Kay's Secondhand Books & Music Australia
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.
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.
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 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 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. 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
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.
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 grams.
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.
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 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. ISBN 0646449931. Signed copy. Signed by Gilbert Wahlquist
on half title page. Used softcover book. 275 pages. (self-published by Gilbert Wahlquist. Printed by Draftex
Corporation. Sydney. 2005) Light wear to spine. 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.
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
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. 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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. 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.
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