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THE WEAPONS DETECTIVE : The Inside Story of Australia's Top Weapons Inspector

By: Barton, Rod

Price: $16.03

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc/Schwartz Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007875


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 dete... View more info

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ROUGH INFANTRY : Tales of World War II

By: Bennett, Cam

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Warrnambool Institute Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012384


(ix), + 206pp., several pages of b/white halftone plate illustrations (A.W.M. Archives), and line-drawn locality maps. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain red boards minimally bumped on lower foredge corners. Textblock flecked on head, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. An informal history of the Australian 2nd/5th Infantry Battalion in World War 2. The author was a member of t... View more info

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BOMBER: From Vietnam to Hell and Back

By: Bower-Miles, Tony 'Bomber', and Whittaker, Mark

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Macmillan (Pan Macmillan Australia): 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013015


ix, + 292pp., unpaginated colour and monochrome halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper bumped on foredge corners, else very good. Textblock unmarked. 'Bomber' is the story of Tony Bower-Miles, who was a young sapper in the Australian Army when he first went to Vietnam in 1969. This is his story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, 28 chapters. Book weight approx. 495g. View more info

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FROMELLES AND THE SOMME: Australians on the Western Front - 1916 (Includes Errata Slip)

By: Burness, Peter

Price: $30.08

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T., Australia, Department of Veterans' Affairs: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012825


(iv), + 80pp., poignant confronting b/white photographic halftone plate, captioned illustrations (AWM Archives) throughout, plus a line-drawn map. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped and creased on rear wrap, else very good. Textblock unmarked. Note: inserted loose, an errata slip (ref. page 16), plus an A5 Federal politician's flyer promoting this book (both in fine condition). The numbers are distressing, even a century later - on the Western Front in Fra... View more info

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GALLIPOLI

By: Carlyon, Les

Price: $20.04

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Macmillan: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010054


600pp., plus 2 x 16 page, b/white photographically illustrated sections. Illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square,. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly creased at head of spine and front panel only. "The struggle for the Gallipoli Peninsula was dominated by the terrain as much as by the men and steel, and author Les Carlyon makes the battlefields come alive, walking through th... View more info

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THE GREAT WAR

By: Carlyon, Les

Price: $20.04

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Picador: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011101


xi, + 863pp., b/white maps, plus 3 x 16 page, b/white photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, minor reading crease there-on. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. Contents include: List of Maps, Key to Maps, Prologue, 50 chapters (Three 'parts', plus Aftermath), Australian Divisions in France and Belgium 1916-1918, Endnotes, Select Bibliography, Acks., Index. "LEST WE FORGET". Book weight approx. 1.4 KG. *... View more info

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MY WAR 1939-1945

By: Clarke, Michael

Price: $37.60

Publisher: Toorak, VIC, Australia, Michael Clarke Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012386


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." Descr... View more info

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UNIT BADGES OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE (Signed Copy)

By: Cluley, Richard J.

Price: $42.30

Publisher: South Yarra, VIC, Australia, RAAF Association of Victoria: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009171


No publication date (c. 1989). xii, + 188pp., colour unit badge illustrations throughout, plus b/white illustrated section at rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title thereon. Gilt title to front panel of plain blue boards, which have a negligible bump to lower edge at rear. Author signature to title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly indented only. Data for the badges includes: Description, motto, re... View more info

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THE WAR SERVICE RECORD OF THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE 1914-1919 (Facsimile Edition)

By: Dean, E.T. (Edwin Theyer) [Compiled by]

Price: $291.40

Publisher: [Swanbourne, Western Australia], [J. Burridge Military Antiques]:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012837


No publication date (1988). 247pp. Illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plate frontispiece, one other like plate, plus four undamaged fold-outs. Book clean and square. Bright gilt titles over undamaged spine and front green board. Rear green board unmarked. Textblock near fine. No dustjacket (as issued). This book is a facsimile edition of the title first published c. 192-?, printed by W.K. Thomas & Co., Adelaide. Extremely scarce in any edition, contents include: Pr... View more info

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A TREASURY OF ANZAC HUMOUR

By: Fair, Roger (EDited by)

Price: $17.03

Publisher: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, The Jacaranda Press:

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 005953


No publication date (c. 1965). 128pp., one unpaginated b/white halftone plate illustration, plus numerous intext b/white sketch-art (various contributors) throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. A former owner's name crudely deleted on half-title page, plus impressions on several subsequent leaves resulting from that deletion. Otherwise, leaves are clean. Art-illustrated wrapper has a beverage ring stain on front, otherwise mild edgewear. Published to coincide wit... View more info

