• Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch Skull-crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, Suicide Charges & Military
    Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch Skull-crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, Suicide Charges & Military
    ISBN: 9780062112347
    Title: Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch Skull-crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, Suicide Charges & Military
    Author: THOMPSON BEN


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    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Badges & Insignia of the NZ Army: An Illustrated Price Guide to Cap & Collar Badges, Insignia & Shoulder Titles of the NZ Army, Police
    Badges & Insignia of the NZ Army: An Illustrated Price Guide to Cap & Collar Badges, Insignia & Shoulder Titles of the NZ Army, Police
    ISBN: 9780473185411
    Title: Badges & Insignia of the NZ Army: An Illustrated Price Guide to Cap & Collar Badges, Insignia & Shoulder Titles of the NZ Army, Police
    Author: OLDHAM GEOFFREY P.

    This is the ultimate guide to New Zealand Army and Police Badges - now reprinted as an updated edition and a very desirable publication and a must for any army badge collector. This book is the most concise and complete attempt at listing and classifying all the badges used in New Zealand and overseas. It includes badges from the early New Zealand Maori Land Wars, through the Volunteers period, extensively covers the multitudinous official and unofficial insignia worn by the Reinforcements Battalions of the Great War through the Second World War, Malayan Emergency, Korean War, Vietnam War, various UN international deployments of Peacekeepers, and goes right through to present day (2011) which saw many of our remaining military corps and regiments combined, so that today the range and diversity of these fascinating badges has been greatly reduced. This is an update of the 1997-published New Zealand Army Badge Reference and price guide by Geoff Oldham (New Zealand's leading Militaria dealer/author).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Ball of Fire: the Fifth Indian Division in the Second World War
    Ball of Fire: the Fifth Indian Division in the Second World War
    ISBN: 9781783310968
    Title: Ball of Fire: the Fifth Indian Division in the Second World War
    Author: BRETT-JAMES ANTONY

    The Indian 5th Infantry Division was a WW2 infantry division in the Indian Army, It is notable as one of the few Allied divisions to fight the Italians, Germans and Japanese.The divisional sign, of a red circle on a black background which gave the division its nickname, was selected after the first selection of a boar's head was deemed offensive to Moslem soldiers and every other animal suggested had already been selected by other newly raised divisionsBetween 1940 and 1941 the 5th Division was involved in the campaign in East Africa. After periods in Egypt, Cyprus and Syria, by 1942 it was involved in the fighting in the Western Desert of North Africa and the withdrawal of the Allied troops to El Alamein. By late 1943 the 5th Division had shipped to India and took part in the campaign in Burma initially deployed to the Arakan front. After the Japanese had been defeated in the Battle of the Admin Box the division was airlifted north to take part in the Battle of Imphal and the Battle of Kohima. Thereafter, the division was almost constantly involved in the advance through central Burma until fighting ended with the Japanese surrender in August 1945

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Band of Brothers Tv Tie In
    Band of Brothers Tv Tie In
    ISBN: 9780743429900
    Title: Band of Brothers Tv Tie In
    Author: AMBROSE STEPHEN


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    Price: $30.00
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  • Band Played Waltzing Matilda
    Band Played Waltzing Matilda
    ISBN: 9781743317051
    Title: Band Played Waltzing Matilda
    Author: BOGLE ERIC

    But the band played 'Waltzing Matilda' when we stopped to bury our slain. We buried ours, and the Turks buried theirs; then we started all over again.Eric Bogle's famous and familiar Australian song about the Battle of Gallipoli explores the futility of war with haunting power. Now Bruce Whatley's evocative illustrations bring a heart-rending sense of reality to the tale.A timely story for every generation to share.
    13 - Biographical note ERIC BOGLE is famed for his iconic song 'The Band Played Waltzing Matilda', plus multiple other hits over fourteen albums. His songs have been recorded by Joan Baez, Mary Black, Donovan, Slim Dusty, John Williamson, Billy Bragg, the Pogues, and the Furies. He has toured extensively, appearing at every major folk-and-country music festival in the world. His awards include the Order of Australia medal, and a UN Peace medal for promoting peace and racial harmony.BRUCE WHATLEY is one of Australia's best-loved and most respected author/illustrators. He's illustrated over 70 books, including: the highly acclaimed The Little Refugee by Anh and Suzanne Do; the enormously successful and award- winning Diary of a Wombat, its companion volumes, and various other best-selling collaborations with author Jackie French; Monster by Andrew Daddo; and Little White Dogs Can't Jump and My Mum's the Best co- written, among many others, with his wife, Rosie Smith.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Barbed Wire University: the Real Lives of Allied Prisoners of War in the Second World War
    Barbed Wire University: the Real Lives of Allied Prisoners of War in the Second World War
    ISBN: 9781845137779
    Title: Barbed Wire University: the Real Lives of Allied Prisoners of War in the Second World War
    Author: GILLIES MIDGE

    The conventional picture of Allied POWs in the World War II prisoner-of-war camps is of escape attempts (Colditz and The Great Escape) or terrible brutality (the Far Eastern camps and The Bridge on the River Kwai). But what did the men really do all day? In fact, as this extraordinary and acclaimed book shows, British prisoners showed the most amazing ingenuity and determination to turn their camp into a hive of every kind of activity.

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    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Barney Greatrex: from Bomber Command to the French Resistance
    Barney Greatrex: from Bomber Command to the French Resistance
    ISBN: 9780733637230
    Title: Barney Greatrex: from Bomber Command to the French Resistance
    Author: VEITCH MICHAEL


    The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero BARNEY GREATREX - from Bomber Command to French Resistance fighter.


    A school and university cadet in Sydney, Barney Greatrex signed up for RAF Bomber Command in 1941, eager to get straight into the very centre of the Allied counterattack. Bombing Germany night after night, Barney's 61 Squadron faced continual enemy fighter attacks and anti-aircraft fire - death or capture by the Nazis loomed large. Very few survived more than 20 missions, and it was on his 20th mission, in 1944, that Barney's luck finally ran out: he was shot down over occupied France.


    But his war was far from over. Rescued by the French Resistance, Barney seized the opportunity to carry on fighting and joined the Maquis in the liberation of France from the occupying German forces, who rarely took prisoners.


    Later, Barney was awarded the French Legion of Honour, but for seventy years he said almost nothing of his incredible war service - surviving two of the most dangerous battlefronts. Now, aged 97, Barney Greatrex has revealed his truly great Australian war story to acclaimed bestselling author Michael Veitch.


    'Brilliantly researched and sympathetically told, 44 DAYS is more than just a fitting tribute to brave but overlooked heroes. It's also a top read.' DAILY TELEGRAPH on Michael Veitch's 44 DAYS



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    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant & the Coming of the Atomic Bomb
    Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant & the Coming of the Atomic Bomb
    ISBN: 9781460755235
    Title: Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant & the Coming of the Atomic Bomb
    Author: RAMSEY ANDREW

    The story that bonds Ernest Rutherford and Marcus Oliphant is as extraordinary as it is unlikely. They were kindred souls, schooled and steeped in the furthest frontiers of Britain's empire, whose restless intellect and tireless conviction fused in the crucible of discovery at Cambridge University's celebrated Cavendish Laboratory, at a time when nature's deepest secrets were being revealed. Their brilliance illuminated the sub-atomic recesses of the natural world and, as a direct result, set loose the power of nuclear fusion.

    It was a heartfelt, enduring partnership, born at the University of Adelaide's modest physics department and flourishing further in the confines of the Cavendish before ultimately driving the famed Manhattan Project, which produced the world's first nuclear weapons, unleashed to such devastating effect on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    Rutherford and Oliphant were men with a shared devotion to pure science, who, through circumstance and necessity, found themselves betrayed as instruments of the war they detested but were duty-bound to prosecute. Consequently, their influence was pivotal in the last great global conflict the world witnessed and in engendering the thermonuclear threat that has held the planet hostage ever since. Yet their pioneering work lives on too in a vast array of innovations seeded by nuclear physics, from radiocarbon dating and TV screens to life-saving diagnostic-imaging devices

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Secret Plot to Stop the Nazi Atomic Bomb
    Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Secret Plot to Stop the Nazi Atomic Bomb
    ISBN: 9781529374872
    Title: Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Secret Plot to Stop the Nazi Atomic Bomb
    Author: KEAN SAM

    Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely in history have scientific secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the midst of planning the Manhattan Project, the U.S. Office of Strategic Services created a secret offshoot - the Alsos Mission - meant to gather intelligence on and sabotage if necessary, scientific research by the Axis powers. What resulted was a plot worthy of the finest thriller, full of spies, sabotage, and murder. At its heart was the 'Lightning A' team, a group of intrepid soldiers, scientists, and spies - and even a famed baseball player - who were given almost free rein to get themselves embedded within the German scientific community to stop the most terrifying threat of the war: Hitler acquiring an atomic bomb of his very own.


    While the Manhattan Project and other feats of scientific genius continue to inspire us today, few people know about the international intrigue and double-dealing that accompanied those breakthroughs. Bastard Brigaderecounts this forgotten history, fusing a non-fiction spy thriller with some of the most incredible scientific ventures of all time.



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    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Battle for Spain: the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
    Battle for Spain: the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
    ISBN: 9780753821657
    Title: Battle for Spain: the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
    Author: BEEVOR ANTONY



    The bestselling author of STALINGRAD and BERLIN: THE DOWNFALL on the Spanish Civil War, drawing on masses of newly discovered material from the Spanish, Russian and German archives.








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    Price: $38.00
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  • Battle for the Falklands
    Battle for the Falklands
    ISBN: 9780330513630
    Title: Battle for the Falklands
    Author: HASTINGS MAX & JENKINS SIMON


    The Falklands War was one of the strangest in British history – 28,000 men sent to fight for a tiny relic of empire 8,000 miles from home. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity, but the British victory confirmed the quality of British arms and boosted the political fortunes of the Conservative government. But it left a chequered aftermath; it was of no wider significance for British interests and taught no lessons. It has since been overshadowed by the two Gulf Wars, however, its political ramifications cannot be overestimated.


    Max Hastings' and Simon Jenkins' account of the conflict is a modern classic of war reportage and the definitive book on the war. Republished as part of the Pan Military Classics series, The Battle for the Falklandsis a vivid chronicle of a call to arms and a thoughtful and informed analysis of an astonishing chapter in the history of our times.


    ‘Skilfully woven with Simon Jenkins' sharp political passages are Max Hastings' wonderful dispatches' Sunday Times



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  • Battle of Borodino Napoleon Against Kutuzov
    Battle of Borodino Napoleon Against Kutuzov
    ISBN: 9781848844049
    Title: Battle of Borodino Napoleon Against Kutuzov
    Author: MIKABERIDZE ALEXANDER

    On 7 September 1812 at Borodino, 75 miles west of Moscow, the armies of the Russian and French empires clashed in one of the climactic battles of the Napoleonic Wars. This horrific - and controversial - contest has fascinated historians ever since.

    The survival of the Russian army after Borodino was a key factor in Napoleon's eventual defeat and the utter destruction of the French army of 1812. In this thought-provoking new study, Napoleonic historian Alexander Mikaberidze reconsiders the 1812 campaign and retells the terrible story of the Borodino battle as it was seen from the Russian point of view.

    His original and painstakingly researched investigation of this critical episode in Napoleon's invasion of Russia provides the reader with a fresh perspective on the battle and a broader understanding of the underlying reasons for the eventual Russian triumph.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Battle of Britain (a Ladybird Expert Book)
    Battle of Britain (a Ladybird Expert Book)
    ISBN: 9780718186296
    Title: Battle of Britain (a Ladybird Expert Book)
    Author: HOLLAND JAMES

    Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Battle of Britain is an accessible, insightful and authoritative account of the most famous aerial battle in history. Historian, author and broadcaster James Holland draws on the latest research and interviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story. Inside, you'll discover how tactics, organisation and new technologies were brought to bear, about the different challenges faced by both the RAF and the Luftwaffe, and, above all, the skill, bravery and endurance of the airmen engaged in a contest that was of critical importance to the outcome of the war. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. Other books currently available in the Ladybird Expert series include: - Climate Change - Quantum Mechanics - Evolution - Shackleton For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Battle of Britain: Britain's Finest Hour
    Battle of Britain: Britain's Finest Hour
    ISBN: 9781906537135
    Title: Battle of Britain: Britain's Finest Hour
    Author: PRICE ALFRED

    Alfred Price, who is a recognised & respected authority on the Battle of Britain, recounts the story of the conflict, both in terms of the strategic & tactical battle between two mighty air forces of the day & the fascinating & often traumatic human element as the civilians of Britain faced the reality of German invasion.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Battle of Britain: Five Months That Changed History
    Battle of Britain: Five Months That Changed History
    ISBN: 9780552156103
    Title: Battle of Britain: Five Months That Changed History
    Author: HOLLAND JAMES

    Drawing on extensive new research from around the world, this is the first narrative history of the Battle of Britain to provide a complete picture of that fateful summer of 1940. Telling the story of the titanic clash between Britain and Germany from both sides, this groundbreaking work also examines, for the first time, the conflict on land, sea and at home, as well as in the air. It is the definitive version of a period of extraordinary drama, and a time in which the fate of the world truly hung by a thread.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Battle of Britain: Then and Now
    Battle of Britain: Then and Now
    ISBN: 9780900913464
    Title: Battle of Britain: Then and Now
    Author: RAMSEY WINSTON G


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    Price: $153.00
    $153.00
  • Battle of Heligoland Bight 1939: The Royal Air Force & the Luftwaffe's Baptism of Fire
    Battle of Heligoland Bight 1939: The Royal Air Force & the Luftwaffe's Baptism of Fire
    ISBN: 9781906502560
    Title: Battle of Heligoland Bight 1939: The Royal Air Force & the Luftwaffe's Baptism of Fire
    Author: HOLMES ROBIN

