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
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.
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.
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
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.
On Patrol With The SAS Sleeping With Your Ears Open -by- Gary McKay. ISBN 9781741752885.
Australian Military History. Follows the men of the Australian Special Air Service Regiment as they conduct their
operations in Borneo and South Viet Nam; accompanied by personal photographs from these secret operations, the
stories in this book are told first-hand by the SAS soldiers themselves; the men who flew the Huey helicopters in
support of the SAS operations in Viet Nam have also contributed and they give a graphic account of the exacting
and demanding patrol insertion techniques that ensured the patrol and aircrews' survival. The author Gary McKay
served as a rifle platoon commander in Viet Nam and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. Illustrated with
black and white plates. Used softcover book. 305 pages. (Allen & Unwin. Crows Nest. 2007) Corners of covers bumped.
Else in fine condition. Weight 550 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.
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.
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 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. 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.
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