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FROMELLES & POZIERES: In the Trenches of Hell

By: Fitzsimons, Peter

Price: $30.08

Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, William Heinemann (Random House Australia): 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013129


xxi, + 793pp., unpaginated, monochrome (one image in full colour) halftone plate section containing some poignant and confronting photographs, intext, line-drawn maps throughout. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Red tinted endpapers. Textblock unmarked. Photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. From the jacket flap: "On 19 July, 1916, 7,000 Australian sol... View more info

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WINGS ACROSS THE SEA

By: Gillett, Ross

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Australia, Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013140


162pp., illustrated throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates (mostly archival), plus line-drawn plans and sections, with numerous tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour illustrated, gloss card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. "The first ever complete history of Australian Naval Aviation, from the First World War to the present." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 8 chapters, Appendices, Epilogue and Bibliography. Book wei... View more info

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PRIVATE WARS : Personal Records of the Anzacs in the Great War

By: Greg Kerr

Price: $32.79

Publisher: South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Oxford University Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012183


xiv, + 306pp., intext, mostly candid, b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Lightly bumped spine firm. Plain black boards undamaged. Several minor splash specks on textblock top edge, else leaves unmarked. Duo-tone, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. From the jacket flap: "Greg Kerr traces the experiences of about 160 participants in the Great War, using 200 rare photographs to illustrate the fron... View more info

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YOU'LL BE SORRY!

By: Howard, Ann

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Dangar Island, 2083, Australia, Tarka Publishing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013011


193pp., b/white intext illustrations throughout: line-drawn frontispiece map, halftone plates, facsimiles and cartoons. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards very good. A former owner's name on green tinted ffep., else textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with several blind indentations. From the jacket flap: "The part that over 24,000 women played in the Australian Army ... View more info

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AUSTRALIAN AIR ACES

By: Hunt, Roger

Price: $13.62

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Horwitz Publications: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006355


130pp. Book clean and square. Leaves flecked and acidic (browned) . Art-illustrated card wrapper has a reading crease to front, minimal edgewear and soiled on rear. Stories of Australian air aces from World War One. Book weight approx. 90g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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PILGRIMAGE : A Traveller's Guide to Australia's Battlefields

By: Hutchinson, Garrie

Price: $22.77

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009003


vii, + 432pp., colour maps, plus colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. ". . . ideal for armchair travellers and lovers of history, 'Pilgrimage' invites readers on a voyage of discovery. It shows the changing face of Australian battlefields around the world and the tragedy and heroism of a nation at war." Contents include: Introduction, 8 c... View more info

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PILGRIMAGE : A Traveller's Guide to Australia's Battlefields

By: Hutchinson, Garrie

Price: $21.86

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010329


vii, + 432pp., colour maps, plus colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper very mildly edgeworn only. ". . . ideal for armchair travellers and lovers of history, 'Pilgrimage' invites readers on a voyage of discovery. It shows the changing face of Australian battlefields around the world and the tragedy and heroism of a nation at war." Contents include: Introduction, 8 ... View more info

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SERVING THEN SERVING STILL: The Story of the Bentleigh RSL Inc. and a Record of Service in This District in Three Wars

By: Johnson, Carl

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia, Bentleigh RSL Sub Branch: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013045


(iv) + 180pp., b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (archival and other sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper bumped and creased, mainly on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. This book is a combination of two 'parts' - the first is the Bentleigh Sub-Branch history: six chapters, Symbolism of the RSL Badge, Appendices, Acks. The second part is the poignant 'Record of Service': Dedication, Preface, Boer War, Local District and t... View more info

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VOLUNTEERS AT HEART: The Queensland Defence Forces 1860-1901

By: Johnson, D.H.

Price: $28.20

Publisher: St Lucia, Queensland, Australia, University of Queensland Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012870


xiv, + 248pp., b/white halftone plate frontispiece, plus a like unpaginated plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Plain brown boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Sepia, halftone plate illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. " . . . traces the development of the Queensland Defence Forces from the inception of the colony until federation in the context of the often highly critical society t... View more info

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SAVING PRIVATE SARBI

By: Lee, Sandra

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2011

Edition: First Edition, First Impression.

Seller ID: 010508


xvi, + 311pp., plus 1 x 16 page, colour photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Powerful, dramatic, heartwarming, this is the true story of Sarbi, the scruffy black Labrador-cross trained by the Australian Army as an explosives detection dog for the most dangerous combat mission imaginable." Book weight approx. 385g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will po... View more info