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Challenge of Battle: The British Army's Baptism of Fire in the First World War

By: Adrian Gilbert

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001985


In this timely new book, Adrian Gilbert clears away the layers of sentiment that have obscured a true historical understanding of the 1914 campaign to provide a full, unvarnished picture of the British Expeditionary Force at war. Previous assessments of the BEF have held to an unshakeable belief in its exceptional performance during the battles of 1914. But closer examination of the historical record reveals a force possessing some key strengths yet undermined by other, ... View more info

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Commonwealth Cruisers 1939-45 #226 Osprey New Vanguard

By: Angus Konstam

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003357


In the early 20th century Britain's largest colonies established their own small naval presence, and their ships fought alongside the Royal Navy during World War I. These fleets were expanded during the inter-war years, and in 1939 the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy willingly joined the fight on behalf of the British Commonwealth. For the most part these small navies consisted of a few cruisers and destroyers, designed to pr... View more info

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Up and Down Australia

By: Arthur W. Upfield

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2016

Seller ID: A1280


Arthur William Upfield is well known as the creator of Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) who features in 29 crime detection novels, most set in the Australian outback. He also wrote more than 220 short stories and articles, based on his experiences in the bush between 1911 and 1931. Up and Down the Real Australia is the second published collection of Upfield's short works. Kees de Hoog has selected 45 autobiographical articles, ranging from humorous outbac... View more info

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Up and Down the Real Australia

By: Arthur W. Upfield

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2016

Seller ID: A1281


Arthur William Upfield is well known as the creator of Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) who features in 29 crime detection novels, most set in the Australian outback. It is not well known that he also wrote about 250 short stories and articles, drawing on his experiences in the bush between 1911 and 1931. Up and Down the Real Australia is the second published collection of Upfield's short works. Kees de Hoog has selected 45 autobiographical articles, rang... View more info

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Up and Down Australia Again

By: Arthur W. Upfield

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2017

Seller ID: A1282


Arthur William Upfield is well known as the creator of Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) who features in 29 crime detection novels, most set in the Australian outback. He also wrote more than 220 short stories and articles, based on his experiences in the bush between 1911 and 1931. Up and Down the Real Australia is the second published collection of Upfield's short works. Kees de Hoog has selected 45 autobiographical articles, ranging from humorous outbac... View more info

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The Landing at ANZAC 1915 #12 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: Chris Roberts

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002593


The Landing at ANZAC, 1915 challenges many of the cherished myths of the most celebrated battle in Australian and New Zealand history - myths that have endured for almost a century. Told from both the ANZAC and Turkish perspectives, this meticulously researched account questions several of the claims of Charles Bean's magisterial and much-quoted Australian official history and presents a fresh examination of the evidence from a range of participants. The Landing at ANZAC... View more info

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Crumps And Camouflets: Australian Tunnelling Companies on the Western Front - ANZAC Centenary Commemorative Release

By: Damien Finlayson

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 002641


Below the shattered ground that separated the British and German infantry on the Western Front in World War I, an unseen and largely unknown war was raging, fought by miners, tunnellers as they were known. They knew at any moment their lives could be extinguished without warning by hundreds of tonnes of collapsed earth and debris. About the Author Damien Finlayson is an amateur military historian with a special interest in the First World War. He has worked as a hydrog... View more info

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The August Offensive at Anzac 1915 #10 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: David W. Cameron

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2011

Seller ID: 002608


The August Offensive or 'Anzac Breakout' at Gallipoli saw some of the bloodiest fighting since the landing as Commonwealth and Turkish troops fought desperate battles at Lone Pine, German Officers' Trench, Turkish Quinn's, The Chessboard, The Nek, Chunuk Bair, The Farm, Hill Q and Hill 971. The offensive was designed to allow the allied forces to 'break out' of the Anzac beachhead below the Sari Bair Range; its end result was an enlarged prison for which they paid a high... View more info

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Edward on the Somme: Life in the trenches in World War I Charles Edward Munro

By: Don Munro and Jacquelyn Munro

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 004022


Edward was an Australian stretcher-bearer. He risked his life every day and night to save soldiers who were wounded in battle during World War I. This book provides some insight into the challenges Edward faced in France from 1916 to 1918. Target Audience: Juvenile. Notes: For children. View more info

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Gallipoli: Command Under Fire

By: Edward J. Erickson

Price: $39.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000401


Unique among World War I campaigns, the fighting at Gallipoli brought together a modern amphibious assault and multi-national combined operations. It took place on a landscape littered with classical and romantic sites - just across the Dardanelles from the ruins of Homer's Troy. The campaign became, perhaps, the greatest 'what if' of the war. The concept behind it was grand strategy of the highest order, had it been successful it might have led to conditions ending the ... View more info

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A7V Mephisto: The Last German First World War Tank : A Queensland Museum Pocket Guide

By: Gregory Czechura and Jeff Hopkins-Weise

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2008

Seller ID: 003433


The only A7V left in the world surviving from World War 1. Called 'Mephisto' by the German Army. Donated to the Queensland Museum by the French. Sturmpanzerwagen A7V Mephisto is one of the Queensland Museum's most iconic objects. Captured in the dying days of the war, the tank is a focus of international militaria research. This pocket companion contains everything you need to know about the only surviving A7V Mephisto tank. From technical specifications to service h... View more info

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The First Blitz: Bombing London in the First World War

By: Ian Castle

Price: $39.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003346


This book tells the story of Germany's strategic air offensive against Britain, and how it came to be neutralized. The first Zeppelin attack on London came in May 1915 - and with it came the birth of a new arena of warfare, the 'home front'. German airships attempted to raid London on 26 separate occasions between May 1915 and October 1917, but only reached the capital and bombed successfully on nine occasions. From May 1917 onwards, this theatre of war entered a new pha... View more info

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The Desert Column

By: Ion L. Idriess

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2017

Seller ID: A1253


'One hundred years after the charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba in October 1917...The Desert Column is based on the diaries that he kept through out the war. Published in 1932, it is one of Idriess' earliest works. Harry Chauvel noted in the foreword that it was the only book of the campaign that to his knowledge was "viewed entirely from the private soldier's point of view"...Idriess served as a sniper with the 5th Australian Light Horse. Enlisting in 19... View more info

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Australia's Palestine Campaign 1916-18 #7 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: Jean Bou

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2011

Seller ID: 002596


With nearly two mounted divisions engaged against the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East for almost three years the Palestine Campaign was Australia's longest running militarily significant endeavour of the First World War after the Western Front. And yet apart from the battle of Beersheba, the Palestine Campaign receives little attention in Australia compared to Gallipoli and the Western Front. In contrast to the years of grinding trench warfare in France and Belgium, th... View more info

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War Horses: Hoof Prints in Time - Amazing True Stories of heroic Australian Walers and New Zealand Horses 1914-1918

By: Jill Mather

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 003961


This remarkable but true collection has been gleaned from a large variety of World War I sources. It records the role animals played in environments which were completely alien to them. For all animals that served us so well, only a handful left their mark in history. This book not only commemorates the role our Australian and New Zealand horses played in a war which saw eight million animals perish in the bloodiest of battles, but preserves this collection of stories t... View more info

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Forgotten Heroes: The Australian Waler Horse

By: Jill Mather

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 003962


The story of the famous Australian Waler horses is one that records with pride the remarkable journey this original stock horse made from a domestic animal to a war horse without equal. The Boer War and World War I saw thousands shipped overseas and only the advent of mechanization in 1940 saw the horse decline from military use. This book does not only sing its praises, but tracks its worldwide reputation as a horse without equal. You will read about the logistics and ... View more info

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Gallipolli's War Horses: From the Dardanelles to Damascus

By: Jill Mather

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 003963


This book records the amazing contribution made by the thousands of animals that landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Mesopotamia and Egypt in World War One. This is a book you won't be able to put down. You will not only gain a great compassion for these brave horses, but also feel the need to help preserve and protect the less than 1% of the descendants that exist in Australia today. View more info

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Reconnaissance and Bomber Aces of World War 1 #123 Osprey Aircraft of the Aces

By: Jon Guttman

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000420


This book profiles a wide variety of British, French, German, Austro-Hungarian and American aircraft, ranging from frontline stalwarts like the RE 8 and AR 1 to the swift Salmson 2A2 and the compact, fighter-like Halberstadt CL II. Oft-overshadowed by the fighters that either protected or threatened them, two-seater reconnaissance aircraft performed the oldest and most strategically vital aerial task of World War 1 - a task that required them to return with the intellig... View more info

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Exploring Gallipoli: An Australian Army Battlefield 2E #4 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Wahlert

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2011

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 002590


This book provides both practical touring information on Gallipoli for the independent traveller, and a guide to the amazing First World War Anzac battlefields. Written by a serving Australian Army officer with over 30 years soldiering experience, and now a historian with the Australian Army History Unit, Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Wahlert presents a unique view of the campaign and of the key events that occurred on the ground. It includes detailed information on the key s... View more info

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The Ottoman Defence Against the Anzac Landing: 25 April 1915 #16 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: Mesut Uyar

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002592


The landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 represents a defining moment, not only for Australia and New Zealand, but also for Turkey. However a detailed account of the landing from the Turkish perspective has yet to be published in English despite the 100 years that has elapsed since the first ANZACs scrambled ashore. Descriptions of the Ottoman forces such as the composition of units, the men who commanded them, their weapons, capabilities and reactions to the ANZAC inva... View more info