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GEELONG GRAMMARIANS AT THE GREAT WAR (Inscribed and Signed Copy)

By: Affleck, James

Price: $61.75

Publisher: Armadale, Victoria, Australia, Cliffe Books (in Association with the Geelong Grammar Foundation ): 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 013502

ISBN: 0958536929

Condition: Very Good +


vi, + 286pp., colour plate frontispiece, two unpaginated colour plates, unpaginated b/white halftone section, plus a line-drawn theatre map section at rear. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt titles and school crest over mildly foredge-bumped maroon boards. A personal inscription (" . . . many thanks for your help, James") additiionally fully signed and dated (11th November, 1999 - the book's release date) on title page, else textblock unmarked. Plain glassine dustwrapper has several repaired closed tears, else good. The book pays tribute to and gives short biographies of s... View more info

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

By: Barton, Rod

Price: $17.10

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007875

ISBN: 0975076957

Condition: Very Good +


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... View more info

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AMATEUR SOLDIER : An Australian Machine Gunner`s Memories of World War II

By: Bellair, John

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Spectrum Publications: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013499

ISBN: 0867860642

Condition: Very Good


viii, + 168pp., intext b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Art-illustrated (Graham McKenzie) card wrapper nominally edgeworn, and bumped on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. The author joined the A.I.F. as a private soldier in 1939, and served for six years in England, North Africa, Greece, Crete, Syria and New Guinea. He was commissioned in 1940, in the 2nd/1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion, and commanded a platoon in the Greek Campaign. He was, for six months,. personal assistant to Lieutenent-General Sir Leslie Morshead, and for the last half of the war was a C... View more info

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BOMBER: From Vietnam to Hell and Back

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

Price: $15.20

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013015

ISBN: 1405039353

Condition: Very Good


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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IN THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS . . . RAN Heroism Darwin 19 February 1942 (Inscribed Copy)

By: Bradford, John

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Henley Beach, South Australia, Seaview Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 013412

ISBN: 1740080750

Condition: Good


xviii, + 224pp., b/white halftone plate illustrated section, plus line-drawn maps and facsimiles. Book clean. Spine firm, minor repair on head. Colour-art illustrated (Tom Offord) gloss wrapper noticeably creased on front, else lighty bumped, plus a minor dampstain on plain inner. A short personal inscription on the title page, signed and dated by the author, else textblock unmarked. Including a listing of names and citations for Australian military personnel recommended for gallantry awards in the first air raid on Darwin, this book is a tribute to R.A.N.'s somewhat unrecognised heroism in D... View more info

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THE BOYS WHO CAME HOME: Recollections of Gallipoli

By: Broadbent, Harvey

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, ABC Enterprises: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013514

ISBN: 0733300332

Condition: Very Good +


xiii, + 140pp., intext, b/white halftone plates and line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm, trivially faded. Illustrated (montage style) card wrapper minimally bumped on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. 'The Boys Who Came Home' is a compilation of personal narratives recalling individual experiences on Gallipoli by soldiers if the A.I.F., Lancashire Fusiliers and Regiment, plus several who were members of the Turkish 5th Army. From Harold Barker, DCM, Lance-Corporal, 7th Battalion, A.I.F., to Stan Watson, CBE, DSO, MC, Lieutenant, Royal Australian Engineers, AIF, all came home ... View more info

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GALLIPOLI CORRESPONDENT: The Frontline Diary of C.E.W. Bean

By: C. E. W. Bean (SElected and Annotated By Kevin Fewster)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, George Allen & Unwin: 1983

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 013511

ISBN: 0868612138

Condition: Very Good +


217pp., colour-art illustrated endpapers. B/white halftone plate frontispiece, and like, intext plates throughout (Source: A.W.M.). Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain black boards lightly bumped on lower foredge corner. Textblock like bumped on lower corner, else unmarked. Colour-art illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and creased, else very good. 'Gallipoli Correspondent' is a selection from the diaries and notes (a total of almost 300 volumes) amassed by official press correspondent with the Australian Imperial Force, Charles Edwin Woodr... View more info

