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a true story of the great escape a young Australian POW in the most audacious breakout of WW II
Williams, Louise,
ISBN: 1743313896
Allen &? Unwin, Crows Nest, 2015. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. second-hand copy, no damage, no annotations. Central section of black-and-white photographs, bibliography & index. Written by John Williams's niece, she has pieced together his life, from his upbringing, to his exploits in the air, and the many missing details of the tragedy of escape from the Stalag Lufft III, the escape becoming the Hollywood blockbuster, The Great Escape Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; POW; WW II; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 1743313896. ISBN/EAN: 9781743313893. Inventory No: 0279975. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0279975  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Changi Photographer; George Aspinall's Record of Captivity
Bowden, Tim,
ISBN: 0642975590
Australian Broadcasting Commission and William Collins Pty. Ltd., Sydney, 1985. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: George Aspinall -- Photographer. Reprint. 144pp., introduction, index and chronology. Pale tan coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 88 sepia toned photographs taken by George Aspinall, before and during his captivity by the Japanese during World War II, maps and facsimiles of contemporary documents. Bright blue boards with white writing on the spine. Photographic dust wrapper, showing "Detail of Keppel Harbour The Morning after the Fall of Singapore", with blue and brown writing on the front panel and brown on the spine. The unique visual diary of a private soldier before and during capture by the Japanese during World War II. Changi and the Thai-Burma railway are highlighted. apart from slight ruffling of the top edge of the dust jacket and a tiny bit of discolouration of the inside edge of the rear panel top edge there is no damage to describe, the book itself is clean and free of annotations. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: George Aspinall -- Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; POW; WW II; Photography. ISBN: 0642975590. ISBN/EAN: 9780642975591. Inventory No: 0277502. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0277502  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Missing Presumed Dead
Hawken, Stanley A. O.B.E.,
ISBN: 0855721855
Hill of Content, Melbourne, 1989. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: black-and-white plates. First Edition. secondhand copy, age toning of the pages, no other damage, no invitations. Central section of eight pages of black-and-white photographs & reproductions of documents, and a reproduction of a telegram as the frontispiece. Book begins with an account of the author's prewar life in depression written Victoria and his effort to enlist as aircrew in the RAAF, in spite of lack of educational qualifications. His plane was shot down on 19 July 1944 and he managed to evade capture by the occupying Germans, and took part in part as sabotage operations until meeting up with the Americans. His postwar career including his election as Mayor of the city of Mordialloc completes the book. Rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [4], 209 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: black-and-white plates. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; POW; Australia; WW II; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0855721855. ISBN/EAN: 9780855721855. Inventory No: 0282913. Very Good Condition
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0282913  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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P. O. W.: A Digger in Hitler's Prison Camps 1941-45
Ramsay, Ian,
ISBN: 0333381378
Macmillan, South Melbourne, 1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. acknowledgements, foreword by H. A. L. (Tim) Moran and index. Map illustrated endpapers showing the POW camps in Germany during World War II. The text is illustrated with both black-and-white illustrations and photographs. Gray coloured boards with white coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper with black and red coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. The memoir of the author who was a prisoner of war of the Germans from 1941 through to 1945. previous owner's name the top right of the half title page, no other annotations, no damage to describe. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [5], VI - VIII, 204 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; POW; Germany; WW II; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0333381378. ISBN/EAN: 9780333381373. Inventory No: 0282234. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0282234  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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P. O. W.; A Digger in Hitler's Prison Camps 1941-45
Ramsay, Ian,
ISBN: 0333381378
Macmillan, South Melbourne, 1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. acknowledgements, foreword by H. A. L. (Tim) Moran and index. Map illustrated endpapers showing the POW camps in Germany during World War II. The text is illustrated with both black-and-white illustrations and photographs. Gray coloured boards with white coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper with black and red coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. The memoir of the author who was a prisoner of war of the Germans from 1941 through to 1945. Rubbing of the back strip edges and book corners. Uniform tanning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Gift inscription to the verso of the free front end page. A little rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels with sunning of the back strip and a little to the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [5], VI - VIII, 204 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; POW; Germany; WW II; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0333381378. ISBN/EAN: 9780333381373. Inventory No: 0123410. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0123410  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz
Avey, Denis c Broomby, Rob,
ISBN: 1444714171
Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney, 2011. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: photographs. First Edition. secondhand copy, no damaged scribe no annotations. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, this is the story of a man who willingly marched into Buna-Monowitz, the concentration camp known as Auschwitz III. Size: Craig. [8], 264 pages. Marking pen stripe on bottom edge.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; POW; Germany; WW II; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 1444714171. ISBN/EAN: 9781444714173. Inventory No: 0282962. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0282962  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The men of the line : stories of the Thai-Burma railway survivors
Wright, Pattie,
ISBN: 0522854834
The Miegunyah Press / Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2008. Reprint
 Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards). Near Fine Condition/. Illustrator: photographs & maps. Reprint. "The extraordinary engineering feat of the Thai-Burma Railway, or the Line as it is often called, was built with a slave labour force. A mixture of Australian, Asian, British, Dutch and American men built 688 bridges-eight made of steel and concrete-viaducts, cuttings, embankments and kilometres and kilometres of railway track through thick malarial jungle. The men of the Line died of starvation, torture and disease at the hands of the Japanese Imperial Army-here are their stories."--Provided by publisher. no damage to describe. the book cover has been produced to replicate some distressing, fake sticky tape on the front cover, and foxing marks on the rear panel. These are part of the production. We Second impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XXIII, 302, [2] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs & maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; POW; Burma-Thailand; WW II; ISBN: 0522854834. ISBN/EAN: 9780522854831. Inventory No: 0282985. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Near Fine Condition
Price: $30.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0282985  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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