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Damn the Dardanelles ' The Agony of Gallipoli
Laffin, John,
ISBN: 0725104643
Sun Papermac, South Melbourne, 1985. First Edition
 Laminated Illustrated Card Laminated Illustrated Card. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 224 pages, includes bibliography, index, numerous black-and-white photographs, some maps. A critical and challenging analysis of the Gallipoli campaign, designed to knock out Turkey from the War and open a supply route to Russia. The previous owner was a lecturer at university, and used a black pen to bracket paragraphs and underline key sentences. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Politics & Government. ISBN: 0725104643. ISBN/EAN: 9780725104641. Inventory No: 0266899. Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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"Life": War in Iraq the illustrated history
Life Magazine Editors,
ISBN: 1932273131
Life Books, New York, 2003. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographs. First Edition. dust jacket shows no damage, the hardcover binding shows no damage, there is a moisture mark on the bottom edge of the text block. Illustrated with both colour and black-and-white photographs the book covers the history from 1958, through the first Gulf War, to the invasion of 2003. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 176 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Iraq; Politics & Government. ISBN: 1932273131. ISBN/EAN: 9781932273137. Inventory No: 0271101. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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100 Years of Australians at War (Revised Edition)
Odgers, George,
ISBN: 1741100100
New Holland Publishers Pty, Limited, Frenchs Forest, New South Wales, 2003. Revised Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. Revised Edition. Introduction by author, Role of Honour, index, notes and acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with four inserts, of 16 pages each, of black-and-white photography and maps. Photographic paperback binding with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A revised edition of the author's work, previously published under the title of 'Diggers'. For over 100 years Australian fighting men and women have seen service in places such as the Boer War, The Boxer Rebellion, then on to World Wars I and II, Korea and beyond. This is their story. Creasing of the book corners and some dog earing of the lower right-hand corner of the first few pages. Rubbing of the book edges and panels. The major imperfection of the book is that at some stage in its life it has been stored improperly and the text block is not straight and he somewhat buckled please see photograph. Age toning of the text block edges and pages with previous owners name to the top right hand corner of the free front end page. Size: Trade Paperback. [6], 7 - 416 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Australia; History. ISBN: 1741100100. ISBN/EAN: 9781741100105. Inventory No: 0125090. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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100 years of the Royal Australian Navy
Oldham, Charles editor-in-chief,
Faircourt media, Bondi Junction, New South Wales, 2011. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: photographs. First Edition. Full contents Navy prayer : in memory An interview with Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Russ Crane, AO, CSM, RAN Beginnings : pre-1911 and formation World War I The Royal Australian Navy 1920s-1930s World War II The scrap iron flotilla The Royal Australian Navy Beach Commandos The Korean War Far East strategic reserve and Malayan emergency Indonesian confrontation Naval operations in Vietnam Middle East operations Middle East operations Peacekeeping A brief history of Australian naval uniforms A brief history of RANs ships' badges Navy bereavement pin The fleet The current fleet Current aircraft Bases and establishments Australian submarines past and present A history of the Australian naval aviation A successful partnership : border protection command Away boarding party Phenomenal people doing phenomenal jobs : clearance divers A diver in the desert : the story of Australian clearance diver Lieutenant Richard Brickacek, RAN Evolution of the warfare officer History of the Australian Hydrographic Service Science and technology Navy training today Navy band Royal Australian Navy recruiting The service of women Young Endeavour Youth Scheme A brief history of Indigenous sailors Australian maritime doctrine Maritime doctrine : Austtralia and the United States Australian Navy cadets The Royal Australian Naval Reserve Supply and logistics 100 years of engineering A brief history of the Royal Australian Navy health service Current and future Australian naval aviation Technology Underwater vehicles Museum ships : historic naval assets Preserved in perpetuity : naval relics and artifacts Navy heritage - a national legacy The search for Sydney The story of Sydney The Navy - a celebrated, proud and caring family The Navy's 'Silent Service'. the folded poster has not been removed, illustrated with some colour maps & black-and-white photographs drawings and colour photography. Includes advertisements from suppliers to the Royal Australian Navy. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 296 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Australia; Ships & the Sea. Inventory No: 0276764. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT WILL WEIGH OVER 1 Kg WITH PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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101 Nights
Ollis, Ray,
