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  • History's Greatest Battles

    Masterstrokes of War

    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

    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

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Job to Do

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

    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

    $8.99 AUD

  • Mapping the First World War: The Great War through maps from 1914-1918

    Follow the conflict of the World War 1 from 1914-1918 through a unique collection of historical maps, expert commentary and photographs. Published in association and including mapping from the archives of the Imperial War Museums.Ebook best viewed on a tablet.Over 100 maps demonstrating how the Great War was fought around the world.Types of maps featured:• Small scale maps showing country ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Whirlwind

    Westland's Enigmatic Fighter

    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

    $8.75 AUD

  • The Scourge of the Swastika

    A Short History of Nazi War Crimes

    “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

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Australian Army in World War II

    by Mark Johnston ...
    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

    $20.99 AUD

  • Rare Birds: Forgotten Aircraft of the Second World War

    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

    $10.51 AUD

  • SR-71

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

    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

    $41.99 AUD

  • Deveron to Devastation

    Brother Officers of the 7th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in WW1

    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

    $8.75 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Illustrated History of the Nazis

    The nightmare rise and fall of Adolf Hitler

    by Paul Roland ...
    'No one can deny Paul Roland is a complete master of his subject.'Colin Wilson, author of A Criminal History of MankindA rogues gallery of social misfits formed the Nazis' inner circle. They hated and conspired against each other, but were held together by their admiration for the Fu¨hrer, and step by step they dragged their nation towards the abyss.Drawing on recently discovered documents from ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • World War II Partisan Warfare in Italy

    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

    $20.99 AUD

  • French Foreign Legion Paratroops

    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

    $15.99 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

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Irish Brigade

    A Pictorial History of the Famed Civil War Fighters

    A Full-Color History for Civil War Enthusiasts, History Buffs, and Anyone Interested in the Saga of the Irish in America!The Union’s Irish Brigade, the Civil War’s most famous fighting outfit, built an unusual reputation for dash and gallantry having fought throughout the war, from First Bull Run in 1861 to the Confederate surrender and Appomattox Court House in 1865. Here is the gripping true ... Read more

    $18.99 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 concentration ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • de Havilland Mosquito: The Original Multirole Combat Aircraft

    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

    $10.51 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

    $17.52 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Life and Death in Bomber Command

    by Tony Redding ...
    Life and Death in Bomber Command is an intimate account of the human cost of the bombing offensive against Nazi Germany and targets in occupied Europe. The story of Lancaster rear gunner W/O Sidney Knott, DFC, unfolds within a detailed assessment of the bomber war by author Tony Redding. Sidney Knott survived sixty-four operations. The first tour, beginning in January 1943, included many 'Battle ... Read more

    $10.51 AUD

  • Thetis

    Submarine Disaster

    by David Paul ...
    The true story of the loss of submarine HMS Thetis is still shrouded in mystery, even now, some seventy-five years after her tragic sinking. On 1 June 1939, HMS Thetis sank in Liverpool Bay on her maiden dive with the loss of ninety-nine lives. It was the worst peacetime submarine tragedy ever to be suffered by the Royal Navy.As soon as the impending disaster was reported, a massive rescue ... Read more

    $8.75 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Beaufighters Over Sea, Sand and Steaming Jungles

    by Jack Colman ...
    In October 1943, Jack Colman changed from Liberators to Beaufighters and was selected for Torbeau training in Scotland. He joined a strike wing at North Coates attacking North Sea convoys off the coast of Holland. Later, Jack and his Beaufighter were sent to the Far East where he was deployed to fly out of Assam over Burma supporting the Forgotten Army. Midway through the tour, they converted to ... Read more

    $12.26 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Sieges of Leicester 943 & 1645

    Book 8 - Bretwalda Battles
    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

  • Uniforms of Russian army during the Napoleonic war Vol. 12

    Artillery: foot, horse and garrison artillery

    Book 17 - Soldiers, Weapons & Uniforms Nap
    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

    $10.34 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Marines on New Britain

    Cape Gloucester and Rabaul. A Pictorial Record

    by Eric Hammel ...
    The Guadalcanal-blooded 1st Marine Division’s assault on Cape Gloucester in western New Britain on December 26, 1943, was unconnected to the preceding seventeen-month slog along the nearby Solomon Islands chain. Nor did it have anything to do with the neutralization of the Japanese naval and air fortress at Rabaul, on the eastern end of New Britain. True enough, the Cape Gloucester invasion ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus