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9781523501793

Historic Tanks 2018 16-Month Square Wall Calendar

Author: Browntrout Code: 48862 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Calendar Publisher: BROWNTROUT PUBLISHERS Published date: 15/09/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 7 to 11 days

Among the most fearsome weapons of the 20th century, and among the most complex vehicles ever devised, tanks stoke the imaginations of military buffs everywhere. Each month, HISTORIC TANKS features a momentous machine
from the critical years of 1939 to 1950, World War II through the start of the Cold War. From the Soviet Union’s T- ......

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Christmas Truce

Myth, Memory, and the First World War Author: Crocker, Terri Blom Code: 48835 Price: AU $38.50 Format: Paperback / 310 pages Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KENTUC Published date: 30/08/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
In late December 1914, German and British soldiers on the western front initiated a series of impromptu, unofficial ceasefires. Enlisted men across No Man's Land abandoned their trenches and crossed enemy lines to sing carols, share food and cigarettes, and even play a little soccer. Collectively known as the Christmas Truce, these fleeting ......
9781780763897

Lloyd George

Statesman or Scoundrel Author: Wilkinson, Richard Code: 48715 Price: AU $52.88 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: I.B.TAURIS Published date: 30/08/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
David Lloyd George left a profound political legacy, despite being described by the wife of his successor, Herbert Asquith, as a 'gambler without foresight'. He is, of course, best known as the Prime Minister who led Britain to victory in World War I, but his contribution to domestic politics was similarly impressive. As Chancellor of the ......
9780813174037

Order in Chaos

The Memoirs of General of Panzer Troops Hermann Balck Author: Balck, Hermann Code: 48836 Price: AU $53.90 Format: Paperback / 578 pages Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KENTUC Published date: 30/08/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
German general Hermann Balck (1897 - 1982) was considered to be one of World War II's greatest battlefield commanders. His brilliantly fought battles were masterpieces of tactical agility, mobile counterattack, and the technique of Auftragstaktik, or "mission command." However, because he declined to participate in the U.S. Army's military history ......
9780813174341

Ruckzug

The German Retreat from France, 1944 Author: Ludewig, Joachim Code: 48837 Price: AU $47.14 Format: Paperback / 504 pages Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KENTUC Published date: 30/08/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
The Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, marked a critical turning point in the European theater of World War II. The massive landing on France's coast had been meticulously planned for three years, and the Allies anticipated a quick and decisive defeat of the German forces. Many of the planners were surprised, however, by the length of ......
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8th Waffen-SS Cavalry Division "Florian Geyer"

An Illustrated History Author: Afiero, Massimiliano Code: 48810 Price: AU $62.84 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 28/08/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
Formed in 1942, the 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer was one of the most controversial units in the Waffen-SS. Created with the intention of making it an elite unit within the Waffen-SS, it instead saw its main employment from the beginning of the war in Russia as a rear area security force against partisans. The SS cavalrymen carried out ......
9781910809051

British Projects: Jet Fighter Since 1950

Author: Buttler, Tony Code: 46980 Price: AU $58.17 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 15/08/2017 Availability: Usually dispatched within 1 business day
The text of this book essentially describes development work undertaken since the end of the Second World War, but a line is drawn at around 1950 in order to exclude those first generation jets whose airframes incorporated primarily wartime technology, and about which much has been written already.
9781785211065

HMS Warrior Manual

Author: May, Richard Code: 48517 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 05/08/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 10 to 14 days

Designed and built to challenge an aggressive French shipbuilding programme in the late 1850s, Warrior is the only surviving example of Britains Black Battlefleet - the 45 iron hulls built for the Royal Navy between 1861 and 1877. She was restored in the 1980s and is now on public display at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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Desert Storm Air War

The Aerial Campaign Against Saddam's Iraq in the 1991 Gulf War Author: Corrigan, Jim Code: 48824 Price: AU $43.92 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS Published date: 01/08/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
The air campaign that opened the Gulf War in January 1991 was one of the most stunning in history. More than 100,000 sorties were launched as American and other Coalition aircraft pounded enemy targets with 88,000 tons of bombs. This book reconstructs events through the eyes of the strategists who planned it and the pilots who flew the missions.
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Misterios del Imperio Nazi

Author: Lambert, Marius Code: 49334 Price: AU $39.21 Format: Paperback Publisher: REDBOOK EDICIONES Published date: 01/08/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
This book traces an accurate portrayal of the most significant events that promoted the rise and fall of the Third Reich and the characters that generated the ideology that led Europe to a huge disaster. Adolf Hitler, their chief leader and architect, plays an essential role through his desire for prominence, unbridled ambition, interest in the ......
9780811718493

First Fighter Ace

In the Cockpit with a World War II Fighter Pilot Author: Skalski, Stanislaw Code: 48825 Price: AU $34.49 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS Published date: 01/08/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
Stanislaw Skalski was the top Polish fighter ace and the first Allied fighter ace of World War II. His combat career began on the war's very first day, and within two weeks, he had achieved ace status, with six German kills to his credit. His in-the-cockpit memoir vividly describes what it was like to take on the vaunted German Luftwaffe.
9781473863149

