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FLYING TO GLORY: The B-17 Flying Fortress in War and Peace
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FLYING TO GLORY: The B-17 Flying Fortress in War and Peace

By Bowman, Martin W.

Somerset, England: Patrick Stephens Limited, 1992. 224pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (archival and private sources). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. This book tells the story fo the 'Flying Fortress' - the four-engined Boeing B-17 - in war and peace . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, 13 chapters. Appendices (10), including: Specifications, Production Figures, Units, Awards, Bombing Accuracy, Assignments, Attrition, Surviving B-17s, Fates of the B-17s: 1945 -Present (1992). Book weight approx. 845g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with postage. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.63

THE AIR BATTLE OF THE RUHR: RAF Offensive March to July 1943

By Cooper, Alan W.

United Kingdom: Wrens Park Publishing , 2001. (viii), + 228pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plates, plus several line-drawn diagrams. Book clean and square. Bright gitl title over firm spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated (Maurice Gardner), loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edge and shelf worn only. With personal accounts, anecdotes, and statistics for bombers despatched, the author has produced the first 'full' account of this major offensive by the Royal Air Force Bomber Command against the German industry in the Ruhr during World War Two. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 15 chapters. Acks. Sources. Night Operations March-July 1943 Aircraft Losses. Ditto Air Crew Losses - Aircraft Missing (all targets and Ruhr). Chain of Command. Appendix 1/ Bomber Command Groups 4 March 1943. Appendix 2/ Battle of Ruhr - Missing Aircraft and Aircrew 5 March - 31 July 1943. Index. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 485g. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.51

BATTLE OF THE JAVA SEA
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BATTLE OF THE JAVA SEA

By Thomas, David

London: Andre Deutsch, 1968. 259pp., line-drawn theatre-map endpapers. Unpaginated, b/white halftone plates throughout (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Spine firm, bumped on head and heel, vivid silver title. Plain blue boards very lightly bumped on foredge corners. Textblock top edge tinted red, trivial foredge flecks, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated (Flag design: Michael Harvey) loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn, with multiple small holes on spine. In the wake of Pearl Harbour, another campaign was developing in South-East Asia. The Allies - British, Australian, American and Dutch - had an assembly of ill-assorted ships. The Japanese invasion convoys were moving south with terrifying rapidity . . . Naval historian David Thomas graphically describes the battle that ensued - the battle of the Java Sea . . . Contents include: Prelims., Author's Note, List of Illustrations, Preface, 16 chapters. Appendices. Index. Book weight approx. 485g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$26.79

A GUEST OF THE EMPEROR (Signed Copy)
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A GUEST OF THE EMPEROR (Signed Copy)

By Savage, Russell

Moorooka, Queensland, Australia: Boolarong Press, 1995. xiv, + 141pp., map endpapers (different front and rear). Intext b/white halftone plates throughout (some of a confrontational nature). Book clean and square. Backstrip firm, bumped on one edge. Illustrated gloss boards nominally bumped only. Signed, "With my best wishes, Russell Savage", on title page, else textblock unmarked. The title of this book is a metaphor that describes the author's time, along with other members of the A.I.F., as a prisoner of war at the hands of the Japanese from 1942 until 1945. A gunner in the 2/10th Field Regiment A.I.F., Russell Savage, along with other unit members, was captured in Singapore in 1942, sent to work on the Thai-Burma Railway, then sent to Japan, being torpedoed on the way and suffering appalling treatment at the hands of the Japanese. He survived to tell his story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface, Chronology, 17 chapters. Epilogue. Author Bio. Book weight approx. 455g. . Inscribed and Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$31.73

PADRE: Australian Chaplains in Gallipoli and France
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PADRE: Australian Chaplains in Gallipoli and France

By McKernan, Michael

Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1986. xv, + 190pp., colour-art illustrated endpapers ("Dernancourt Panorama", Louis McCubbin. AWM). Intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (mostly archival sources). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated ("The Ruins of Corbie Abbey", 1918, H. Septimus Power), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. "Night after night they buried the bodies . . . " This book brings together first hand reports from the major battles of WWI, collected from diaries and letters written by Australian clergymen who were with the troops in battle . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., List of Plates, Introduction, Preparation. Gallipoli - The First Weeks. Gallipoli Stalemate. France. Index. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 525g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$19.74

