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  • History's Greatest Battles

    Masterstrokes of War

    by Nigel Cawthorne

    Great battles mark history's turning points, occurring as they do where cultures and ideologies clash.While some battles have been won by the superior force, others have been won by a sheer dogged refusal to surrender in the face of overwhelming odds. Superior weaponry has sometimes brought victory, as at Plassey, while the superior generalship of a Napoleon, a Wellington, or a Marlborough has won ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Finest of the Few: The Story of Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot John Simpson

    The Story of Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot John Simpson

    by Hector Bolitho

    Written by 43 Squadron's intelligence officer, Hector Bolitho, Finest of the Few revolves around Bolitho's friend, fighter ace John W.C. Simpson, who shot down 13 German aircraft during the Battle of Britain. The book was written in 1941 and was based on John Simpsons Combat Reports, his personal letters and papers together with Hectors own recollections of the heady days of the summer of 1940 ... Read more

    $14.07 AUD

  • A Job to Do

    New Zealand Soldiers of ‘The Div’ Write About Their World War Two

    by Gordon and 1 more

    What was it really like for the soldiers of 2 New Zealand Division in World War 2? This anthology is a personal selection of material describing their experiences, mostly written from within its ranks. The extracts chosen by John Gordon are drawn from memoirs, fiction, verse, news reports and magazine articles. The result is a compilation of the written experiences of over 80 insiders, creating an ... Read more

    $7.25 AUD

  • Whirlwind

    Westland's Enigmatic Fighter

    by Niall Corduroy

    Faster and better armed than the Spitfire, the Whirlwind was the RAF s response to a new generation of armoured German bombers which it expected to meet over England in 1940. A few months after its first flight, 1,000 Whirlwinds were ordered, but nine months later the RAF cancelled the entire programme. Just 114 were built, but they went on to have a distinguished three-year career from the uneasy ... Read more

    $9.00 AUD

  • Last Man Standing: The 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu, September 15-21, 1944

    The 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu, September 15-21, 1944

    by Dick Camp

    One of the bloodiest battles in Marine Corps history, Operation Stalemate, as Peleliu was called, was overshadowed by the Normandy landings. It was also, in time, judged by most historians to have been unnecessary; though it had been conceived to protect MacArthur's flank in the Philippines, the U.S. fleet's carrier raids had eliminated Japanese airpower, rendering Peleliu irrelevant. Nevertheless ... Read more

    $23.42 AUD

  • Rare Birds: Forgotten Aircraft of the Second World War

    by Charles R. G. Bain

    The Second World War saw the apex of piston-engine aircraft design, and ushered the world into the jet age. Anybody who studies aviation will know the names: Spitfire, Mustang, Zero, Messerschmitt, Shturmovik. But there were many more aircraft to take to the skies before and during the war, and frequently their stories remain unknown. This book seeks to tell those stories, to bring to the fore the ... Read more

    $10.81 AUD

  • The Scourge of the Swastika

    A Short History of Nazi War Crimes

    by Lord Russell of Liverpool and 1 more

    “Lord Russell rises above the well-known abuses of the Holocaust to highlight Nazi abuses on a broader and more savage scale.” —Military ReviewThis factual account of German war crimes of World War II is a formidable indictment of Nazi brutality and of the monstrous organization which so terrorized occupied Europe and murdered at least 12 million civilians.Along with The Knights of Bushido: A ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • SR-71

    The Complete Illustrated History of the Blackbird, The World's Highest, Fastest Plane

    by Col. Richard H. Graham

    At the height of the Cold War in 1964, President Johnson announced a new aircraft dedicated to strategic reconnaissance. The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flew more than three-and-a-half times the speed of sound, so fast that no other aircraft could catch it. Above 80,000 feet, its pilots had to wear full-pressure flight suits similar to what was used aboard the space shuttle. Developed by ... Read more

    $43.00 AUD

  • French Foreign Legion Paratroops

    by Mr Martin Windrow and 1 more

    series Elite
    The decision, in Spring 1948, to form two battalions of Foreign Legion paratroopers was prompted by the requirement for enlarged airborne forces in Indochina, and the healthy recruitment then employed by the Legion. There were some initial doubts. The Legion were known to be magnificent heavy infantry, but were felt by some to lack the flexibility and agility demanded by independent airborne ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Deveron to Devastation

    Brother Officers of the 7th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in WW1

    by James Fraser Bourhill

    Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Daniel Reid was killed on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele. His body was never recovered; however, there is nothing singular about that. What is remarkable is that his eloquent journal has survived untouched for 100 years. The context for Alexander Daniel Reid’s creative writing and contemporary account of the Great War are provided partly by the memoirs of ... Read more

    $9.00 AUD

  • World War II Partisan Warfare in Italy

    by Pier Paolo Battistelli and 2 more

    series Elite
    When Italy surrendered in 1943, it sparked a resistance movement of anti-German, anti-fascist partisans. This book explores the tactics, organizational structure and equipment of the brave Italian resistance fighters. Beginning with low-level sabotage and assassinations, the groups continued to grow until spring 1944 when a remarkable, unified partisan command structure was created. Working in ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • The Australian Army in World War II

    by Mark Johnston and 1 more

    series Elite
    This book recounts the organization and deployment of one of the most important fighting armies of World War II. Australian divisions made a large and distinctive contribution to victory both in the deserts of the Middle East and the jungles of the South-West Pacific,earning for the second time a unique reputation for aggressiveness, endurance and independence of spirit. The text is illustrated ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • MARSOC: U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command