Cassell & Company Ltd, London, 1957. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Briefing. Blue coloured boards with silver coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. A novel of 101 Squadron Lancasters, who, had the double duty of not only bombing Germany at the latter stage of World War II, but had the job of protecting all other formations in which they flew. This double duty attracted the fighter squadrons of the axis planes and led to a very short life of the crew. Taking one Lancaster crew, Q for Queenie, as his basis, the author tells (who, himself was a Lancaster crewman) of that time. Softening to the backstrip edges and bumping to the top book corners. There are marks to the book edges with rubbing to the lower edges. Faint foxing to the textblock edges with age toning of the pages. Faint foxing to the endpapers. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and lower backstrip edge. The top 0.5" of the top backstrip edge is missing. Multiple horizontal creases to the front fold over crease, and there is a 0.25" tear to the lower edge of the front panel with creasing. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels and age toning to the rear panel. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front fold over panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [6], VII - IX, [3], 3-275, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Britain/UK; Military & Warfare. Inventory No: 0115723. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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13 Hours: The Explosive Inside Story of How Six Men Fought off the Benghazi Terror Attack
Zuckoff, Mitchell,
ISBN: 1785030523
Ebury Press, uk, 2014. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 0 pages. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 1785030523. ISBN/EAN: 9781785030529. Inventory No: 0265601. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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1748 2001 British & Australian colonial & Commonwealth naval buttons buckles & banners
Wilkins, John M. Cmdr Ret ,
self published,  2002. Revised Edition
 Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/. Revised Edition. Includes general details regarding Navy ship crests, uniform rank, qualification and category badges, cap tallies, in addition to the Royal Naval buttons from 1748 and Royal Australian Navy issues from 1911. Second-hand copy, no damage to describe, illustrated with black and white and colour photographs of buttons and buckles, and at the rear of the book there is a price guide to the various buckles et cetera Limited revised edition, this being number 14 of 100 copies. Limited Edition, 1st thusly. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 40 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Australia; Military & Warfare. Inventory No: 0276789. Very Good Condition
Price: $52.80 (AUD)
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18 Hours; The True Story of an SAS War Hero
Lee, Sandra,
ISBN: 0732282306
HarperCollins Publishers, Pymble, New South Wales, 2006. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. glossary, author's note, selected bibliography and acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with two inserts, of eight pages each, of colour photography. At The beginning of the text there are two pages of maps showing Afghanistan and of the Lower Shahi Kot Valley. Photographic paperback binding with silver, white and dark tan coloured titles to the front panel and olive and white coloured titles to the back strip. This is the story of the making of an Australian SAS Special Air Service Regiment fighter; and, how that training was pushed to the limit in 18 hours in 2002 when Martin (Jock) Wallace and his fellow soldiers were dropped into Sahi Kot Valley in Afghanistan to find that the intelligence that led them to this point was wrong, and, they found themselves under heavy bombardment and fire from the time they arrived. " ... it seemed the Al Qaeda terrorists and the Taliban fighters had them trapped . But there was no way Jock was going down without a fight. Nor were the men he was with. Holding off the enemy, rescuing the injured, reporting to base, calling for air support Jock gave it all he had. He was not going to die on foreign soil, not at the hands of Al Qaeda." from the rear panel blurb. Creasing of the book corners with reading creases to the back strip. Rubbing of the book edges and panels and the front panel has started to curl. Faint coffee ring to the front panel and age toning has occurred to the text block edges. Full Number Line. Size: Trade Paperback. [11], XII, [3], 3 - 316, [6] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Australia / Afghanistan; Modern; ISBN: 0732282306. ISBN/EAN: 9780732282301. Inventory No: 0127593. Very Good Condition
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1915 the Death of Innocence
Macdonald, Lyn,
ISBN: 0140259007
Penguin, London, 1997. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. 20 maps, 32 pages of black and white photographs. Bibliography, index. The history of this book involved 20 years research, and the results are that is told, viewpoint of the men who fought themselves. Few other writers have collected so many first-hand accounts of the experiences of ordinary soldiers, through diaries, letters and interviews with survivors, and it is the dogged heroism and sardonic humour of the soldiers which shine through the pages of this epic narrative. Second hand copy, no damage, no annotations. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XII, 628 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; WW I; Politics & Government. ISBN: 0140259007. ISBN/EAN: 9780140259001. Inventory No: 0276656. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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1918 ; The Year of Victories
Evans, Martin Marix,
ISBN: 0572028385
