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A 'Duty Clear Before Us' North Beach and the Sari Bair Range Gallipoli Peninsula 25 April-20 December 1915 
Australian Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs ISBN 0642433089 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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 second hand softcover book. 87 pages. (Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs. Canberra. 2000) Corners bumped. Else in very good condition.
Product Id: MW23110
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A Woman's War The Exceptional Life Of Wilma Oram Young AM Barbara Angell ISBN 1741100127 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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 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.
Product Id: MW24021
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Australian Military Uniforms 1800-1982 Monty Wedd ISBN 0949924121 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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 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.
Product Id: MW25044
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Bill Newton VC The Short Life Of A RAAF Hero by Mark Weate (1990) ISBN 1876439785 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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.
Product Id: MW26651
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Blue Lanyard Red Banner The Capture of a Vietcong Headquarters by 1st Battalion The Royal 
Australian Regiment Operation Crimp 8-14 January 1966 Lex McAulay ISBN 1875593284 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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.
Product Id: MW18850
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Bombs On Target A Compelling Eye-Witness Account Of Bomber Command Operations Ron Mayhill DFC ISBN 1852602740 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Bombs On Target A Compelling Eye-Witness Account Of Bomber Command Operations -by- Ron Mayhill, DFC. 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.
Product Id: MW24867
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Conscripts And Regulars With The Seventh Battalion In Vietnam Michael O'Brien ISBN 186373967X 
for sale, Conscripts And Regulars With The Seventh Battalion In Vietnam Michael O'Brien ISBN 186373967X used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Conscripts And Regulars With The Seventh Battalion In Vietnam -by- Michael O'Brien. ISBN 186373967X. Vietnam War. Used second hand 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 grams.
Product Id: MW21784
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Gallipoli Diaries The Anzacs' Own Story Day By Day Jonathan King ISBN 0731812050 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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 second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 306 pages. (Kangaroo Press. Roseville. 2003) In fine condition. Weight 1.3 kilograms.
Product Id: MW24069
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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 Alain Charpentier Lionel Lacey-Johnson and Geoffrey Jeudwine ISBN 0953641805 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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. 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.
Product Id: MW20000
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HMAS Rockhampton Australian Corvette in World War II by Gilbert Wahlquist Signed Copy ISBN 0646449931 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop HMAS Rockhampton Australian Corvette in World War II -by- Gilbert Wahlquist. 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.
Product Id: MW16804
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Horseman Pass By The Australian Light Horse in World War I Lindsay Baly ISBN 0731811747 
used book for sale, Horseman Pass By The Australian Light Horse in World War I Lindsay Baly ISBN 0731811747 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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 second hand 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.
Product Id: MW23111
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Kill The Prisoners! by Don Wall ISBN 0646278347 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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.
Product Id: MW26647
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Military Pistols and Revolvers Ian V Hogg ISBN 0853688079 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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 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.
Product Id: MW22882
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Of Love And War The Letters And Diaries Of Captain Adrian Curlewis And His Family 1939-1945 
Philippa Poole ISBN 0701815981 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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 second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 280 pages. (Lansdowne Press. Sydney. 1982) Very good condition. Weight 950 grams.
Product Id: MW23625
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Qantas Squadron Memoirs Of A Wartime Radio Operator Glen Mumford (Glenorie Wallamba Mumford) ISBN 17401822111 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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 second hand softcover book. 167 pages. (Book House. Glebe. 2002) Wear to edges and corners of spine. Else in fine condition. Weight 510 grams.
Product Id: MW24022
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Quinn's Post Anzac Gallipoli Peter Stanley ISBN 1741143322 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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 second hand 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.
Product Id: MW24020
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Sandakan Under Nippon The Last March Don Wall ISBN 0731637488 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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 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.
Product Id: MW23956
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Spitfires Over Darwin 1943 No. 1 Fighter Wing Jim Grant ISBN 0646236326 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Spitfires Over Darwin 1943 No. 1 Fighter Wing -by- Jim Grant. 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.
Product Id: MW22085
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Taking Care Of Our Own The History Of The Tweed Heads And Coolangatta RSL Sub-Branch Dianne Millar 
ISBN 0646467964/9780646467962 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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 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.
Product Id: MW24333
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The Art Of War The New Illustrated Edition (2005) by Sun Tzu translated Samuel B Griffith ISBN 9781844831791 NEW book for sale in Australian book shop The Art Of War The New Illustrated Edition -by- Sun Tzu -translated- Samuel B Griffith. ISBN 9781844831791. Philosophy of War. 'The Art of War' is a Chinese military treatise written by Sun Tzu in the 6th century BC, during the Spring and Autumn period. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it is said to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time, and still one of the basic texts. 'The Art of War' is one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy, influencing Eastern military thinking, business tactics, and beyond. NEW hardback book. No dust jacket as issued. 271 pages. (Duncan Baird Publishers, London, 2005) NEW BOOK, still sealed in clear plastic wrap. Weight 900 grams.
Product Id: MW27181
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The Australians At The Boer War by R L Wallace (1976) ISBN 0642993912 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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.
Product Id: MW26650
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The Luck Of The Draw Horses Spitfires And Kittyhawks by Edward 'Ted' Sly DFC MID (Ted Sly) ISBN 0646463144 Revised Edition Circa 2003 Signed Copy used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop The Luck Of The Draw Horses, Spitfires And Kittyhawks -by- Edward 'Ted' Sly, DFC, MID (Ted Sly). 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.
Product Id: MW25242
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The Royal New South Wales Lancers 1885-1985 Incorporating a Narrative of the 1st Light Horse 
Regiment A.I.F. 1914-1919 P V Vernon O.B.E. E.D. Major General J.M.L. Macdonald A.O. M.B.E. R.F.D. E.D. ISBN 0958889104 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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 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. _
Product Id: MW18594
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The Western Front Illustrated 1914-1918 John Laffin ISBN 0864175361 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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 second hand 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.
Product Id: MW24071
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Tilting at Dominoes Australia and The Vietnam War Scott Brodie ISBN 0867770686 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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 second hand book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 160 pages. Shelf wear on lower edge of boards. Else in fine condition.
Product Id: MW21025
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