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PAUL CULLEN, CITIZEN AND SOLDIER: The Life and Times of Major General Paul Cullen  AC, CBE, DSO and Bar, ED, FCA, Baker, Kevin
1 Baker, Kevin PAUL CULLEN, CITIZEN AND SOLDIER: The Life and Times of Major General Paul Cullen AC, CBE, DSO and Bar, ED, FCA
Dural Delivery Centre, NSW, Australia Rosenberg Publishing 2005 1877058289 / 9781877058288 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
224pp., b/white halftone plate frontispiece, plus xvi (16) plates in sections. Intext, line-drawn theatre maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Art-illustrated (subject portrait by Matthew Lynn, 2002) card wrapper lightly bumped, else undamaged. Upper foredge corner bumped, else textblock unmarked. The biography of distinguished Australian soldier, Major-General Paul Cullen, who saw action in the Middle East and New Guinea. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword (Peter Cosgrove), Acks., 12 chapters, Epilogue, Appendix, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 350g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE WEAPONS DETECTIVE : The Inside Story of Australia's Top Weapons Inspector, Barton, Rod
2 Barton, Rod THE WEAPONS DETECTIVE : The Inside Story of Australia's Top Weapons Inspector
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc/Schwartz Publishing 2006 0975076957 / 9780975076958 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x., + 278pp., plus 8 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. " . . . tells of a professional life replete with adventure, urgency and achievement. From the chaos of Somalia to the inner sanctums of the UN, Barton has more than once been in the eye of the historical storm . . . describes the fascinating chess-game of weapons inspection, with its mixture of detective work, scientific analysis and mind-games . . . reveals an unsung Australian hero and sheds new light on a vital chapter of contemporary history." Includes Foreword, Cast of Characters, Notes, and Index. Book weight approx. 460g. 
Price: 16.03 AUD
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CALLSIGN HADES, Bury, Patrick
3 Bury, Patrick CALLSIGN HADES
London Simon & Schuster 2010 1847378609 / 9781847378606 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
303pp., plus 1 x 8 page colour photographically-illustrated section, two b/white maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only, faint price-sticker ghost to front panel. From the rear panel: "As part of Ranger Company, a hand-picked group of 1 Royal Irish soldiers, Patrick deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan's most dangerous town . . . This powerful and thoughtful book places the reader in an infantry officer's boots, sharing every thought, ache, smell and taste of life on the frontline. He describes modern warfare in a way that creates an understanding of the myriad complexities soldiers are faced with, the conditions in which they operate and the moral and emotional challenges they endure . . . " Includes In Memoriam : Sangin's Fallen, Rank Structure and Sangin Glossary. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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4 Caillou, Alan THE WORLD IS SIX FEET SQUARE
London Peter Davies 1954 4th Impression Original Cloth Hardcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
214pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Lightly tanned leaves. Art-illustrated, loose plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, mildly edgeworn and smokey on spine. A story of capture, escape, recapture and finally to 'slip away' in the general confusion of the Italian collapse and safety of the advancing British lines, by Intelligence Corps Officer, Alan Caillon, and his friend, Frank...Captured in the Western Desert, by the Italians, in February, 1943, they were given a death sentence. However...Book weight approx. 320g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.84 AUD
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5 Calvert, James F. SILENT RUNNING: My Years on a World War 11 Attack Submarine
New York John Wiley & Sons 1995 0471127787 / 9780471127789 1st Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvii, + 282pp., unpaginated [8 page] candid and archivally illustrated, b/white halftone plate section, and intext line-drawn area maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm, security sticker on inside rear cover. Gilt title there-on. Leaves clean and white [alkaline paper used]. Illustrated [archival], loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, with a small crease on front flap. James F. Calvert, Vice Admiral, USN [Ret.], was one of the Navy's most decorated officers in World War 11. His personal narrative of life on submarine-war patrols, plus R & R exploits make for the plot of an adventure-thriller novel. However, this was for real...Contents include: Prelims., 14 chapters, Afterword, Index. Book weight approx. 670g. 
Price: 17.03 AUD
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FIGHTING THE BOLSHEVIKS : The Russian War Memoir of Private First Class Donald E. Carey, U.S. Army, 1918-1919, Carey, Donald E. (Edited By: Neil G. Carey)
6 Carey, Donald E. (Edited By: Neil G. Carey) FIGHTING THE BOLSHEVIKS : The Russian War Memoir of Private First Class Donald E. Carey, U.S. Army, 1918-1919
Novato, California, U.S.A. Presidio Press 1997 0891416315 / 9780891416319 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(xvii) + 240pp., facsimile frontispiece, general area maps, plus an unpaginated b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over firm black spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves pristine. Pictorially-illustrated (author portrait on rear panel) loose-plastic protected dustjacket near fine. Most people, save for families and military historians, are unaware of a period in 1918-1919 during which 5,600 American soldiers and sailors fought Russian Bolshevik revolutionaries in Northern Russia and Siberia. They were destined to fight more than the determined Bolsheviks . . . This volume is condensed from the daily record maintained by 25-year-old Donald E. Carey. Contents include: Prelims., Chronology, 19 Chapters, Conclusion, Afterword. Book weight approx. 520g. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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MY WAR 1939-1945, Clarke, Michael
7 Clarke, Michael MY WAR 1939-1945
Toorak, VIC, Australia Michael Clarke Press 1990 0731695127 / 9780731695126 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good + Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
viii, + 527pp., b/white, author-portrait frontispiece, intext halftone plates and two colour-maps, throughout. Book clean. Bright gilt title over mildly canted and bumped spine. Plain ochre-brown boards lightly edgeworn. Textblock flecked on edges, else leaves clean. Portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn and colour-faded on spine. " . . . utterly candid, personal story of a young Australian artillery officer during WW2." Describing his active role in the Battle of Britain, hectic and bloody campaigns in North Africa, Greece and Crete, where he was taken prisoner of war, make gripping reading . . . Contents include: Prelims., 28 chapters, Appendices, Maps, Index. Book weight approx. 1.16 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 37.60 AUD
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WARLORD : A Life of Churchill at War, 1874-1945, D'Este, Carlo
8 D'Este, Carlo WARLORD : A Life of Churchill at War, 1874-1945
London Allen Lane (Penguin) 2009 0713997532 / 9780713997538 First U.K. (Amended) Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xix, + 935pp., plus 2 x 8 page, b/white photographically-illustrated sections. Ten b/white maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain black boards bumped on one lower foredge corner. Previous owner's gift inscription to ffep., remainder stripe to textblock head, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased, two tiny closed tears. From the jacket flap: "Carlo D'Este's startlingly fresh biography examines the life of Winston Churchill through the prism of his military service as both a soldier and a warlord: the descendent of the first Duke of Marlborough who, despite never having risen above the rank of lieutenant colonel, eventually came at the age of sixty-five to direct Britain's military campaigns in the greatest conflict of the twentieth century . . . " Contents include: List of Illustrations, List of Maps, Introduction: Born for War, Prologue, 60 chapters, Postscript, Epilogue, Notes, Sources and Selected Bibliography, Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 1.57 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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WEARY : The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop. Volume 2  (Large Print), Ebury, Sue
9 Ebury, Sue WEARY : The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop. Volume 2 (Large Print)
Rozelle, N.S.W., Australia Sage Book Publishing 1995 Large Print Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Volume II, pages 367-819. 1 x 12 page, b/white illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, fine reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Previous owner's name to inside front cover of illustrated card wrapper, which is mildly surface indented. Contents of this volume two of the large print edition include the full contents page, and commence at Part Three (1942-1945), chapter 16, closing at Part Five, chapter 31, Acks., and Abbreviations. Australian surgeon and Japanese prisoner-of-war Colonel Sir Edward (Weary) Dunlop was born at Wangaratta in 1907, and passed away in Melbourne, 1993. Book weight approx. 700g. 
Price: 12.75 AUD
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EISENHOWER : At War, 1943-1945, Eisenhower, David
10 Eisenhower, David EISENHOWER : At War, 1943-1945
New York Wings Books 1991 0517065010 / 9780517065013 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxvii, + 977pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards very lightly bumped on foot. Leaves clean, albeit mildly tanned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. From the jacket flap: "Based on the meticulous reading of voluminous primary sources and amplified by his personal knowledge of his grandfather's conduct of the war, David Eisenhower's riveting account of the hinge of modern history is itself a major event in that history. By showing the decisive impact of Soviet strength not only on the outcome of the war but on the strategic thinking of the Western leaders, this book will profoundly recast our perceptions of World War II and its consequences." Contents include: Introduction, 9 chapters, Conclusion, Principal Figures, Glossary, Bibliography, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 1.35 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS, Faramus, Anthony
11 Faramus, Anthony JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS
London Grafton Books (Collins) 1990 0246134909 / 9780246134905 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
310pp,., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Flecked edges, else text-block clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and nipped along head. Giving an inordinate amount of space to colourful descriptions of his sexual prowess, never-the-less, the author's wartime experiences on the British island of Jersey during the German occupation, and later imprisonment in France's Fort de Romainville, then Buchenwald, Mauthausen . . . Contents include: Foreword by Greville Janner, MP, 10 chapters over two 'parts', Index. Book weight approx. 620g. 
Price: 18.22 AUD
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THE EMPEROR'S GUEST 1942-45, Fletcher-Cooke, John
12 Fletcher-Cooke, John THE EMPEROR'S GUEST 1942-45
London Leo Cooper 1972 085052136X / 9780850521368 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xviii, + 315pp., line-drawn map section at rear, plus unpaginated, candidly-illustrated (post-war) b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm but lightly bumped spine. Plain red boards bumped on foredge corners only. Textblock unmarked. Stylized (Design: John Darlington) loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped and bumped, plus noticeable colour fade to spine. Based on a diary he kept during his years as a prisoner of war of the Japanese, but written without bitterness, this is (Sir) John Fletcher-Cooke's story of the treatment meted out by the captors. Fortunately for himself the author survived, going on to enjoy a long and illustrious career in the Colonial Service, the U.N. as Colonial Secretary, Deputy Governor of Tanganyika, and M.P. for Southampton . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Prologue, 13 chapters, Epilogue, Appendices, Maps. Book weight approx. 610g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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13 Gehlen, Reinhard THE GEHLEN MEMOIRS: The First Full Edition of the Memoirs of General Reinhard Gehlen 1942-1971
London. Collins, 1972 0002112930 / 9780002112932 First U.K. Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Good+. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
381pp. Unpaginated halftone plates throughout. Book negligibly askew, covers lightly colour faded. Light foxing spots to ep's, else leaves clean. Illustrated, edgeworn, loose-plastic protected dustjacket tanned beneath laminate. " I know the true facts in all their details", claims the author, head of Intelligence Operations in Russia and the Balkans. Before he retired in 1968 he was in supreme command of the German Secret Service. First published in a shorter edition, V. Hase und Koehler, Verlag, Mainz, Germany, 1971. Translated by David Irving. weight approx. 620gms. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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14 Hankey, Donald A STUDENT IN ARMS. Second Series
London Andrew Melrose 1919 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Very Good 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
232pp., sepia, author portrait frontispiece. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Boards mildly bumped and frayed. Leaves clean, but acidic. The thoughts and observations of Donald Hankey, born Brighton, England, in 1884, who enlisted in the British Army during August, 1914. Wounded and repatriated home a year later, on recovery and receiving a commission, he returned to the front. In October, 1916, after inspirationally rallying his men 'over the top', he was struck down under heavy machine and rifle fire . . . Contents include: 16 chapters, Notes. Book weight approx. 210g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.03 AUD
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UNDERGROUND OUT OF HOLLAND, Hanson, S.E. (Stan)
15 Hanson, S.E. (Stan) UNDERGROUND OUT OF HOLLAND
London Ian Allen Ltd. 1977 0711006318 / 9780711006317 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall 
191pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain green boards lightly pressure marked on rear board, else undamaged. A minor in-production fault on rear pastedown, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket neatly price-clipped, pressure-marked (as rear board) on rear panel, else very good. "The various resistance movements - the 'underground' - throughout Nazi-occupied Europe played a major part in helping many hundreds of shot-down allied airmen to escape or evade capture by the Germans. Stan Hanson tells the story of one such successful escape which involved not just the 'underground' in its metaphorical sense but in its literal meaning as well - the evaders spent considerable periods below ground." Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, 18 chapters, Epilogue. Book weight approx. 485g. 
