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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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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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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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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

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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: 9781922132864

ISBN: 1922132861

Condition: New


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 hydrogeologist with a private consulting company for the past twenty years and holds a Bachelor and Master degree in science. Damie... 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

ISBN: 0987057472

Condition: New


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 price in men and materials. The appalling nature of the terrain, the complex plan and the overly ambitious objectives set fo... 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

ISBN: 1925236994

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 1472806697

Condition: New


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 war two years early on Allied terms. This could have avoided the bloodletting of 1916-18, saved Tsarist Russia from revolutio... 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: 9780980569209

ISBN: 0980569206

Condition: New


The only A7V left in the world surviving from World War 1. Called 'Mephisto' by the German Army. This pocket companion contains everything you need to know about the only surviving A7V Mephisto tank, housed at the Queensland Museum. From technical specifications to service history, it's the next best thing to being in the drivers seat! A comprehensive pocket-sized guide to the German WWI tank, the A7V Mephisto. 68 pages. 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

ISBN: 1472815297

Condition: New


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 phase as German Gotha bombers set out to attack London in the first bomber raid. London's defences were again overhauled to face... 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

ISBN: 1925416879

Condition: New


'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 1914, he began his diary "as we crowded the decks off Gallipoli" and he continued writing until returning to Australia...The di... 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

ISBN: 0980810000

Condition: New


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, the Palestine Campaign was a war of relative movement and manoeuvre. Cavalry, including Australia'slight horse, played a promin... View more info

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Mephisto : Technology, War and Remembrance. A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide

By: Jeff Hopkins-Weise and Gregory Czechura

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2018

Seller ID: 9780648094432

ISBN: 064809443X

Condition: New


Mephisto: Technology, War and Remembrance is the latest addition to The Queensland Museum Discovery Guide series. The bloody battles of the First World War were fought with many new and increasingly destructive weapons. One of the most significant of these was the tank. Only a single type of German tank was used in action, the A7V Sturmpanzerwagen, and it was a formidable opponent for the Allied forces. 506 Mephisto, the world’s sole surviving A7V, was captured on the battlefields of France in 1918. Under cover of darkness, with gas shells falling around them, a small group of soldiers — Q... View more info

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Mephisto : Technology, War and Remembrance. A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide

By: Jeff Hopkins-Weise and Gregory Czechura

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2018

Seller ID: 9780648094425

ISBN: 0648094421

Condition: New


Mephisto: Technology, War and Remembrance is the latest addition to The Queensland Museum Discovery Guide series. The bloody battles of the First World War were fought with many new and increasingly destructive weapons. One of the most significant of these was the tank. Only a single type of German tank was used in action, the A7V Sturmpanzerwagen, and it was a formidable opponent for the Allied forces. 506 Mephisto, the world’s sole surviving A7V, was captured on the battlefields of France in 1918. Under cover of darkness, with gas shells falling around them, a small group of soldiers — Q... 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

ISBN: 1925236862

Condition: New


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 to be re-told almost one hundred years later. Here the author presents the deeds of the unknown, along side the well-known Wal... 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

ISBN: 1925236854

Condition: New


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 answers to questions such as the huge problems associated with the horse lines where hundreds of horses were picketed row aft... 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

ISBN: 1925236846

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 1782008012

Condition: New


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 intelligence they gathered at all costs. Bomber sorties were equally important and dangerous, and the very nature of both types of mi... 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

ISBN: 0980814065

Condition: New


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 sites at Gallipoli, including recommended routes, optional walks and drives, maps, digital images, original art work and even ... 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

ISBN: 1925275019

Condition: New


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 invasion have generally remained undocumented or described in piecemeal fashion based on secondary sources. The lack of a Turkish... View more info

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Training for War: The History of Headquarters 1st Division 1914-2014