    U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command

    by Fred Pushies

    In 2006, the U.S. Marines officially became part of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with the creation of the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC). Drawn from the ranks of the Force Recon companies, these highly skilled and combat-proven Leathernecks would take the war to al Qaeda and the Taliban in America’s global war on terrorism. MARSOC is steeped in the heritage of the Marine ... Read more

    $30.79 AUD

  • de Havilland Mosquito: The Original Multirole Combat Aircraft

    by Philip J. Birtles

    The de Havilland Mosquito was the fastest RAF aircraft when it entered service in September 1941 with a speed 20 mph faster than the Spitfire. Made from wood, a non-strategic material using non-strategic labour, the Mosquito was the original multi-role combat aircraft which excelled as an unarmed high speed bomber, night fighter and precision ground attack aircraft, as well as on other duties. ... Read more

    $10.81 AUD

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109

    The Design and Operational History

    by Jan Forsgren

    More than 33,000 Messerschmitt Bf 109s were built between 1935 and 1945, making it the second-most produced warplane of all time. The Bf 109 was the mainstay of Luftwaffe fighter squadrons and the favoured choice of most fighter aces. Bf 109 pilots accounted for thousands of Allied aircraft with individual scores for some aces such as Erich Hartmann (352 kills) and Gerhard Barkhorn (301 kills) ... Read more

    $18.02 AUD

  • The Battle of Kabul (1879) - part of the Bretwalda Battles series

    by Oliver Hayes

    series Bretwalda Battles #10
    With British & American troops again in Afghanistan, this book looks back to a previous conflict when Islamic fundamentalists again sought to overthrow the government of Afghanistan and British troops went in to pacify the area.In September 1879 rebels against Emir Yaqub Khan massacred the British residents of Kabul. The British put together a column of 7,000 men to march on Kabul, punish the ... Read more

    $1.25 AUD

  • The Sieges of Leicester 943 & 1645

    by Rupert Matthews

    series Bretwalda Battles #8
    A book dedicated to the three sieges of Leicester in 943 and in the summer of 1645, events that saw much of the medieval city razed to the ground and hundreds of citizens killed.Leicester spent most of the English Civil War at peace, a garrison town for Parliament in the Midlands. Then in May 1645 Royalist Prince Rupert arrived and laid siege to the city. After conducting a skilful siege, Rupert’s ... Read more

    $6.30 AUD

  • No Better Death

    The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G. Malone

    by Crawford and 1 more

    Perhaps the greatest leader of men during the Gallipoli campaign, Lieutenant-Colonel W. G. Malone was commanding officer of New Zealand’s Wellington Battalion at Gallipoli. Renowned for his humanity and his superb leadership, he played a key role in the successful assault on Chunuk Bair on 8 August 1915, but was killed later that day. No Better Death reproduces Malone’s impressive and often moving ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • The Boulton Paul Defiant

    Day and Night Fighter

    by Phil H. Listemann

    series Squadrons! #19
    Turret equipped fighters became operational with the Royal Air Force during WW2 as the result of the British Government’s ongoing concern about German aerial attacks on the United Kingdom during World War One. The possibility of enemy bombers, and not just German ones, once again flying over the country and dropping their deadly load on British soil had troubled them ever since. In the 1930s a ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD

  • Hitler’s Berchtesgaden

    A Guide to Third Reich Sites in the Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg Area

    by Geoffrey R. Walden

    In 1925, Adolf Hitler chose a remote mountain area in the south-east corner of Germany as his home. Hitler settled in a small house on the Obersalzberg, a district overlooking the picturesque town of Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps. After Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, the Obersalzberg area was transformed into the southern seat of power for the Nazi Party. Eventually, the locale ... Read more

    $12.61 AUD

  • Bloody Tarawa

    A Pictorial Record, Expanded Edition

    by Hammel and 3 more

    On the morning of Saturday, November 20, 1943, the U.S. 2d Marine Division undertook the first modern amphibious assault against a well-defended beachhead. The objective was tiny Betio Island in Tarawa Atoll. The result was an classic story of tragedy and near defeat turned around into an epic of victory and indomitable human spirit.Built around the updated text of their 76 Hours: The Invasion of ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Himmler's Nazi Concentration Camp Guards

    by Ian Baxter

    series Images of War
    **“A chilling study of the . . . recruitment, indoctrination and performance of those responsible for the guarding of concentration camp inmates.”—**Inscale.orgThe conversion of human beings into murderers and individuals routinely carrying out appalling acts of cruelty are bound to be shocking. But it happened under the Third Reich on a massive scale.This book follows the development of ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Area 51 - Black Jets

    A History of the Aircraft Developed at Groom Lake, America's Secret Aviation Base

    by Bill Yenne

    Area 51’s most important military aviation developments are profiled in an illustrated format.When most of us think of Area 51, we think of aliens, UFOs, and controversial government cover-ups. It’s easy to forget that, since the mid-1950s, the United States’ famed extension of Edwards Air Force Base has served as a top-secret CIA testing ground for many of the most groundbreaking advancements in ... Read more

    $49.16 AUD

  • Uniforms of Russian army in the XVIII century - Vol. 1

    by Aleksandr Vasilevich Viskovatov

    series Soldiers, weapons & uniforms 700 #5
    Compiled at Saint Petersburg during the year from 1837 and 1851, the Historical Description of the Clothing and Arms of the Russian Army has had an enormous impact and great importance for the study on the history of Russian costume and uniformology development over the past centuries . There is various ancient editions of the work, Mark Conrad’s translation is the first and the better to remain ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD