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Image for 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]

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 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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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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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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Vietnam Remembered Updated Edition

By: Edited by Gregory Pemberton

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland Publishers: 2017

Edition: Updated Edition

Seller ID: 004555

ISBN: 1742579450

Condition: New


Vietnam Remembered Updated Edition. This book makes the first real assessment of what the Vietnam War meant, on the battlefields and in Australia. When the first Australian troops landed on Vietnamese soil, the significance of the conflict was scarcely realised - but in time it was to affect not only tens of thousands of Australians who served in Vietnam, but an extraordinary cross-section of people at home. Debate about the war continues two decades later - and this book provides the vital answers about how Australia got involved in America's war; what happened to our troops in Vietnam; the w... 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 Amazing SAS : The Amazing Story of Australia's Special Forces [used book]

By: Ian McPhedran

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2005

Seller ID: 073227981X

ISBN: 073227981X

Condition: Good


For the soldiers and officers of Australia's Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment, this is not just their professional motto, but a creed that shapes their lives. The SAS is among the world's most respected special forces units, a crack team of men from the Australian Defence Force who can be relied upon to handle the most difficult, strategically sensitive and dangerous of military tasks. Now THE AMAZING SAS provides a thrilling insight into the way this country's SAS soldiers are selected and trained, and reveals fascinating details about recent SAS deployments: East Timor, the 2000 Olympic ga... 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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A Most Unusual Regiment : A History of Melbourne University Regiment [used book][signed]

By: M. J. Ryan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Australia, Australian Military History Publications: 2008

Inscription: To Brit, Maurie Ryan 9/16

Seller ID: 0980379660

ISBN: 0980379660

Condition: Very Good


Used book in very good condition. Signed in pen on front flyleaf inscription 'To Brit, Maurie Ryan 9/16' . "Melbourne University Regiment approaches the centenary of its foundation as part of an Army changed beyond recognition in the past hundred years. Despite reorganisations, resource shortages and vagaries of policy, it has continued its production of leaders for all three services and the civil community with success, professionalism and a unique flair. The Regiment has never fought as a formed unit and its colours show no battle honours, although MUR graduates and present members have se... 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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A Bastard of a Place : The Australians in Papua, Kokoda, Milne Bay, Gona, Buna, Sanananda [used book]

By: Peter Brune

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2005

Seller ID: 1741144035

ISBN: 1741144035

Condition: Good


'. . . Brune's book is a timely reminder that despite the warmest alliances, nations sometimes have to stand up and save themselves.' - The Weekend Australian Financial Review '. . . A Bastard of a Place undeniably ranks as the best book ever written about the Aussie battles in Papua . . . Very highly recommended, and certainly one of the best books of the year.' - Bill Stone, Stone + Stone Second World War Books website In 1942 and early 1943 Papua New Guinea was 'a bastard of a place' to fight a war. Peter Brune gives us the final, all-encompassing story of the five battles that changed Aust... View more info

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Kokoda : 75th Anniversary Edition [used book]

By: Peter Fitzsimons

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Hachette: 2010

Edition: 75th Anniversary Edition

Seller ID: 0733619622

ISBN: 0733619622

Condition: Good


Peter FitzSimons' masterful and gripping account of Australia's legendary Kokoda triumph - our most important battle. Acclaimed bestselling author Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story for all Australians: Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened - and just what our troops achieved. 'for Australians, the battles in Papua New Guinea were the most important ever fought' Paul Keating 'This reads like fiction, but it is all fact.' Lieutenant Allan 'Kanga' Moore, 39th Battalion 'It was just a series of muddy footholds in the m... 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

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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 36th Australian Infantry Battalion: St. George's English Rifle Regiment, Ike's Marines [used book][out of print][rare]

By: Stan Brigg and Les Brigg

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Australia, 36th Battalion Association: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: A1119

Condition: Good


The 36th Battalion Association Sydney 1967 1st edition., 1967. Hard cover dust wrapper 210pp b&w plates and maps. Dw has several small tears on front. A bit of wear on edges, corners lightly bumped otherwise good. Includes roll of honour and list of those wounded in action. Covers the Battalion's activities in New Guinea and New Britain. View more info