VAMPIRE, MACCHI AND IROQUOIS IN AUSTRALIAN SERVICE
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VAMPIRE, MACCHI AND IROQUOIS IN AUSTRALIAN SERVICE

By Wilson, Stewart

Weston Creek, A.C.T., Australia: Aerospace Publications, 1994. 198pp., plus (iii). Illustrated throughout: photographic colour plates, b/white halftone plates (archival and private sources), plus line-drawn plans and maps. Book clean. Spine firm but minimally canted. Colour-art illustrated (Z. Margulies) card wrapper has mild edgewear, else lightly bumped. Textblock unmarked. A stand-alone, Volume 12 in the 'Australian Airpower' series. This title recounts - "The exploits and achievements of three of Australia's most important postwar military aircraft." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, The De Havilland Vampire in Australian Service. The Aermacchi MB-326 in Australian Service. The Bell UH-1 Iroquois in Australian Service. Book weight approx. 470g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$18.33

BLACK WATCH: Liberating Europe and Catching Himmler . . .
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BLACK WATCH: Liberating Europe and Catching Himmler . . .

By Renouf, Tom

London (Printed in Australia): Little, Brown, 2011. (viii), + 312pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections (archival and private sources), plus intext, line-drawn theatre maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock lightly tanned, else unmarked. " 'Black Watch' is both the epic story of the Scottish 51st Highland Division, and a searing personal account of one man's courage in war . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Maps., Introduction, 9 chapters. Author Bio., Acks., Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 460g. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$12.69

THE DECISIVE DUEL: Spitfire vs 109
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THE DECISIVE DUEL: Spitfire vs 109

By Isby, David

London: Little, Brown, 2012. x, + 564pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections (archival and private sources). Book clean. Vivid silver title over lightly bumped and canted spine. Plain blue boards mildly bumped on lower rear foredge corner, else undamaged. Textblock minimally flecked on foredge, else unmarked. Colour illustrated loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. September 15, 1940, in the skies over London, is a day never to be forgotten - the air battles that day shaped the course of the war - that day two of the world's most advanced fighter planes - the British Supermarine Spitfire and the German Messerschmitt BF109 went head to head for aerial supremacy . . . Thoroughly researched by a highly experienced military historian, contents include: Prelims., Acks., 20 chapters, Comparative Ranks, Major Production Version Chronology, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.05 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$22.56

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PRIVATE LYNCH
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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PRIVATE LYNCH

By Davies, Will

North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Vintage Books (Random House Australia), 2008. (xiii), + 257pp., unpaginated colour and b/white halftone plate sections (various sources), plus an intext map section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a soft reading crease there-on. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Textblock lightly tanned only. Private Edward Lynch was a member of the 45th Battalion A.I.F. and in this contextual history the author Will Davies traces Lynch and the 45th Battalion's travels - long route marches, front line at Messines, Dernancourt, Stormy Trench and Villers-Bretonneux . . . Contents include: Prelims., Maps, Introduction, 20 chapters, Acks., Glossary. Notes. Bibliography. Book weight approx. 420g. . First Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$12.69

THE DRAMA OF THE SCHARNHORST. A Factual  Account from the German Viewpoint  (English Edition)
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THE DRAMA OF THE SCHARNHORST. A Factual Account from the German Viewpoint (English Edition)

By Busch, Fritz-Otto

Ware, Hertfordshire, U.K. : Wordsworth Editions , 2001. 186pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section (archival sources). intext line-drawn diagrams. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped, with several soft blind indentations. Textblock unmarked. First published in an English edition by Robert Hale Ltd., London 1956. Translated from the German by Eleanor Breckett and Anton Ehrenzweig. This Wordsworth Editions printing (2001) tells the story of the sinking of the German battleship 'Scharnhorst' following her discovery and engagement by the British navy in the Arctic waters on 26 December, 1943 . . . Contents of this German account includes: Prelims., Acks., Foreword, Introduction, 22 chapters, Bibliography, Diagrams, Index. Book weight approx. 245g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.28

