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Letters from the Veldt : an account of the involvement of volunteers from Queensland at the war in South Africa (Boer War), 1899-1902 [used book]

By: Len Harvey

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Australia, R & J McTaggart: 1994

Seller ID: 0646199188

ISBN: 0646199188

Condition: Good


The book's chapters cover the First and Second Contingents Queensland Mounted Infantry; The Third Contingent Queensland Mounted Infantry and the Fourth Contingent Queensland Imperial Bushmen; The Fifth and Sixth Contingents Queensland Imperial Bushmen; The Commonwealth of Australia Contingents, The Drayton Grange Scandal, and Scorched Earth; Medical services; and South African War Memorials. View more info

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The Art of War

By: Sun Tzu

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Macmillan Collector's Library: 2018

Seller ID: 9781509827954

ISBN: 1509827951

Condition: New


This is a fresh, contemporary translation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War for the 21st century. As well as its historical importance, it is one of the most influential political and business books of our era. This edition rediscovers the essential clarity of the ancient masterpiece, cited by generals from a dozen Chinese dynasties, international business leaders, and modern military field manuals. It also contains a full commentary on Sun Tzu, the man and his ideas, contemporary of Confucius and Buddha; and a critical guide to further reading. This is the perfect introduction to one of the world's... View more info

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The Battle of Waterloo

By: A Near Observer

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000390

ISBN: 1472805895

Condition: New


From the team that brought you the bestselling Bradshaw's Handbook comes another fantastic facsimile reproduction - The Battle of Waterloo. First published in the months after the battle, this unique title gives an unprecedented glimpse into how the battle of Waterloo was viewed in its immediate aftermath. Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the battle, this is a collection of reports of the battle from all sides, records of the orders issued to both armies, the official gazette sent by Wellington, the firsthand accounts of French marshals, sobering lists of those killed in the... View more info

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The Hindenburg Line #26 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: Adam Rankin

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2019

Seller ID: 9781922265036

ISBN: 1922265039

Condition: New


In the last devastating months of the First World War, the British Fourth Army pursued the Germans to their final defensive position - the Hindenburg Line, a formidable series of defensive positions studded with concrete dugouts and thickly set barbed wire. The Hindenburg Line 1918 describes the two fiercely fought set-piece battles which saw Fourth Army break through the German line, paving the way for the final pursuit which ended with the Armistice. The Australian Corps was a pivotal part of the offensive to breach the Hindenburg Line, culminating in the assault to capture Montbrehain, the ... View more info

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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

ISBN: 1472810597

Condition: New


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, significant failings. Within an authoritative and well-paced campaign narrative, Challenge of Battle re-evaluates the army's ... View more info

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Australian Military Operations in Vietnam 2E #3 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: Albert Palazzo

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2009

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 002606

ISBN: 0980475384

Condition: New


From 1962 to 1972 Australia joined the United States in fighting a communist inspired insurgency war in the jungles of South Vietnam against infiltrators who sought to overthrow the local government. Over 50,000 Australians served in Vietnam, 519 lost their lives, and the conflict ended ignominiously in the insurgents' victory. Over 30 years later, Australia again finds itself joined with the United States in a struggle against an insurgency, this time in the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan. Although now in the past, the Vietnam War resonates with lessons for the Australian Ar... View more info

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The Battle of Crete #1 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: Albert Palazzo

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2011

Seller ID: 002605

ISBN: 0980320410

Condition: New


Between 20 May and 1 June 1941 the Second World War came to the Greek island of Crete. The Commonwealth defenders consisted of Australian, New Zealand and British refugees from the doomed Greek Campaign who had not recovered from defeat. Matched against them were crack German paratroopers and mountain soldiers who had only tasted victory. Over eleven days the two sides fought a desperate action that generated tales of stubborn determination and reckless bravery on both sides. It was an innovative campaign - warfare's first aerial invasion - and at times its outcome balanced on a knife edge. ... View more info

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The Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (1): Nationalist Troops #495 Osprey Men at Arms

By: Alejandro De Quesada

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 002909

ISBN: 1782007822

Condition: New


The Spanish Civil War, 1936-39, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. It was the first great clash of 20th-century ideologies, between the rebel Nationalist army led by General Franco (right-wing, and aided by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy), and the Republican army of the government (left-wing, and aided by the Communist Soviet Union and many volunteers from liberal democracies). Three years of widespread campaigns involved the most modern weapons available (submachine guns, mortars, artillery, tanks, and combat aircraft operating in direct su... View more info

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Hitler's Digger Slaves: Caught in the Web of Axis Labour Camps

By: Alex Barnett

Price: $24.95  $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Australian Military History Publications: 2001

Seller ID: 004322

ISBN: 1876439734

Condition: New


Serving with the AIF in North Africa the author became a POW in Italy. The rebellious Aussies earned a bad reputation and were badly treated. He was later forced into a labour camp. View more info

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Auschwitz - The Nazi Solution: An Illustrated History and Guide

