Kay's Secondhand Books & Music Australia
Second hand 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 (2000). 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 second hand 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 (2003). 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 second hand 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 (2003). ISBN 0806524790.
Author Bill Gilbert, a United States Air Force veteran who served during the Korean War, presents eleven true stories of valiant
airmen on memorable missions; packed with authentic photographs and gripping testimony. Used hardback book in dust jacket. 278 pages.
(Citadel Press/Kensington Publishing Group, New York, 2003) Two small tears at base of spine of dust jacket, some marks on rear free
endpaper, else in very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
Australian Military Uniforms 1800-1982 -by- Monty Wedd (1982). 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 second hand 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.
Bill Newton V.C. The Short Life Of A RAAF Hero -by- Mark Weate (1990). ISBN 1876439785.
Australian Military History. The biography of Flight-Lieutenant William Ellis Newton, from his childhood
days through his distinguished war record in the Royal Australian Air Force to his death aged 23 on 29 March 1943,
and after. Bill Newton was the only Australian airman in the Pacific War to receive a Victoria Cross, and was
also the only Australian airman to ever receive a Victoria Cross while serving with an RAAF Squadron. Illustrated
with black and white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket as issued. 100 pages. (Published by
Australian Military History Publications, Loftus N.S.W., 1990) Spine his slightly sunned, else in fine condition.
Weight 400 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 second hand 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.
Bombs On Target A Compelling Eye-Witness Account Of Bomber Command Operations -by- Ron Mayhill, DFC (1991). ISBN 1852602740.
World War Two Aviation. Based on the author's diaries and accounts written at the time, and on his letters home, these graphic memoirs
record what is was like to be in the nose of the huge Lancaster Bomber aeroplanes, and to be the radar eyes in the navigation cabin; the book
brings to life the everyday routine of a bomber station, the procedures of take-off drill and bombing and marking techniques, as well
as the individual raids, few of which could be described as routine. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps. Used second hand
hardcover book in dust jacket. 192 pages. (Patrick Stephens Ltd/Haynes Publishing Group PLC. Sparkford, nr Yeovil, UK. 1991) In fine
condition. Weight 600 grams.
Changi Photographer George Aspinall's Record Of Captivity -by- Tim Bowden (reprint 1984). ISBN 0642975590.
Japanese Prisoners of War. Changi Prison. Thai/Burma Railway. Black & white photographs of the Changi area and the Thai/Burma Railway that
Australian prisoners of war by the Japanese were forced to build; Aspinall not only took these photographs at great personal risk but
processed them on the spot using chemicals smuggled in medicine bottles from Singapore. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket.
144 pages. (ABC Enterprises and William Collins Pty Ltd for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney. Reprint, 1984) Foxing on
first and last few pages, else in very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
Global Warrior The Story of Group Captain John Jeudwine DSO, OBE, DFC. His War in The Air in Europe,
The Middle East and Far East -by- Alain Charpentier, Lionel Lacey-Johnson and Geoffrey Jeudwine (1999). ISBN 0953641805.
World War Two. Air Force.
Squadron pilot. No. 12 (B) Squadron; 823 Squadron; H.M.S. Glorious; signals intelligence duties; the Far East; No. 84 (B)
Squadron; operations from Sumatra and java; escape from Java; voyage of "Scorpion"; the Middle East; No. 55 (Baltimore)
Squadron; Alamein; Ferry Control Units; HQ MEAF; Bomber Command; training and conversion units; No. 619 Squadron;
54 Base; 5 Group Special Marking Force; 83(PFF) Squadron Lancasters; Master Bomber; Mosquitoes and Lightning
aircraft; Dunholme Lodge; Operation "Manner"; Strubby; Operation "Cooks Tour"; Station Commander Little Staughton;
accident to Typhoon JR390 crash site; Cambridge cemetery; Log of HMRAFS "Scorpion"; Summary of Ops with Bomber
Command. Bibliography. (Topline Press. Southport. Qld. 1999) Used second hand softcover book. 169 pages.
Corners bumped. Small stain on edges of pages. Else very good.
HMAS Rockhampton Australian Corvette in World War II -by- Gilbert Wahlquist (2005). ISBN 0646449931. Signed copy. Signed by Gilbert Wahlquist
on half title page. Used second hand softcover book. 275 pages. (self-published by Gilbert Wahlquist. Printed by Draftex
Corporation. Sydney. 2005) Light wear to spine. Else in excellent condition.
History Of The 15th Battalion Australian Imperial Forces War 1914-1918 -by- Lieut. T P Chataway
-revised & edited by- Lt.Col. Paul Goldenstedt (c.2010). ISBN 1845748689. Includes a role of the deceased.