Arcturus Publishing, London, 2002. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Maps. First Edition. 600 g; 240 pages, with further reading lists, bibliography, and index. The book has several maps of battlefields. Photographic illustrated dustwrapper. This book considers the plans, hopes and subsequent failures of the great German offences of the year. the author presents an evocative examination of a once powerful nation on the brink of defeat, and analyses, through the use of original research, how the Allies managed to achieve military dominance in the final year of the war. The book and the dust jacket have no damage. Please ask for a photograph to confirm condition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- Modern; ISBN: 0572028385. ISBN/EAN: 9780572028381. Inventory No: 0229852. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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1918 year of victory the end of the Great War and the shaping of history
Ekins, Ashley editor,
ISBN: 1921497424
Exisle Publishing, Auckland, Eastern Australia, 2010. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: black-and-white photographs & graphs and maps. First Edition. second-hand copy, immaculate condition, no damage to the dust jacket, no damage to the book. The copublisher is the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Illustrated with two maps, a number of graphs, and numerous black-and-white photographs, the book is a collection of the latest research findings by scholars from a number of nations, many of them pronounce specialists in their field. The book as a result of an international conference 1918 Year of Victory, convened by the The Australian War Memorial in Canberra in November 2008 to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of war and to share their insights into issues surrounding the ending of the war, its memory, and continuing impact. the book does include an extensive suggested reading list and index. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 312 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: black-and-white photographs & graphs and maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; WW I; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 1921497424. ISBN/EAN: 9781921497421. Inventory No: 0279986. Very Good Condition
Price: $70.40 (AUD)
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1942; Australia's Greatest Peril
Wurth, Bob,
ISBN: 1405038608
Pan, Sydney, 2000 and. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. reprint. the book is second-hand. There is no damage to describe. 1942 is a story of desperate bravery and criminal stupidity. Most of all, it is the story of Australians left high and dry in those first few months of 1942, under the looming shadow of invasion, and the steps that an inexperienced leader, John Curtin, took to help save his country in the darkest days. there is an inscription on the title page and signed best regards, Bob, July 2009 Size: Mid Sized Paperback ( 7" - 9" tall ). XVI, 464 pages, in original coloured photograph illustrated softcover binding,, with a central 16 page photographic section including two coloured maps, chapter notes, bibliography, and indexstop. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Australia; History. ISBN: 1405038608. ISBN/EAN: 9781405038607. Inventory No: 0278767. Very Good Condition
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50 Famous Tanks
Bradford, George and Morgan, Len,
Arco Publishing Company, Inc., New York, 1967. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fair Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. introduction by authors and data tables. The text is illustrated with both black and white photographs and illustrations, some of the illustrations are cutaways. Illustrated card cover with green and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The title says it all each tank is given when it was in use, a brief line of its use and technical dart. The tanks commence with Little Willie from the British in 1915 and finish with the American Sheridan tank of 1965. The book shows age and use. Creasing to the book corners with reading creases to the backstrip. Heavy rubbing of the book panels and edges and there is chipping to the spine gutter edges. Browning with scattered foxing to the textblock edges. Some handling marks to the pages which also show age toning. Previous owner's details to the top edge of the title page. Size: Landscape 12mo. 96 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Tanks; Inventory No: 0119371. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Fair Condition
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50 Weapons That Changed Warfare
Weir, William,
ISBN: 0753714272
Bounty Books, London, 2006. Reprint
 Hardcover (Laminated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Boards). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. acknowledgements, introduction by author, bibliography, index and about the author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography. Photographic laminated boards with black, ochre and dark green coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper, same as for underlying boards with ochre, dark green and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "50 Weapons That Changed Warfare looks at the history of warfare, focusing on the hardware that served the famous battles. Included are individual weapons, from Spears to the submachine gun, crew-served weapons, from the battering rams to 'Big Bertha' and unmanned weapons, from punji stakes to 'Bouncing Betty' landmines and Guns." -- from the rear panel blurb. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. [6], 7-261, [3] pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Book is in very good condition with minimal signs of age and wear.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Weapons; History. ISBN: 0753714272. ISBN/EAN: 9780753714270. Inventory No: 0118277. Very Good Condition
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90 Minutes at Entebbe
Stevenson, William,
ISBN: 0553104829
Bantam Books, New York, 1976. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. introduction by author, A Personal Note, United Nations Security Council Debate and transcript of three telephone conversations between Colonel Baruch Bar-Lev and President Idi Amin. Between pages 104 and 105 there are 16 pages of black-and-white photography. Photographic paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. On Sunday, 4th July, 1976, a small band of Israeli commandos stormed the airfield at Entebbe, Uganda, and rescued 103 passengers from an Air France liner that had been hijacked on its way to Israel and diverted to the African state. The then president of Uganda, Idi Amin, then bargained for the passengers lives. 90 minutes after arriving the commandos and the hostages were gone. This book tells of the rescue, and its consequences. Creasing to the book corners with a reading creases to the back strip. Browning of the text block edges and pages. First softcover edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 216 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Aviation Disaster / Hijack; Uganda; Politics & Government. ISBN: 0553104829. ISBN/EAN: 9780553104820. Inventory No: 0121086. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
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A Bastard Of A Place; The Australians In Papua, Kokoda-Milne Bay-Gona-Buna-Sanananda
Brune, Peter,
ISBN: 1741144035
Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, New South Wales, 2004. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 1.2 kg; XII, 692 pages, includes chapter notes, extensive bibliography, index, list of maps, and illustrated with black-and-white photographs, bound in photographic illustrated softcover. The book shows no damage. The author's compelling narrative resonates with the voices of both the well-trained AIF volunteer and the young militia conscript who triumphed together. He interviewed hundreds of the soldiers and himself travelled the treacherous Touraine and bloody battlegrounds where so many of their mates perished. The author reveals the inside story of how Gen MacArthur and Blamey sacrificed many of the senior Australian field commanders as scapegoats to protect their own positions. Full number line. Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Australia; world War II; History. ISBN: 1741144035. ISBN/EAN: 9781741144031. Inventory No: 0279884. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
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A Bastard Of A Place; The Australians In Papua, Kokoda-Milne Bay-Gona-Buna-Sanananda
Brune, Peter,
ISBN: 1741144035
Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, New South Wales, 2004. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. XII, 692 pages, includes chapter notes, extensive bibliography, index, list of maps, and illustrated with black-and-white photographs, Photographic illustrated dust jacket. The book shows no damage. The author's compelling narrative resonates with the voices of both the well-trained AIF volunteer and the young militia conscript who triumphed together. He interviewed hundreds of the soldiers and himself travelled the treacherous Touraine and bloody battlegrounds where so many of their mates perished. The author reveals the inside story of how Gen MacArthur and Blamey sacrificed many of the senior Australian field commanders as scapegoats to protect their own positions. The book shows no damage, the top edge of the dust jacket has been ruffled. No other damage to describe. No annotations, no underlining. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Australia; WW II; History. ISBN: 1741144035. ISBN/EAN: 9781741144031. Inventory No: 0271701. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $44.00 (AUD)
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A Bastard Of A Place; The Australians In Papua, Kokoda-Milne Bay-Gona-Buna-Sanananda
Brune, Peter,
ISBN: 1741144035
Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, New South Wales, 2004. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. Reprint. 1.2 kg; XII, 692 pages, includes chapter notes, extensive bibliography, index, list of maps, and illustrated with black-and-white photographs, bound in photographic illustrated softcover. The book shows no damage. The author's compelling narrative resonates with the voices of both the well-trained AIF volunteer and the young militia conscript who triumphed together. He interviewed hundreds of the soldiers and himself travelled the treacherous Touraine and bloody battlegrounds where so many of their mates perished. The author reveals the inside story of how Gen MacArthur and Blamey sacrificed many of the senior Australian field commanders as scapegoats to protect their own positions. Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Australia; world War II; History. ISBN: 1741144035. ISBN/EAN: 9781741144031. Inventory No: 0277529. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
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A Case to Answer: The Story of Australia's First European War Crimes Prosecution
Bevan, David,
Wakefield Press,  1994. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. preface by author, author's note, chronology and index. The text is illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photography. At the beginning of the text there is a map showing eastern Europe. Photographic illustrated paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel and white and ochre coloured titles to the backstrip. The author describes the events and extraordinary manoeuvrings that occurred as Australia's legal system was tested to the limit in the trial of a 73-year-old man who was accused of helping massacre nearly 900 men and women and children in Nazi occupied Ukraine. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. Browning to the textblock edges and light ageing of the internal text. There is a stain on to the front fore page edge. Previous bookshop's sticker to the lower edge of the rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (9), X-XII, (1), 2-264, (4 further books from publishing house) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; lLaw & Criminal Studies. Inventory No: 0112472. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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A Chindit Story
Baggaley, James,
