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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 three 'parts': 1/ Family Tree. 2/ Diary and Letters. 3/ What Became of Them? Refs. "LEST WE FORGET". Book weight appro... 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 Africa, on to England, and Scotland.On 6 August, 1942, Len's aircraft, on which he was second pilot, failed to return from anti... 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 postwar military aircraft." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, The De Havilland Vampire in Australian Service. The ... 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 the fiftieth year since the end of World War Two, consists of recollections of people touched by the war. The oral reports w... 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 chapters. Booklet weight approx. 40g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 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 approx. 50g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tal... 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. 470g. View more info

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RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE. 3rd Edition

By: [Staff Writers]: Ministry of Post-War Reconstruction

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Canberra, ACT., Australia, Ministry of Post-War Reconstruction: 1948

Edition: 3rd [revised].

Seller ID: 003544

Condition: Very Good


viii, + 116pp. Book clean. Staples firm. Leaves clean, but tanned. Printed card wrapper mildly scuffed and edgeworn. This booklet was an important publication in immediate post-war Australia, setting out arrangements to assist service personnel returning to civil life after military discharge.Topics covered include: Termination of service, Back to civil employment, Loans and allowances [employers or self-employed], Agricultural loans, Land settlement, Training for post-discharge, Occupations, For the physically handicapped [war-caused], Housing, War gratuity, General, Where to go, Index. Book ... View more info

FIRST AID IN CIVIL DEFENCE: Civil Defense Handbook Number 3

By: [Staff] Minister for Home Security

Price: $10.45

Publisher: Canberra, Australia, Department of Home Security: 1942

Seller ID: 002250

Condition: Good+


157pp., intext, demonstrative, b/w line-drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Side-staples. Cloth taped spine. Former owner's name on title-page, mildly tanned leaves. Printed limp wraps slightly edgeworn and splayed, with small chips on edges and short oblique creases on rear wrap. Issued for use by members of Stretcher Parties and First-Aid Posts in Australia during World War 11. Contents include Foreword, 22 chapters. Book weight approx. 160g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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THE ANZACS OF FLINDERS AND SHOREHAM

By: [Talks by] William Clancy AM. Introduction/Notes by Jo Monie.

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Flinders, Victoria, Australia, Flinders District Historical Society: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013111

Condition: Near Fine


85pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (private and archival sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographically-illustrated (contemporary colour and archival b/white) card wrapper undamaged. Textblock unmarked. "This publication has its genesis in a suggestion made by Flinders RSL Branch president Kevin Davies, that the talks given by local historian William Clancy AM at Anzac Day services from 2010 onwards should be published in time for the Gallipoli centenary in 2015" - Jo Monie. The result is this enlightening book of Anzac history . . . Contents ... View more info