By: Michael Tyquin

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2017

Seller ID: A1375

ISBN: 1925520420

Condition: New


Training for War encapsulates one hundred years of the history of Headquarters 1st Division and the Deployable Joint Force Headquarters. During that time the Headquarters has commanded subordinate formations and units; soldiers; and assets. They all have a place in this story as do many distinguished Australians who have had a close association with the Division, either commanding it or holding senior positions there. This study looks at the organisation's high water mark in World War One as well as quieter times between the world wars, before the tempo picks up again in the period closer t... View more info

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Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne 1918 #11 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: Michele Bomford

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: 002597

ISBN: 1921941960

Condition: New


The Battle of Mont St Quentin-Peronne 1918 explores the relationship between myth and history and the significance of the Anzac legend. It analyses the forces that drove the diggers forward even when they had reached the limits of their endurance. The Battle of Mont St Quentin-P?ronne represents the Australian Corps at its very best, its diggers fighting for peace and satisfied that, `whatever might lie ahead, at least everything was right behind them'. View more info

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Gallipoli: An Australian Medical Perspective #1 Australian Army Combat Support Series

By: Mike Tyquin

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: 002598

ISBN: 1921941863

Condition: New


To be successful, a modern army needs logistical support to survive - to arm, feed, transport, and care for its soldiers. As history shows us the maintenance of health in any army , is a key factor in warfare. In many respects the Gallipoli campaign was a doomed undertaking. The seeds of ultimate defeat in December 1915 were the risks that attended a hugely ambitious, complex, and large-scale amphibious operation - the landings on well-defended shores on the Gallipoli peninsula, under cover of darkness. Communications at the time were primitive, while general staff officers had little understa... View more info

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The Red Baron's Last Flight: An In-depth Investigation into What Really Happened on the Day Von Richthofen Was Shot Down

By: Norman Franks and Alan Bennett

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2007

Seller ID: 001914

ISBN: 1904943330

Condition: New


The mysterious events of April 21, 1918, the day the legendary Red Baron met his end, have kept the world captivated for decades. There have been many theories, articles and books concerning exactly what took place but all previous accounts have been over-shadowed by this ground-breaking book. Here is the definitive answer to one of history's most compelling mysteries. Taking you straight to the site of Richthofen's final crash, leading aviation historian Norman Franks and pilot Alan Bennett dissect the evidence and expose what only eyewitnesses could see, complimented by a host of forensic an... View more info

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Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915

By: Prit Buttar

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001990

ISBN: 1472807952

Condition: New


The massive offensives on the Eastern Front during 1915 are often overshadowed by the events in Western Europe, but the scale and ferocity of the clashes between Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary and Tsarist Russia were greater than anything seen on the Western Front and ultimately as important to the final outcome of the war. Now, with the work of internationally renowned Eastern Front expert Prit Buttar, this story of the unknown side of World War I is finally being told. In Germany Ascendant, Buttar examines the critical events of 1915, as the German Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive trigge... View more info

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The Battle of Fromelles 1916 #8 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: Roger Lee

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2011

Seller ID: 002607

ISBN: 0980658292

Condition: New


The Battle of Fromelles - until recently largely forgotten in the accounts of Australia's experiences in World War One - remains the single bloodiest day in terms of numbers of soldiers killed, wounded or missing, in Australia's military history. The battle now is also one of the most controversial military episodes in Australian history. Unsurprisingly, Australians in the Twenty-First Century find the loss of over 1,700 soldiers killed in one 24 hour period confronting. Inevitably, some have reacted by seeking to find individuals to blame or accusing authorities of a 'cover up'. The commande... View more info

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The Lost Diggers: Fully Revised and Expanded Edition

By: Ross Coulthart

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2016

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: A1125

ISBN: 1460752082

Condition: New


'It's a treasure trove. It's previously unknown, candid images of our troops just out of the line. Men with the fear and experiences of battle written on their faces.' General Sir Peter Cosgrove Investigative journalist Ross Coulthart, joint winner of the Prime Minister's Prize for History 2015, brings together stunning images of Western Front diggers and the amazing stories behind them. This fully revised and expanded edition offers a wealth of fresh information including more soldiers newly identified with the aid of their families. A trove of portraits taken in the tiny French town of Vigna... View more info