Souvenir Press, London, 1954. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 164pp., last blank, foreword by author. Black and white line map as frontispiece. Light green boards with gilt writing on spine. Shelf wear to both the top and bottom book edges and dust marks to the top paper edge and browning to the others. Gift inscription on ffep., endpapers are slightly brown as are internal pages. Illustrated dust wrapper, showing soldiers in green and a pair of hands holding a gun in the white, black background and white writing in front panel and spine. The dust wrapper is rubbed and faded to all surfaces, though back panel is particularly rubbed. Slight chipping to the dust wrapper corners and to the head of the spine. There is also a 1"tear to the top spine gutter edge. This book is a personal account, from a junior officers point of view, of the famous 700 mile march into Burma made by "Wingates' Chindits". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Asia; Military History -- World War II; Inventory No: 0101405. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
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A Citizens' White Paper; A Study of United States Responses to the Pressures for a Political Settlement of the Vietnam war: November 1963-July 1966, The Politics of escalation in Vietnam
Schurmann, Franz, Scott, Peter Dale & Zelnick, Reginald et. al.,
A Fawcett Premier Book, New York, 1966. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. foreword by Arthur Schlesinger Jr., author's note, three appendices, summary and conclusions by Carl E. Schorske and index. Plain card coloured covers with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and red coloured titles to the backstrip. "This does not pretend to be a work of history: it is too soon to expect an authority on account of the evolution of American policy towards Vietnam stop it is rather a careful analysis, executed by disinterested scholars and based necessarily on public sources, of critical stages in the development of this policy. The questions raised by this analysis are questions that historians must answer some day and which, in a democracy, policy-makers should answer now." From the forward page 11. There is a small, 0.25", tear to the top edge of the half title page. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 160 pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Edges and pages browned. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Vietnam; Military & Warfare. Inventory No: 0115468. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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A Concise History of Warfare
Montgomery of Alamein, Field Marshal Viscount,
ISBN: 0001921495
Collins, London, 1972. Concise Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. Concise Edition. 800 g; 368 pages, illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and photographs, and colour plates, indexed. With original colour illustrated dustwrapper. Very faint offset tanning of the front and rear free end pages, and browning of the edges of the pages. The bottom right hand corner of the title page and the next page had been glued to each other. No other damage. This concise edition has been reduced in length by a third, largely by the omission of matter relating to the political background, of maps which are available in any historical Atlas, and of some less important pictures. The basic text, however, remains unchanged and all of the essential battle plans and other illustrations are included. -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; ISBN: 0001921495. ISBN/EAN: 9780001921498. Inventory No: 0262043. Very Good Condition
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A Concise History of Warfare
Montgomery of Alamein, Field Marshal Viscount,
ISBN: 0001921495
Collins, London, 1972. Concise Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. Concise Edition. 800 g; 368 pages, illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and photographs, and colour plates, indexed. With original colour illustrated dustwrapper. Very faint offset tanning of the front and rear free end pages, and Browning of the edges of the pages. The dust jacket is ruffled along the top edge and slightly rubbed at the bottom of the spine. This concise edition has been reduced in length by a third, largely by the omission of matter relating to the political background, of maps which are available in any historical Atlas, and of some less important pictures. The basic text, however, remains unchanged and all of the essential battle plans and other illustrations are included. -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; ISBN: 0001921495. ISBN/EAN: 9780001921498. Inventory No: 0224675. Very Good Condition
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A Concise History of Warfare
Montgomery of Alamein, Field Marshal Viscount,
ISBN: 1840222239
Wordsworth Military Library, London, 2000. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. Reprint. 368 pages, illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and photographs, and colour plates, indexed. With original colour illustrated cover. This concise edition has been reduced in length by a third, largely by the omission of matter relating to the political background, of maps which are available in any historical Atlas, and of some less important pictures. The basic text, however, remains unchanged and all of the essential battle plans and other illustrations are included. -- front fold over blurb from the hardcover copy. Rubbing at the bottom of the spine , no other damage to report. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; ISBN: 1840222239. ISBN/EAN: 9781840222234. Inventory No: 0276655. Very Good Condition
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A Detail on the Burma Front
Beaumont, Winifred,
ISBN: 0563171936
