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FOR KING AND COUNTRY: The 1914-1918 War Diaries of J.M. Laidlaw (Limited Edition)

By: Laidlaw, J.M. (Edited by J.G. Rogers)

Price: $24.70

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Janette G. Rogers: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013302

ISBN: 0959119108

Condition: Near Fine


(x), + 222pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates, facsimiles, and line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Backstrip firm and unmarked. Yellow chartreuse coloured cloth boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket colour-faded on spine (title clearly legible) and less so on front and rear panels. This case-bound copy is numbered '224' of an unstated 'Limited Edition'. Comprising 10 'diaries' written by Private James Maxwell (Max) Laidlaw (born Powlett Plains, Victoria, 26 March, 1887), beginning January 5th, 1916 - the day he embarked on th... View more info

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SAVING PRIVATE SARBI

By: Lee, Sandra

Price: $17.10

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

Edition: First Edition, First Impression.

Seller ID: 010508

ISBN: 174237557X

Condition: Very Good +


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 post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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ANZACS: Australians at War

By: MacDougall, A. K.

Price: $24.70

Publisher: Chatswood, NSW, Australia, The Currawong Press: 1994

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 005907

ISBN: 0730103595

Condition: Very Good


288pp., frontispiece, intext b/white halftone plates (mostly archival) throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, nominally cocked. Leaves clean. Illustrated (montage-style) gloss boards mildly faded on spine, abraded on upper rear foredge corner, otherwise very good. No dustjacket. The story of the ANZAC soldier and the arenas in which they have gallantly fought . . . Contents include: Prelims., The Long March Begins, First World War 1914-1918. Second World War 1939-1945. Uncertain Peace: Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Gulf War. The VCs, Refs., Index, more. Book weight approx. 900g. Size: 4to - over 9¾... View more info

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BLOOD AND IRON : The Battle for Kokoda 1942

By: McAuley, Lex

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Milsons Point, N.S.W., Australia, Arrow/Random House: 1992

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 010158

ISBN: 0091826284

Condition: Very Good


432pp., b/white maps, plus 16 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, a hint of tanning to textblock edges, and several leaves have a soft corner crease. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front and rear panels. "Lex McAuley tells the full story of the Kokoda campaign - from the beginning, when an untried force of Australians went to do battle with a Japanese army which had swept aside all before it in its relentless drive through southeast Asia, to the victorious conclusion, with the Australians emerging as victo... View more info

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PADRE: Australian Chaplains in Gallipoli and France

By: McKernan, Michael

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Allen & Unwin: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013359

ISBN: 0868619779

Condition: Very Good +


xv, + 190pp., colour-art illustrated endpapers ("Dernancourt Panorama", Louis McCubbin. AWM). Intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (mostly archival sources). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated ("The Ruins of Corbie Abbey", 1918, H. Septimus Power), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. "Night after night they buried the bodies . . . " This book brings together first hand reports from the major battles of WWI, collected from diari... View more info

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GALLIPOLI

By: Moorehead, Alan

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Pymble, N.S.W., Australia, Cornstalk Publishing: 1992

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 012027

ISBN: 0333501136

Condition: Very Good +


318pp., numerous b/white art and photographic illustrations, plus several maps, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Gloss, illustrated boards minimally surface indented. Foreword, plus boxed information and captions, by historian Ann Moyal. Contents include: Foreword, Author's Note, 17 chapters, Epilogue, Bibliography, Bibliography for Boxed Information and Captions, Index. Book weight approx. 880g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. Size: 8vo - over 7¾&#... View more info

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THE CHANGI BROWNLOW

By: Perry, Roland

Price: $25.65

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Hachette: 2010

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 008323

ISBN: 0733624642

Condition: Very Good +


376pp., 2 x b/white maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has soft vertical reading crease to front panel. "In the harshness and brutality of Changi prison a group of Australian POWs dug deep and fought to maintain their spirit in the best way they knew how - Australian Rules Football . . . Together they formed six teams that played a season, culminating in 'Victoria' versus 'the Rest of Australia' - with the Changi Brownlow winner declared before the final game . . . " Contents include: 44 chapters, Notes, Bibliography, Acks., Index. Book weight ... View more info

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MONASH: The Outsider Who Won a War. A Biography of Australia's Greatest Military Commander