By: Andrew Rawson

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Pen and Sword: 2015

Seller ID: 9781473827981

ISBN: 1473827981

Condition: New


The camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau were an important part of the Nazis' final solution to the Jewish question. Over one million people were murdered in its gas chambers and tens of thousands of prisoners were worked to death in the nearby sub-camps. Others were held in the quarantine area before they were deported to work in the Third Reich. This is the story of the development of Auschwitz from a Polish prison camp into a concentration camp, and a thorough account of the building of Birkenau and the gas chambers, which grew into industrial killing machines. Rawson relates what life was like for... View more info

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Spoken From The Front : Real Voices from the Battlefields of Afghanistan [used book]

By: Andy McNab

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 2011

Seller ID: 0593064801

ISBN: 0593064801

Condition: Good


The biggest military author introduces real-life voices from the battlefields of Afghanistan. Spoken from the Front is the story of the Afghan Campaign, told for the first time in the words of the servicemen and women who have been fighting there. With unprecedented access to soldiers of all ranks, as well as pilots, reservists, engineers, medics, Royal Military police, mechanics, cooks and other military personnel, Andy McNab has assembled a portrait of modern conflict like never before. This is the full experience of British troops on the ground and in the air. The horrors, cruelties, drudge... View more info

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Seven Troop [used book]

By: Andy McNab

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam Press: 2008

Seller ID: 003828

ISBN: 0593059506

Condition: Good


Seven Troop is Andy McNab's account of the time he served in the company of a remarkable group of men - from the day, freshly-badged as a member of the SAS Regiment, he joined them in the Malayan jungle, to the day, ten years later, that he handed in his sand-coloured beret and started a new life. View more info

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An Alien Sky: The Story of One Man's Remarkable Adventure in Bomber Command During the Second World War

By: Andy Wiseman and Sean Feast

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2015

Seller ID: 9781909808256

ISBN: 1909808253

Condition: New


By any measure, Andy Wiseman (born Weizman) is a lucky man. The only son of a Polish father and an American mother, Andy was born and grew up in Berlin, just as Adolf Hitler was coming to power. As a Jew educated at the famous Werner Siemens Real Gymnasium in Schoneberg, he left only months before his school was closed down and fled with his family to Poland, one step ahead of the Nazi persecution that was to follow and later take the life of his father. From Poland he again fled to England, this time without his parents, arriving as a 16-year old with little or no grasp of English. After a cr... View more info

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U-47 in Scapa Flow: The Sinking of HMS Royal Oak 1939 #33 Osprey Raid

By: Angus Konstam

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003359

ISBN: 1472808908

Condition: New


At the outset of World War II, Scapa Flow was supposed to be the safe home base of the British Navy - nothing could penetrate the defences of this bastion. So how, in the dead of night, was Gunther Prien's U-47 able to slip through the line of protective warships to sink the mighty Royal Oak? This book provides the answer with an account of one of the most daring naval raids in history. Drawing on the latest underwater archaeological research, this study explains how Prien and his crew navigated the North Sea and Kirk Sound to land a devastating blow to the British. It reveals the level of dis... View more info

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Taranto 1940: The Fleet Air Arm's Precursor to Pearl Harbor #288 Osprey Campaign

By: Angus Konstam

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472808967

ISBN: 1472808967

Condition: New


The Royal Navy's attack on Taranto in 1940 heralded a new age of warfare. It was the decisive moment in a struggle for dominance of the Mediterranean that had gone on for months, as the British and Italian navies both looked to secure maritime supply routes for their colonies. With the enormous demands of a global war beginning to tell, the British capital ships were simply too thinly spread for a large fleet action against Taranto, where the bulk of the Italian fleet lay menacingly. How was the Royal Navy to eliminate the threat of the Regia Marina? This is the story of one of World War II's ... 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

ISBN: 1472805011

Condition: New


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 protect territorial waters and local sea lanes. However, these warships and their crews soon found themselves involved in a glo... View more info

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Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship: 7th - 11th Centuries #64 Osprey Duel

By: Angus Konstam and Peter Dennis

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000429

ISBN: 147280757X

Condition: New


For four hundred years the Byzantine Empire's naval forces vied with the warships of the Islamic world for mastery of the Mediterranean. At the heart of this confrontation were the fighting vessels of the two powers, the Byzantine dromon and the Arabic shalandi, both oared warships. In those four centuries of warfare between two major maritime powers, both the Byzantines and the Arabs left us records of their doctrine and tactics, as well as of how their ships were built. Featuring full-colour artwork and rigorous analysis from an authority on naval warfare, this enthralling book offers a glim... 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

ISBN: 1925416631

Condition: New


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 outback anecdotes to personal experiences at Gallipoli and the Somme during the First World War. Kees has added The Murchison Mu... 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

ISBN: 192541664X

Condition: New


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, ranging from humorous outback anecdotes to personal experiences at Gallipoli and the Somme during the First World War. Kees ha... 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

ISBN: 1925416798

Condition: New


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 outback anecdotes to personal experiences at Gallipoli and the Somme during the First World War. Kees has added The Murchison Mu... View more info

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A Rugged Bunch of Diggers Book 1: A must for anyone who has ever pulled on an army boot [used book][out of print]

By: Bill Charlton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Charlton Publishing: 1999

Seller ID: A1120

ISBN: 0957762003

Condition: Good


In compiling this book of poems, I don't think I have over emphasised enough, the importance of humour in Army life. It was the one vital ingredient that was necessary in toning down the extent of hardships endured, the loneliness, & personal tragedies experienced by most servicemen & ex-servicemen. 80 pages. View more info

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A Rugged Bunch of Diggers Book 2: A must for anyone who has ever pulled on an army boot [used book][out of print]

By: Bill Charlton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Charlton Publishing: 2001

Seller ID: A1121

ISBN: 095776202X

Condition: Good


A second book of poetry by Bill Charlton, Vietnam War veteran about personnel of the Australian Army. 94 pages. View more info

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Storming Monte la Difensa - The First Special Service Force at the Winter Line, Italy 1943 #48 Osprey Raid

By: Brett Werner

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000435

ISBN: 1472807669

Condition: New


In December 1943 Monte La Difensa was part of the formidable German defences overlooking the Allies' planned route to Rome via Monte Cassino. In the First Special Service Force's first combat in the Mediterranean theater, the Force would employ its special training in mountain and winter warfare to scale the peak, capture it, and then hold it against the inevitable German counterattacks. Astonishing their superiors, the First Special Service Force succeeded in the face of seemingly impossible odds, but suffered a 77 percent casualty rate. Their victory, founded on their aggressive doctrine and... View more info

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Malaya #5 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: Brian Farrell and Garth Pratten

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2011

Seller ID: 002602

ISBN: 0980567440

Condition: New


When Imperial Japan unleashed the Pacific War in December 1941, Australian forces went into action, as part of a larger British Empire force, to defend Malaya and Singapore. This reflected an Australian commitment to defending Australia by protecting its 'near north'. Unfortunately, Australian forces were compromised before they fired a shot by wider problems: the Allies were not ready for global war in late 1941, Australia lacked the forces to fill the gap in Southeast Asia, and all Allied forces on the ground in Southeast Asia were unprepared for the high tempo manoeuvre warfare the Japanes... View more info

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The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa

By: Captain Dale Dye and Robert O'Neill

Price: $16.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001963

ISBN: 1472810619

Condition: New


On December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes appeared from the clouds above Pearl Harbor and fundamentally changed the course of history; with this one surprise attack the previously isolationist America was irrevocably thrown into World War II. This definitive history reveals each of the major battles that America would fight in the ensuing struggle against Imperial Japan, from the naval clashes at Midway and Coral Sea to the desperate, bloody fighting on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Each chapter reveals both the horrors of the battle and the Allies' grim yet heroic determination to wrest victory fr... View more info

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American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms

By: Chris Kyle and William Doyle

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, William Morrow: 2014

Seller ID: 002747

ISBN: 0062242725

Condition: New


Now in paperback!: The #1 NYT bestselling author of AMERICAN SNIPER and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle explores U.S. history through the lens of the nation's most iconic guns. Drawing on his legendary firearms knowledge and combat experience, U.S. Navy SEAL and #1 bestselling author of American Sniper Chris Kyle dramatically chronicles the story of America-from the Revolution to the present-through the lens of ten iconic guns and the remarkable heroes who used them to shape history: the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester 1873 rifle, Springfield M1903 rifle, M191... View more info

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American Sniper : The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History [used book]

By: Chris Kyle with Jim DeFelice and Scott McEwen

Price: $9.00

Publisher: USA, William Morrow: 2014

Edition: Movie Tie-in Edition

Seller ID: 0062401726

ISBN: 0062401726

Condition: Good


The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood's blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him "The Legend"; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically... View more info

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The Flamethrower #41 Osprey Weapon

By: Chris McNab

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002013

ISBN: 1472809025

Condition: New


The focus of this book is a weapon that has literally placed the power of fire in human hands - the man-portable flamethrower. This formidable weapon first saw battlefield use in the hands of German troops during World War I, and went on to arm the forces of many countries in World War II and beyond. Capable of inflicting horrific injuries - or of using up the oxygen supply inside a building, causing the occupants to suffocate - it projected a stream of flammable liquid, which could be 'bounced' off the interior surfaces of tunnels, buildings and other defended structures to reach deep inside ... View more info

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Riot Control Vehicles: 1945-Present #219 Osprey New Vanguard

By: Chris McNab

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000433

ISBN: 1472805151

Condition: New


Fully illustrated with a mixture of dramatic archive photos and manufacturers' images, this volume covers the little-known history of riot control vehicles. It explores the world of these vehicles from 1945 through to the present day - from adapted military armoured cars such as the Humber Pig (UK) and BRDM (Soviet Union) to the fully computerized systems of the Russian Lavina-Uragan and Canadian INKAS Armored Riot Control Vehicle - showing how their development and deployment has blurred the lines between civilian actions and military operations. It charts how the vehicles have evolved in ter... 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

ISBN: 1925275027

Condition: New


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, 1915 reaches a carefully argued conclusion in which Roberts draws together the threads of his analysis delivering some star... View more info