Secondhand Books and Sheet Music Used and Out of Print Military
History, Warfare & Weaponry Books
Used and Out of Print Military
History, Warfare & Weaponry Books
Air Power: Heroes and Heroism in American Flight Missions 1916 to Today -by- Bill Gilbert.
The author, historian and a former pilot in the Korean War, presents factual recollections and first-hand reports of the missions of pilots and
crew who flew above and beyond the call of duty; including the St Mihiel bombing raid in World War One; Flying the 'Hump': thousands
of missions carrying ammunition and supplies over the Himalayas to Allied troops in the China-Burma-India Theatre of Operations; Hiroshima:
Colonel Paul Tibbets and the crew of the 'Enola Gay' drop the first atomic bomb; The Candy Bomber: Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen
drops chocolates wrapped in handkerchiefs from the window of his cargo plane to eager German kids in the ruins of Berlin; The
Christmas bombings: 'Linebacker II', the Vietnam War's most concentrated air offensive; Fire over Pyongyang: North Korean targets
are pounded by 1,403 flights in the biggest bombing mission of the Korean War; Bombs over Baghdad: the raids against Saddam
Hussein's Iraq. (Citadel Press. New York. 2003) ISBN 0806524790. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. A few very small
tears in the dust jacket at bottom of spine. Else in excellent condition.
Blue Lanyard Red Banner: The Capture of a Vietcong Headquarters by 1st Battalion The Royal
Australian Regiment Operation Crimp 8-14 January 1966 -by- Lex McAulay. Vietnam War. The story of the capture
of a complete Vietcong headquarters by US and Australian soldiers, part of an enormous tunnel complex which
extended for kilometres, in January 1966. (Banner Books. Maryborough, Qld. First Edition. 2005) ISBN 1875593284.
Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 245 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges and corners with a few small
chips. Book itself is in excellent condition.
Conscripts And Regulars With The Seventh Battalion In Vietnam -by- Michael O'Brien.
ISBN 186373967X. Vietnam War. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 311 pages. (Allen & Unwin in association
with Seventh Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment Association Incorporated. Sydney. First Edition. 1995)
Spine and edges of covers sunned. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 600
Darwin And Northern Territory Force -by- Robert J Rayner. ISBN 095781030X. World War Two. Darwin. The author continues
the story of the events and activities of the Australian Army within the 7 Military District and the Northern Territory
Force to the end of World War II; sequel to "The Army and The Defence of Darwin". (Rudder Press, 2001)
Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 712 pages, edges of pages lightly soiled, light wear to upper edge and
corners of dust jacket, some indentations in dust jacket, else very good. Weighs 1.6 kilograms.
Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany 1942-1945 -by- Randall Hansen. ISBN 9780451230089. Military History. During the
Second World War, American and British air forces dropped early two million tons of bombs on Germany, destroying some sixty cities,
killing more than half a million German civilians, and leaving eighty thousand aircrew dead; however, most of the British bombing was
carried out against the demands of the Allied military leadership; by contrast, American precision bombing almost brought
the Germans to their knees; this is the story of the American and British air campaigns. (New American Library. New York.
July 2009) Used softcover book. 352 pages. Remainder mark on bottom of pages. Else in excellent condition.
Kokoda -by- Paul Ham. ISBN 0732276934. The story of the infamous Kokoda Track campaign, told from both sides of the conflict; an unique
and balanced portrayal, reflecting both the Australian and Japanese perspectives
of the hellish Papuan jungle trail where thousands fought and died during World
War II; based on extensive research in Australia and Japan and includes previously unpublished documents.
(HarperCollins, Sydney, 2004) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 602 pages, name and address
of previous owner on fep, corners bumped, else very good. This book weighs 1.2 kilograms.
Military Pistols And Revolvers -by- Ian V Hogg. ISBN 0853688079. The story of the handguns used by the world's armies
from the 19th Century to the present; each of the many revolvers and automatics used in
military service are described and illustrated with full data and notes on performance,
loading, stripping and cleaning; the author, formerly a serving soldier and an instructor at
the British Royal Military College of Science, has personally fired almost all of the
guns described. (Arms and Armour Press, Poole, First edition, 1987)
Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 128 pages, corners bumped, foxing on eps, else very good.