By: Perry, Roland

Price: $19.00

Publisher: North Sydney, Australia, Random House Australia: 2007

Edition: First Thus, 5th Impression

Seller ID: 013500

ISBN: 1741668476

Condition: Near Fine


xxi, + 596pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections, plus several intext theatre maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Textblock unmarked. This book tells the story of Australia's greatest military commander and tactician who, post-war as an engineer, oversaw the growth of Victoria's State Electricity Commission. The immense contribution that Sir John Monash (1865-1931) paid to innovative tactics and planning led to a succession of major battle wins leading to the end of the Great War . . . Contents include: Prelims., List of Maps. Introduction: E... View more info

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ANZAC GIRLS : The Extraordinary Story of Our World War I Nurses

By: Rees, Peter

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2014

Edition: First Thus, 9th Impression.

Seller ID: 012303

ISBN: 1743319827

Condition: Very Good +


xviii, + 363pp., plus unpaginated (48 page) b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn. Textblock lightly tanned, else unmarked. First published by Allen & Unwin in 2008 as 'The Other Anzacs'. This edition tells the profoundly moving story of the extraordinary courage and humanity shown by Australian and New Zealand nurses during World War One. Forty-five died in overseas service and hundreds were decorated. This is their story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Gallipoli. The Marquette. The Western Front. Honour Ro... View more info

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A GREAT RISK IN A GOOD CAUSE : Australians in Greece and Crete April-May 1941

By: Reid, Dr. Richard (Researched and Written by)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Australia, Department of Veterans' Affairs: 2001

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012193

ISBN: 1877007005

Condition: Very Good +


iv, = 162pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout, two b/white maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. " . . . tells the story of the Australian participation in the battle for Greece and Crete in April-May 1941. In March-April 1941 Australians, mainly men and women of the 6th Division AIF (Australian Imperial Force) were sent, as part of a larger British Empire force, to defend Greece. On 9 April, Germany invaded the country and by the end of the month the British Empire and Greek armies had been defeated. Mos... View more info

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FOR VALOUR: Australians and the Victoria Cross

By: Reid, Richard

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Australia, Sprintpak/Australia Post Philatelic Group: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012946

ISBN: 0642368023

Condition: Very Good


40pp., colour and b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Booklet clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped. Illustrated card wrapper mildly pressure marked, else very good. Textblock unmarked. Published to coincide with an Australia Post stamp series of VC winners, in 'For Valour', Richard Reid recounts the stories of some of Australia's VCs - stories of heroism and courage, of loyalty and self-sacrifice, stories of ordinary men caught up in extraordinary circumstances . . . Contents include: Prelims., The Victoria Cross, Boer War 1899-1902, World War I 1914-1918, World War 2 1939... View more info

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AUSTRALIA GOES TO WAR 1939 - 1945

By: Robertson, John

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Lane Cove, NSW, Australia, Doubleday Australia: 1984

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 012495

ISBN: 0868241555

Condition: Very Good


224pp., intext illustrations throughout: mostly b/white archival photographic halftone plates, with several in colour. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Plain boards shelfworn on foot, else unmarked. Textblock pristine. Colour-art illustrated ('Ballet of Wind and Rain', Colin Colahan, 1945) loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. Previously published as 'Australia at War 1939-1945', Heinemann, Melbourne, 1981, this book is a concise account of Australia's contribution to the war effort . . . Contents include: Prelims., Explanatory Notes, In... View more info

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A GUEST OF THE EMPEROR (Signed Copy)

By: Savage, Russell

Price: $42.75

Publisher: Moorooka, Queensland, Australia, Boolarong Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013403

ISBN: 0864391900

Condition: Very Good +


xiv, + 141pp., map endpapers (different front and rear). Intext b/white halftone plates throughout (some of a confrontational nature). Book clean and square. Backstrip firm, bumped on one edge. Illustrated gloss boards nominally bumped only. Signed, "With my best wishes, Russell Savage", on title page, else textblock unmarked. The title of this book is a metaphor that describes the author's time, along with other members of the A.I.F., as a prisoner of war at the hands of the Japanese from 1942 until 1945. A gunner in the 2/10th Field Regiment A.I.F., Russell Savage, along with other u... View more info

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AUSTRALIAN SERVICE BAYONETS (Signed Limited Edition)

By: Skennerton, Ian D.

