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AUSTRALIAN WOMEN AT WAR

By: Adam-Smith Patsy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson aUSTRALIA: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010009

ISBN: 0 17 006408 5

Condition: Very Good


Heavy book, may incur additional postage. A history of how women have responded to war, from 1900 to 1945. View more info

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One Man's Jungle: A Biography of F.Spencer Chapman, D.S.O.

By: Barker, Ralph

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1975

Seller ID: 013384

Condition: Very Good


374pp, over 500g. Faults? repaired tear on dj, previous owner name. Reviewer says >>> Interesting biography of a largely forgotten explorer, war hero and educationalist, with occasional insights into the snobby British class system. Frederick Spencer Chapman, DSO & Bar, ED (10 May 1907 - 8 August 1971) was a British Army officer and World War II veteran, most famous for his exploits behind enemy lines in Japanese occupied Malaya. His medals include the following: the Pol... View more info

THE FOURTH MAN

By: Brown A.H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Budget Books, London: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002387

ISBN: 0710501676

Condition: Good


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Trapp's War

By: Callison Brian

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000038

Condition: Good


Brian Callison's novel tells of a battered old tug-boat in the Mediterranean and the terrifying mystery in which it finds itself involved on what should be its peaceful final trip. View more info

SOLDIER OF DEMOCRACY; DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

By: Davis Kenneth S.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, Konecky and Konecky:

Seller ID: 002376

ISBN: 156852059x

Condition: As New


"A first hand account of Dwight D. Eisenhower from his early years in Texas through his military service in World War 11. It documents his training at West Point, his tour of duty in WW1 and then his meteoric rise as war leader and statesman in World War 11. View more info

The Mavericks : The Military Commanders who Changed the Course of History

By: Harvey, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, Constable: 2008

Seller ID: 012917

Condition: Excellent


442pp & a kilo for post. In an age of backroom generals who command from far behind troop lines, it is often forgotten that wars have been won or lost by the personality and leadership of a maverick commander. In twelve riveting portrait/chapters, best-selling historian, Robert Harvey, explores the mind and the action of such men. From the the Mediterranean sea Harvey investigates what makes a military commander different - a charismatic leader of men, rational under fir... View more info

BENITO MUSSOLINI A Biography

By: Hibbert Christopher

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The Reprint Society, London: 1962

Seller ID: 013075

Condition: Good


Well researched and presented biography. Includes b/w historical photographs. View more info

The Fight for Malaya The Jungle War of Maurice Cotterill

By: Holder R.W.

Price: $79.00

Publisher: KL, Editions Didier Millet Sdn Bhd: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 012374

ISBN: 9814217204

Condition: As New


A gripping chronicle of one man's survival in a period of chaos and deprivation, before the postwar progress of Malaysia towards independence and a new era. View more info

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Captain Bligh and Mr Christian: The Men and the Mutiny

By: Hough, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: USA, E.p. Dutton & Co. Inc, New York: 1973

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 013123

Condition: Very Good/Good


320pp, mapped endpapers & more than 500g to post. The Bounty set out in 1788 to transport breadfruit from Tahiti to the West Indies as a cheap source of food for slaves. But the combination of the tough discipline of Bligh and the attractions of life in the South Sea Islands drove Fletcher Christian and part of the crew to mutiny, and Bligh along with those loyal to him were set adrift in the ship's launch. Their remarkable 3,600-mile, open-boat voyage to Timor is one of... View more info

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TO STOP A RISING SUN Reminiscences of Wartime In India and Burma

By: Humphreys Roy

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Alan Sutton Publishing UK: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011041

ISBN: 0750911816

Condition: Excellent/Very Good


Very good condition, clean white pages, no foxing, unclipped dust jacket."A unique record of first-hand accounts recalling what life was really like for British servicemen and women in India, Burma and the Far East during the Second World War." Includes many black and white photographs. View more info

THE MARINE BOOK a Portrait of America's Military Elite

By: Lawliss Chuck

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Guild Publishing London: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011397

ISBN: 0500014558

Condition: Very Good


Chuck Lawliss, who served as a Marine during the Korean War, was given the virtual run of the Corps for almost six months in order to collect material for this study. The result is a unique book about a unique institution - a rich portrait that includes extensive accounts of the officer corps, Marine Aviation and the technological transformation of the Corps into a state of the art war machine. This book is a mine of military history information and includes casualtie... View more info

A MOMENT OF WAR

By: Lee Laurie

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Chivers Press Uk: 1992

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 012294

ISBN: 0745175031

Condition: Good


Large Print and ex library with frontis removed, clean pages, pen and ink illustrations. A Moment of War is an ironic, elegiac account of youthful idealism at the end of Auden's "low dishonest decade". Laurie Lee walked ove rthe Pyrenees into Spain to join the International Brigades. In this volume Laur Lee describes the bitter witner leadint to the Republican Army's defeat. View more info

Apache The Man, the MacHine, the Mission

By: Macy, Ed

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Harper Press: 2008

Seller ID: 009941

Condition: Excellent


What's it about? In 2007, Ed Macy's Apache squadron was dispatched to Afghanistan's notorious Helmand Province, with the mission to fight alongside and protect the men on the ground by any means necessary. When a marine goes missing in action, Macy and his team are the Army's only hope of bringing him back alive. With a soldier strapped to each side of two gunships, they must land in the heart of Jugroom Fort, a Taliban stronghold, and come face-to-face with hordes of th... View more info

Apache The Man, the MacHine, the Mission

By: Macy, Ed

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Harper Press: 2008

Seller ID: 009047

Condition: Excellent


review - This book is a personal account of the author's experiences as an AH-64 Apache helicopter gunship pilot during combat operations in Afghanistan. Very compelling, exciting, honest, and full of, as one might expect from a decorated combat veteran, humour. Does a good job of explaining that even with lots of technology, combat is still very personal, often complicated, and dangerous. 374pp bw photos. After a "brief" read I totally concur with +++ review, Ge... View more info

SHADOW OVER BABYLON

By: Mason David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury, London: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002081

ISBN: 0 7475 1482 8

Condition: Very Good


"A tense and detailed account of how a British/American assassination squad managed to get into Iraq and successfully penetrate the defences of the most difficult assassination target in the world." View more info

The Chamberlain Tradition

By: Petrie, Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Lovat Dickson: 1938

Edition: Special Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 008114

Condition: Good/Fair


A joint bio of Joseph, Austen & Neville Chambrlain - anecdotes & personal reminiscences 287 pp,illust with Punch cartoons. The account is interspersed with anecdotes and personal reminiscences which throw new light on the characters of these three great men. View more info

WEAPONS; Through the Ages

By: Reid William

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Peerage Books, London: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002082

ISBN: 0 907408 90 7

Condition: Very Good


Uncilipped price, very good condition throughout. "The book draws together the intricate strands which make up the history of the armour and weapons of war and the chase. The detailed text and artwork makes this an absorbing and informative text." View more info

NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON

By: Roberts Andrew

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Uk: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 012288

ISBN: 0297646079

Condition: Excellent


At breakfast on the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever afterwards, historians have accused him of gross overconfidence and massively understimating the calibre of the British commander opposed to him. Now the award winning historian Andrew Roberts presents an original, highly revisionist view of the re... View more info

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On the Bloody Road to Berlin: Frontline Accounts from North-West Europe and the Eastern Front 1944-45

By: Rogers, Duncan & Williams, Sarah (eds)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: UK, Helion & Company: 2005

Seller ID: 011804

Condition: Very Good


281pp, 700g to post. Although the editors provide the necessary background information on a strategic and tactical level, the great majority of this book consists of outstanding first-person narratives of the bitter fighting on the road to Berlin. Eyewitnesses include troops from the British infantry, tank and airborne forces, US infantry, Russian infantry, tank and artillery units, and German infantry and Waffen-SS. Events narrated include the taking of Pegasus Bridge, ... View more info

Vote of Censure

By: Thomson, George Malcolm

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Stein And Day: 1968

Seller ID: 008121

Condition: Good


Sub-titled "An Eyewitness Account of the Threat to Churchill's Leadership in 1942" A look at the facts and an analysis of the successes or failures of Churchills war leadership. Dj wear top & tail, book oldstyle cut paper, tight binding. 4 bw plates, 253 pp View more info