Story of Len Waters, Australia's First Aboriginal Fighter PilotAuthor: Rees, PeterCode: 57634Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 360 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:27/06/2018Availability: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 ......
The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the worldAuthor: FitzSimons, PeterCode: 56838Price:AU $35.00Format: Paperback / 432 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date:24/05/2018Availability: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 ......
A Visual HistoryAuthor: Inglis, KenCode: 50499Price:AU $39.95Format: Paperback / 256 pages Published date:10/05/2018Availability: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 ......
Australian POWs of the Ottomans during the First World WarAuthor: Ariotti, KateCode: 51508Price:AU $59.95Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: CAMBRIDGE PUBLISHING Published date:01/05/2018Availability:Available, please contact us for availability
Captive Anzacs explores the experiences of the 198 Australians who became prisoners of the Ottomans during the First World War.
War Notes from the Mediterranean Station 1941-1943Author: Poland, Albert and Poland, PeterCode: 51127Price:AU $18.47(was
AU $36.95)Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HALSTEAD PRESS Published date:15/04/2018Availability: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 ......
A Great Escape of WW11. A Freedom Trail.Author: Churches, RalphCode: 51743Price:AU $17.95Format: Paperback / 166 pages Published date:01/04/2018Availability: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
Author: Hotson, Lewis (Chick)Code: 51134Price:AU $17.99(was
AU $29.99)Format: Paperback / 254 pages Publisher: HORIZON PUBLISHING GROUP Published date:05/03/2018Availability: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 ......
Australian Special Forces at War in AfghanistanAuthor: Masters, ChrisCode: 51412Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:25/12/2017Availability: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 ......
Author: Finlayson, David ACode: 50340Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 392 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:07/12/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 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. ......
The coming of war in the Pacific, and reinventing AustraliaAuthor: Edwards, JohnCode: 59393Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 560 pages Publisher: PENGUIN AUSTRALIA Published date:13/11/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Winner of the Prime Ministers Literary Award for History 2018
John Curtin became Australia’s Prime Minister eight weeks before Japan launched war in the Pacific.
Curtin’s struggle for power against Joe Lyons and Bob Menzies, his dramatic use of it when he took office in October 1941, and his ......
The Cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on JapanAuthor: Carlton, MikeCode: 51690Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 656 pages Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE AUSTRALIA Published date:14/08/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan
In 1924 the grand old battle cruiser HMAS Australia I, once the pride of the nation, was sunk off Sydney Heads. She had saved Australia from a German attack in the Pacific in World War I, but after the war she was a victim in the race to disarm. ......
Australia's national servicemen and VietnamAuthor: Dapin, MarkCode: 56489Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 480 pages Publisher: VIKING AUSTRALIA Published date:17/07/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
On 10 March 1965, the first nasho's birthdate was drawn from a lottery barrel at the Department of Labour and National Service in Melbourne. Over the next seven years, a total of 63740 young Australian men would be drafted into the army and face the prospect of being sent to war. The nashos came from all walks of life- plumbers and dentists, ......
How Australia's signals-intelligence network shortened the Pacific WarAuthor: Dufty, DavidCode: 51904Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 360 pages Publisher: SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS Published date:19/06/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This is a rich historical account of a secret and little-understood side of the war, interwoven with lively personalities and personal stories. It is the story of Australia's version of Bletchley Park, of talented and dedicated individuals who significantly influenced the course of the Pacific War.
No.452 (Australian), 485 (New Zealand) and 602 (City of Glasgow) SquadroAuthor: Anthony CooperCode: 49070Price:AU $45.00(was
AU $75.00)Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:24/06/2016Availability:In Stock. 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.
The Extraordinary True Story of Len Opie, Australia's Deadliest SoldierAuthor: Faulkner, AndrewCode: 51113Price:AU $32.99Format: PaperbackPublisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:27/01/2016Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
If Id have been a Vietcong youd be dead. - Len Opie Len was a soldier above soldiers. - Keith Payne VC Through three wars across 30 years, Len Opie carved a reputation as one of the countrys greatest infantrymen. A cold-eyed killer who drank nothing stronger than weak tea, he fought with his bare hands, a sharpened shovel and piano wire. He was ......
To Kokoda and beyondAuthor: Bradley, PhillipCode: 59392Price:AU $32.99Format: Paperback / 528 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:01/10/2013Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The first single volume history to cover all the battles fought by the Australians against the Japanese in Papua New Guinea.