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Few soldiers on the Western Front had heard of the Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company, even after it had been renamed the ‘Alphabet Company’ by an AIF wag. Yet many knew the work of this tiny unit which numbered fewer than 300 at full strength. Despite its small size, the Alphabet Company’s influence was enormous and ......

9781925520453

Married Quarter

Boots, Berets and Bloody Uniforms Author: Augustus-Dunn, Maria Code: 47753 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 324 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/04/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Serving the nation in uniform is a career choice. But have you ever wondered about the life of a partner of these brave men and women? Married Quarter is a light-hearted glimpse into the world of the service family, through deployments, postings, illnesses and into retirement.

21 years, 9 postings, 2 deployments, 15 jobs, 1 ......

9781925520323

Bully Beef & Balderdash Vol 2

More Myths of the AIF Examined and Debunked Author: Wilson, Graham Code: 47683 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 323 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 02/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The late Graham Wilson delighted in his self-appointed role as the AIF’s myth buster. In this, his second and final
volume of Bully Beef and Balderdash, he tackles another eight popularly accepted myths, exposing the ‘Water Wizard’ of Gallipoli who saved an army, dismissing the old adage that the ‘lions of the AIF’ were led by British

9781925520309

Sword and Baton Vol 1: Federation - 1939

Senior Australian Army Officers from Federation to 2001 Author: Chadwick, Justin Code: 47773 Price: AU $24.49 (was AU $34.99) Format: Hardback / 360 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Sword and Baton is a collection of 86 biographies representing every Australian Army officer to reach the rank of major general from Federation to the outbreak of World War II. This is the first of two volumes, and its scope is broad, including chaplains-general, surgeons-general and British Army officers who served with the AIF or the ......

9781925520248

Battles of Bullecourt 1917

Author: Coombes, David Code: 47681 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

In April-May 1917 the sleepy hamlet of Bullecourt in northern France became the focus of two battles involving Australian and British troops. Given the unique place in this nation’s military history that both battles occupy, surprisingly little has been written on the AIF’s achievements at Bullecourt. The First Battle of Bullecourt marked the ......

9781925520224

Lessons Learned

The Australian Military and Tropical Medicine Author: Quail,Geoffrey Grant Code: 47682 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 276 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/01/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Historically, prolonged campaigns have been frequently lost or won because of the greater fitness of one of the combatant armies. In the twentieth century, infection was still a major problem, leading to withdrawal from Gallipoli, and the near defeat of the Allies due to malaria early in the Second World War’s Pacific campaign. Malaria emerged ......

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Quit Targa West 2016 DVD

Author: Targa West Code: 46918 Price: AU $39.95 Format: DVD Publisher: TARGA WEST Published date: 15/10/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
47633

Bushmaster

Australia's Protected Mobility Vehicle Author: Arthur, Gordon Code: 47633 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 40 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 10/09/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

- In action photographs and a detailed walkaround, English text. 
- Limited print-run 999 copies
- As our series "In-Detail" but half size / half price!

Quantity Photos and Illustrations:
Illustrated with 84 colour photographs

 

9781743549971

Aussie Grit

Author: Webber, Mark Code: 46294 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: MACMILLAN Published date: 30/08/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
In the high-stakes world of Formula 1, only the fastest make it to the top. Few know this better than Australian motor-racing legend Mark Webber. His incredible 12-year career saw him earn 42 podium finishes and triumph in nine races, including twice winning the crown jewel of F1, the Monaco Grand Prix.But the road to the summit of F1 racing is ......
9781925275759

Allenby's Gunners

Artillery in the Sinai & Palestine Campaigns 1916-1918 Author: Smith, Allan H Code: 48592 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 416 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 15/08/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Alan Smith’s ‘Allenby’s Gunners’ tells the story of artillery in the highly successful World War I Sinai and Palestine campaigns. Following Gallipoli and the reconstitution of the AIF, a shortage of Australian gunners saw British Territorial artillery allotted to the Australian Light Horse and New Zealand Mounted Rifle brigades. It was a ......
9781925275780

Long Tan - Updated 50th Anniversary Edition

The Start of a Lifelong Battle Author: Smith, Harry Code: 46073 Price: AU $20.99 (was AU $29.99) Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometres from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket of mist and heavy monsoon rain, amid the mud and shattered rubber trees, a dispersed Company of 108 men held its ground with courage and ......

