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Image for 100 YEARS OF AVIATION   The Australian Experience, The Proceedings of the 2003 RAAF  History Conference, Held in Canberra on 4-5 August 2003

100 YEARS OF AVIATION The Australian Experience, The Proceedings of the 2003 RAAF History Conference, Held in Canberra on 4-5 August 2003

By: Brent Wing Commander Keith Edited By

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Aerospace Centre, Canberra, 2004

Edition: 1st Edition


100 Years of Aviation, The Australian Military Experience, The Proceedings of the 2003, RAAF History Conference, Held in Canberra on 4-5 August, 2003. View more info

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DESPERATE VENTURE The Story of Operation Torch, the Allied Invasion of North Africa

By: Gelb Norman

Price: $28.00

Publisher: William Morrow & Company N.Y., 1992

Edition: 1st Edition


The November 1941 invasion of North Africa, so crucial to the allied cause is told here by historian Norman Gelb in a well researched and presented account of the military operation. Gelb recounts the intricate, multifaceted undertaking which included not only political intrigue, conspiracy, espionage and diplomacy, but also modern airbone assault, massive disinformation programs and the largest most ambitious amphibious invasion plan ever devised. View more info

HORSEMAN, PASS BY The Australian Light Horse in World War 1

By: Baly Lindsay

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Spellmont, UK, 2004


Well researched and presented account of the Australian Light Horse in World War 1 covering their time in Egypt, Gallipoli and Palestine. Includes maps and photographs of the time. View more info

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IN SEARCH OF A MARITIME STRATEGY The Maritime Element in Australian Defence Planning Since 1901

By: Stevens, David Editor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Australian National University, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Canberra, 1997

Edition: 1st Edition


Book in very good condition, mark on front cover see photo. This text brings together leading authorities from Australia and overseas and for the first time comprehensively examines Australia's search for an effective maritime strategy in the twentieth century. View more info

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IN THE DARK The Future Role of Airmen in Air Defence

By: McKinnon Walter

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Air Power Studies Centre Australia, 1998

Edition: 1st Edition


This text "challenges the current perceptions of traditional employment and questions the relevance of traditional personnel structures in a dynamic, technology based operational environment" View more info

MATILDA WALTZES WITH THE TOMMIES

By: Hughes Mary Kent

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press Melbourne1943, 1943

Edition: 1st Edition


Clean copy, tight binding, maps on end papers, black and white photographs of the time, inscription in front, The author, an Australian doctor working for a British Medical Corp during World War 11, tells of her experiences in the Middle East and Asia during that period. Of interest bothasocially and historically. View more info

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MILLINGTON'S MISSION

By: Samuels John

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, Australia, 2002

Edition: 1st Edition


An amazing biography of Australian Tasman Millington who served in both the First World War and Second World War, at Gallipoli, Western Front, British intelligence and the middle east. Well researched and presented with maps, record documentation, and photographs. View more info

ONE MAN'S WAR

By: Arneil Stan

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Alternative Publishing Company, Sydney, 1980

Edition: 1st Edition


This is the diary of the author Stan Arneil A.M. of his entire period of imprisonment from the fall of Singapore (changi) to and through the infamous Thailand (Burma Railway) camps to the end of the war with Japan. Included are photos taken by the author at his time of imprisonment. A very personal account. View more info

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PACIFIC PARTNERS A History of Australian-American Naval Relations

By: Frame Tom

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Aust., 1992

Edition: 1st Edition


This text examines the evolution of the relationship between Australia and the USA and identifies the major epochs and themes of its history. It provides a detailed assessment of events and the historical context from which they derive much of their meaning. View more info

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PRISONERS OF THE JAPANESE

By: Daws Gavan

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster London, 2006

Edition: 1st Edition


The Japanese army took over 140,000 military prisoners in the Second World War in the Pacific, British, Australian, American and Dutch. One in four died at the hands of their captors. Gavan Daws combined ten years of documentary research and hundreds of interviews with POWs on three continents to write this shattering re creation of the Allied experience. View more info

RAIDERS Great Exploits of the Second World War

By: Laffin John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sutton Publishing UK, 1999

Edition: 1st Edition


John Laffin relates more than twenty operations mounted by British, German, American, Australian, Italian and Canadian forces during the Second World War. Australian Raiders are described as Par Excellence and particular mention is made of two raides led by Major Rex Blow and Captain Robert Kerr "Jock" McLauren. View more info

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SYMBOL OF COURAGE A History of the Victoria Cross

By: Arthur Max

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sidgewick and Jackson, UK, 2004

Edition: 1st Edition


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 View more info

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THE ANZAC CONNECTION

By: Ball Desmond (Edited by)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: George Allan and Unwin, Sydney, 1985

Edition: 1st Edition


Published in the wake of the controversy over New Zealand's anti=nuclear stance and the question of its place in the ANZUS Treaty, this collection surveys the strategic situation of Australia and New Zealand in the 1980s.In it, a panel of experts from both sides of the Tasman examine the extent to chich the two nations constitute in reality a single strategic entity, the background to their defence policies and problems, the areas of overlap and of difference between the... View more info

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THE AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE OF WAR Illustrated Stories & Verse Selected By John Laird

By: Laird John Selected By

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mead & Beckett, Australia, 1988

Edition: 1st Edition


Australia has participated in many wars over the years and has also produced a body of memorable war literature by Australian writers. This anthology gathers together a selection of that literature includingpoems, stories and vignettes as well as contemporary paintings, drawings and photographs. View more info

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THE EMPEROR'S CODES Bletchley Park and the Breaking of Japan's Secret Ciphers

By: Smith Michael

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bantam Press, London, 2000

Edition: 1st Edition


The first full account of the critical role played by British and Australian codebreakers. A gripping and previously untold story from the second World War. View more info