THE ANZAC ILLUSION: Anglo-Australian Relations during World War I
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THE ANZAC ILLUSION: Anglo-Australian Relations during World War I

By Andrews, E.M.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press, 1994. xiv, + 274pp., intext b/white halftone plates and three line drawn maps throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, minimally bumped and chipped on head and heel. Art-illustrated ('Anzac Book' cover, David Barker, '15) card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. This book by Eric Andrews is a somewhat provocative and controversial reassessment of Australia's role in World War I and its relations - military, economic, political and psychological - with Britain . . . Contents include: Prelims., Ills., Acks., Note, Introduction, 8 chapters. Conclusion. Notes. Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 650g. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.15

FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF A JAPANESE INFANTRYMAN 1941-1945: Training, Techniques and Weapons
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FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF A JAPANESE INFANTRYMAN 1941-1945: Training, Techniques and Weapons

By Leo J Daugherty III

Staplehurst, Kent, England : Spellmount Limited , 2002. 96pp., illustrated throughout: colour plates, b/white halftone plates (various sources), and line-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Gloss illustrated boards undamaged. An (in-production) stain on rear pastedown, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. " . . . examines the development of the Japanese military doctrine during the interwar period and how the Japanese military drew on the existing martial culture of Japanese society and the old Samurai warriors. The book also describes the lessons the Japanese military learnt from the European experience of the trenches in World War One and their own conflicts with China and Russia . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 6 chapters, Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 760g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.63

THE PACIFIC WAR ATLAS 1941-1945
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THE PACIFIC WAR ATLAS 1941-1945

By Smurthwaite, David

Carlton, Victoria, Australia: CIS - Cardigan Street Publishers , 1995. 141pp., plus (iii), intext colour maps and b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean. Vivid silver title over slightly canted spine. Plain black boards undamaged. A former owner's detail on front pastedown, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, and has several small blind indentations. Within six months of launching a devastating attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Japanese forces had spread dramatically throughout the Pacific, conquering Malaya, Singapore, the Phillipines, New Guinea, and numerous islands with humiliating defeats. It would be a year before the Allies began to gain the initiative and break the Japanese grip. This book traces the Pacific campaign from conception to the conclusion at Hiroshima and Nagasaki . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Key to Maps, 7 chapters, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 610g. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Good+/Good+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.10

BATTLE OF BRITAIN DAY: 15 September 1940
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BATTLE OF BRITAIN DAY: 15 September 1940

By Price, Dr. Alfred

London, U.K., And Mechanicsburg, PA, U.S.A.: Greenhill Books and Stackpole Books , 1999. xi, + 180pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate illustrated section (archival and private sources), plus intext line-drawn maps. Book clean and square, bright silver title over nominally bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated ('The Last Attack of Peter Pease', by Jim Mitchell), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly shelfworn only (publisher's promo on verso). The Battle of Britain had already been raging across the skies for two months when, on 15 September, 1940 (now commemorated as 'Battle of Britain Day') the Luftwaffe mounted two huge daylight raids on London. This book chronicles that day . . . Contents include: Prelims., Author's Note, The Witnessess. Prologue. Prelude. 9 chapters. Appendices (A-G). Bibliography. Index. Book weight approx. 545g. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.10

THE POOR BLOODY INFANTRY 1939-1945
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THE POOR BLOODY INFANTRY 1939-1945

By Whiting, Charles

Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Spellmount, 2007. x, + 278pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate illustrated section (archival and other sources - some of a confronting nature). Intext maps and a comic-style illustration. Book clean and square. Spine firm, with just a hint of a reading crease. Textblock unmraked. The infantry of most countries at war pay a terrible price on the folly of their politicians and generals. This book tells some of those soldiers stories . . . Contents include: Prelims., Author's Note. Book One: 1939-1940. Book Two: 1941-1942. Book Three: 1942-1943. Book Four: 1944-1945. Envoi. Notes. Index. Book weight approx. 530g. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.10

A RUDDY AWFUL WASTE: Eric Lock DSO, DFC and BAR. The Brief Life of a Battle of Britain Fighter Ace
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A RUDDY AWFUL WASTE: Eric Lock DSO, DFC and BAR. The Brief Life of a Battle of Britain Fighter Ace