Illustrated with black & white photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 327 pages.
(The Naval & Military Press Ltd in association with The Imperial War Museum, London. Undated but circa 2010) Corners
of covers bumped. Pen underlining and margin notes on one page. Else in very good condition. Weight 500 grams.
In Action With The SAS -by- David Horner with Neil Thomas. Updated [3rd] Edition of 'SAS: Phantoms Of The Jungle'
(2009). ISBN 9781741755527. The Australian Special Air Service Regiment is a disciplined and elite force which operates at the
cutting edge of Australia's
defence; the regiment is trained to infiltrate deep behind enemy lines and secretly conduct surveillance and reconnaissance
operations; this book is based on the classic work 'SAS: Phantoms of War' by David Horner, based on first hand reports and
interviews with participants, it is an intriguing account of the regiment's first 40 years. Used second hand paperback book.
356 pages. (Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2009) In near fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
Kill The Prisoners! -by- Don Wall. ISBN 0646278347. Prisoners of War. Covers the treatment of
prisoners of war by the Japanese in World War Two: British prisoners of war; Borneo; the diary of Lft. Lieut.
Peter E I Lee; Sandakan-Ranau; Kuching-Labuan; Ballale Island Massacre; Massacre of survivors of 'Suez Maru'. Used second hand
paperback book. 392 pages. (Published by D Wall, Mona Vale, N.S.W. Undated) Covers are lightly creased. Corners are
bumped. Spine sunned. Name & address sticker of previous owner on title page. Else very good. Weight 800 grams.
Military Pistols and Revolvers -by- Ian V Hogg (1987). 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 second hand 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 (1982). 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 second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 280 pages.
(Lansdowne Press. Sydney. 1982) Very good condition. Weight 950 grams.
Operation Damask Being A Record Of Australia's Participation Prior To, During And After The Gulf War Iraq Kuwait
1990-1991 -edited by- Frederick Kirkland, OAM, JP (1991). ISBN 0958749116. Australian Military History. The Gulf War. This book
incorporates 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, UNSCOM. Consultants to the editor: LtCol Neil C Smith
A.M. and Warwick G Cary. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Used hardcover book. No just jacket, as issued. 226 pages.
(Plaza Historical Service, Cremorne, 1991) Lights scuffing to covers, else in fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
P.O.W. Prisoners Of War: Australians Under Nippon -by- Hank Nelson from the ABC Radio Series (1985). ISBN 0642527369.
World War Two Australian Prisoners of War of the Japanese. From 1942 to 1945 some 22,000 Australian service personnel including 71 nurses
became prisoners of war of the Japanese; only 14,000 survived; this book is based on Tim Bowden's award-winning ABC radio series of the
same name. Illustrated with maps and black & white line drawings. Used softcover book. 224 pages. (Australian Broadcasting Corp, Sydney,
1985) Covers and spine have tanned. Pages are very good. Weight 800 grams.
Qantas Squadron Memoirs Of A Wartime Radio Operator -by- Glen Mumford (Glenorie Wallamba Mumford) (2002). 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 second hand softcover book. 167 pages. (Book House. Glebe. 2002) Wear to edges and
corners of spine. Else in fine condition. Weight 510 grams.
Sandakan Under Nippon The Last March -by- Don Wall (1988). 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 second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 193 pages. (D Wall. Mona Vale.
1988) Foxing on endpapers. Else in very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
Soldier Dogs True Stories Of Canine Heroes -by- Maria Goodavage (2012). ISBN 9780670076505.
Inspiring stores that go behind the front line to reveal military canine's heroic deeds and the unbreakable bond between
dog and handler; the trainers and scientists who work with them disclose how canines are made into soldiers, and families
of fallen troops share stories of the dogs' hard-earned retirement and adoption. Used second hand paperback book. 296
pages. (Viking/Penguin Books, Melbourne, 2012) Very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
Spitfires Over Darwin 1943 No. 1 Fighter Wing -by- Jim Grant (2003). ISBN 0646236326. A personal
account of experience in an Air Force camp during the defence of Darwin against Japanese air attacks and also a
well researched narrative of Spitfires in action against the best warplanes of Japan. Used second hand softcover book. 222
pages. (TechWrite Solutions. Melbourne. 2nd edition. April 2003) Covers are lightly scuffed. Some marks on edges
of pages. Else in very good condition.
Taking Care Of Our Own The History Of The Tweed Heads And Coolangatta RSL Sub-Branch -by- Dianne Millar (2006).