9781781555125

Paddy Finucane and the Legend of the Kenley Wing

No.452 (Australian), 485 (New Zealand) and 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadro Author: Anthony Cooper Code: 49070 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 24/06/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In 1941, the RAF's Kenley Wing, under the leadership of 'ace' pilots like the Irishman 'Paddy' Finucane, won fame as one of the top-scoring outfits in the war. Flying the iconic Spitfire, the wing's three fighter squadrons-the Australian No.452, the New Zealand No.485 and the British No.602, flew escort missions almost daily against the Luftwaffe.
9780473357443

Saving Donkey

Author: High, Peter K. Code: 39839 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback Publisher: CASTLE PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 07/06/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Known as a master storyteller by all who meet him on the road, Peter High (aka Donkey) spins a lively tale about the twists and turns of life, about what makes him tick - and about encounters with a mysterious character named JC.
9780642278869

Taking Flight

Lores Bonney's Extraordinary Flying Career Author: Alexander, Kristen Code: 38411 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 280 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 01/03/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
From her first taste of the air when she joined Bert Hinkler in the cockpit for a joy ride in 1928, Lores Bonney was hooked. With her aviation licence and the support of her husband, she took to the Australian and international skies and braved the challenge of long-distance flying. In 1931 Lores broke the Australian record for the longest one-day ......
9781742588148

Leading Edge

Innovation, Technology and People in Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Ser Author: Langford, Stephen Code: 38412 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 380 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 01/03/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The advent of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the 1930s was a testimony to Australian innovation and ingenuity. Much as been written about the early history of this iconic organisation, adapting aircraft and pedal radios to meet the needs of people in vast remote areas. In this book, Dr Stephen Langford, the Service's longest serving medico, ......
9781760113407

The Man Who Saved Smithy

Author: Rick Searle Code: 38041 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/12/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Patrick Gordon Bill Taylor was a pioneer of Australian aviation. As a fighter pilot during the First World War, he was awarded the Military Cross and discovered a life-long passion for flight and air navigation. Returning to Australia after the war, he became a close friend of Charles Kingsford Smith; they went on to form an incredible flying ......
9781925275551

Anzac Cove to Afghanistan

The History of the 3rd Brigade Author: Wahlert, Glenn Code: 40651 Price: AU $25.97 (was AU $39.95) Format: Hardback / 396 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/11/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
As the first Anzacs to land at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and among the last to serve in Afghanistan 100 years later, the men and women of the Australian Armys 3rd Brigade have a long and proud history. Initially raised in 1903, the 3rd Brigade served as part of the Australian Imperial Force during World War I, suffering appalling losses at ......
9781869539016

Petrolheads

Awesome Kiwi Car Collections Author: Holmes, Steve Code: 38138 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: DAVID BATEMAN LTD Published date: 04/11/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from NZ 3-5 business days
For such a small country New Zealand has a staggering number of hugely impressive motoring collections. Whether it's due to the fresh air, the wide open spaces, the cheap fuel, or just a national fixation with tinkering, Kiwis enjoy collecting and hoarding old cars. Steve Holmes presents some incredible collections in these pages, including a few ......
9781869539092

Living the Dream

Kiwi Bikers Author: Lockyer, George Code: 38135 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 248 pages Publisher: DAVID BATEMAN LTD Published date: 04/11/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from NZ 3-5 business days
In our increasingly homogenous world, the motorcycle still represents individuality and freedom. You can jump on your bike and, for a while, escape the manicured lawns of suburbia and all the worries that plague our complex, modern lives. All is put on the back burner as you twist that throttle, lean into the bend and live the moment with a glint ......
9781925236507

Deals on Wheels

Author: Chester Henchen Code: 38085 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 210 pages Publisher: BOOLARONG PRESS Published date: 01/11/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Following my first book “It’s Not Just About Cars” I continue to weave my family and friends through this story. Hopefully this book will be regarded as a time capsule, which is why I document prices and profits. This is not an ego trip, but a genuine effort to paint a picture of a businessman in a bygone era operating in a country town. I hope ......
9781760113551

The Flying Kangaroo : Great Untold Stories of Qantas...

Author: Jim Eames Code: 38040 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/11/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Everyone who has ever flown will enjoy The Flying Kangaroo. These are stories of passion and dedication, of risk and resilience, of excellence and Australian larrikinism, of inventiveness and determination. They reflect my pride for an airline that connected the world and became a national icon. - Captain Richard Champion de Crespigny, Pilot in ......
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