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9781460756256

Australian Code Breakers

Author: Phelps, James Code: 60611 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 02/07/2021 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
The extraordinary story of a headmaster turned cryptographer, and our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich. On 11 August 1914, just days after war had been declared, Australian Captain J.T. Richardson boarded a German merchant vessel fleeing Melbourne's Port Phillip and audaciously seized a top-secret naval codebook. The fledgling Australian ......
9780648926214

The Royal Australian Air Force in South Australia during WWII

Adelaide - Gawler - Mallala - Mount Gambier - Parafield - Port Pirie - V Author: Ingman, Peter Code: 60582 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 92 pages Published date: 01/06/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
Within the first two years of WWII, the RAAF had rapidly expanded to have a major presence in South Australia, flying hundreds of aircraft and employing many thousands of personnel. This presence was especially important in the regional areas of Gawler, Port Pirie, Mallala, Mount Gambier and Victor Harbor.
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: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

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: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

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 ......

9781760633066

RAAF Black Cats: The Secret History of the Covert Catalina Mine-Laying

Operations to Cripple Japan's War Machine Author: Cleworth, Robert Code: 59391 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 03/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
In March 1945 Reg Cleworth, a navigator on PBY Catalina seaplanes flying out of Darwin, went missing in action. No details were ever given about the incident that took his life, nor the reason his plane went down. For Reg's younger brother, Robert, the news came as a fulfilling prophecy. The last time they saw each other, Reg confided in Robert, ......
9781460755235

The Basis of Everything

Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb Author: Ramsey, Andrew Code: 57515 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 13/08/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Before the Manhattan Project, before nuclear warfare and the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was the twentieth centurys great scientific quest to fathom the secrets of the atom. It was through that search for the inner workings of matter that a unique friendship was forged, a partnership that defied academic orthodoxy and altered the ......

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 ......

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.
9781922265364

The Empire Has An Answer

The Empire Air Training Scheme as reported in the Australian Press1939-1945 Author: Brady, Tony James Code: 56111 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
9781460755648

The Mighty Krait: The little boat that pulled of Australia's

most daring commando raid of WW2 Author: McPhedran, Ian Code: 56690 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 06/05/2019 Availability: 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 ......
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.
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.
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 $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 ......
9781863515009

Angels of Mercy

Far West & Far East Author: Silver, Lynette Ramsay Code: 56624 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Angels of Mercy: Far West & Far East follows the gripping stories of two different Australiannursing sisters, who overcame the challenging adversities of two very different circumstances.In the 1930s, Marjorie Silver was employed by The Far West Childrens Health Scheme andbecame their first permanent flying sister, based in Bourke. She fought a ......
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.
9781925675900

Shadows on the Track

Australia's Medical War in Papua 1942-1943Kokoda - Milne Bay - The Beachhead Battles Author: McLeod, Jan Code: 55454 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 396 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

At Templetons Crossing in October 1942, Private Nick Kennedy paused to write in his diary: One wonders why all this strife should be ... these men in the prime of their life cut down like flowers. As a young nursing orderly serving with the 2/4th Australian Field Ambulance, Kennedy was unenviably well-placed to reflect on the futility of war. ......

9781925675719

Frederick Whirlpool VC

Australia's Hidden Victoria Cross Author: Leek, Alan Code: 52388 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 265 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/09/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
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 ......

9781925520996

The Hell Pit of Sendryu

A POW story of survival on the Death Railway and Nagasaki Author: Brigginshaw, Jim Code: 51245 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/05/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
9781925043402

Tobruk and Beyond

War Notes from the Mediterranean Station 1941-1943 Author: Poland, Albert and Poland, Peter Code: 51127 Price: 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 ......

9781742235721

An Australian Band of Brothers

Don Company, Second 43rd Battalion, 9th Division Author: Johnston, Mark Code: 56494 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 464 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 02/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This riveting book follows a small group of Australian front-line soldiers from their enlistment in the dark days of 1940 to the end of World War II. No ordinary soldiers, they were members of Don Company of the Second 43rd Battalion, part of the famous 9th Australian Division, which - during campaigns in Tobruk, El Alamein, New Guinea, and ......
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
9780994588944

South Pacific Air War Volume 1

The Fall of Rabaul December 1941 - March 1942 Author: Claringbould, Michael Code: 52349 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 252 pages Published date: 01/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This volume chronicles aerial warfare in the South Pacific from December 1941 until March 1942, during which air operations by both sides became a daily occurrence. As Imperial Japanese Navy flying boats and landbased bombers penetrated over vast distances, a few under-strength squadrons of the Royal Australian Air Force put up a spirited ......

9781760293932

Courage in the Skies: The Untold Story of Qantas, its Brave Men and

Women and Their Extraordinary Role in WWII Author: Eames, Jim Code: 50979 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 22/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Between 1942 and 1943, Qantas lost eight aircraft during its involvement in Australias war against the Japanese. Over sixty passengers and crew died as a result. Yet Qantas exemplary contribution to Australias war effort and the courage of its people in those difficult times has been forgotten.Courage in the Skies is the remarkable story of ......

9780670073474

John Curtin's War

The coming of war in the Pacific, and reinventing Australia Author: Edwards, John Code: 59393 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 560 pages Publisher: PENGUIN AUSTRALIA Published date: 13/11/2017 Availability: 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 ......

9781925520927

Australia's War with France

The Campaign in Syria and Lebanon, 1941 Author: James, Richard Code: 49901 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 396 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/09/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
9780857987785

Flagship

The Cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan Author: Carlton, Mike Code: 51690 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 656 pages Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE AUSTRALIA Published date: 14/08/2017 Availability: 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. ......

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 1-2 business days
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 $24.99 Format: Paperback / 490 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
9781925322187

The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau

How Australia's signals-intelligence network shortened the Pacific War Author: Dufty, David Code: 51904 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 360 pages Publisher: SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS Published date: 19/06/2017 Availability: 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.
9781925520309

Sword and Baton Vol 1: Federation - 1939

Senior Australian Army Officers from Federation to 2001 Author: Chadwick, Justin Code: 47773 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 360 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
9780733636622

Ambon: The truth about one of the most brutal POW camps in

World War II and the triumph of the Aussie spirit Author: Maynard, Roger Code: 59901 Price: AU $16.99 Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 09/08/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

Description: a compelling account of one of World War IIs most brutal prisoner of war camps

In February 1942 the Indonesian island of Ambon fell to the might of the advancing Japanese war machine. Among the captured Allied forces was a unit of 1150 Australian soldiers known as Gull Force, who had been ......

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: 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.
9781925275599

War Child

Survival. Betrayal. Secrets. Author: Janic, Annette and McCullagh, Catherine Code: 51126 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 312 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/03/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
9781925275193

Carefree War

The Hidden History of Australian WWII Child Evacuees Author: Howard, Ann Code: 49106 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
9781743317556

Hell's Battlefield

To Kokoda and beyond Author: Bradley, Phillip Code: 59392 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 528 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/10/2013 Availability: 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.

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