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THE CAGE  An Englishman in Vietnam, Abraham Tom
1 Abraham Tom THE CAGE An Englishman in Vietnam
Bantam Press, London 2002 0593049683 / 9780593049686 1st Edition Hard Cover As New As New 18cm Signed by Author
Tom Abraham was one of the very few Englishmen to Serve in Vietnam. As an officer in the 1st Cavalry Division during 1967/8 he saw combat in some of the fiercest encounters of the war. During the Tet Offensive, Tom was captured by the Vietcong. This is his own story of courage, and inspiring journey. 
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KITCHENER'S LAST VOLUNTEER  The Life of Henry Allingham, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Great War, Allingham Henry and Goodwin Dennis
2 Allingham Henry and Goodwin Dennis KITCHENER'S LAST VOLUNTEER The Life of Henry Allingham, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Great War
Mainstream Publishing UK 2008 1845964160 / 9781845964160 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book > 500gms Packed 24cm 
The author vividly recaptures how life was lived in the Edwardian era and how it was altered irrevocably by the slaughter of millions of young men in the Great War. The author saw action on land, sea and in the air with the Royal Naval Air Service and he was present at the Battle of Jutland in 1916 with the British Grand Fleet and went on to serve on the western front. Text includes b/w and colour plates supporting the story. 
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SYMBOL OF COURAGE   A History of the Victoria Cross, Arthur Max
3 Arthur Max SYMBOL OF COURAGE A History of the Victoria Cross
Sidgewick and Jackson, UK 2004 0283073519 / 9780283073519 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book Over 500gms 25cm 
A ground breaking history of Britain's most famous medal, the Victoria Cross and a tribute to the extraordinary men who have won it. The book vividly brings the story of the medal to life. Written by acclaimed military historian Max Arthur, this is a fascinating and comprehensive study that will appeal to everyone interested in the nature of courage. Includes maps, photographs, lists of VC recipients and their profile 
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4 Ash William UNDER THE WIRE The Wartime Memoir of a Spitfire Pilot, Legendary Escape Artist and Cooler King.
Bantam Books UK 2005 0593054083 / 9780593054086 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Heavy Book Over 500gms 24cm 
Bill Ash, an American by birth relinquished his citizenship and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force to enable him to help with the war effort in Europe against the Nazis. An incredible story of being shot down over Europe, surviving the plane crash and making his way to Paris only to be betrayed to the Gestapo, tortured and sentenced to death as a spy. He was saved from the intervention of the Luftwaffe who sent him to the POW camp, Stalag Luft III. Bill Ash then became one of only a handful of serial escape artists to attempt more than a dozen breakouts. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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VICTORIA CROSS HEROES, Ashcroft Michael
5 Ashcroft Michael VICTORIA CROSS HEROES
Headline, London 2006 0755316320 / 9780755316328 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book Over 500gms 24cm 
Excellent condition, This book is a moving testament to the many brave recipients of the Victoria Cross over the last 150 years. 
Price: 38.00 AUD
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FALSE FLAG     The Inside Story of the Spy Who Worked for Mscow and the Israelis, Avni Zeev
6 Avni Zeev FALSE FLAG The Inside Story of the Spy Who Worked for Mscow and the Israelis
St. Ermins, UK 1999 0316848360 / 9780316848367 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 24cm 
Introduced by Nigel West and a Postscript by Yehuda Prag Here for the first time Zeev Avni tells the complex and dangerous life he lived as a triple spy. Fluent in German, having lived in Switzerland in his youth, Avni's speciality in Mossad was to cultivate former Nazis employed as military advisers to rebuild Egypt's army. Avni was first recruited in Zurich in 1943 by the Soviets. He was exposed as an agent and spent fourteen years imprisoned by the Israilis. 
