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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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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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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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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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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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Third Reich Collectibles: Identification and Price Guide

By: Chris William

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Krause Publications: 2015

Seller ID: 003661

ISBN: 1440244480

Condition: New


The rise and fall of Germany's Third Reich is one of the most studied, investigated and collected episodes of military history. A reign of terror that rose to near world domination during the 1930s and early 1940s, Adolph Hitler's Germany continues to fascinate generations of scholars and students of history alike.The Third Reich's insatiable drumbeat of pageantry and propaganda produced countless uniforms, insignia, medals, flags, daggers, swords, and headgear, comprising one of the most desired categories in all of military collectibles to study, understand and own. Groundbreaking in scope a... View more info

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Op JB : The Last Great Secret of the Second World War [used book]

By: Christopher Creighton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Simon and Schuster: 1996

Seller ID: 0684817861

ISBN: 0684817861

Condition: Good


During the 1930s, the Nazi Party looted thousands of pounds, hiding the proceeds in secret accounts. The key to getting it back lay with Nazi treasurer, Martin Bormann. This book tells the story of Ian Fleming's raid to snatch Bormann out of Berlin. Creighton led a commando raid into the city. View more info

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Malta: The Spitfire Year 1942 [used book][ex-library]

By: Christopher Shores and Brian Cull and Nicola Malizia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 1991

Seller ID: 004009

ISBN: 094881716X

Condition: Good


An authoritative account of the final Allied victory over Malta. Ex-Library book in good condition with usual library markings and coverings. View more info

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Leyte 1944: Return to the Philippines #282 Campaign

By: Clayton Chun

Price: $32.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472806901

ISBN: 1472806905

Condition: New


The loss of the Philippines in 1942 was the worst defeat in American military history. General Douglas MacArthur, the 'Lion of Luzon', was evacuated by order of the President just before the fall, but he vowed to return, and in August 1944 he kept his word when he led what, at the time, was the largest amphibious assault of the Pacific War on the island of Leyte. This is the full story of that fateful battle, one of the most ferocious campaigns of World War II and one of huge strategic and symbolic significance. In the face of stubborn Japanese resistance, including the first systematic use of... View more info

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The Battle of Bardia #9 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: Craig Stockings

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2011

Seller ID: 002599

ISBN: 0987057456

Condition: New


This is the story of a battle few Australians have heard about, the first battle of WWII planned and fought predominantly by Australians. In January 1941, Australians of the 6th Divison led a successful assault against the Italian colonial fortress-village of Bardia in Libya. View more info

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France 1940 German Infantryman vs British Infantryman #14 Osprey Combat

By: David Greentree

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472812407

ISBN: 1472812409

Condition: New


When Hitler's forces poured into France and the Low Countries in 1940, the uneasy peace of the 'Phoney War' was shattered, and Europe was ripped apart by another Blitzkrieg. Forming the backbone of the German advance were the well-equipped Schutzen (Rifles), motorized infantry who embodied the essence of the fluid, swift warfare that had characterized World War II thus far. Facing them were infantrymen of the British Expeditionary Force, units of considerable fighting quality who had nevertheless received no special training to conduct combined-arms warfare in conjunction with armour. This stu... View more info

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Subs Down Under : Brisbane, 1942-1945

By: David Jones and Peter Nunan

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2011

Seller ID: 9781921555893

ISBN: 1921555890

Condition: New


David Jones and Peter Nunan tell, for the first time, the complete story of the U.S. Submarine task force based in Brisbane during World War II. Highly secret at the time, the submarines' activities remain little known even today, although their contribution to the war effort in the Pacific was significant. Drawing on personal experiences of individual sailors to give readers a dramatic picture of life at sea, Subs Down Under proudly records the professional cooperation and personal friendships that developed between the Australians and the Americans. View more info

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Photographs In The Mud

By: Dianne Wolfer

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Australia, Fremantle Press: 2007

Seller ID: 003944

ISBN: 1921361042

Condition: New


The Kokoda Track, 1942. Jack and Hoshi are soldiers on opposite sides in the war who meet in battle, discovering that they have much more in common than they had ever realised. Photographs in the Mud is a beautifully illustrated and moving story of events on the Kokoda Track during the Second World War from the point of view of two soldiers - one Australian, the other Japanese. It tells a compassionate story about the personal human tragedy of war, for both the combatants and their loved ones at home. About the Author: Dianne Wolfer (born 1961) is an award-winning Australian children's aut... View more info

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Fall Gelb 1940 (2) Airborne Assault on the Low Countries #265 Osprey Campaign

