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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 b... 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 ... 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 win... 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 decorate... 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. O... 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 ci... 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 bo... 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... 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 Sund... 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 Tw... 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 co... 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 hazardou... 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 ... View more info

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ALL OF 28, AND MORE : The Diary of Edgar Wilkie. (Signed Copy)

By: Wilkie, Edgar (Edited and Introduction By William Wilkie)

Price: $36.10

Publisher: Brisbane, QLD, Australia, W.C. & S.M. Wilkie: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 005755

ISBN: 0958915229

Condition: Very Good


vii, + 171pp., candid halftone plates, and facsimile illustrations, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, but mildly cocked. Inscription, signed by compiler/introducer 'Bill' Wilkie (the author's nephew) on title page, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. Lead in with entries of QX2984 Private L.E.G. Wilkie 2/10 Fd. Workshops 2nd AIF. Tragically, Edgar Wilkie died as a prisoner-of-war in Japan, in July 1945 . . . Contents, in t... View more info

LETTERS TO MOTHER FROM A WWII RAAF PILOT

By: Williams, Len (Edited By Keith Williams)

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Cremorne, NSW, Australia, Keith Williams: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004916

ISBN: 0646000373

Condition: Good+


xxii, + 175pp., area maps, and candid (mostly contemporary) b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (letter writer's portrait) card wrapper edgeworn and mildly creased. A series of 'letters home' to his family by RAAF No. 403246 Sergeant Pilot Leonard Stanley Williams, from April 1941, when he was at the Embarkation Depot at Pearce, Western Australia, training schools in Southern Rhodesia, and South Af... View more info

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VAMPIRE, MACCHI AND IROQUOIS IN AUSTRALIAN SERVICE

By: Wilson, Stewart

Price: $24.70

Publisher: Weston Creek, A.C.T., Australia, Aerospace Publications: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013345

ISBN: 1875671072

Condition: Very Good


198pp., plus (iii). Illustrated throughout: photographic colour plates, b/white halftone plates (archival and private sources), plus line-drawn plans and maps. Book clean. Spine firm but minimally canted. Colour-art illustrated (Z. Margulies) card wrapper has mild edgewear, else lightly bumped. Textblock unmarked. A stand-alone, Volume 12 in the 'Australian Airpower' series. This title recounts - "The exploits and achievements of three of Australia's most important p... View more info

SEARCHLIGHT ON WORLD WAR II. Chisholm Remembers 1995

By: Wooldridge, Dr. Michael (Edited By Eleanor McCoy)

Price: $16.15

Publisher: Parliament House, Canberra, ACT, Chisholm Australia Remembers 1945-1995 Committee C/- Dr Michael Wooldridge MP: 1995

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005343

Condition: Very Good


(vi) + 186pp., intext b/white illustrations, many being archival halftones, plus line-drawn sketches. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated ('Seven Cooks Went To War': The Cook Brothers of Box Hill) card wrapper slightly bumped and edgeworn, plus a former owner's details on inside front wrap. With participating support from Dr Michael Wooldridge MP, former member for Chisholm, and edited by Eleanor McCoy, this project, in remembrance of... View more info

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KEEPING INFORMATION FROM THE ENEMY (Third Edition). September, 1943

By: [Compiled by Military Intelligence, A.M.F.)

Price: $36.10

Publisher: Brisbane, QLD, Australia, A.H.Tucker, Government Printer: 1943

Edition: Third Edition.

Seller ID: 008428

Condition: Good


40pp. Booklet saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples mildly rusted, but still holding. Printed grey pressings wrapper edgeworn and creased, random flecks, plus hand-written on upper front margin: "AD MI circulated to all ranks". Text-block lightly tanned, flecked and bumped on foredge corners. Instructional overview of how information is gathered by intelligence units and how the enemy can utilise gleaned information . . . Contents include; Intro., 8 chapt... View more info

THE DIGGER BOOK 1954: An Annual Publication of Digger Humor

By: [Compiled by] H.J. Silversides

Price: $10.45

Publisher: No Details [Printed By Clyde Press, Thornbury, Victoria, australia]: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002586

Condition: Good


Unpaginted [16 pages]. Several small, intext, b/w sketch illustrations. Staple [one, central] firm and holding. [Pink] leaves clean, one short margin tear, else good. Illustrated [two-colour], grey pressings limp wrapper has a minor abraded area, several specks and edgewear. With a disclaimer regarding Returned Servicemen's Organizations, contents include: Anecdotes, Humor, Poetry, Prose, One-liners and Refreshment recipes [for your next party . . . ]. Booklet weight app... View more info

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BRAVO ! Recollections and Reflections of the Veteran Community. Story Writing and Art Competition 2006

By: [Contributing entrants]

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Department of Veterans' Affairs: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006653

Condition: Very Good +


92pp., montage format colour-art section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss wrapper slightly splayed and bumped. A compilation of award-winning writers who entered a literary and art competition, over a series of categories open to Australian veterans. The categories of the 44th competition were: True Wartime Experience, True Life Experience, Fiction, Poetry, Reflections of the Vietnam War, Art, Craft, Photography. Book weight approx. 470... View more info