BBC Books, London, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Rubbing, chipping, and minor tears of the jacket, top edge of text blocks slightly dusty, no other damage. Includes a map of Burma. Internally clean, and free of annotations. The author volunteered on impulse for the Army nursing service and went reluctantly abroad. She worked in base hospitals whether wards were virtually on permanent parade, and at the front line when she cope with makeshift wards intense and a shortage of food. She nursed all creeds and colours of men, but never lost her compassion or her sense of each individual's dignity. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Nursing; Burma; WW II; Military & Warfare. ISBN: 0563171936. ISBN/EAN: 9780563171935. Inventory No: 0272577. Very Good Condition
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A Dictionary of Australian Military History (from Colonial Times to the Gulf War)
Grant, Ian,
ISBN: 009182592X
Random House, Sydney, 1992. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. II, 414 pages, + 4 blank. Illustrated dust jacket. Remainder spot of base edge of block. The focus of this dictionary is on Australians fighting in Australian units or formations, with only marginal reference to Australians fighting in British regiments, squadrons or ships. Approximately 500 entries. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; History -- Australia; ISBN: 009182592X. ISBN/EAN: 9780091825928. Inventory No: 0266338. Very Good Condition
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A Field-Marshal in the Family
Montgomery, Brian,
ISBN: 0094595607
Constable, London, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. foreword by author, list of illustrations, acknowledgements, appendix and index. Illustrated endpapers, with the Montgomery family coat of arms, on a blue coloured background. Black and white photographic frontispiece, showing Field- Marshal Montgomery taken in 1967. The text is illustrated with contemporary black and white photographs. Red speckled boards with gilt titles to the backstrip with a blue coloured tint to the top text edge. Softening to the head and to the heel of the backstrip with slight copying of the spine. Light browning and dust marks to the text edge and pages. Previous owners name to the free front end paper. Bumping to the top right hand corner of the front panel. Photographic dustwrapper, same illustration as for frontispiece, with maroon coloured background and black and white writing on front panel and spine. Upon opening of the book there is a distinct musty smell. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels with fading to the backstrip. Brian Montgomery has written a story about his older brother Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery "..a fascinating account of influences of hereditary and environment that contributed to making him what he became, together with a wealth of unknown details of his career.". from the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [VII], VIII - XII, [1], 2-372 pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Britain/UK; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0094595607. ISBN/EAN: 9780094595606. Inventory No: 0115094. Very Good Condition
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A Field-Marshal in the Family
Montgomery, Brian,
ISBN: 0094595607
Constable, London, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. XII, 372 pp., foreword by author, list of illustrations, acknowledgements, appendix and index. Illustrated endpapers, with the Montgomery family coat of arms, on a blue background. Black and white photographic frontispiece, showing Field- Marshal Montgomery taken in 1967. The text is illustrated with contemporary black and white photographs. Red speckled boards with gilt titles to the backstrip with light blue coloured tint to the top text edge. Minor rubbing to the edges. Photographic dustwrapper, same illustration as for frontispiece, with maroon coloured background and black and white writing on front panel and spine. Minor rubbing to the dust wrapper corners, but the major damage is sun fading to the spine. Brian Montgomery has written a story about his older brother Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery "..a fascinating account of influences of hereditary and environment that contributed to making him what he became, together with a wealth of unknown details of his career.". From the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Biography -- Military; Military History -- World War II; ISBN: 0094595607. ISBN/EAN: 9780094595606. Inventory No: 0101530. Very Good Condition
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A Fleet in Being : Notes of Two Trips with the Channel Squadron
Kipling, Rudyard,
Macmillan, London, 1999. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Fair Condition/. Illustrator: N Wilkinson -- cover. Reprint. the sewing on the binding has stretched, and the hinge is visible at front and rear, and there are library stamps at front and rear. Internally clean. third impression. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [4], 84 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: N Wilkinson -- cover. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; England; Military & Warfare. Inventory No: 0263660. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Fair Condition
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A General Guide to the Library Collections and Archives in the The Australian War Memorial
Piggott, Michael,
ISBN: 0642994390
Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1983. First Edition
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Good Condition/. First Edition. introduction by author, two appendices. Plain blue coloured paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel. Title says it all. A little creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. A previous owner has underlined some of the text, in a black coloured ink and their details are to the top edge of the title page. Some foxing to the book panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 46 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Bibliography; ISBN: 0642994390. ISBN/EAN: 9780642994394. Inventory No: 0122258. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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