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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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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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Helmand to the Himalayas: One Soldier's Inspirational Journey

By: David Wiseman and Nick Harding

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 000240

ISBN: 1472809130

Condition: New


"From the war torn valleys of Afghanistan to the frozen peaks of the Himalayas, David Wiseman's incredible story is an inspiration to us all." Andy McNab David Wiseman was the first soldier on the scene of one of the most devastating attacks on British soldiers in Afghanistan, witnessing the horrific aftermath of an attack on unsuspecting troops by a rogue element of the Afghan police, which left five men dead and nine wounded, shaking the British forces in Helmand to the core. Only a few weeks later, and haunted by what he had experienced, David was once again fighting shoulder to shoulder wi... View more info

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Company of Heroes: A Forgotten Medal of Honor and Bravo Company's War in Vietnam

By: Eric Poole

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000394

ISBN: 147280791X

Condition: New


There are many broad studies of the Vietnam War, but this work offers an insight into the harrowing experiences of just a small number of men from a single unit, deep in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia. It is the remarkable account of a Medal of Honor recipient whose brave actions were forgotten for over three decades: Leslie Sabo Jr. Sabo and other replacement soldiers in Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (Currahees), 101st Airborne Division, were involved in intense, bloody engagements such as the battle for Hill 474 and the Mother's Day Ambush. Beginning with their deployment... View more info

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Armed Action: My War in the skies with 847 Naval Air Squadron [used book]

By: James Newton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Review: 2007

Seller ID: 001080

ISBN: 0755316029

Condition: Good


'I couldn't see the tank. I couldn't see it...someone was screaming over the radio. "Scream all you want, I still can't see it," I said to my pilot. The next explosion was so close it lifted my chest armour off my body in the shock wave. The noise brought me back to my awful reality. I looked out of the sight to see the shattered cockpit glass. The next one would be it and we knew it.' Lieutenant Commander James Newton survived and was awarded the Distingushed Flying Cross for his bravery. In a career that has seen him in action in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone Northern Ireland and... View more info

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Richthofen: The Red Baron in Old Photographs

By: Louis Archard

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 000526

ISBN: 1445633485

Condition: New


Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, was the top ace of the First World War, with eighty confirmed victories. He is also one of the most famous fighter pilots of all time. A Prussian nobleman, he started the war as an officer in a Uhlan cavalry unit, serving on both the Eastern and Western fronts. In May 1915 he joined the flying service, initially as an observer then as a pilot, flying two-seaters. In August 1916, ace fighter pilot Oswald Boelcke recruited von Richthofen into a fighter squadron he was forming. He would later take command of Jasta 11, and then of Jagdgeschwader 1, the famous 'Flyi... View more info

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From Darjeeling to Down Under : A Journey Through the Years to the End of an Era [used book] [hard to get]

By: Lt. Col. Laurie West

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Australia, Laurie West: 2004

Inscription: "To Tom, best wishes, Laurie West" written in blue

Seller ID: 0646432427

ISBN: 0646432427

Condition: Good


Laurie West was born in India where his father was serving in the British Army, his Regiment being the Royal West Kents. On leaving school he was employed by the Burmah Oil Company. During the War he served with the Gurkha Rifles, saw action in Malaya and was a POW in Changi and worked on the Burma Railway. After the War he migrated to Australia in 1949. In 1952 he returned to Malaya to help in the organisation, training and arming of the local Home Guard during the Communist Emergency. He completed services int he rank of Lt. Colonel and was awarded the OBE and the Malayan AMN (Alhi Mang... View more info

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Enduring Freedom, Enduring Voices: US Operations in Afghanistan

By: Michael G. Walling

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000397

ISBN: 1782008292

Condition: New


"Michael Walling has honored the American men and women who served in Operation Enduring Freedom by helping them tell their own stories. This is the war in Afghanistan as experienced by the people who fought it." General Tommy R. Franks, Ret. The war in Afghanistan has seen men and women thrown into America's longest sustained combat operation. For over 13 years, US military personnel have been embroiled in a conflict unlike any other, in a hostile country where danger and death lurk at every turn. The nature of the fighting has transformed not only the entire structure of the US military, but... View more info

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Mercenary Mum: My Journey from Young Mother to Baghdad Bodyguard

By: Neryl Joyce

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Black Inc.: 2014

Seller ID: 000585

ISBN: 1863956913

Condition: New


Mercenary Mum is the true story of a young single mother who went from working at her local Woolworths store to serving as a soldier in the Australian Army's elite Close Personal Protection Unit. She then left the army to become a high-risk security contractor, where she was responsible for protecting high-threat targets from assassination and opportune attack in Iraq. Neryl reveals what it's like to be a woman in a private army trying to survive in a prejudiced man's world, exposed to alcohol-fuelled parties, drugs and sexual abuse. Neryl's professional and personal resolve is pushed to its... View more info

