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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


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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THE PACIFIC Hell Was an Ocean Away

By: Ambrose Hugh

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Text Publishing Melbourne: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012545


The text follows three US Marines and their fellow marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rainforests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day. View more info

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CRISIS IN THE PACIFIC The Battles for the Philippine Islands By the Men Who Fought Them - An Oral History

By: Astor Gerald

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Donald I Fine Books, USA: 1996

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 2012373


Historian Gerald Astor draws on the experiences of marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen under fire from generals and admirals to correspondents, line officers and enlisted men on both sides of the battle lines to present a view of the critical struggle for the Philippines. Includes b/w photographs of historical significance. View more info

THE LOST SHIPS OF GUADALCANAL

By: Ballard Robert D.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2017035


Well researched and presented recount of the Battle for Guadalcanal during World War 11. Book includes over 300 illustrations supporting the text. View more info

Island Victory

By: Bartlett, Norman

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1955

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 011566


166pp & less than 500g to post. Name removed top right corner 1st p. Bartlett was somewhat snobbish about authors who wrote luridly illustrated paperbacks, a case of judging a book by its cover. Anyway here is his novelisation of war in the Pacific, Island Victory > "The events in this book all happened. It is only fiction in so far as events have been rearranged into a coherent pattern." The action is set in 1944 in New Guinea and on Kamiri island - a Dutch po... View more info

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HELL IS UPON US D-Day in the Pacific June-August 1944

By: Brooks Victor

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press, USA: 2005

Seller ID: 2012537


Well researched and presented , this book describes the entire Marianas campaign. The author describes the key differences in strategy of the American and Japanese commanders and provides first hand accounts of the soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen who fought through the Japanese defence. View more info

MAD DOG MORGAN: THE TRUE STORY OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST INFAMOUS BUSHRANGR

By: Carnegie, Margaret (referral)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Southdown Press: 1976

Seller ID: 005007


Very Good/Good condition. Clean pages and no inscription. Published to compliment the motion picture "Mad Dog Morgan". Clean cover, v. slight fold mark, rear cover general age, black and white photographs throughout. View more info

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Anacaona: The Amazing Adventures of Cuba's First All-girl Dance Band

By: Castro, Alicia & Ingrid Kummels & Manfred Schafer

Price: $36.00

Publisher: UK, Atlantic Books, London: 2007

Seller ID: 010747


Have a listen on you tube & then enjoy reading this biographical gem. Havana, 1932, and greengrocer Matias Castro, father of 13 children, is bankrupt. Cuchito, his eldest daughter, has the idea of starting an all-girl orchestra to bring in some cash. Jazz, mambo, rumba, cha-cha-cha, Latin jazz - 'Anacaona' perform every evening in local street cafes. In no time at all they conquer their audiences' hearts with their infectious music and cheeky lyrics. Alicia Castro, the a... View more info

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The Pacific Campaign The Second World War at Sea

By: Dan Van Der Vat

Price: $52.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1992

Seller ID: 012587


430pp, 900g to post, photo section amidships. Dan van der Vat's naval histories have been acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as "definitive," "extraordinary," and "vivid and harrowing." Now he turns to the greatest naval conflict in history: the Pacific campaign of World War II. Drawing on neglected archives of firsthand accounts from both sides, van der Vat interweaves eyewitness testimony with sharp, analytical narration to provide a penet... View more info

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The Goatkeeper's Veterinary Book

By: Dunn, Peter

Price: $36.00

Publisher: UK, Farming Press Books: 1990

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 010938


A standard veterinary reference work for all goat keepers. Peter Dunn (author) is a vet surgeon and goatkeeper/breeder in France. Includes a goatkeeper's calendar of particular interest in preventive medicine planning. Hardback, 210 pages, bw & colour photos & line art. review >>> This book is a must for any goatkeeper. It is an invaluable commodity on the farm. I have turned to its pages countless times, both as a refresher and during emergenices. The information covers... View more info

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SALVO! Classic Naval Gun Actions

By: Edwards Bernard

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Brockhampton Press London: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012325


Specific actions described in this book include: the earliest naval gun battles between ironclads at the Yalu River in 1894, celebrated battle epics such s the Falkland Islands in 1914 and Cape Matapan in 1941, night encounters in the Pacific and the busy English Channel, confused and fickle battles such as Dogger Bank and Heligoland Bight in 1914 and lone duels to the death on the high seas such as Carmania and Cap Trafalgar in 1914 and Stephen Hopkins and Stier in 1942... View more info

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PACIFIC PARTNERS A History of Australian-American Naval Relations

By: Frame Tom

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Aust.: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2016019


This text examines the evolution of the relationship between Australia and the USA and identifies the major epochs and themes of its history. It provides a detailed assessment of events and the historical context from which they derive much of their meaning. View more info

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Bowfin : The True Story of a Fabled Fleet Submarine in World War II

By: Hoyt, Edwin Palmer

Price: $18.00

Publisher: USA, Burford: 1983

Seller ID: 011064


234pp, maps bw photos. Depicts the experiences of the crew of the American fighting submarine, the Bowfin, battling the Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean. Bowfin had been launched a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1942 and was nicknamed "The Pearl Harbor Avenger." She completed nine successful war patrols. review >>> Easy to read and understand making the story flow smoothly. View more info

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LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA The Japanese Eyewitness Stories That Inspired Clint Eastwood's Film

By: Kakehashi Kumiko

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London: 2007

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Seller ID: 2017049


The true story behind the Battle of Iwo Jima from a Japanese point of view. View more info

The Japanese Occupation of Malaya 1941 - 1945

By: Kratoska, Paul H.

Price: $41.00

Publisher: USA, University of Hawaii Press: 1997

Seller ID: 010890


404 crisp white pages, 750g packed for post, tables, maps, photos interspersed. Japan attacked British-ruled Malaya on 8 December 1941 as part of a wave of military actions that toppled the British, Dutch and American colonial regimes in Southeast Asia. Within seventy days, the conquest of Malaya was complete, the three and a half years of Japanese rule are generally considered to mark a profound transition in the history of the Malay peninsula, but little is known abou... View more info

RAIDERS Great Exploits of the Second World War

By: Laffin John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sutton Publishing UK: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012025


John Laffin relates more than twenty operations mounted by British, German, American, Australian, Italian and Canadian forces during the Second World War. Australian Raiders are described as Par Excellence and particular mention is made of two raides led by Major Rex Blow and Captain Robert Kerr "Jock" McLauren. View more info

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SURVIVING THE SWORD Prisoners of the Japanese 1942-45

By: Macarthur, Brian

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Abacus: 2006

Seller ID: 010876


In this important book, Brian MacArthur draws on the diaries of American, British, Dutch, and Australian Fepows (Far Eastern prisoners of war), some of whose recollections are published here for the first time. These soldiers wrote and kept their diaries, in secret, because they were determined that to record for posterity how they were starved and beaten, marched almost to death, or transported on "hellships"; how their fellows were summarily executed by guards ... View more info

The Essential Mary Webb

By: Martin Armstrong (intro)

Price: $31.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 1949

Seller ID: 010797


The essential Mary Webb - Webb's star should have risen higher according to critical review >>> "This year’s discovery has been Mary Webb, author of Gone to Earth. She is a genius, and I shouldn’t mind wagering that she is going to be the most distinguished writer of our generation."- Rebecca West, review of Gone to Earth. Literally dozens of other respected literary figures off unstinting praise for Webb's skill as a wordsmith. Armstrong presents select... View more info

ALMA DOEPEL The History of An Australian Schooner 1903-1975

By: McDonell Captain Ralph

Price: $85.00

Publisher: R. McDonell Australia:

Inscription: Signed by Ships Captain

Seller ID: 012720


Signed by Ships captain and dated 1990. Book is in very good condition with plastic sleeve for protection. The "Alma Doepel" was built of timber from the forests of the Bellinger Valley in northern NSW, the design being sketched by Frederick Doepel on his kitchen table. The ship had a long history of trading in the waters of Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea as well as seeing the war out with the Australian Army. Rescued as a floating hulk in 1976 the Alma Doep... View more info

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SUICIDE SQUADS The Men and Machines of World War 11 Special Operations

By: O'Neill Richard

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Salamander Books Limited London: 1999

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Seller ID: 2018006


This text examines the role of explosive motorboats, midget submarines, human torpedoes and Kamikazeaircraft and describes the actions themselves including Pearl Harbor, the raid on Sydney Harbour and special forces missions at Guadalcanal, Midway and Okinawa. View more info