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SECRET GERMANY  Claus Von Stauffenberg and the Mystical Crusade Against Hitler, Baigent Michael and Leigh Richard
7 Baigent Michael and Leigh Richard SECRET GERMANY Claus Von Stauffenberg and the Mystical Crusade Against Hitler
Jonathan Cape London 1994 0234035258 1st Edition Hard Cover Good Good in Protective Cover Heavy Book Over 500gms Ex Lib 24cm 
Ex library with library stamps. Good condition throughout. "At thirty-seven Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg, Chief of Staff of the Reich Reserve Army, was a charismatic figure destined for supreme command. The group of onspiritors with whom he conceived the plot to kill Hitler in July 1944 was called "Secret Germanyu". That was also the name of the esoteric circle in which Stauffenberg as a young man had been a disciple of the mystic anti-Nazi magus and poet Stefan George." 
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THE DESERT GENERALS, Barnett Correlli
8 Barnett Correlli THE DESERT GENERALS
Castle Books, lONDON 2004 0785815910 / 9780785815914 1st Edition Hardcover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book Over 500gms 21cm 
A comprehensive and well researched and presented account of the Desert Campaign of the Second World War from 1940 to 1943. Generals mentioned include General Sir Richard O'Connor, General Sir Alan Cunningham, General Sir Neil Ritchie, Field-Marshal Sir Claude J.E. Auchinleck, Field-Marshal The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Many black and white photographs, Sketch Maps, and illustrations are included. 
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THE SWORD BEARERS    Studies in Supreme Command In the First World War, Barnett Correlli
9 Barnett Correlli THE SWORD BEARERS Studies in Supreme Command In the First World War
Hodder & Stoughton London 1986 0340399546 / 9780340399545 Card Cover Very Good Very Good Heavy Book Over 500gms 24 Cm 
A fascinating portrait of four national commanders in chief whose careers span 1914-1918. von Moltke, designated to carry out the Schlieffen plan to defeat France within six weeks, Jellicoe who commanded the Grand Fleet at Jutland, Petain who saved the French armies from collapse durint the mutinies of 1917 and Ludendorff who commanded the final ill fated German offensive in the West in 1918. The central theme of Correlli Barnett's book is the decisive effect of individual human character on history. 
Price: 85.00 AUD
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ALLIES AT WAR, Berthon Simon
10 Berthon Simon ALLIES AT WAR
Harper Collins, London 2001 0007116225 / 9780007116225 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Heavy Book Over 500gms 23cm 
Extensive research and use of newly uncovered wartime papers provide an extraordinary insight into the real relationship between De Gaulle, Churchill and Roosevelt and its legacy in post war relations. 
Price: 42.00 AUD
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TEARS ON MY PILLOW  Australian Nurses in Vietnam, Biedermann Narelle
11 Biedermann Narelle TEARS ON MY PILLOW Australian Nurses in Vietnam
Random House, Australia 2004 1740511999 / 9781740511995 1st Edition Card Cover Excellent 24cm 
43 Australian Army nursing sisters were sent to Vietnam between April 1967 and November 1971 undertaking tours of up to 12 months. The nurses were assigned to a military hospital in a war zone with no advance preparation for what they'd encounter: caring for horrifically injured soldiers straight off the battlefield, understaffed, using basic equipment and often in difficult working conditions. 
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CHRONICLE OF FRIENDSHIP  Vera Brittain's Diary of the Thirties 1932-1939, Brittain Vera
12 Brittain Vera CHRONICLE OF FRIENDSHIP Vera Brittain's Diary of the Thirties 1932-1939
Victor Gollancz LONDON 1986 0575036028 / 9780575036024 1st Edition Hard Cover Good Good Heavy Book Over 500gms Ex Lib 23cm Edited By Alan Bishop 
The Thirties were a fraught, restless and a disturbed period, the years when Hitler achieved a stranglehold on Europe. Vera Brittain's stance was a staunchly pacifist one. While many of her friends on the Left urged the need for a united front against fascism, she argued the case against any resort to war, and as a supporter of Dick Sheppard's Peace Pledge Union she addressed meeting and conferences all over the country. She was active too in other areas of Left wing politics, notably in support of her husband George Catlin in his Labour Party candidatures. 