Price: 30.08 AUD
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THE BRAVE JAPANESE, Harrison, Kenneth
16 Harrison, Kenneth THE BRAVE JAPANESE
Adelaide, South Australia Rigby 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
280pp. Unpaginated b/white halftone plates (all called-for plates extant andf attached) throughout, some confronting in content. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Minor marks on boards. Former owner's name on ffep., lightly flecked textblock edges, else leaves clean. No dustjacket. The author became a P.O.W. of the Japanese, captured in the struggle to save Malaya. His experiences in the work camps in Singapore, 'Hell Fire Pass' in Thailand, the dockyards of Nagasaki, and finally Hiroshima, make interesting reading . . . A revised re-issue [1983] of this book was retitled 'Road to Hiroshima', possibly owing to controversy with it's original title . . . Contents include: Action in Malaya, Pudu Prison-Kuala Lumpur, Singapore-Changi, and Thailand, The cruise of the 'Byoki Maru', Japan. Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 22.77 AUD
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YOUNG DIGGER.   (Signed Copy), Hill, Anthony
17 Hill, Anthony YOUNG DIGGER. (Signed Copy)
Australia Penguin Books 2002 0141000627 / 9780141000626 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
283pp., plus four pages, b/white maps, and 3 x 4 page, b/white, photographically illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Author's dated and signed inscription ('With every good wish, Anthony Hill, 2002) to title page, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. "A small boy, an orphan of the First World War, wanders into the Australian airmen's mess in Germany, on Christmas Day in 1918. A strange boy, with an uncertain past and an extraordinary future, who became a mascot for the air squadron and was affectionately named 'Young Digger'. And, in one of the most unusual incidents ever to emerge from the battlefields of Europe after the Great War, this solitary boy was smuggled back to Australia, by air mechanic Tim Tovell . . ." Contents include: 18 chapters, Appendix I and II, more. Book weight approx. 310g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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CONGO MERCENARY, Hoare, Mike
18 Hoare, Mike CONGO MERCENARY
London Robert Hale 1968 First Edition, 4th Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
318pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plates throughout (mostly candid, however some are very confronting) (all called-for plates extant and attached), together with intext line-drawn maps, and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over mildly bumped spine. Plain green boards very good. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, top edge tinted green (as boards), else leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated (author image superimposed over background), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn, with several creases. Controversial venal Colonel Mike Hoare (b. Dublin? 1920-) narrates the 'true' story of how his recruited band of mercenaries, over a period of eighteen months, liberated Stanleyville in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After years of armed rebellion by the 'Simbas' - rebel soldiers, Mike and his team freed hundreds of European hostages (though some were lost) and restored law and order, and liberty, to the Central African country. Contents include: Prelims., Abbs., Preface, 20 chapters, Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 564g. 
Price: 75.20 AUD
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THE RATS OF RANGOON, Hudson, Lionel
19 Hudson, Lionel THE RATS OF RANGOON
London Leo Cooper 1988 0850522838 / 9780850522839 Second Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 
(xi), + 220pp., facsimile diary extract endpapers. Line-drawn area map, plus two unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped; bright gilt title. Plain brown boards undamaged. A nondescript inscription on verso of front free endpaper, else leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Susan Hunter), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. In December, 1944, Wing Commander Lionel Hudson was taken prisoner by the Japanese in Burma. Incarcerated in Rangoon Jail, he, along with other Air Force personnel, were treated with particular severity. This is his story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Part I: Into Captivity. Part II: The Diary. Part III: The Evacuation and After. Postscript, Appendix. Book weight approx. 680g. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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ONE COMMON ENEMY. The Laconia Incident: A Survivor's Memoir, McLoughlin, Jim (with Gibb, David)
20 McLoughlin, Jim (with Gibb, David) ONE COMMON ENEMY. The Laconia Incident: A Survivor's Memoir
Kent Town, SA, Australia Wakefield Press 2006 1862546908 / 9781862546905 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
200pp., plus 1 x 12 page b/white illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "Jim McLoughlin recounts how the chaos and carnage of war at sea in the Norwegian and Mediterranean campaigns led him to a fateful rendezvous with a much-loved ship from his boyhood, the passenger liner 'Laconia'. Nostalgia turned to disaster when 'Laconia' was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the South Atlantic. Despite a remarkable rescue attempt by a courageous, compassionate foe, Jim was condemned to a drifting lifeboat and a harrowing voyage of death and madness . . . " Book weight approx. 315g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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