By Brew, Steve, with Bradbury, Mike

Hitchin, Herts., U.K.: Fighting Hire Ltd., 2016. xvii, + 246pp., front and rear endpaper portrait of this British fighter ace, two unpaginated b/white plate sections (photographs: archival and private sources), plus intext tables. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped backstrip. Plain blue boards ditto bumped. Textblock pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected lightly edgeworn only. This book tells the amazing story of British WW2 fighter ace, Eric Lock DSO, DFC and BAR, who joined his first operational unit, 41 Squadron, in late June, 1940, just prior to the Battle of Britain commencement. Showing incredible skill as a fighter pilot, he went on to claim twenty confirmed victories in that battle. despite serious wounds requiring six months recuperation, he returned to combat operations with 611 Squadron in summer, 1941, but sadly was lost when he failed to return from a patrol to France, just six months later . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Preface, Foreword, Introduction, 9 chapters, Appendices (concise biography, Victory claims, Lock family, Meyers family), Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 760g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.73

A GRAVE TOO FAR AWAY: A Tribute to Australians in Bomber Command Europe
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A GRAVE TOO FAR AWAY: A Tribute to Australians in Bomber Command Europe

By Spurling, Kathryn

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: New Holland Publishers (Australia), 2012. 400pp., an illustrated double-page spread, plus numerous intext b/white halftone plates (mostly photographic portraits of the book's subjects). Book clean and square. Spine firm, with one slight reading crease there-on. Photographically-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. This book tells the heart-rending story of the Australian men of RAF Bomber Command, who answered the call of their nation to help defend the mother country in World War Two. Many paid the ultimate sacrifice, and the devastating effect of their loss is recounted here by family and friends who were left behind . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Introduction, 13 chapters, Endnotes, Bibliography. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 590g. . First Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$15.51

THE FACE OF COURAGE: The 98 Men Who Received the Knight's Cross and the Close -Combat Clasp in Gold
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THE FACE OF COURAGE: The 98 Men Who Received the Knight's Cross and the Close -Combat Clasp in Gold

By Berger, Florian

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, U.S.A.: Stackpole Books, 2011. 600pp., + (xvi), illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates (mostly photographs of featured recipients), facsimiles, plus an illustrated publisher's promotional section at rear. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped only. Text-block unmarked. All countries at war with another have their patriots and heroes - and so it was with Germany during World War Two . . . This book features the biographies of the 98 men who received the Knight's Cross and the Close-Combat Clasp in Gold for extreme bravery and at least fifty days of hand-to-hand fighting . . . First published by J.J. Federowicz Publishing, Canada in 2007. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, (Descriptions of The Awards), The Recipients (98 biographies), Disputed/Ambiguous/Unresolved Cases. Ranks. By Way of Explanation. Bibliography, Afterword, Acks. Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Thus, 3rd Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$22.56

WINGS ACROSS THE SEA
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WINGS ACROSS THE SEA

By Gillett, Ross

Australia: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd. , 1988. 162pp., illustrated throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates (mostly archival), plus line-drawn plans and sections, with numerous tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour illustrated, gloss card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. "The first ever complete history of Australian Naval Aviation, from the First World War to the present." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 8 chapters, Appendices, Epilogue and Bibliography. Book weight approx. 460g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.10

SERVING THEN SERVING STILL: The Story of the Bentleigh RSL Inc. and a Record of Service in This District in Three Wars
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SERVING THEN SERVING STILL: The Story of the Bentleigh RSL Inc. and a Record of Service in This District in Three Wars

By Johnson, Carl

Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia: Bentleigh RSL Sub Branch , 2000. (iv) + 180pp., b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (archival and other sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper bumped and creased, mainly on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. This book is a combination of two 'parts' - the first is the Bentleigh Sub-Branch history: six chapters, Symbolism of the RSL Badge, Appendices, Acks. The second part is the poignant 'Record of Service': Dedication, Preface, Boer War, Local District and the Great War, WWI, Local District and WW2, Decorated Locals, VDC Nominal Roll, Abbs., Acks., Bibliography. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 705g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.51

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