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AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HISTORY BOOKS: Boer War, World War I, First World War, World War II, Second World War, Korean War, Vietnam War, Army, RAAF, Air Force, RAN and Navy. We are proud of our reputation for careful customer service, with efficient packing & shipping world-wide. We offer tracking with all our shipments, where possible. See the About Us Page. All prices are in Australian (AUD) $
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AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HISTORY BOOKS, BOER WAR, WORLD WAR I, FIRST WORLD WAR, WORLD WAR 2 , VIETNAM

Book Id: 04mha01676

Price: $sold

Title: KOKODA by Peter FitzSimons illustrated Edition 2008 Hc Dj over 100 photos WWII war with Japan. New Guinea.

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.

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Book Id: 04mha01650

Price: $24.40

Title: Australia in the War of 1939-1945 : AIR WAR AGAINST JAPAN 1943-1945 by George Odgers published Australian War Memorial

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.

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Book Id: 04mha01641

Price: $40.00

Title: Mermaids Do Exist VICE ADMIRAL Sir Henry Burrell Royal Australian Navy 1986 Hc 1st Edition

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.

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Book Id: 04mha01628

Price: $18.90

Title: An Awkward Truth: The Bombing of Darwin in 1942 by Peter Grose 2009 FIRST EDITION Sc 258pp, b/w photos. WW2 History

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.

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Book Id: 04mha01567

Price: $17.80

Title: The Home Front Family Album - REMEMBERING AUSTRALIA 1939-1945 - A Kevin Weldon Production

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.

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Book Id: 04mha01497

Price: $25.80

Title: WW2 Australia in the War of 1939-1945 MEDICAL SERIES MIDDLE EAST and FAR EAST Tobruk Syria El Alamein Timor Changi Burma

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.

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Book Id: 04mha01495

Price: $43.40

Title: WW2 RAAF Tales of the SAGAN WOODS by Alex H Gould DFC FIRST EDITION published by author RAF RAAF & PRISONER OF WAR tales

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.

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Book Id: 04mha01348

Price: $22.20

Title: Australians at War in the Sudan 1885 THE REHEARSAL by K S Inglis. The 700-man contingent to Africa after Gordon's death.

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.

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