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GALLIPOLI

By: Carlyon, Les

Price: $20.90

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010054

ISBN: 0732910897

Condition: Very Good +


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 them and capturing the landscape in a way no other writer has managed. Using a masterly blend of storytelling and scholarship, a... View more info

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THE GREAT WAR

By: Carlyon, Les

Price: $20.90

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

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011101

ISBN: 1405037997

Condition: Very Good +


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. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: 8v... View more info

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MY WAR 1939-1945

By: Clarke, Michael

Price: $38.00

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

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012386

ISBN: 0731695127

Condition: Good +


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 t... View more info

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PRIVATE LYNCH

By: Davies, Will

Price: $17.10

Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Vintage Books (Random House Australia): 2008

Edition: First Impression

Seller ID: 013304

ISBN: 1741666104

Condition: Very Good


(xiii), + 257pp., unpaginated colour and b/white halftone plate sections (various sources), plus an intext map section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a soft reading crease there-on. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Textblock lightly tanned only. Private Edward Lynch was a member of the 45th Battalion A.I.F. and in this contextual history the author Will Davies traces Lynch and the 45th Battalion's travels - long route marches, front line at Messines, Dernancourt, Stormy Trench and Villers-Bretonneux . . . Contents include: Prelims., Maps, Introduction, 20 chapters, Acks.,... 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: $294.50

Publisher: [swanbourne, Western australia], [J. Burridge Military Antiques]:

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 012837

Condition: Near Fine


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: Prelims., Preface (E.T. Dean). Brigade Movements Aug. 1914 to Jan. 1919. Roll of Honour. Honours and Awards. Personnel - Office... View more info

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A TREASURY OF ANZAC HUMOUR

By: Fair, Roger (Edited by)

Price: $17.10

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

Edition: 1st Thus.

Seller ID: 005953

Condition: Very Good


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 with the fiftieth anniversary of ANZAC, this treasury, full of light humour and mirth, was edited by Roger Fair, 14th Battalion,... View more info

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BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS: Australia's WWII Remembered by the Men and Women Who Lived It

By: Geddes, Margaret

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Camberwell, VIC, Australia, Viking (Penguin): 2004

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 013441

ISBN: 0670040894

Condition: Very Good


viii, + 503pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections. Patterned endpapers: security bar affixed to rear pastedown. Book clean and square. Red title over lightly bumped spine. Plain beige boards undamaged. Textblock edges flecked, leaves tanned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn and colour-faded on spine. " . . . brings together the first-hand accounts of more than seventy-five ordinary Australians who did extraordinary things during World War II. P.O.W's, airmen, nurses, land girls, internees, schoolchildren, soldiers, sailors and more share their m... View more info

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WINGS ACROSS THE SEA

By: Gillett, Ross

Price: $19.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013140

ISBN: 0958797803

Condition: Very Good +


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 weight approx. 460g. View more info

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

By: Greg Kerr

Price: $34.20

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

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012183

ISBN: 0195507991

Condition: Near Fine


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 front line as seen by soldiers, and to profile the reality behind the mythical ANZACS . . . retraces the jpourney of Australian t... View more info

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YOU'LL BE SORRY!

By: Howard, Ann

Price: $19.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013011

ISBN: 073168091X

Condition: Very Good


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 in WWII is largely unknown. This record of their involvement in the Cowra massacre, poisonous gas experiments, intelligence a... View more info

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AUSTRALIAN AIR ACES

By: Hunt, Roger

Price: $14.25

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006355

Condition: Good


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: $23.75

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009003

ISBN: 1863953876

Condition: Very Good +


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 chapters, viz: Gallipoli, Palestine, The Western Front, North Africa and the Mediterranean, South-East Asia, New Guinea 1942, ... 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: $20.90

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013045

ISBN: 0646403168

Condition: Very Good


(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 the Great War, WWI, Local District and WW2, Decorated Locals, VDC Nominal Roll, Abbs., Acks., Bibliography. LEST WE FORGET. Bo... View more info