Bombers Fly East

WWII RAF Operations in the Middle and Far East Author: Bowman, Martin W. Code: 48289 Price: AU $42.29 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
Illustrated with never before seen images of RAF, SAAF, RAAF and USAAF aircraft and their crews.
9781526704085

Phantom in the Cold War

RAF Wildenrath 1977 - 1992 Author: Gledhill, David Code: 48391 Price: AU $52.88 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
Focusses on the McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom's role as an air defence fighter.
9781783463312

Bomber Command Airfields of Yorkshire

Author: Jacobs, Peter Code: 48491 Price: AU $31.71 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
Countless acts of personal courage and self-sacrifice have punctuated the history of Bomber Command's Yorkshire airfields. The author has consolidated stories taken from thirty-three sites across the Yorkshire area.
9781782745365

Infantry Combat

Author: Wiest, Andrew Code: 49225 Price: AU $42.29 Format: Paperback Publisher: AMBER BOOKS Published date: 19/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
Illustrated with action photographs and battle maps, Infantry Combat uses examples from an immense range of twentieth century combat situations to provide a definitive guide to modern infantry warfare.
9781782745358

Tank Combat

Author: Jorgensen, Christer Code: 49226 Price: AU $42.29 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS Published date: 19/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
Illustrated throughout with black-and-white action photographs, Tank Combat is a definitive guide to the art of armoured combat in the twentieth century.
9781474238038

Women, Warfare and Representation

American Servicewomen in the Twentieth Century Author: Archer, Emerald M. Code: 48660 Price: AU $179.81 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 13/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
Women, Warfare and Representation considers the various ways the American servicewoman has been represented throughout the 20th century and how those representations impact the roles she is permitted to inhabit. While women have a relatively short history in the American military, the last century shows an evolution of women's direct participation ......
9780785834960

Patton's Third Army in World War II

A Photographic History Author: Green, Michael Code: 48087 Price: AU $31.41 Format: Hardback / 300 pages Publisher: CRESTLINE BOOKS Published date: 06/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
Experience General Patton's incredible campaign through France, across German, and into Nazi controlled Czechoslovakia and turned the war in this incredibly researched and illustrated text.
9781781555989

SS-Major Horst Kopkow

From the Gestapo to British Intelligence Author: Tyas, Stephen Code: 49078 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 8 to 12 days
On 27 May 1942, SS General Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated by British-trained Czech agents who had parachuted into Czechoslovakia. He died of his wounds on 4 June 1942. Two days later, Gestapo Captain Horst Kopkow's department at Reich National Security HQ was given fresh directions. From 6 June 1942 until the end of the war, Kopkow was ......
9781781555859

Fairey Battle

A Reassessment of its RAF Career Author: Baughen, Greg Code: 48649 Price: AU $47.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 8 to 12 days
The Fairey Battle is best known for being one of the worst aircraft ever to serve in the Royal Air Force. On operations, it suffered the highest loss rate of any plane in the RAF's history, and the missions flown by its brave crews became a byword for hopelessness and futility. Born out of muddled thinking, condemned before it even reached the ......
9781781555873

Hawker Hurricane

The Multirole Fighter Author: Birtles, Philip Code: 49075 Price: AU $95.00 Format: Hardback / 449 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 8 to 12 days
This book covers the design, development, production and operations of the Hawker Hurricane before, during and after the Second World War. Without the courage and perseverance of the young men from Britain and the Commonwealth, who risked their lives to beat the Luftwaffe and forestall the enemy invasion of Britain, there would not have been a ......
9781781555750

If the Kaiser Comes

Defence Against a German Invasion of Britain in the First World War Author: Osborne, Mike Code: 48647 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 8 to 12 days
On the night of 20 November 1914, everything pointed to the likelihood of invasion by a German army, whisked across the North Sea on a fleet of fast transports. The Royal Navy's Grand Fleet prepared to sail south from remote bases in Scotland; shallow-draught monitors were moored in the Wash; and 300,000 troops stood by to repel the enemy on the ......
9781781556054

110th Holds in the Ardennes

The Blunting of Hitler's Last Gamble and the Invasion of the Reich Author: Zapotoczny, Walter S. Code: 49079 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 8 to 12 days
In the early morning hours of 16 December 1944, the 28th Division received a message from higher headquarters telling them to "hold at all costs." From 05:30 a.m. on the 16th until sometime in the afternoon of the 18th, the men of the 110th Infantry Regiment fought and held, giving ground only when forced out, but all the while buying precious ......
9781925520538

Glass Soldier: Not all of him shall die

Author: Farrands, Don Code: 48595 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Usually dispatched within 1 business day

This is the true story of a young Australian soldier whose life of opportunity was challenged by trauma and salvaged by strength.        “remarkable…. deeply personal” Barry Jones AC

 

