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Author: Peter FitzSimons
Publisher: Hachette/Hodder revised & illustrated 2008 edition, hardcover 17 chapters, epilogue, bibliog., notes, index.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a bookplate over an inscription to the front paste-down,ROBUST and INTACT in a GOOD unclipped DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing & edgewear.
Description: Kokoda was a defining battle for Australia - a small force of young, ill-equipped Australians engaged a highly experienced and hitherto unstoppable Japanese force on a narrow, precarious jungle track - and defeated them.
Author: George Odgers for the Australian War Memorial Series Three AIR, Volume II Air War Against Japan 1943-1945 RAAF Australian Air Force
Publisher: pub. by The Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1957, FIRST EDITION, 30 Chapters, Maps in colour (plates) and b/w maps, figures and line illustrations, Appends, Index
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover 8vo with bright gilt title to spine, neat name in pen to frenpr.,STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with some mild ageing to robust preliminary pages and page edges, in an unclipped GOOD minus DUSTJACKET with edgewear
Description: This volume describes the operations and the problems of the RAAF in the war against Japan from April 1943 until the end of the war - the period in which the Allies possessed air superiority in the Pacific.
Author: The Autobiography of Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Burrell, Royal Australian Navy (Retired)
Publisher: Macmillan & Co., Sydney, cover with dustjacket, 12 chapters, illustrated with black & white photos, 318pp, 24 plates including a map, endpaper maps, appendices,inde
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing, minor edgewear to jacket.
Description: The autobiography of Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Burrell, Royal Australian Navy (Retired).
A Naval career from 1918 to 1962, when the RAN went from reliance on the Royal Navy to a more independent stance.
Author: Peter Grose, author and publisher
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, 2009, 1st edition, Softcover,16 chapters, epilogue, appends, photos, index.
Condition:Crisp large-format softcover in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions
Description: The bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 is the battle Australia tries to forget. Although there was much to be proud of that day, but the dark side of the story lingers: looting, desertion and a calamitous failure of leadership.
Author: Introduction by NANCY KEESING - Chapter Introduction and notes by Robert Coupe - Research by Candace Campbell & Julian Leatherdale
Publisher: Weldon, Sydney, 1991, First Edition, hardcover quarto with d/j, 208 pages, COLOUR & B/W PHOTOS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, illustrated endpapers, Chapters & INDEX.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: The newspaper articles, photographs, advertisements, cards, posters and wartime documents provide vivid mementoes of this tumultuous period - during the Second World War. from the d/j.
Author: Alan S Walker MD Ch M FRACP Consulting Physician to the Australian Army, serving in Australia and New Guinea during WW2
Publisher: Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, 1956, 2nd printing, 28 chapters, 2 parts, B/W photos, maps, diagrams, 701 pages.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover in standard bindin, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions and very mild age-toning to ROBUST pages. The Dj has edgewear and fading to spine = GOOD MINUS, the book is GOOD PLUS
Description: The second on the series in WW2, this covers the medical aspects of the war in the Middle East from 1939-1942 and the subsequent campaigns against the Japanese, covering Ambon, Timor, Malaya, Changi, Thai-Burma and eventual Liberation.
Author: Alex. H Gould and 115 Co-authors, SIGNED by the author, with a dedication dated 1995, with a foreword by Air Marshall Sir James Rowland
Publisher: by Alex Gould, "Clifftop" , Bundanoon, NSW, 2578, 1994, FIRST EDITION, 95pp,illustrations, facsimiles, text of 115 aircrew's tales & POW experience.
Condition:Oblong softcover with some rubbing to cover which is loose at staples, tight otherwise, Obit. of Jack Best (Escaper, farmer) MBE pasted to front endpaper, inscribed in pen "Over to you (but I hope, not out) Alex Gould 6.3.95", in GOOD CONDITION
Description: Individual stories of how allied aircrew became prisoners of war in Hitler's Germany; from those imprisoned in Stalag Luft 3 during 1944, but after the tunnel 'Harry' broke. SIGNED by the author who collected these hand-written tales,in facsimile + typed.
Author: K S Inglis, Professor of History at the Australian National University.
Publisher: Kevin Weldon/Rigby, Sydney, 1985, FIRST EDITION, hardcover quarto with dj,8 chapters, notes, documentation, index, frontispiece plate & many photos and illustrations
Condition:Crisp red card-bound illustrated hardcover with title to both spine & cover, no inscriptions, TIGHT, STRAIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD plus CONDITION inan unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing and edgewear, and a small closed tear at the rear.
Description: A very well-illustrated account of a rare Australian incursion in Africa.The book tells of how the 700-man Sudan contingent was formed, how its members fared at the war, and how their experience was interpreted by politicians, writers, photograhers.