    The story of the first British bombing raid of the Second World War, of why Bomber Command flew by night and of the Wellington Mk.1A are all closely linked together. It is a story of the stone age of strategic bombing.On the 4th of September 1939 Squadron Leader Paul Harris led 149 Squadron to Brunsbuttel, Wilhelmshaven in a Mk. 1 Wellington L4302. On the way he ordered that the guns of his airplane be tested, only to make the horrifying discovery that not one of them worked. He was flying to Germany in an aircraft that was completely defenseless. Not wanting to turn back on the first raid of the war he made the decision to press on regardless.On the 18th of December he flew to Wilhelmshaven once again and took part in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major encounter between the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe. This time he flew a Wellington Mk.1A, N2980, or R for Robert, and this time his guns worked and were red hot. Out of a total 11,461 Wellington bombers produced, Paul Harris old Wimpy is now the only one left that fought back against Nazi tyranny and survived to rest now in Brooklands Museum"

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Battle of Long Tan
    Battle of Long Tan
    ISBN: 9780670078271
    Title: Battle of Long Tan
    Author: CAMERON DAVID W.


    On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, a rubber plantation near Long Tan, in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, became the stage for one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War - and arguably the most significant battle in Vietnam for the Australian forces.


    The 1st Australian Task Force had arrived four months earlier to set up a base at Nui Dat, and open up the province. While patrolling the area, Delta Company of 6RAR, originally numbering just 105 Australians and three New Zealanders, collided with Viet Cong forces in the plantation, ahead of a planned Vietnamese ambush. The Viet Cong attacked in force, using mortar, machine gun and small arms fire. Completely surrounded, and short on ammunition, the Australians could only guess at the strength of the enemy. Morning light revealed a shattered woodland, trees bleeding latex - and an enemy of around 2000 Vietnamese troops organised in multiple human-wave attacks. What was first thought by the Australians to be a significant defeat was in fact a major victory.


    Marking the battle's 50th anniversary, and drawing on first-hand accounts from servicemen at all levels of command, critically-acclaimed war writer David Cameron brings to life blow-by-blow the events of this famous battle as it unfolded, and the deeds of heroism and mateship now part of Australia's Vietnam War story. His compelling account commemorates the men who fought in the rubber plantation of Long Tan - and those who did not come home.


    Praise for David Cameron's The Battle for Lone Pine:


    'A fine work of military and social history.' Weekend Australian


    'We now have a powerfully written and well-illustrated book that focuses on this tragic action.' Sydney Morning Herald


    'A riveting read.' Daily Telegraph



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  • Battle of Long Tan
    Battle of Long Tan
    ISBN: 9780143786399
    Title: Battle of Long Tan
    Author: CAMERON DAVID W

    On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, a rubber plantation in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, Australian troops fought one of their bloodiest, most significant battles of the Vietnam War. The Australians had arrived at Nui Dat four months earlier to open up the province. While out on patrol, Delta Company of 6RAR, originally numbering just 105 Australians and three New Zealanders, collided with Viet Cong forces numbering around 2500 troops, ahead of a planned Vietnamese ambush. Under heavy fire and short on ammunition, the Australians could only guess at the enemy's strength and number. Morning light revealed a shattered woodland, trees bleeding latex - and hundreds of dead enemy soldiers who had fallen in the numerous assaults against the small Anzac force. What was first thought by the Australians to be a significant defeat quickly turned out to be a major victory. Marking the battle's 50th anniversary, and drawing on unpublished first-hand accounts, David Cameron brings to life the events of this famous battle as it unfolded - minute by minute, hour by hour - and reveals the deeds of heroism and mateship now part of Australia's Vietnam War story. His compelling account commemorates the men who fought in the rubber plantation of Long Tan - and those who did not come home.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Battle of Long Tan: As Told by the Commanders
    Battle of Long Tan: As Told by the Commanders
    ISBN: 9781741141993
    Title: Battle of Long Tan: As Told by the Commanders
    Author: GRANDIN ROBERT

    This account of the most famous Australian battle of the Vietnam War features the recollections of the six Australian and one New Zealander commanders of the units that made up Delta Company, the Australian fighting force. They share, in their own words, the story of Battle of Long Tan and their subsequent fight for recognition back home. A number of unresolved and controversial issues that arose from the battle, such as the awarding of medals and recognition of the combatant, are discussed.


