Gripping tales of wartime braveryAuthor: Burgess, ColinCode: 59355Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date:10/07/2020Availability: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 ......
The classic Australian POW storyAuthor: Burgess, ColinCode: 59356Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date:10/07/2020Availability: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 ......
The Australian Guerrilla Book 1Author: Idriess, IonCode: 59276Price:AU $24.95Format: Paperback / 100 pages Publisher: ETT IMPRINT Published date:01/07/2020Availability: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.
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: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.
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:01/03/2020Availability: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.
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: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 ......
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: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 ......
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: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 ......
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: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 ......
and took on the British EmpireAuthor: Growden, GregCode: 57511Price:AU $32.99Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date:13/08/2019Availability: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 ......
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: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.
Author: White, HughCode: 57652Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: BLACK INC. Published date:02/07/2019Availability: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 ......
most daring commando raid of WW2Author: McPhedran, IanCode: 56690Price:AU $35.00Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:06/05/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 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: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.
A century on from the visionAuthor: Gower, SteveCode: 56635Price:AU $59.95Format: Hardback / 440 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date:12/04/2019Availability: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.
An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great WarAuthor: Ayton, Philip OwenCode: 56626Price:AU $26.24(was
AU $34.99)Format: Paperback / 416 pages Published date:02/04/2019Availability: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
Sydney's unpatriotic warAuthor: Duffy, MichaelCode: 56622Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date:01/04/2019Availability: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.
Myth vs historyAuthor: Dapin, MarkCode: 56623Price:AU $23.09(was
AU $32.99)Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date:01/04/2019Availability: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.
The Extraordinary Story of the Battle for Lae and the GreatestCombined Airborne and Amphibious Operation of the Pacific WarAuthor: Bradley, PhillipCode: 56621Price:AU $24.74(was
AU $32.99)Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:01/04/2019Availability: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 ......
The Australian Corp and the 100 DaysAuthor: Brune, PeterCode: 56576Price:AU $49.99Format: HardbackPublisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date:18/03/2019Availability: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 ......
Z Force to the SAS intelligence operations to cyber warfareAuthor: Macklin, RobertCode: 57468Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date:26/02/2019Availability: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.
The stirring story of an Australian heroAuthor: Veitch, MichaelCode: 57637Price:AU $22.99Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date:29/01/2019Availability: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.
Australians Awarded the Victoria CrossAuthor: Pegram, AaronCode: 56404Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 512 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH BOOKS DISTRIBUTION Published date:15/01/2019Availability: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 ......
Author: Burness, PeterCode: 55503Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 644 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date:11/01/2019Availability: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.
Peter Greste on Australia's Great CommanderAuthor: Beyond Home EntertainmentCode: 52343Price:AU $21.99Format: DVD / 118 mins Publisher: BEYOND HOME ENTERTAINMENT Published date:07/11/2018Availability: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, ......
War Crimes TrialsAuthor: Wakeling, AdamCode: 55474Price:AU $34.99Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: VIKING Published date:03/11/2018Availability: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 ......
The History of Australia's Most Powerful BrandAuthor: Hawkins, JoCode: 56615Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 183 pages Published date:01/11/2018Availability: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 ......
The man behind the mythAuthor: Kinloch, TerryCode: 56614Price:AU $59.99Format: Hardback / 328 pages Published date:01/11/2018Availability: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.
The remarkable story of Australian intelligence operations, 1901-45Author: Fahey, JohnCode: 52440Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 456 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date:15/08/2018Availability: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 ......
The Australians Road to Victory in the First World WarAuthor: Davies, WillCode: 52350Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: VINTAGE Published date:01/08/2018Availability: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 ......
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 ......
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 ......