Here you will find a collection of international military, war and armament references.
RARE MILITARY HISTORY BOOKS OF THE WORLD: Covering all theatres of war, ancient, historical and modern, including Nelson at Trafalgar, the Napoleonic Wars, US Civil War, Terrorism, military aircraft identification, Jane’s Fighting Ships and types of land vehicles and weaponry. 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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Author: Gessner G. Hawley and Sigmund W. Leifson (Head of Department of Physics, University of Nevada)
Publisher: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York, 1945. Hard Cover 8vo with dj, Idx, Appdx, Nom Roll ( Project Manhattan Personnel), Illust, b/w plates, diag, Graphs.
Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover with bright silver title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT inGOOD CONDITION in a clipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with rubbing and edgewear. No inscriptions or names.
Description: Contemporary account, Written within 8 Weeks of dropping the bomb on Japan,This is one of the earliest accounts of the hitherto Secret Manhattan Project based on the Official War Department Report.
Author: TAYLOR, John W.R. & Kenneth MUNSON (Editors)
Publisher: Jane's Publishing Compny Limited, London and New York, 1983. Oversize hardcover without dj, b/w and colour photos, line drawings & figures, 906pp.
Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine & frcover, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with cancelled stamps from the Australian Defence Dept.
Description: The definitive annual reference work.
A voluminous, large format and fine manual giving a complete overview onto the world's aircraft and engines in production. In addition to the 906 pages of aircraft and engines description approx 79 pages of advts.
Author: Shermer, D. & R Heiferman & S L Mayer
Publisher: Octopus Books, London, 1975. 511 pages, illustrated in b/w and in colour. Folio Size; index; color maps; many photos; maps to endpapers.
Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing with no inscriptions.
Description: This book gives the background, with dramatic and detailed accounts, of the two World Wars, the Korean War, Vietnam and the wars in the Middle East.
A very heavy oversize book, a detailed analysis.
Author: Bill Gunston - ex WWII RAF pilot and flying instructor.
Publisher: Leisure/Salamanda Books, London, 1976, 229pp., colour photos, b/w photos, line drawings, figures, photographic endpapers, Index.
Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing.
Description: The most important military aircraft of World War II are described within.
over 500 accurate and attractive drawings, 40 detailed cutaways, 780+ illustrations, including 100 + colour photographs, and 200+ superb and colour side-elevation drawings.
Author: Max Hastings, and George Cooper Stevens, Introduction by George Stevens, Jr.
Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1985. FIRST EDITION, 192 page hardcover, colour photos, maps, photos to endpapers, text.
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing.
Description: 200 unique color photographs published here for the first time, The first and only all-color portrayal of the momentous events that occurred in Europe between D-Day in 1944 and V-E Day in 1945, by the Award-winning Hollywood director, George Stevens.
Author: Hogg, Ian V - Master Gunner at the Royal Military College -illustrated by John Batchelor
Publisher: Books for Pleasure/Phoebus, Sydney, 1979. Hard Cover. Reprint. Large 4to. 128pp, 100s of illustrations by John Batchelor
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, small bump to frcover, no inscriptions, TIGHT, WHITE & CLEAN in GOOD PLUS CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing.
Description: History of development of automatic weapons and the transformation of warfare.
"If any single event can be said to have transformed the history of warfare it was the perfection of the true automatic machine-gun by Hiram Maxim in 1885." detailed analysis
Author: Ireland, Bernard.
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish, Lond, 1st Edition, FIRST PRINTING,1979, 1979. 4to, Pp168, Idx, Appdx(s, Illust, Colour & b/w Plates, Plans, Drawings, Maps,photographic endpaper
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, no inscriptions, TIGHT, WHITE & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing and edgewear.
Description: The author proposes that the aircraft carrier will be replaced by fast missile armed warships with a flight-deck and hangar. Not withstanding this well-argued theory the author traces the history of the most efficient fighting appartaus ever built by man.
Author: by Joachim C. Fest; with (Translator) Richard Winston; (Translator) Clara Winston. Translated from the German.
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, NY, 1974. Hard Cover. Illustrated with 64 pages of illustrations.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, slight marking & wear to cover, in a GOOD DUSTJACKET with mild rubbing and mild edgewear.
Description: This book is a biography of Adolf Hitler, covering the years from before his birth to his death, and it also includes many photographs.An interesting account criticised at the time for being too sympathetic."The leading nonfiction best seller in Germany"