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Attila the Hun #31 Command

By: Nic Fields

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472808875

ISBN: 1472808878

Condition: New


Presents one of the most powerful men in late antiquity, Attila's peerless Hunnic empire stretched from the Ural mountains to the Rhine river. In a series of epic campaigns dating from the AD 430s until his death in AD 453, he ravaged first the Eastern and later the Western Roman Empire, invading Italy in AD 452 and threatening Rome itself. Lavishly illustrated, this new analysis of his military achievements examines how Attila was able to sweep across Europe, the tactics and innovations he employed and the major battles he faced, including one of his few major setbacks, the defeat at the batt... View more info

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The Women Who Spied for Britain: Female Secret Agents of the Second World War

By: Robyn Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003571

ISBN: 144564584X

Condition: New


Espionage is one of the world's oldest professions, and it played an integral role in Allied successes and failures during the Second World War. Equal to men in both their bravery and in the sacrifices they made, the female undercover operatives of the Second World War deserve to have their incredible stories told. The Women Who Spied for Britain traces the fascinating and sometimes tragic stories of eight women who put their lives on the line and made invaluable contributions to the British war effort. Drawn from many different walks of life, including a princess, a beauty queen, a war widow,... View more info

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Anzac Digger : An Engineer with the First Division AIF 1914-1918 [used book][hard to get]

By: Roy Howard Denning

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Australian Military History Publications: 2004

Seller ID: 1876439793

ISBN: 1876439793

Condition: Good


Roy Denning was a First World War soldier who went to Gallipoli as a sapper with No. 1 Field Company, Engineers. He was an articulate man and he has left us with a very introspective view of World War One. Unlike many writers, he gets inside his own head and tells us how it felt to be in action amongst the death, maiming and terrible life in the trenches. After a stay in hospital on Malta, he arrived on the Western Front where the horrors were even worse and the living conditions were extremely primitive. Again he tells how it really felt to be in the front line at Pozieres, Ypres, ongueva... View more info

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The Regiment: 15 Years in the SAS

By: Rusty Firmin and Adrian Weale

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001966

ISBN: 1472811313

Condition: New


From its early beginnings in World War II, the Special Air Service (SAS) has won renown in some of the most dramatic, dangerous and controversial special operations of the 20th century. It is a secretive and mysterious unit, whose operations and internal structures are hidden from the public eye. Now, one of its longest-serving veterans offers a glimpse inside its shadowy world. Rusty Firmin spent 15 years with 'The Regiment' and was a key figure in the Iranian Embassy Siege in May 1980, the planned attack on Argentina during the Falklands War and the secret conflict between the SAS and IRA in... View more info

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Lone Evader : The Escape from France of an RAAF Pilot Sergeant E. A. Ted Coates [used book]

By: Sergeant Ted Coates

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Australian Military History Publications: 1995

Edition: Reprinted 1998

Seller ID: 0646259857

ISBN: 0646259857

Condition: Good


RAAF Sergeant E.A. (Ted) Coates was flying his Wellington bomber over Germany on raid after raid, knowing that eventually he and his crew would find themselves on the receiving end of a German fighter. One night in November 1942 their worst fears were realised and Ted found himself parachuting through the darkness of a French night over enemy territory. This story relates his adventures as he walked and rode across France on his way to Spain and freedom ... without any help from the French Underground. View more info

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Gustaf Mannerheim #32 Osprey Command

By: Steven J. Zaloga

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003354

ISBN: 1472814428

Condition: New


Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim is a legendary figure, whose life and career were deeply influential in Finnish and European history. He is viewed by many as the father of modern Finland after leading the 'White' faction to victory and independence in the Finnish Civil War of 1918. He then commanded his country's forces in a sequence of bitter clashes in the ice and snow, in the build-up to, and during, World War II: the Winter War in 1939-40, the Continuation War in 1941-44 and the Lapland War in 1944-45. This study provides a fascinating insight into Mannerheim's career, analysing his traits, hi... View more info

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Amongst the Marines: The Untold Stoy [used book]

By: Steven Preece

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 2004

Seller ID: 001159

ISBN: 1740513541

Condition: Good


Steven Preece was a Royal Marine Commando from 1983 to 1990, serving first at entry-level and then as a lance-corporal. Amongst the Marines is Steven's first-hand account of his years as an elite soldier, focusing directly on the excessive and often shocking lifestyle of the Marines during this time, and the impact this had on his own personality and behaviour. Preece fulfilled his childhood ambition by earning the coveted Green Beret from the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone when he was 18. He was unaware, however, of the brutal rite of passage that awaited him and all the other 'pieces ... View more info

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Valiant Boys: True Stories from the Operators of the UK's First Four-Jet Bomber

By: Tony Blackman and Anthony Wright

Price: $39.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2015

Seller ID: 002910

ISBN: 1909808210

Condition: New


Following on from the success of Victor Boys and Vulcan Boys, Tony Blackman, in collaboration with Anthony Wright, brings you Valiant Boys to complete the V Force set. This is a fascinating collection of personal accounts of operating Britain's first V bomber by aircrew and ground crew. The book tells the story from the aircraft's birth taking off from Vickers' tiny airfield at Wisley near Brooklands to its premature death from fatigue. There are tales of testing atom bombs in the Australian desert, dropping hydrogen bombs in the middle of the Pacific and, as a complete contrast, attacking air... View more info