By: Doug Dildy

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000423

ISBN: 1472802748

Condition: New


The great blitzkrieg campaign of May/June 1940 saw German forces pour through Holland and Belgium to confront the French and British. The assault was audacious; it relied on speed, feinting and manoeuvre as much as superior force, and in the end these qualities were to prove decisive to German success. Featuring vivid illustrations, illuminative bird's eye views and maps, this book charts the unfolding of an unprecedented 'lightning war', which saw the first ever airborne assault at a strategic level, and the largest clash of armour to date. Never in the history of warfare had the clash betwee... View more info

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Supermarine Spitfire # Great Aircraft of World War II

By: Dr. Alfred Price

Price: $17.95

Publisher: UK, Lorenz Books: 2015

Seller ID: 003589

ISBN: 0754829995

Condition: New


This is an illustrated guide shown in over 100 images. It is a compelling history of the Supermarine Spitfire, from the first single-seat prototype of 1936 through to post-war planes that equip fighter units around the world. It includes complete technical specifications detailing the Spitfire's armament, power plant, dimensions, weight and performance. It features over 100 photographs of the Supermarine Spitfire in action, as well as a cutaway diagram showing the interior construction of this classic fighter aircraft. The legendary Supermarine Spitfire was designed solely as an air protection... View more info

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The Changi Book: Changi POW Camp

By: Edited by Lachlan Grant

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Australia, New South Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002734

ISBN: 1742231616

Condition: New


In the tradition of The Anzac Book comes this fascinating collection of accounts of life inside the notorious Changi prison camp. The camp is synonymous with suffering and hardship, and the Australian prisoner of-war experience in the Second World War. But the Changi story is also one of ingenuity, resourcefulness and survival. With cartoons, paintings, essays and photographs from POWs, The Changi Book provides a unique view of life in the camp: Medical innovation Machinery and tools made from spare parts and scrap Black markets Sports and gambling Entertainment A library and university Sevent... View more info

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Illustrated Transport Encyclopedia: World War II Fighter Aircraft

By: Francis Crosby

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Southwater: 2014

Seller ID: 000512

ISBN: 1780193858

Condition: New


This title featuring photographs from the Imperial War Museum. It is a guide to over 100 of the fighters that have helped shape history, including the Fokker Dr. I Triplane, the Hawker Hurricane, the Messerschmitt Bf109, the North American P/F-51 Mustang and the Supermarine Spitfire. It features detailed specification boxes for every aircraft listed, with information about country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weights and performance. It includes a history of fighter aircraft, from anecdotes about the first flying aces to fighter armament and equipment during World War II. Si... View more info

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El Tigre : Frank Holland, M.B.E., Commando, Coastwatcher [used book] [hard to get]

By: Frank Holland

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Australia, Oceans Enterprises: 1999

Seller ID: 0958665745

ISBN: 0958665745

Condition: Very Good


Few men can be called true war heroes. Those who do may justly contribute their greatness not only to achievementand sacrifice, but to character and compassion in their private life. Frank Holland was such a man. His actions in New Britain, Timor and Borneo,confirm his love of peaceand dedication to his adopted country. Frank Holland - farmer, drover, timer-getter, commando, coastwatcher, devoted father and husband... this is his story. View more info

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Not a Conquering Hero : the 2/9th Battalion at War : the Seige of Tobruk, Battles of Milne Bay, Buna, Shaggy Ridge [used book][hard to get]

By: Frank Rolleston

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Australia, Frank Rolleston: 19.95

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 0959140506

ISBN: 0959140506

Condition: Good


Frank Rolleston, Mackay, QLD, 1995. 2nd ed. Paperback large quarto, good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear. Cover has some sun fading. 211 pp. The author describes his experiences in World War II. After only six weeks in the army, he found himself with the 2/9th Battalion, on the 'Queen Mary' en route for the Middle East, where he was sent forward to fight in the siege of Tobruk. He describes the siege and also the two campaigns he fought through in New Guinea, which included the battles of Milne Bay and Shaggy Ridge. View more info

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The SAS in World War II

By: Gavin Mortimer

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001968

ISBN: 1472808754

Condition: New


The SAS are among the best-trained and most effective Special Forces units in existence. This book is the incredible story of their origins, told in their own words. During the summer of 1941, a young Scots Guard officer called David Stirling persuaded MEHQ to give its backing to a small band of 60 men christened 'L Detachment'. With a wealth of stunning photographs, many from the SAS Regimental Archives, the book captures the danger and excitement of the initial SAS raids against Axis airfields during the Desert War, the battles in Italy and those following the D-Day landings, as well as the ... View more info

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Changi Photographer: George Aspinall's Record of Captivity [used book][out of print] *** OUT OF STOCK ***

By: George Aspinall and Tim Bowden

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Enterprises: 1985

Seller ID: 002261

ISBN: 0642975590

Condition: Good


Even before he became a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in Singapore in 1942, George Aspinall was nicknamed 'Changi' Aspinall by his 2/30th Battalion mates. At lights-out time in Birdwood Camp, George was invariably 'down at Changi Village' helping to process photographs he and his friends had taken of their new and exotic tropical surroundings. After captivity that hobby became a private obsession that saw George not only taking secret photographs in the Changi area, but up on the appalling Thai/Burma Railway. He not only took photographs at great personal risk, but actually processed them... View more info

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Changi Photographer: George Aspinall's Record of Captivity [used book][out of print]

By: George Aspinall and Tim Bowden

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Times Editions: 1991

Seller ID: A1116

ISBN: 9812042407

Condition: Good


Even before he became a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in Singapore in 1942, George Aspinall was nicknamed 'Changi' Aspinall by his 2/30th Battalion mates. At lights-out time in Birdwood Camp, George was invariably 'down at Changi Village' helping to process photographs he and his friends had taken of their new and exotic tropical surroundings. After captivity that hobby became a private obsession that saw George not only taking secret photographs in the Changi area, but up on the appalling Thai/Burma Railway. He not only took photographs at great personal risk, but actually processed them on... View more info

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Victory 1945: Western Allied Troops in Northwest Europe #209 Osprey Elite

By: Gordon L. Rottman

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472809476

ISBN: 1472809475

Condition: New


Even when Western Allied troops gained a foothold in Normandy, World War II in Europe was far from over. The route to Germany's interior and the Nazis final surrender was long, arduous and blood-stained. The Wehrmacht's stubborn resistance and the shocking losses suffered by US, British, Canadian and 'Free European' troops meant that the Allies had to adapt and refine small-unit tactics, battle-drills, and their use of weapons and munitions. The troops who finally met up with the Red Army in Germany were a very different fighting force to the one that struggled up the beaches of northern Franc... View more info

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Polish Armor of the Blitzkrieg #224 New Vanguard

By: Jamie Prenatt

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472808240

ISBN: 147280824X

Condition: New


The Polish army during the Blitzkrieg conjures up tragic images of infantry and dashing, but ineffective and ultimately doomed cavalry charges. In actuality the Poles, in the midst of a large-scale re-armament programme, had up to 600 armoured vehicles available at the time of the German attack, as well as a number of newer and better designs in various stages of development. Facing the inventors of the 'Lightning War', who attacked in great numbers, on multiple fronts and with total mastery of the air, the Polish armoured formations were up against it. But outdated equipment, doctrine and eno... View more info

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Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II

By: Jeffrey Cox

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003388

ISBN: 1472810600

Condition: New


Few events have ever shaken a country in the way that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor affected the United States. The Japanese forces then continued to overwhelm the Allies, attacking Malaya with its fortress of Singapore, and taking resource-rich islands in the Pacific in their own blitzkrieg offensive. Allied losses in these early months after America's entry into the war were great, and among the most devastating were those suffered during the Java Sea Campaign, where a small group of Americans, British, Dutch, and Australians were isolated in the Far East - directly in the path of the ... View more info

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Chindit vs Japanese Infantryman - 1943-44 #10 Osprey Combat

By: Jon Diamond

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000427

ISBN: 1472806514

Condition: New


In order to keep China in the war against the Japanese, the Western Allies believed they had to return to Northern Burma. Colonel Orde Wingate, a military maverick and proponent of guerrilla warfare, knew that a different type of British infantryman was required for this role - the Chindit, indoctrinated with special training - to re-enter the jungles and mountains of Northern Burma in order to combat the victorious Japanese forces there. The Chindits' opponents would include the 18th Division, one of Imperial Japan's most seasoned formations, which by 1941 had already accumulated as much oper... View more info

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The Battle of Britain

By: Kate Moore

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001884

ISBN: 147280872X

Condition: New


In 1940 Britain was an island under siege. The march of the Nazi war machine had been unrelenting: France and Belgium had quickly fallen and now the British Empire and the Commonwealth stood alone to counter the grave threat. However, their fate would not be decided by armies of millions but by a small band of fighter pilots. It was on their shoulders that Britain's best chance of survival rested. Above the villages and cities, playing fields and market towns, the skies of southern England were the scene of countless dogfights as the fledgling Fighter Command duelled daily against the might of... View more info

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The Western Desert Campaign 1940-41 #2 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Wahlert

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2011

Seller ID: 002604

ISBN: 0975766929

Condition: New


While the North African campaign has been studied in detail over the years, much of this study has been dedicated to the battles between the British 8th Army and Rommel's Afrika Korps. There has been little serious study of Wavell's campaign against Italian forces in 1940- 41, nor of the role played by the Australian 6th Division in the eventual Italian defeat. Part of this can be attributed to wartime propaganda that labelled the Italian Army dilettantes and mocked their courage. The truth is much different. Many Italian units showed incredible bravery, and the Australian assaults on fortres... View more info