Operation Damask Being a Record of Australia's Participation Prior To, During and After
The Gulf War Iraq - Kuwait 1990-1991 Incorporating Those of the Australian
Defence Force (A.D.F.) Who Served With Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert
Storm, Operation Desert Cactus, Operation Ozone, Operation Habitat, UNIIMOG,
UNTSO and UNSCOM -edited by- Frederick Kirkland, OAM, J.P. ISBN 0958749116. (Plaza
Historical Service, Sydney, first edition, 1991) Used hardcover
book, no dust jacket as issued, 225 pages, in excellent condition.
Rust In Peace: South Pacific Battlegrounds Revisited -by- Bruce Adams. ISBN 0869440322. Used hardcover book in
dust jacket. After the attacking and defending armies departed from the jewelled islands of the
South Pacific, most of their material remained: aircraft, tanks, cannon, landing
craft, warships, transporters, trucks, bulldozers, graders, jeeps, hospitals,
canteens, beach defences, communication lines as most of it had only transitory
value; today rusting war relics can be found all over the South Pacific; photographer
Bruce Adams has captured them in this volume; packed with colour and b/w photographs. 239 pages. (Antipodean
Publishers, Sydney, 2nd printing, 1976) Dust jacket is fair: small tears and chips on edges and corners.
The book itself is very good. Weighs 1.4 kilograms.
The Cage: A Year In 'Nam -by- Ron Abraham. ISBN 059304973X. Warfare.
Vietnam War. Tom 'Bud' Abraham was one of the very few Englishmen to serve in
Vietnam; during the Tet Offensive, Tom was captured by the Vietcong who
subjected him to interrogation and torture, and his escape into the
surrounding jungle was another ordeal; After he returned to England from
Vietnam, Tom resumed a normal life, however a trivial encounter with the police
30 years later began a catastrophic chain of events which cost him his family,
home, self-respect and health; illustrated with b/w and colour photographs.
(Bantam Press, London, 2002) Used softcover book, 299 pages, in very good condition.
The Italian Farming Soldiers Prisoners of War in Australia 1941-1947 -by- Alan Fitzgerald. ISBN 0522842119.
Australian World War Two History. Prisoners of War. 18,000 Italian prisoners of war were confined in Australia from
1941 until 1947; to ease the shortage of rural manpower, the POWs were allowed to work unguarded on farms throughout
Australia; the author's research was based on POW diaries and letters, security reports, and military records shows
that the POWs impact on conservative rural society was strong and a bond of affection was often formed with the
employing families. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 186 pages. Illustrated with black and white plates.
(Melbourne University Press. 1981) Dust jacket a little creased along top edge. Name of previous owner written on
front free endpaper. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
The Nominal Roll Of Vietnam Veterans June 1996. ISBN 0642250707. (Australian Commonwealth Department of
Veterans' Affairs, Canberra, 1996) Used softcover book, 210 pages. Covers are
worn and creased on edges and corners. Pages are very good.
The Royal New South Wales Lancers 1885-1985 Incorporating a Narrative of the 1st Light Horse
Regiment, A.I.F. 1914-1919 -edited by- P V Vernon O.B.E., E.D. With a Foreword -by- Major General J.M.L.
Macdonald, A.O., M.B.E., R.F.D., E.D. Colourful frontispiece of scarlet banners. (Royal New South Wales Lancers
Centenary Commission, Lancer Barracks, Parramatta, NSW. First Edition. 1986) ISBN 0958889104. Used book. Hardcover
book. No dust jacket. 446 pages. Written inscription on title page: "Sgt. C.D. Williamson NX 123609 1st Armoured Regt.
AIF. May '42 - Jan '46". Dark blue cloth covers with good gilt emblem and lettering on front cover and spine. A few marks
on the covers. Light foxing on endpapers and half title page. Edges of pages have tanned. Else very
Tilting at Dominoes: Australia and The Vietnam War -by- Scott Brodie. ISBN 0867770686. Australian Military History. Australian Political
History. Tells the story of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War from all sides, beginning in the 1950s through to the 1970s.
(Child & Associates. Sydney. First edition. 1987) Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 160 pages.
Shelf wear on lower edge of boards. Else in fine condition.
War Torn China From The Diary Of A Relief Worker In 1944. Excepts
from the diary of a missionary worker in China during World War Two; illustrated with many b/w plates of the time.
(Jas B Nicholson, Sydney, no date) Used small hardcover book, no dust jacket, grey
covers knocked in corners and with some marks, some foxing, gift inscription to previous owner on fep, else good.