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Author: Peter Fitzsimons (author of NANCY WAKE) SECOND WORLD WAR, AUTRALIAN ARMY, NEW GUINEA, WWII, War Against Japan, KOKODA TRACK
Publisher: Hodder, Sydney, 2004, reprint, 1st pub. 2004, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 490pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 17 Chapters, Epilogue, Bibliography & INDEX.
Condition:Dark Green cloth-bound hardcover with bright silver title to spine, minimal edgewear, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to front endpaper, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very slight edgewear.
Description: Moving, gripping and exciting, Peter FitzSimons has written a masterful account of this iconic campaign that will ensure all Australians can understand what a small band of Australian troops achieved high in the New Guinea jungle - and marvel at it.
Author: Written and prepared by members of the Corps - The Story of the Australian Corps of Signals
Publisher: Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1949, First edition, 196pages, h/c quarto with dj, 2 sections, first-hand reports, frontispiece, b/w b/w photos & 2-colour illust.
Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound h/c with silver title to spine & frcvr, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in a scarce, near-intact, unclipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with minor chips, tears and missing the fly leaf at the rear. ROBUST
Description: 1. The Middle East and Malaya - C.S.O; The Boys of the D.R. run; Syria; Malaya; The Ninth; Ruin Ridge; Tobruch (sic); etc.
2. South-West Pacific Area - New Guinea; Milne Bay; Salamua etc.
3.includes a Roll of Honour
Author: Written and prepared by serving members of the RAN - The Story of the Royal Australian Navy - Book 3
Publisher: Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1944, 200pages, h/c quarto with dj, over 80 sections, first-hand reports, coloured frontispiece, b/w photos and colour plates.
Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & front cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in a scarce, near- intact, unclipped, GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with minor chips, tears and marks, ROBUST
Description: Pacific : Europe : Photos and illustrations of Ships and serving men - Aranta - Kapunda - Corvettes - Lonsdale - Napier - Nizam - Ipswitch - Fairmile - Crete
Arafura Sea and much more.
Author: Written by members of the RAAF and prepared by the RAAF Directorate
Publisher: Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1954, First edition 1943, 200pages, h/c quarto with dj, 49 sections, first-hand reports, B/W photos and COLOUR PLATES
Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound H/c with title to spine & frcvr, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in a scarce, near-intact, unclipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with minor chips, tears and marks, ROBUST, with marks to the rear cover.
Description: Pacific : Milne Bay, Wau, Timor, Solomons - Atlantic : U-Boats, Sicily - Attack Squadrons - The MRS
Photos and illustrations of aircraft.
Author: ERIC LAMBERT (military author of the famous "The Twenty Thousand Thieves")
Publisher: Published by Frederick Muller, London, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 45 chapters, 247 pp.
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, foxing to prelim pages and page edges, mild age-toning, ROBUST, in an edgeworn, clipped, INTACT, GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET
Description: Out of his experiences during the fighting at Alamein, Eric Lambert has written apowerful novel in the tradition of his bestselling The Twnty Thousand Thieves. This is the story of the Fighting 55th and the Australian attack with a batallion given the wor
Author: John F Moyes, Sub-Lieutenant, RANVR - WWII Royal Australian Navy Military History World War Two - A RARE Title.
Publisher: NSW Bookstall Co., Sydney, 1943, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo without dj, 14 chapters, b/w photo illustrations, 189 pp
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with faded gilt title to faded spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, slighly worn cover. A GOOD COPY of a RARE TITLE
Description: Goebbels, the German Propaganda Minister called them "a consignment of junk" and "Australia's scrap iron flotilla". These were their names...
Author: Catherine Dyson - Foreword by Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Hachette, Sydney, 2007, softcover 8vo, 274 pages, 7 Chapters, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS.
Condition:Illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners with slight creasing to bottom front corner, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: This is the true story of the voyage, told by the women who were once these young brides. They talk about Australia before and during the war, and the challenge of adjusting to a very different life in the UK.
Author: David Day - Associate Professor Bond University, Qld., Visiting Fellow Australian National University, Canberra. AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HISTORY
Publisher: OXFORD University Press, Melbourne, 1992, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 20 chapters, b/w plate photo illustrations, 366 pp., Index.
Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing. Appears unread as some preliminary pages are still uncut.
Description: Deals with the period when the Second World War spread into the Pacific, dragging in the United States. A wide-ranging re-interpretation of the Pacific war, based on private diaries and confidential papers. Highly respected by Manning Clark the historian.