ISBN 0646467964/9780646467962. Australian Military History. Australian Returned Services League Clubs. Australian RSL Clubs.
Used second hand 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 Australians At The Boer War -by- R L Wallace (1976). ISBN 0642993912.
Australian Military History. Boer War. About 20,000 Australians fought in South Africa during the Boer War; from
the manner in which they bore themselves in a highly mobile campaign, in a country similar to their own, they
earned a reputation second to none as mounted infantry and scouts; from the newspapers of the day and soldiers'
letters from the front tell of the exploits and comments in the words of the men who were there, on veldt and kopje.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 420 pages. (Published by The
Australian War Memorial and the Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1976) The dust jacket has been
cut into two pieces near right flap, and now taped; also small tears at both ends of the spine and corners of the
dust jacket. Name and date written on reverse of front free endpaper. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else book is
very good. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
The Cage A Year In 'Nam -by- Tom Abraham (2002). ISBN 059304973X. Vietnam War. Tom 'Bud'
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, and was captured by the Vietcong during the Tet Offensive; this book
describes his interrogation and torture, and of his daring escape into the jungle, naked and alone, the beginning of a new ordeal.
Used second hand paperback book. 299 pages. (Bantam Press, London, 2002) Foxing on edges of pages, else in very good condition.
Weight 420 grams.
The Luck Of The Draw Horses, Spitfires And Kittyhawks -by- Edward 'Ted' Sly, DFC, MID (Ted Sly) (c.2003). ISBN 0646463144.
Revised Edition. Circa 2003. Signed Copy. World War Two Aviation. The author first joined the 7th Light Horse and later joined the RAAF in
which he served in England with the 452 RAAF Squadron commanded by the famous Australian Ace, Keith 'Bluey' Truscott. Later he
served in the Middle East flying 22 operational sorties in Kittyhawks with 450 RAAF Squadron, and was later posted to 92 RAF East
India Squadron that formed the first Spitfire Wing with the 8th Army in the Western Desert. After a period on Malta and a stint as an
instructor at an OTU in Egypt, Sly was sent home to serve in the Pacific War, flying with 457 RAAF Squadron on Morotai. Used second hand hardcover
book. No dust jacket as issued. 239 pages. Signed by Ted Sly on the title page. (Self-published by Edward Sly. Revised Edition. Circa
2003) In very good condition. Weight 820 grams.
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. (1986). 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 second hand 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 Tunnels Of Cu Chi: A Harrowing Account of America's 'Tunnel Rats' in the Underground Battlefields
of Vietnam -by- Tom Mangold & John Penycate (1986). ISBN 0425089517. Vietnam War. One of little-known campaigns of the
Vietnam War was fought inside the 200 miles of secret tunnel networks around Saigon between Viet Cong Guerillas and
special American forces known as 'Tunnel Rats'; these American soldiers volunteered to enter black
tunnels armed only
with pistols and knives and often fought in deadly hand-to-hand combat with the enemy. Illustrated with maps and black
& white photographs. Used second hand paperback book. 304 pages. (Berkley Books, New York, 1986) Very good condition.
Weight 200 grams.
Tilting at Dominoes Australia and The Vietnam War -by- Scott Brodie (1987). 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 second hand book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 160 pages.
Shelf wear on lower edge of boards. Else in fine condition.
Uncommon Soldier -by- Chris Masters (2013). ISBN 9781743317327. Australian Soldiers Today. Chris Masters'
in-depth analysis of the present-day Digger paints a candid picture of Australian army life as war fighters, peacekeepers,
street-level diplomats and aid workers. Used second hand softcover book. 374 pages. (Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2013)
Foxing on edges of pages and on first and last few pages, name whited out on first page, else very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
White Coolies Australian Nurses Behind Enemy Lines -by- Betty Jeffrey (Imprint Lives) (1993). ISBN 0207182442.
Australian Military History. World War Two. War Prisoners. In 1942 a group of Australian Army nursing sisters was evacuated from Malaya a few
days before the fall of Singapore; of the 53 survivors who scrambled ashore, 21 were murdered by the Japanese and the remainder taken prisoner;
this engrossing record was kept by one of the surviving sisters, Betty Jeffrey, during the three-and-a-half gruelling years of imprisonment
that followed; it is a grim story of deprivation and harsh conditions relieved by humorous incidents that helped the women to preserve their
sanity. Used second hand paperback book. 204 pages. (Angus & Robertson, Pymble, 1993) Indent in rear cover, light foxing on edges of pages,
else very good condition. Weight 100 grams. Scarce.
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