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World War I

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  • The Blitzkrieg Myth

    How Hitler and the Allies Misread the Strategic Realities of World War II

    by John Mosier ...
    A bold reinterpretation of some of the most decisive battles of World War II, showing that the outcomes had less to do with popular new technology than old–fashioned, on–the–ground warfare.The military myths of World War II were based on the assumption that the new technology of the airplane and the tank would cause rapid and massive breakthroughs on the battlefield, or demoralization of the enemy ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Churchill and the Admirals

    series Pen & Sword Military Classics
    Winston Churchill enjoyed two stints as First Lord of the Admiralty, at the start of the First World War and at the start of the Second. He retained close interest in naval matters, especially as the defeat of the U-boat menace was so vital in both wars to maintain the vital supplies so necessary for Britain's war efforts. Indeed, Churchill later said that this was the only thing that had ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Plumer

    The Soldiers' General

    series Pen & Sword Military Classics
    Sir Herbert Plumer stood out as an archetypal Colonel Blimp - smart to a fault, white hair, white moustache, pot-belly. But his appearance belies the fact that he was one of the best-performing and best-regarded officers on the Allied side. Plumer's crowning glories were the attack on Messines Ridge in 1917 and his successful implementation of the 'bite and hold' strategy that contributed so much ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Anzac's Long Shadow

    The Cost of Our National Obsession

    by James Brown ...
    series Redback #4
    A century ago we got it wrong. We sent thousands of young Australians on a military operation that was barely more than a disaster. It’s right that a hundred years later we should feel strongly about that. But have we got our remembrance right? What lessons haven’t we learned about war, and what might be the cost of our Anzac obsession?Defence analyst and former army officer James Brown believes ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Battle Of Tanga, German East Africa, 1914

    In November 1914, British Indian Expeditionary Force “B” conducted an amphibious assault on the Port of Tanga in German East Africa. The British possessed all the tools required for success; they outnumbered the defenders almost eight to one, they possessed the only artillery and naval guns available for the battle, and they landed where the Germans were weak. Despite these factors, a hastily ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Bill the Bastard

    The story of Australia's greatest war horse

    by Roland Perry ...
    Bill was massive. He had power, intelligence and unmatched courage. In performance and character he stood above all the other 200,000 Australian horses sent to the Middle East in the Great War. But as war horses go he had one serious problem. No one could ride him but one man - Major Michael Shanahan. Some even thought Bill took a sneering pleasure in watching would-be riders hit the dust.Bill the ... Read more

    $17.37 AUD

  • In Great Spirits

    Archie Barwick's WWI Diary - from Gallipoli to the Western Front and Home Again

    An Aussie soldier's diary of the first World War - by turns compelling, illuminating, funny, touching and sad - and absolutely unputdownable.Archie Albert Barwick was an enthusiastic young 24 year old when he joined the First AIF in late August 1914 - his service number was 914. When he learnt that he'd been accepted into the army, he was so happy he turned two somersaults for pure joy. this is ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD $15.99 AUD

  • Monash's Masterpiece

    The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world

    The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. A largely Australian force, commanded by the brilliant Sir John Monash, fought what has been described as the first modern battle - where infantry, tanks, artillery and planes operated together as a coordinated force.Monash planned every detail meticulously, with nothing left ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Monash

    The Outsider Who Won A War

    by Roland Perry ...
    ‘Compelling and wholly absorbing... among the most remarkable Australians of his time’ Senator Bob Carr, Foreign Affairs MinisterAustralian general Sir John Monash changed the way wars were fought and won. When the British and German high commands of the First World War failed to gain ascendency after fours years of slaughter never before seen in human history, Monash used innovative techniques ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Anzac Girls

    The extraordinary story of our World War I nurses

    by Peter Rees ...
    By the end of the Great War, forty-five Australian and New Zealand nurses had died on overseas service and over two hundred had been decorated. These were the women who left for war looking for adventure and romance but were soon confronted with challenges for which their civilian lives could never have prepared them. Their strength and dignity were remarkable.Using diaries and letters, Peter Rees ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD

  • The Australian Light Horse

    The magnificent Australian force and its decisive victories in Arabia in World War I

    by Roland Perry ...
    series Hachette Military Collection #2
    First raised during the Boer War, the Light Horse attracted many from the outback - men who knew how to survive and fight in hot and dry country, and who had a special bond with their horses.Battle-hardened at Gallipoli, by the time the men arrived in Palestine they were more than ready to play their critical role in Colonel Lawrence's defeat of the Turks (in the face of the British High Command's ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Thunder At Dawn

    An unputdownable naval adventure

    by Alan Evans ...
    series The Commander Cochrane Smith Naval Thrillers #1
    A heart-pounding First World War naval thriller featuring the rebel Captain Cochrane Smith.1917: After three years, the outcome of the Great War is poised on a knife-edge. David Cochrane Smith, captain of the armoured cruiser HMS Thunder, is patrolling off the coast of South America. But then he attacks and sinks the Gerda, a neutral ship in a neutral port.Smith already has a reputation as a ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Testament of Youth

    by Vera Brittain ...
    'A haunting elegy for a lost generation' THE TIMESThis classic memoir of the First World War - including an afterword by Kate Mosse OBE.'Sublimely moving... this is a truly great book' DAILY MAIL'A heartbreaking account of the impact of the First World War' SUNDAY TIMES**'**Vera Brittain's heart-rending account of the way her generation's lives changed is still as shocking and moving as ever'< ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Last Explorer

