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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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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: 01/07/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A graphic account of one soldiers service in the First World War serving in Egypt and on the Western Front.
9781925927238

The Forgotten

The Chinese Labour Corps and the Chinese Anzacs in the Great War Author: Davies, Will Dr. Code: 58815 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: WILKINSON PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

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.

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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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 ......
9781760851101

The Strong Man

A powerful story of life under fire and one man's journey back from thebrink Author: Edwards, Grant Code: 58103 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date: 01/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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 ......
9781743795491

The Oarsmen

The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace Author: Patterson, Scott Code: 57514 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: HARDIE GRANT EGMONT Published date: 13/08/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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 ......

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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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 $32.99 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date: 13/08/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

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 ......

9780733640551

Turning Point: The Battle for Milne Bay 1942

Japan's first land defeat in World War II Author: Veitch, Michael Code: 57512 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 10/07/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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.
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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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 ......
9781911628828

Jungle Cavalry

Australian Independent Companies and Commandos 1941-1945 Author: Blake, Gregory Code: 56031 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 16/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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.
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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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.
9781925773422

Hell Of A Time

An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great War Author: Ayton, Philip Owen Code: 56626 Price: AU $26.24 (was AU $34.99) Format: Paperback / 416 pages Published date: 02/04/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
One of the last undiscovered personal accounts of an Australian soldier fighting to survive WWI
9781742236049

World War Noir

Sydney's unpatriotic war Author: Duffy, Michael Code: 56622 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
It seems that not even world war could stop crime in Sydney. In fact, World War Noir confirms that war and crime - in the form of sex, drugs, alcohol, racketeering and other illicit activities - go hand in hand.
9781742236360

Australia's Vietnam

Myth vs history Author: Dapin, Mark Code: 56623 Price: AU $23.09 (was AU $32.99) Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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.
9781760632588

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 $24.74 (was AU $32.99) Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
'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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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 ......
9780733641985

Warrior Elite : Australia's special forces

Z Force to the SAS intelligence operations to cyber warfare Author: Macklin, Robert Code: 57468 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 26/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A compelling account of Australia's intelligence organisations and special forces - from the early days of the commandos during World War II through to the SAS of today and the cyber wars of the future. From the co-author of SAS SNIPER.
9780733640902

Barney Greatrex: From Bomber Command to the French Resistance

The stirring story of an Australian hero Author: Veitch, Michael Code: 57637 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 29/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero BARNEY GREATREX - from Bomber Command to French Resistance fighter.
9781742235424

For Valour

Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross Author: Pegram, Aaron Code: 56404 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 512 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH BOOKS DISTRIBUTION Published date: 15/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

For Valour tells the remarkable stories of the 100 Australians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for exceptional acts of bravery and self-sacrifice in battle. From Captain Neville Howse of the New South Wales Army Medical Corps in 1900 to Corporal Cameron Baird of the 2nd Commando Regiment in 2013, heroic actions in the Boer War appear ......

9781742235868

The Western Front Diaries of Charles Bean

Author: Burness, Peter Code: 55503 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 644 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 11/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Australia's official First World War correspondent Charles Bean saw more of the Australian army's activities and battles on the Western Front than anyone. Bean's private wartime diaries form a unique and personal record of his experiences and observations throughout the war and were the basis of his twelve-volume official war history.
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Monash & Me DVD

Peter Greste on Australia's Great Commander Author: Beyond Home Entertainment Code: 52343 Price: AU $21.99 Format: DVD / 118 mins Publisher: BEYOND HOME ENTERTAINMENT Published date: 07/11/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

War correspondent Peter Greste goes in search of the real man behind the Australian General who changed the way the world fights wars, John Monash. What he finds about Monash, his own family, and the way we Australians remember war is challenging and confronting.

Across two episodes Greste plays detective and military analyst, ......

9780143793335

Stern Justice: The Forgotten Story of Australia, Japan and the Pacific

War Crimes Trials Author: Wakeling, Adam Code: 55474 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: VIKING Published date: 03/11/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
'For the first time Australia speaks, not for herself alone, but for the whole British Commonwealth.? So wrote a journalist about Australia?s leading role in the Allied program of war crimes trials which followed the end of the Second World War in the Pacific. An Australian judge, Sir William Webb, was president of the Tokyo Trial of Japan?s ......
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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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 ......
9781775593638

Godley

The man behind the myth Author: Kinloch, Terry Code: 56614 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 328 pages Published date: 01/11/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This is the first full biography of General Sir Alexander Godley, the British commander of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) during World War I. Terry Kinloch takes care to present a fair and balanced look at a man generally considered to have been a poor field commander and one usually blamed for failures at Gallipoli and Passchendaele.
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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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 ......

9780143784968

The Last 100 Days

The Australians Road to Victory in the First World War Author: Davies, Will Code: 52350 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: VINTAGE Published date: 01/08/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

In March 1918, with the fear of a one-million-man American army landing in France, the Germans attacked. In response, Australian soldiers were involved in a number of engagements, culminating in the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux and the saving of Amiens, and Paris, from German occupation. Then came General John Monashs first victory as ......

9781760296414

The Missing Man

Story of Len Waters, Australia's First Aboriginal Fighter Pilot Author: Rees, Peter Code: 57634 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 360 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 27/06/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
'You were the master of the machine...you were an airman.' Flying Officer Bob Crawford Len Waters was a Kamilaroi man. Born on an Aboriginal reserve, he left school at thirteen and by twenty was piloting a RAAF Kittyhawk fighter with 78 Squadron in the lethal skies over the Pacific in World War II. It was serious and dangerous work and his ......
9780733640087

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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 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 ......

9781925495492

Dunera Lives

A Visual History Author: Inglis, Ken Code: 50499 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Published date: 10/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
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 ......
9781925043402

Tobruk and Beyond

War Notes from the Mediterranean Station 1941-1943 Author: Poland, Albert and Poland, Peter Code: 51127 Price: AU $18.47 (was AU $36.95) Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HALSTEAD PRESS Published date: 15/04/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

An illustrated collection of personal records from the Mediterranean theatre of the Second World War. Vice Admiral Sir Albert Poland arrived in Tobruk in March 1941, just weeks before the siege commenced. Initially tasked with commanding the supply ships that served the British Army during the North Africa campaign, he went on to command a ......

9780646391175

A Hundred Miles as the Crow Flies

A Great Escape of WW11. A Freedom Trail. Author: Churches, Ralph Code: 51743 Price: AU $17.95 Format: Paperback / 166 pages Published date: 01/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
A great yarn, about a man who could charm the birds from the trees, talking people into one of the greatest escapes of POWs of WW2
9781922238641

Robert's War

Author: Hotson, Lewis (Chick) Code: 51134 Price: AU $17.99 (was AU $29.99) Format: Paperback / 254 pages Publisher: HORIZON PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 05/03/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
“Robert’s War is an autobiographical of a Queensland lad who lied about his age to join the army, to wear the uniform, to attract the girls and to emulate his two older brothers who were on active service ‘somewhere’. But no sooner had he become the youngest soldier in the Australian Army than he volunteered for anti-malaria experiments being ......
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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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 ......
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