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WARTIME CHRONICLE     Vera Brittain's Diary 1939-1945, Brittain Vera
13 Brittain Vera WARTIME CHRONICLE Vera Brittain's Diary 1939-1945
Victor Gollancz, London 1989 0575045175 / 9780575045170 1st Edition Hard Cover Good Good Heavy Book Over 500gms Ex Lib 24 Cm Edited By Alan Bishop and Y. Aleksandra Bennett 
This Diary covers the Second World War and is the third volume of Vera Brittain's diaries. Vera describes running the gauntlet of bombs and shrapnel in order to get home at night and some other nights she spent in air raid shelteres. She attended firewatching demonstrations and stayed on watch for many hours a night. 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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JIHAD!  THE SECRET WAR IN AFGHANISTAN, Carew Tom
14 Carew Tom JIHAD! THE SECRET WAR IN AFGHANISTAN
Mainstream Publishing, UK 2000 1840183268 / 9781840183269 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book Over 500gms 25cm 
A behind the scenes look at the war in Afghanistan told by Tom Carew an ex-SAS soldier with a talent for black bag covert operations and a veteran of the wars in Dhofar and Northern Ireland. Carew was the first western agent to link up with the Mujahideen and led a series of daring initiatives inside Afghanistan. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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BLOOD TOIL TEARS AND SWEAT  Winston Churchill's Famous Speeches, Churchill Winston, Edited with an Introduction By David Cannadine
15 Churchill Winston, Edited with an Introduction By David Cannadine BLOOD TOIL TEARS AND SWEAT Winston Churchill's Famous Speeches
Cassell, London 1997 0304349674 / 9780304349678 1st Thus Hard Cover As New As New Heavy Book Over 500gms 24cm 
The author's collection of Winston Church speaches draws on the whole range of Churchill's oratory, demonstrating the development of Churchill's style from the laboriously crafted utterings of the young MP to the great moment when, as Prime Minister in 1940 he mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. Includes a range of b/w photographs supporting the text. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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THE AVENGERS   A Jewish War Story, Cohen Rich
16 Cohen Rich THE AVENGERS A Jewish War Story
Jonathan Cape Ltd, London 2000 0224060015 / 9780224060011 1st Edition Card Cover Good 24 Cm 
The story of three young Jews, Abba Kovner, Vitka Dempner and Rushka Marie who left their families in Western Poland and established the first underground movement in Europe. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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JUBAL EARLY'S RAID ON WASHINGTON1864, Cooling B.F.
17 Cooling B.F. JUBAL EARLY'S RAID ON WASHINGTON1864
The Nautical and Aviation Publishing Company of America, Baltimore 1995 093385286x / 9780933852860 4th Printing Hardcover As New As New Heavy Book Over 500gms 24 Cm 
For the Civil War historian and buff alike, this text provides a fresh interpretation of this fascinating episode in American history. Includes four campaign maps by W.J. Clipson, over 50 photographs and illustrations, appendices, bibliography, notes and index. 
Price: 64.00 AUD
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18 Cornwell Bernard BATTLE FLAG, THE BLOODY GROUND
Harper Collins, London 2004 0007712065 / 9780007712069 Card Cover Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Omnibus edition, Includes two stories of the American Civil War. Book in good condition 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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DIVER DIVER DIVER    RAF and American Fighter Pilots Battle the V-1 Assault Over South-East England 1944-1945, Cull Brian with Lander Bruce
19 Cull Brian with Lander Bruce DIVER DIVER DIVER RAF and American Fighter Pilots Battle the V-1 Assault Over South-East England 1944-1945
Grubb Street, London 2008 190494339x / 9781904943396 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book Over 500gms 24 Cm 
In this significant work, respected historians detail every known success by the defending pilots of over 13 nationalities and where detected record all locations and casualties of V-1 impacts in London and the South-east. In doing so they rely heavily not only on official documents both German and Allied and combat reports but also on the vital accounts of the pilots themselves and those on the ground. A very well researched and presented text. 
Price: 46.00 AUD
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ALCHEMIST OF WAR    The Life of Basil Liddell Hart, Danchev Alex
20 Danchev Alex ALCHEMIST OF WAR The Life of Basil Liddell Hart
Phoenix, Uk 1999 0753808730 / 9780753808733 Card Cover Very Good Heavy Book Over 500gms 23cm 
This is the first biography of one of the most innovative and influential military strategist of the twentieth century. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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