Price: $118.75

Publisher: Margate, Queensland, Australia, Author (I. D. Skennerton): 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013501

ISBN: 0959743812

Condition: Very Good


(xi), + 134pp., intext b/white halftone plates and line-drawings throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on heel. Line-drawn illustrated boards lightly shelfworn on foot, else undamaged. Hand-written (439) number (Limited Edition: 2,000 copies) on half-title page, and signed by by author on title page, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with several short closed tears and a nip. Designed as a (stand-alone) companion volume to 'Australian Service Longarms', 'Australian Service Bayonets' details the issue and usage... View more info

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CRUEL CONFLICT: The Triumph and Tragedy of HMAS Perth

By: Spurling, Kathryn

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Chatswood, N.S.W., Australia, New Holland Publishers (Australia): 2008

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 012900

ISBN: 1741107385

Condition: Very Good +


336pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section (images from archival and private sources). Intext map and author dedication halftone plate. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographically-illustrated ('Ship's Company, War Compliment, Alexandria, 1940'. Courtesy of Basil Hayler) card wrapper mildly bumped on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. This is the story of the men who served on HMAS Perth between 1939 and 1942 when she was lost to enemy action in the Sunda Strait, Java. Less than half (328 of the crew of 681) survived. Those who did survive were then transferred to Japanese POW... View more info

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A GRAVE TOO FAR AWAY: A Tribute to Australians in Bomber Command Europe

By: Spurling, Kathryn

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, New Holland Publishers (Australia): 2012

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 013184

ISBN: 1742571611

Condition: Very Good +


400pp., an illustrated double-page spread, plus numerous intext b/white halftone plates (mostly photographic portraits of the book's subjects). Book clean and square. Spine firm, with one slight reading crease there-on. Photographically-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. This book tells the heart-rending story of the Australian men of RAF Bomber Command, who answered the call of their nation to help defend the mother country in World War Two. Many paid the ultimate sacrifice, and the devastating effect of their loss is recounted here by family and friends who wer... View more info

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PACIFIC FURY : How Australia and Her Allies Defeated the Japanese Scourge

By: Thompson, Peter

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, William Heinemann, Australia (Random House Australia): 2008

Edition: First Thus, First Impression

Seller ID: 008803

ISBN: 1741667089

Condition: Near Fine


xxviii, + 548pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections (some illustrations candid, others confronting). Intext theatre maps. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over firm spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Text-block pristine. Duo-tone, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Based on exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses and other sources, Peter Thompson presents for the first time an account of the Pacific conflict that places Australian voices and action at the heart of the struggle . . . Contents include: Prelims., Maps, Note, In... View more info

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THE WEWAK MISSION: Coastwatchers at War in New Guinea

By: Veale, Lionel

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Ashmore City, Queensland, Australia, Lionel Veale: 2005

Edition: Fourth Impression.

Seller ID: 012678

ISBN: 0646283162

Condition: Very Good +


ix, + 310pp., map endpapers. Intext b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, slightly canted. Colour-illustrated gloss boards nominally bumped only. Textblock pristine. Colour-illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. Seventy years on, the story of Australia's courageous coastwatchers, and the brave New Guineans who aided them, is told by Lionel Veale, providing the reader with an authentic image of the hazardous missions that were factors in every coastwatchers party assignment as they penetrated and worked behind enemy lines. Conten... View more info

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FLAK: True Stories from the Men Who Flew in World War Two

By: Veitch, Michael

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Macmillan: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 013258

ISBN: 1405037210

Condition: Very Good +


ix, + 288pp., plus 16 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners only. "Michael Veitch has had a life-long obsession with the aircraft of the Second World War and the men that crewed them . . . The result is 'Flak' - a collection of vivid, unforgettable stories from RAAF and RAF veterans about their recollections of combat in World War II. It is also an account of the strange, sometimes obsessive journey of the author himself, as he explores a passion held since childhood."... View more info

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THE AUSTRALIANS AT THE BOER WAR

By: Wallace, R. L

Price: $42.75

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T., Australia, The Australian War Memorial and the Australian Government Printing Service: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013483

ISBN: 0642993912

Condition: Very Good +


xv, + 420pp., tinted endpapers. Unpaginated b/white halftone plates (all called-for plates extant and attached). Intext, line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over mildly bumped spine. Ochre-coloured boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated ('Sergeant N.S.W. Mounted Rifles', Tom Roberts, 1896), loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with creases and closed tears on rear panel. Although more than 16,000 enlisted men, and several thousand more paid private passage to fight in South Africa, relatively little is known of Australia's contribution to the Briti... View more info