9781781555965

Patrolling the Cold War Skies

Reheat Sunset Author: Keeble, Philip Code: 49077 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 8 to 12 days
This is a flying adventure book set within the framework of the Cold War and told through the lens of the RAF Pilot's Flying Log Book. Philip Keeble's logbooks cover ten different types of aircraft: from learning to fly in a Chipmunk trainer in 1965, right through to flying the Tornado F3 Fighter in 1994. These true tales are told as anecdotal ......
9781781555712

Operational Test

Honing the Edge Author: Gledhill, David Code: 48645 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 8 to 12 days
The process to deliver a modern combat aircraft from concept to introduction to service is often measured in decades. Described as a weapon system, modern designs such as the Eurofighter Typhoon are intricate jigsaws with a fusion of new techniques and sometimes unproven, emerging technologies. By the time the new weapons system reaches the front ......
9781925520491

Man Inside

Author: Apthorpe, Graham Code: 47739 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 296 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Usually dispatched within 1 business day

Graham Apthorpe’s account of the Cowra outbreak is superb. Narrated in a fresh way, in elegant and original prose, and with a wonderful gift for taking the unexpected angle, it does great service to this astonishing Australian-Japanese event, and will have a honoured place in the canon of fascinating works on the incident. Thomas Keneally

9781781555842

Time Flies

Reflections of a Fighter Pilot Author: Hamilton, David Code: 48648 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 8 to 12 days
Time Flies: Reflections of a Fighter Pilot' retells the exploits of David Hamilton's thirty years of service in the Royal Air Force. He had a wide and varied career; flying Lightnings to defend UK airspace, operating from HMS Ark Royal in F-4 Phantoms, and defending the Inner German Border from RAF Wildenwrath. In the UK MoD he was a staff officer ......
9781781555866

Messerschmitt BF 109

The Design and Operational History Author: Forsgren, Jan Code: 48877 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 8 to 12 days
More than 33,000 Messerchmitt Bf 109s were built between 1935 and 1945, making it the second-most produced warplane of all time. Its baptism of fire was in Spain during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39. The Bf 109 was the mainstay of Luftwaffe fighter squadrons, and the favoured choice of most of the Luftwaffe's fighter aces. Luftwaffe Bf 109 ......
9781781555729

When the Navy Took to the Air

The Experimental Seaplane Stations of the Royal Naval Air Service Author: MacDougall, Philip Code: 48646 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 8 to 12 days
Up to and during the First World War, the Royal Navy was at the forefront of developments in aviation: concerned not just with the use of military aircraft to defend the fleet, but also securing the homeland against Zeppelin raiders and undertaking tactical air strikes into enemy territory. With the aeroplane a totally new and revolutionary ......
9781781555910

Night Hawk

Flight Lieutenant Karl Kuttelwascher DFC and Bar, the Raf's GreatestNight Intruder Ace Author: Darlington, Roger Code: 49076 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 8 to 12 days
Karel Kuttelwascher may have had a German surname, but he was a Czech who became the scourge of the Luftwaffe bombers operating from France and the Low Countries in 1942. Flying with the RAF's legendary No. 1 Squadron, his destruction of fifteen aircraft in only three months earned him the DFC twice in a mere forty-two days, and made him the RAF's ......
9780764352959

US Army Twin Beeches

Author: Love, Terry Code: 48079 Price: AU $62.84 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 30/06/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
Most people think the US Army only flies helicopters, but it has quietly flown a multitude of fixed-wing aircraft for decades. One of the Armys best aircraft providers is Beech Aircraft of Wichita, Kansas. Beginning about the time of the Korean War and up to present day, the Army has utilized twin-engined Beech aircraft for an abundance of ......
9781476665368

Cavalries at Stones River

An Analytical History Author: Belcher, Dennis W. Code: 48336 Price: AU $62.70 Format: Paperback / 277 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date: 30/06/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
General David Stanley's Union cavalry at Stones River in Middle Tennessee. The campaign saw some of the most desperately fought mounted engagements in the Civil War's Western Theater and marked the end of the Southern cavalry's dominance in Tennessee. This history describes the events leading up to the battle and the key actions, including the ......
9781476669755

Fairchild C-82 Packet

The Military and Civil History Author: Beck, Simon D. Code: 48346 Price: AU $70.40 Format: Paperback / 148 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date: 30/06/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
Originally designed as a cargo and paratroop transport during World War II, the Fairchild C-82 Packet is today mainly remembered for its starring role in the Hollywood film The Flight of the Phoenix (1965). Its ungainly appearance earned it the nickname "the flying boxcar" but the aircraft was the first to achieve practical end-loading and aerial ......
9781784537630

Young Lothar

An Underground Fugitive in Nazi Berlin Author: Orbach, Larry Code: 48826 Price: AU $23.25 Format: Paperback / 384 pages Publisher: TAURIS PARKE PAPERBACKS Published date: 30/06/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
Lothar Orbach, the youngest son of a German Jewish family, was just 14 when the Nazis began rounding up Berlin's Jews.
9781473899001

Magnum! the Wild Weasels in Desert Storm

The Elimination of Iraq's Air Defence Author: Eisel, Braxton R. Code: 48330 Price: AU $42.29 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/06/2017 Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
First-hand accounts of opening the air attack against dictator Saddam
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