    Hubert Wilkins, Australia's Unknown Hero

    by Simon Nasht ...
    ‘A superb book – every Australian should read it.’ - Dick SmithThe gripping story of one of the greatest explorers of the 20th Century.Hubert Wilkins was truly the last - and one of the greatest - explorers. And much more than that.Born in South Australia, he spent much of his life outside the country - but always remained an Australian.He travelled through every continent and was a pioneer of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • World War One: History in an Hour

    by Rupert Colley ...
    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.The ‘Great War’, from July 1914 to November 1918, was without parallel. It brought to an end four dynasties, ignited revolution, and forged new nations. It introduced killing on an unprecedented scale, costing an estimated nine million lives. It was the war that destroyed any notion of romance or chivalry in battle; it pulled in combatants from ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Sleepwalkers

    How Europe Went to War in 1914

    The pacy, sensitive and formidably argued history of the causes of the First World War, from acclaimed historian and author Christopher ClarkSUNDAY TIMES and INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2012The moments that it took Gavrilo Princip to step forward to the stalled car and shoot dead Franz Ferdinand and his wife were perhaps the most fateful of the modern era. An act of terrorism of staggering ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Secret Rooms

    A Castle Filled with Intrigue, a Plotting Duchess and a Mysterious Death

    A castle filled with intrigue, a plotting duchess and a mysterious death, this book is perfect for lovers of Downton Abbey and Brideshead Revisited**.**On 21st April 1940 John the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain's wealthiest men, ended his days lying on a makeshift bed in a dank cramped suite in the servants' quarters of his home, Belvoir Castle, in Leicestershire.After his death, ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Until We Meet Again

    An uplifting WW1 saga that will tug at your heartstrings

    series The Derwent Chronicles #1
    ‘a highly emotional, captivating story of love and loss set in WW1…brought a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye as I read.’ Over The Rainbow Book BlogThe Great War drove them apart – but love kept them togetherSummer 1914: Shy young woman, Amy Fletcher, lives a quiet life in Sussex. An office worker, she lives at home, along with her parents and spirited younger brother, Bertie. But her life ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Child from Nowhere

    series The Poor House Lane Sagas #2
    As the Great War looms, will the women of Kendal rise to meet the challenge?After giving birth to her daughter, Kate O’Connor finds herself back in Poor House Lane with some momentous decisions to make.Faced with the opportunity to move out of the slums, she invests her unexpected fortune in a new shoe factory to challenge Eliot Tyson’s monopoly over the workforce, regardless of whether or not he ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Pozieres

    the Anzac story

    by Scott Bennett ...
    In 1916, one million men fought in the first battle of the Somme. Victory hinged on their ability to capture a small village called Pozières. After five attempts to seize it, the British called in the Anzacs to complete this seemingly impossible task.At midnight on 23 July 1916, thousands of Australians stormed Pozières. Forty-five days later they were relieved, having suffered 23,000 casualties ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Somme Mud

    by E.P.F. Lynch ...
    Written with dignity, candour and surprising wit, this soldier�s story of the horror of the Western Front trenches is a testament to the power of the human spirit. It's the end of the 1916 winter and the conditions are almost unbelievable. We live in a world of Somme mud. We sleep in it, work in it, fight in it, wade in it and many of us die in it. We see it, feel it, eat it and curse it, but we ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Gallipoli

    by Les Carlyon ...
    The definitive work and national bestseller"The book of the year" Alan Ramsey, Sydney Morning HeraldLes Carlyon's ***Gallipoli***is the epic story of the fighting men who forged the legend of Anzac in 1915.Taking the reader behind the lines and into the trenches, Gallipoli not only brings an infamous battlefield to vivid life but puts poignant breath in the bones of the ordinary heroes who lived ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • The Guns of August

    The Classic Bestselling Account of the Outbreak of the First World War

    Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a spellbinding history of the fateful first month when Britain went to war.War pressed against every frontier. Suddenly dismayed, governments struggled and twisted to fend it off. It was no use . . .Barbara Tuchman's universally acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning account of how the first thirty days of battle determined the course of the First World War is to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Girl From the Workhouse

    A heart-breaking, emotional family saga

    by Lynn Johnson ...
    series The Potteries Girls #1
    ‘an emotional, captivating read which is perfect for anyone who loves a good saga!’ Over The Rainbow Book BlogEven in the darkest of times, she never gave up hopeStaffordshire, 1911**. Ginnie Jones**’s childhood is spent in the shadow of the famous Potteries, living with her mother, father and older sister Mabel. But with Father’s eyesight failing, money is in short supply, and too often the ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus