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A 'Duty Clear Before Us' North Beach and the Sari Bair Range, Gallipoli Peninsula 25 April-20 December 1915
-by- Australian Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs. ISBN 0642433089. The words 'Anzac' and 'Gallipoli' are part
of the Australian and New Zealand heritage; we all have a 'duty clear before us' to ensure that future generations continue to
understand and honour the special place that Gallipoli holds in the history of Australia and New Zealand. Illustrated in colour
and black and white with maps. Used softcover book. 87 pages. (Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs. Canberra. 2000)
Corners bumped. Else in very good condition.
A Woman's War The Exceptional Life Of Wilma Oram Young, AM -by- Barbara Angell. ISBN 1741100127.
World War Two Pacific history. Prisoners Of War. POWs. The story of a young Australian nurse POW of the Japanese during
World War Two; she experienced the very worst of human brutality, starvation, deprivation and degradation; yet through the
comradeship of her fellow prisoners, she also encountered humankind at its best. Used softcover book. 328 pages. (New
Holland Publishers. Sydney. 2003) A few marks on upper edge of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 510 grams.
Air Power Heroes and Heroism in American Flight Missions 1916 to Today -by- Bill Gilbert. ISBN 0806524790.
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) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. A few very small
tears in the dust jacket at bottom of spine. Else in excellent condition.
Australian Military Uniforms 1800-1982 -by- Monty Wedd. ISBN 0949924121.
A pictorial record of Australian military history showing how the Australian Military Forces and their uniforms evolved from Colonial days
to the present; 40 magnificent full colour plates and numerous black and white drawings all by the author show in meticulous
detail the uniforms, badges, arms and accoutrements. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 144 pages. (Kangaroo Press. Sydney. 1982)
Name of previous owner written on front free endpaper and front flap of dust jacket. Dust jacket stretched and lightly creased
along upper edge. Light foxing on edgers of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 850 grams.
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. ISBN 1875593284. 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)
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
Gallipoli Diaries The Anzacs' Own Story Day By Day -by- Jonathan King. ISBN 0731812050.
World War One. World War I. Military History. The Gallipoli story is told in the words of the ordinary soldiers
fighting in the trenches, starting with the landing on 25 April 1915 right up to the last day on 20 December 1915.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 306 pages. (Kangaroo Press.
Roseville. 2003) In fine condition. Weight 1.3 kilograms.
In Action With The SAS Updated Edition of 'SAS: Phantoms of the Jungle' -by- David Horner with Neil Thomas.
ISBN 9781741755527. Military History. The men of the SAS are trained to infiltrate deep behind enemy lines and secretly
conduct surveillance and reconnaissance operations; this book described some of the most important operations in which the SAS
has been involved including first action in Borneo, followed by confrontation in Vietnam, through to Somalia, Kuwait and East
Timor in the 1990s; based on firsthand reports and interviews with participants; an intriguing account of the
regiment's first 40 years. Used softcover book. 356 pages. (Allen & Unwin. Crows Nest. 2009) A little foxing on edges of
pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 550 grams.
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.
Horseman, Pass By The Australian Light Horse in World War I -by- Lindsay Baly. ISBN 0731811747.
Australian Army Light Horse Regiment World War I. Australian Cavalry World War One. Australia's mounted troops in World War I
were a dashing mobile force and 'earned the admiration of the world' according to their Commander-in-Chief, General Allenby;
they fought dismounted at Gallipoli and afterwards repulsed a Turkish invasion of Egypt; then they pioneered the British
mounted force that drove the enemy back through Sinai, Palestine and Syria, to its final capitulation at Aleppo; this book
follows the fortunes of three individual soldiers, one the author's father, a decorated sergeant. Used softcover book. 337
pages. (Kangaroo Press/Simon & Schuster. Roseville. 2003) Advance review copy with the notice pasted on the reverse of the
front cover. Else in very good condition. Weight 550 grams.
Jungle Warriors From Tobruk To Kokoda And Beyond How The Australian Army Became The World's Most
Deadly Jungle Fighting Force -by- Adrian Threlfall. ISBN 9781742372204. Australian Military History. Examines the
extraordinary changes the Australian Army underwent over the course of the Second World War; how the 2nd AIF evolved
from fighting European and desert wars, in open country and often with large numbers of troops, to master the very
close warfare of jungle combat; investigates the extraordinary array of changes to weapons, equipment, tactics and
training; follows the story from the training camps in Australia on to the battlefields of North Africa and the
Mediterranean to Milne Bay, Kokoda, and final victory in Borneo, Bougainville and New Guinea. Illustrated with black
and white plates. Used softcover book. 309 pages. (Allen & Unwin. Crows Nest. 2014) Corners of covers bumped. Else in
very good condition. Weight 520 grams.
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.
Illustrated with black and white plates. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 602 pages.
(HarperCollins, Sydney, 2004) Name and address of previous owner on fep, corners bumped, else very good. Weight 1.2 kilograms.
Kokoda -by- Paul Ham. ISBN 9780732298364. 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. Illustrated with black and white plates. Used softcover book. 603 pages.
(HarperCollinsPublishers. Sydney. 2013) Name of previous owner whited out on first page. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else
very good. Weight 800 grams.
Military Pistols and Revolvers -by- Ian V Hogg. ISBN 0853688079. Weaponry. Each of the
many revolvers and automatic pistols used in military service are described and illustrated with full data and
notes on performance, loading, stripping, and cleaning. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 128 pages. (Arms and
Armour Press Ltd. Poole. 1987) Dust jacket lightly worn on corners and both ends of spine and spine has faded.
Light foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else very good.
Of Love And War The Letters And Diaries Of Captain Adrian Curlewis And His Family 1939-1945 -by-
Philippa Poole. ISBN 0701815981. World War Two. World War II. Prisoners of War. Japanese Prisons. Changi Gaol.
Burma-Thailand Railway. Adrian Curlewis saw only two months of action when Singapore fell to the Japanese on 15
February, 1942, and he suddenly found himself a prisoner of war; he was to remain in captivity for almost three
and a half years, watching his comrades die of disease or brutality or just sheet personal despair; he kept two
diaries on the conditions and atrocities of Changi Goal and of the Burma-Thailand Railway; meanwhile his family
continued to write to him not knowing if he was alive or dead. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 280 pages.
(Lansdowne Press. Sydney. 1982) Very good condition. Weight 950 grams.
Pacific Fury How Australia and Her Allies Defeated The Japanese -by- Peter Thompson. ISBN 9781741667141.
Australian Military History World War Two Pacific War. Peter Thompson presents for the first time an account of the Pacific
conflict that places Australian voices and action at the heart of the struggle and recreates the battles of land, sea and air
in a single volume like never before. Illustrated with black and white plates. Used softcover book. 548 pages. (William
Heinemann Australia. 2009) Corners of covers are bumped. Else in very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
Qantas Squadron Memoirs Of A Wartime Radio Operator -by- Glen Mumford (Glenorie Wallamba Mumford). ISBN 17401822111.
World War Two Aviation. Qantas' role as an unarmed carrier of supplies, mail and the occasional VIP was vital to the Australian war effort;
pilot Glen Mumford tells of his wartime experiences as a radio operator for Qantas, from Qantas archives, reliving wartime stresses and
camaraderie; he writes of the last Qantas flights to Singapore before it fell, his visit to Hiroshima soon after the bombing, the intrepid
pilots who pioneered the crossing of the Indian Ocean, take offs in the Catalina flying boats, standing on the wing refueling from a barge
and the difficulties of navigating by the sun and the stars. Used softcover book. 167 pages. (Book House. Glebe. 2002) Wear to edges and
corners of spine. Else in fine condition. Weight 510 grams.
Quinn's Post Anzac, Gallipoli -by- Peter Stanley. ISBN 1741143322.
Australian Military History World War One Anzac Gallipoli. For the entire Gallipoli campaign, Quinn's Post was critical to the
defence of Anzac; the men who served there described it as 'the deadliest position on the peninsula'; this book is the
powerful story of the Australians and New Zealanders who lived and died at Quinn's Post, from the first hours of the landing
to the final minutes of the evacuation. Used softcover book. 226 pages. (Allen & Unwin. Crow's Nest. 2005) Corners of covers
are bumped. Foxing on edges of pages and first few pages. Else in very good condition. Weight 505 grams.
Sandakan Under Nippon The Last March -by- Don Wall. ISBN 0731637488.
Australian Military History World War Two Pacific War. Prisons of War. The story of Japanese treatment of Australian
prisoners of war in British North Borneo 1942-1945. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 193 pages. (D Wall. Mona Vale.
1988) Foxing on endpapers. Else in very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
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.
SAS Survival Guide How To Survive In The Wild, On Land Or At Sea (Collins Gem) -by- John 'Lofty'
Wiseman. ISBN 9780007320813. John 'Lofty' Wiseman, a former SAS instructor, teaches and writes on survival
techniques. Includes new case studies and survival scenarios; contains practical easy-to-follow advice with
diagrams and illustrations. Used small pocket-sized softcover book. 384 pages. (Collins/HarperCollins. London. 2010)
In fine condition.
Taking Care Of Our Own The History Of The Tweed Heads And Coolangatta RSL Sub-Branch -by- Dianne Millar.
ISBN 0646467964/9780646467962. Australian Military History. Australian Returned Services League Clubs. Australian RSL Clubs.
Used softcover book. 255 pages. (published by Dianne Millar. Bilambil Heights. 2006) Spine sunned. Small stains on lower edges of pages. Else in
very good condition. Weight 900 grams.
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 Men Who Came Out Of The Ground A Gripping Account Of Australia's First Commando Campaign Timor 1942 -by- Paul Cleary.
ISBN 9780733623189. Australian Military History. The 2/2 Australian Independent Company - Sparrow Force - A Special
Forces unit set up to fight a different kind of war; many were bushmen and crack shots, and all were trained to fight
behind enemy lines; Sparrow Force were all that stood between Japanese forces and Papua New Guinea; mobilising the support
of the locals, the 2/2 Company avoided pitched battles, instead picking just
the right time to strike; they adapted their bush skills to become the masters of this new kind of commando warfare;
Sparrow Force tied down thousands of Japanese in a fierce guerilla war. Illustrated with black and white plates. Used
softcover book. 382 pages. (Hatchette Australia. Sydney. 2010) Corners of covers bumped. Foxing on first and last pages.
Pages have tanned. Else in very good condition. Weight 520 grams.
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. ISBN 0958889104. 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 good.
The Western Front Illustrated 1914-1918 -by- John Laffin. ISBN 0864175361. World War One. World War I.
The trenches of the Western Front in the First World War crossed Belgium and France for a distance of 460 miles, and the
multiple lines of front, support, reserve and communication trenches covered many thousands of miles; Dr Laffin's
authoritative and informative commentary has drawn upon the work of contemporary illustrators to present accurate portrayal
of uniforms, weapons and ammunition, creating a compelling realism; while some chapters graphically depict the horror and
heroism of battle, others precisely chronicle the back-up services needed to allow the front-line infantry to function:
artillery, machine-gunners, stretcher-bearers, signallers, miners and engineers. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 170 pages.
(Kangaroo Press. Kenthurst. 1991) Dust jacket is stretched along upper edge. Else in very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
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.
Uncommon Soldier Brave Compassionate and Tough The Making of Australia's Modern Diggers -by- Chris Masters.
ISBN 9781743317327. Australian Military. Australian Army Personnel. The author has been taken into the Australian Army
ranks in a way rarely afforded an outsider; he relates how personnel are selected, how they are led, and how they are
transforming from civilians to disciplined professional soldiers; he puts under severe challenge that soldiering is the
province of dumb grunts. Illustrated with colour plates. Used softcover book. 373 pages. (Allen & Unwin. Crows Nest. 2012)
Name on first page whited out. Else in very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
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.
White Coolies Australian Nurses Behind Enemy Lines -by- Betty Jeffrey. ISBN 0207182442.
Australian Military History. In 1942 a group of Australian Army nursing sisters were taken prisoner by the
Japanese in Malaya; this tale related by one of the sisters describes the three and a half years of imprisonment;
it is a grim story of deprivation and harsh conditions but is relieved by the humorous incidents that helped
the women preserve their sanity. Used paperback book. 204 pages. Foxing on edges of pages. Else in very good
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