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    Price: $40.00
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  • Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War
    Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War
    ISBN: 9780241186619
    Title: Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War
    Author: DIMBLEBY JONATHAN

    The gripping tale of the campaign that ultimately determined the outcome of the Second World War. The Battle of the Atlantic -- the longest campaign of the Second World War and the most destructive naval campaign in all history -- was crucial to the Allied victory. If the German U-boats had prevailed, the maritime artery across the Atlantic would have been severed. Mass hunger would have consumed Britain, and the Allied armies would have been prevented from joining in the invasion of Europe. There would have been no D-Day. From senior members of the competing High Commands in London, Washington, Berlin and Moscow down to the humblest sailor, The Battle of the Atlantic tells the epic story of the decisions that led to victory, and the horror and humanity endured in those perilous seas.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War
    Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War
    ISBN: 9780241972106
    Title: Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War
    Author: DIMBLEBY JONATHAN

    "The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril," wrote Winston Churchill in his monumental history of World War Two. Churchill's fears were well-placed-the casualty rate in the Atlantic was higher than in any other theater of the entire war. The enemy was always and constantly there and waiting, lying just over the horizon or lurking beneath the waves. In many ways, the Atlantic shipping lanes, where U-boats preyed on American ships, were the true front of the war.
    England's very survival depended on assistance from the United States, much of which was transported across the ocean by boat. The shipping lanes thus became the main target of German naval operations between 1940 and 1945. The Battle of the Atlantic and the men who fought it were therefore crucial to both sides. Had Germany succeeded in cutting off the supply of American ships, England might not have held out. Yet had Churchill siphoned reinforcements to the naval effort earlier, thousands of lives might have been preserved. The battle consisted of not one but hundreds of battles, ranging from hours to days in duration, and forcing both sides into constant innovation and nightmarish second-guessing, trying desperately to gain the advantage of every encounter. Any changes to the events of this series of battles, and the outcome of the war-as well as the future of Europe and the world-would have been dramatically different.
    Jonathan Dimbleby's The Battle of the Atlantic offers a detailed and immersive account of this campaign, placing it within the context of the war as a whole. Dimbleby delves into the politics on both sides of the Atlantic, revealing the role of Bletchley Park and the complex and dynamic relationship between America and England. He uses contemporary diaries and letters from leaders and sailors to chilling effect, evoking the lives and experiences of those who fought the longest battle of World War Two. This is the definitive account of the Battle of the Atlantic.


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  • Battle of the Somme
    Battle of the Somme
    ISBN: 9781472815569
    Title: Battle of the Somme
    Author: STROHN MATTHAIS (ED)

    Published to coincide with the commemoration of the centenary of the battle of the Somme, this new study comprises twelve separate articles written by some of the foremost military historians, each of which looks at a specific aspect of the battle. Focusing on key aspects of the British, French, and German forces, overall strategic and tactical impacts of the battle and with an introduction by renowned World War I scholar Professor Sir Hew Strachan, The Battle of the Somme is a timely collection of the latest research and analysis of the battle.
    The terrors of the Somme have largely come to embody trench warfare on the Western Front in modern imagination, but this new book looks beyond the horrendous conditions and staggering casualty rates to provide new, insightful research on one of the most pivotal battles of the war.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • Battle of Wanat
    Battle of Wanat
    ISBN: 9781611855579
    Title: Battle of Wanat
    Author: BOWDEN MARK

    Mark Bowden has had a prolific career as one of America's leading journalists - this is an essential collection for any fan of his writing.
    Ranging from war journalism to crime stories to profiles on influential leaders to pieces on sports, gambling and the impending impact of supercomputers on the practice of medicine, this collection is Bowden at his best. Pieces that will appear in the collection include 'The Three Battles of Wanat', which tells the story of a bloody engagement in Afghanistan and the extraordinary years-long fallout within the US military, 'The Drone Warrior', in which Bowden examines the strategic, legal and moral issues surrounding armed drones, and 'The Case of the Vanishing Blonde', which first appeared in Vanity Fair and recounts the chilling story of a woman who went missing from a Florida hotel only to turn up near the Everglades, brutally beaten, raped and still alive.

    Also included are profiles on a diverse range of notable and influential people such as Joe Biden, Kim Jong-un, Judy Clarke who is well known for defending America's worst serial killers and David Simon, the creator of the successful HBO series The Wire.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Battle Ready: Memoir of a Seal Warrior Medic
    Battle Ready: Memoir of a Seal Warrior Medic
    ISBN: 9780312600754
    Title: Battle Ready: Memoir of a Seal Warrior Medic
    Author: DONALD MARK L


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Battle Royal #1 the Wars of Lancaster & York, 1450-1462
    Battle Royal #1 the Wars of Lancaster & York, 1450-1462
    ISBN: 9781781859667
    Title: Battle Royal #1 the Wars of Lancaster & York, 1450-1462
    Author: BICHENO HUGH


    England, 1454. A kingdom sliding into chaos.


    The mentally unstable King Henry VI, having struggled for a decade to contain the violent feuding of his magnates, loses his mind. Disgruntled nobles back the regal claims of Richard, Duke of York, great-grandson of Edward III. The stage is set for civil war.


    The first volume of an enthralling two-part history of the dynastic wars fought between the houses of Lancaster and York, Battle Royal traces the conflict from its roots in the 1440s to the early 1460s - a period marked by the rise and fall of Richard of York, the deposition of Henry VI following the Lancastrian defeat at Towton, and the subsequent seizure of his throne by Richard's son Edward. Populating this late-medieval saga of ambition, intrigue and bloodshed are such fascinating characters as the vacillating Henry himself, his indefatigable queen Marguerite of Anjou, Richard of York (father of kings but never king himself), his opportunist ally Richard Neville, 'the Kingmaker', and the precociously virile Edward of York.


    Charting a clear course through the dynastic and factional complexities of fifteenth-century power politics, and offering crisply authoritative analysis of the key battles of the Wars of the Roses, Battle Royal is a compelling and rigorously researched account of England's longest and bloodiest civil war.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Battle Royal the Wars of Lancaster & York, 1464-1487
    Battle Royal the Wars of Lancaster & York, 1464-1487
    ISBN: 9781781859650
    Title: Battle Royal the Wars of Lancaster & York, 1464-1487
    Author: BICHENO HUGH


    England, 1454. A kingdom sliding into chaos.


    The mentally unstable King Henry VI, having struggled for a decade to contain the violent feuding of his magnates, loses his mind. Disgruntled nobles back the regal claims of Richard, Duke of York, great-grandson of Edward III. The stage is set for civil war.


    The first volume of an enthralling two-part history of the dynastic wars fought between the houses of Lancaster and York, Battle Royal traces the conflict from its roots in the 1440s to the early 1460s - a period marked by the rise and fall of Richard of York, the deposition of Henry VI following the Lancastrian defeat at Towton, and the subsequent seizure of his throne by Richard's son Edward. Populating this late-medieval saga of ambition, intrigue and bloodshed are such fascinating characters as the vacillating Henry himself, his indefatigable queen Marguerite of Anjou, Richard of York (father of kings but never king himself), his opportunist ally Richard Neville, 'the Kingmaker', and the precociously virile Edward of York.


    Charting a clear course through the dynastic and factional complexities of fifteenth-century power politics, and offering crisply authoritative analysis of the key battles of the Wars of the Roses, Battle Royal is a compelling and rigorously researched account of England's longest and bloodiest civil war.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Battle: a History of the Battle of Waterloo
    Battle: a History of the Battle of Waterloo
    ISBN: 9781843543107
    Title: Battle: a History of the Battle of Waterloo
    Author: BARBERO ALLESSANDRO

    At Waterloo, some 70, 000 men under Napoleon and an equal number under Wellington faced one another in a titanic battle. Alessandro Barbero's majestic new account stands apart from previous British and French histories by giving voice to all the nationalities involved. The Battle is a masterpiece of military history and the definitive account of a battle that, in the words of John Keegan, 'reversed the tide of European history'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Battles for Monte Cassino Then & Now
    Battles for Monte Cassino Then & Now
    ISBN: 9781870067737
    Title: Battles for Monte Cassino Then & Now
    Author: PLOWMAN JEFFREY & ROWE PERRY

    The Battles for Cassino encompassed one of the few truly international conflicts of the Second World War. A strategic town on the road to Rome, the fighting lasted four months and cost the lives of more than 14,000 men from eight nations. Between January and May 1944, forces from Britain, Canada, France, India, New Zealand, Poland and the United States, fought a resolute German army in a series of battles in which the advantage swung back and forth, from one side to the other. From fire-fights in the mountains to tank attacks in the valley; from river crossings to street fighting, the four battles of Cassino encompass a series of individual operations unique in the history of the Second World War. Authors Jeff Plowman and Perry Rowe have spent several years studying the conflict together and walking the battlefield to take the hundreds of comparison photographs which are the raison d'etre of all After the Battle publications. Photographs have been selected from archives and private collections around the world to present a balanced view, combined with maps, orders of battle, citations and detailed captions.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
    $110.00
  • Battles of Monte Cassino: the Campaign & Its Controversies
    Battles of Monte Cassino: the Campaign & Its Controversies
    ISBN: 9781741148794
    Title: Battles of Monte Cassino: the Campaign & Its Controversies
    Author: HARPER GLYN & TONKIN-COVELL JOHN

    The Allied forces' actions in and around Monte Cassino in Italy remain some of the most controversial of the Second World War. Adolf Hitler described them as the battles that came closest to the bitter struggles on the Western Front. The name Cassino has become a touchstone for New Zealanders as a result of the crucial role played there by Kiwi forces, and the controversy surrounding the battles refuses to die down. This reappraisal of the battles brings new information about the events at Cassino to light. THE BATTLES OF MONTE CASSINO is not another campaign narrative but a fresh look at some of the key aspects of the battles - the controversial bombing of the Benedictine monastery, the effectiveness of the commanders involved on both sides, the consequences of the Anzio beachhead, the performance of the Germans - and why four agonising battles were needed to defeat the Germans at Cassino.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Battles That Changed History
    Battles That Changed History
    ISBN: 9780241301937
    Title: Battles That Changed History
    Author: DK

    From the fury of the Punic Wars to the icy waters of Dunkirk, relive 5,000 years of world-changing combat with this guide to the most famous battles in history, including a foreword from TV presenter and historian Tony Robinson.

    This military history book takes you on a journey through the battlefields of history, from the ancient world to the American Civil War, World War 1, World War 2, the Cold War, and beyond. Maps, paintings, and photographs reveal the stories behind more than 90 of the most important battles ever to take place, and show how fateful decisions led to glorious victories and crushing defeats.

    From medieval battles and great naval battles to the era of high-tech air battles, key campaigns are illustrated and analysed in detail - the weapons, the soldiers, and the military strategy. Famous military leaders are profiled, including Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and Rommel, and crucial arms, armour, and equipment are explained.

    Whether at Marathon, Agincourt, Gettysburg, or Stalingrad, Battles that Changed Historytakes you into the thick of combat and shows how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Battleship Bismarck
    Battleship Bismarck
    ISBN: 9781472828880
    Title: Battleship Bismarck
    Author: DRAMINSKI STEFAN

    The Bismarck is perhaps the most famous - and notorious - warship ever built. Completed in 1941, the 45,000-ton German battleship sunk HMS Hood, the pride of the British Navy, during one of the most sensational encounters in naval history. Following the sinking, Bismarck was chased around the North Atlantic by many units of the Royal Navy. She was finally dispatched with gunfire and torpedoes on 27 May, less than five months after her completion. Her wreck still lies where she sank, 4,800m down and 960km off the west coast of France. Drawing on new research and technology, this edition is the most comprehensive examination of Bismarck ever published. It includes a complete set of detailed line drawings with fully descriptive keys and full-colour 3D artwork, supported by technical details, photographs and text on the building of the ship and a record of the ship's service history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty & Irony
    Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty & Irony
    ISBN: 9781843681472
    Title: Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty & Irony
    Author: MORRIS JAN

    The battleship Yamato, of the Imperial Japanese Navy, wasthe most powerful warship of World War II and representedthe climax, as it were, of the Japanese warrior traditions of thesamurai - the ideals of honour, discipline, and self-sacrificethat had immemorially ennobled the Japanese nationalconsciousness. Stoically poised for battle in the spring of1945 - when even Japan's last desperate technique of arms,the kamikaze, was running short - Yamato arose as thelast magnificent arrow in the imperial quiver of EmperorHirohito.Here, Jan Morris not only tells the dramatic story of themagnificent ship itself - from secret wartime launch to futilesacrifice at Okinawa - but, more fundamentally, interprets theship as an allegorical figure of war itself, in its splendour andits squalor, its heroism and its waste. Drawing on rich navalhistory and rhapsodic metaphors from international musicand art, Battleship Yamato is a work of grand ironic elegy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Battleships Yamato & Musashi: Superanatomy
    Battleships Yamato & Musashi: Superanatomy
    ISBN: 9781844863174
    Title: Battleships Yamato & Musashi: Superanatomy
    Author: SKULSKI JANUSZ

    Equipped with the largest guns and heaviest armour and with the greatest displacement of any ship ever built, the Yamato proved to be a formidable opponent to the US Pacific Fleet in the Second World War. The book contains a full description of the design and construction of the battleship including wartime modifications, and a career history followed by a substantial pictorial section with rare onboard views of Yamato and her sister ship Musashi, a comprehensive portfolio of more than 1,020 perspective line artworks, 350 colour 3D views, and 30 photographs. The wreck of Musashi has been recently discovered to great excitement in Japan, renewing interest in these iconic warships.Janusz Skulski's anatomies of three renowned ships of the 20th century Japanese navy are among the most comprehensive of the Anatomy series with hundreds of meticulously researched drawings of the ships. Since their first publication he has continued to research the ships and has now produce a more definitive anatomy than was possible then. He has teamed up with 3D artist Stefan Draminksi who produces superb realistic renditions of the ships that bring a whole new level of detail to the portraits of the ships. This new editions is a genuine 'Super Anatomy' containing the most detailed renditions of these ships ever seen.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Battleworn: the Memoir of a Combat Medic in Afghanistan
    Battleworn: the Memoir of a Combat Medic in Afghanistan
    ISBN: 9781491725283
    Title: Battleworn: the Memoir of a Combat Medic in Afghanistan
    Author: TAYLOR CHANTELLE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Beastly Battles of Old England: The Misguided Manoeuvres of the British at War
    Beastly Battles of Old England: The Misguided Manoeuvres of the British at War
    ISBN: 9780749953942
    Title: Beastly Battles of Old England: The Misguided Manoeuvres of the British at War
    Author: CAWTHORNE NIGEL


    Throughout history the English have been a warlike lot. Often we fight among ourselves - there have been a good few civil wars - and when we were not slaughtering each other, we practiced on our neighbours, the Scots, the Irish, the French . . . When that got too easy, we set off around the world to find other people to fight. This was usually done with a hubris that invited some ludicrous pratfall.


    In THE BEASTLY BATTLES OF OLD ENGLAND, Nigel Cawthorne takes us on a darkly humorous journey through some of our ill-advised military actions. From the war over a severed ear to a general seeking out his rival's mistresses to even the score, it is a miscellany of insufferable arrogance, reckless gallantry, stunning stupidity, massive misjudgements and general beastliness.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Beauty & the Sorrow
    Beauty & the Sorrow
    ISBN: 9781846683435
    Title: Beauty & the Sorrow
    Author: ENGLUND PETER

    There are many books on the First World War, but award-winning and bestselling historian Peter Englund takes a daring and stunning new approach. Describing the experiences of twenty ordinary people from around the world, all now unknown, he explores the everyday aspects of war: not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and even beauty. Two of these twenty will perish, two will become prisoners of war, two will become celebrated heroes and two others end up as physical wrecks. One of them goes mad, another will never hear a shot fired.Following soldiers and sailors, nurses and government workers, from Britain, Russia, Germany, Australia and South America - and in theatres of war often neglected by major histories on the period - Englund reconstructs their feelings, impressions, experiences and moods. This is a piece of anti-history: it brings this epoch-making event back to its smallest component, the individual.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Beauty & the Sorrow an Intimate History of the First World War
    Beauty & the Sorrow an Intimate History of the First World War
    ISBN: 9781846683428
    Title: Beauty & the Sorrow an Intimate History of the First World War
    Author: ENGLUND PETER

    There are many books on the First World War, but award-winning and bestselling historian Peter Englund takes a daring and stunning new approach. Describing the experiences of nineteen ordinary people from around the world, all now unknown, he explores the everyday aspects of war: not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and even beauty. Two of these nineteen will perish, two will become prisoners of war, two will become celebrated heroes and two others end up as physical wrecks. One of them go mad, another will never hear a shot fired.Following soldiers and sailors, nurses and government workers from Britain, Russia and Germany, and from Australia and South America – and in theatres of war often neglected by major histories on the period – Englund reconstructs their feelings, impressions, experiences and moods. This is a piece of anti-history: it brings this epoch-making event back to its smallest component, the individual.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Before the Birth of the MBT Western Tank Development 1945-1959
    Before the Birth of the MBT Western Tank Development 1945-1959
    ISBN: 9788395157585
    Title: Before the Birth of the MBT Western Tank Development 1945-1959
    Author: TAYLOR DICK & ROBINSON M P

    This book is intended to be the first in a short series looking at the major developments of battle tanks by the western nations in the period from the end of the Second World War to the present.

    During WW2 the tank came of age, and was probably the predominant land weapon of the period. However the tank was never perfected during the war, and the post-war decades have seen enormous resources expended on trying to do just that - to make the tank perfect. This of course is an impossible task, as threats evolve and mutate, and trying to design a vehicle (or indeed any weapon of war) to do a multitude of different tasks will inevitably lead to compromise.

    Notwithstanding this, the development of the modern 'Chariots of Fire' in the 1950s was an utterly fascinating process, with ten or more project and trial tank designs rejected for every design actually adopted. It was truly an era when technology was evolving rapidly, for if the specifications of the late 1940s differed little from the most powerful wartime designs; by 1960 the specifications for new battle tanks reflected every tactical implication of NATO's nuclear strategy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.00

    $59.00
  • Behind Bamboo Hell on the Burma Railway
    Behind Bamboo Hell on the Burma Railway
    ISBN: 9780143573180
    Title: Behind Bamboo Hell on the Burma Railway
    Author: RIVETT ROHAN

    Foreword by Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop. Described by Weary Dunlop as 'the classic account of prisoner-of-war life', Behind Bamboo is Rohan Rivett's story of his time as a POW during the Second World War, and particularly his experiences on the notorious Burma railway. Rivett, a journalist in Singapore when it fell to the Japanese in 1942, escaped south - across the treacherous Bangka Strait - to Indonesia. But freedom was short-lived; soon Rivett was just one of thousands of Japanese POWs struggling for existence. The struggle was to last for more than three years. Brutal in its honesty and haunting in its realism, Behind Bamboo is a compelling testament to the Australians' will to survive and their unassailable spirit in the face of the most callous inhumanity. &

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
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