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The Courtneys.  A Victorian Military Family, Austin, Ron
1 Austin, Ron The Courtneys. A Victorian Military Family
McCrae Slouch Hat Publications 2009 0980637309 / 9780980637304 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size. Mint copy in a Mint Dustjacket. A New Copy. Dustjacket protected in plastic sleeve. Signed by author. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Colour photos of medals to rear. 200 pages Most Australian visitors to Gallipoli pass by the war cemetery bearing the title "Courtney's and Steele's Post" - few understand the significance. In 1915 this area was held by 14 Bn AIF commanded by Lt Col Richard Courtney and became known as Courtney's Post. The saga of the Courtney's starts in Ireland and moves to Australia during the Gold Rush. Military service became a tradition and carried on for over four generations. This book, well illustrated with photos from the Courtney collections, provides the reader with a valuable insight into the development of the Australian Army from colonial times through two world wars and beyond. ID255702 
Price: 55.00 AUD
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Legends of the War The AIF in France 1918, Beale, Pat
2 Beale, Pat Legends of the War The AIF in France 1918
North Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2017 1925588645 / 9781925588644 1st Edition Trade Paperback 
MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 161 pages 1918 was a year of triumph for the Australian Corps in France yet today this is seldom recognised by most Australians. Our perceptions have been clouded by legends, built up over the past century, that have trivialised their achievement. Here an ex-soldier, Pat Beale DSO MC, uses his military background to help re-discover why and how the Corps was so successful and also the reasons their triumph has been ignored. This concise and knowledgeable account will not sit comfortably with everyone. As the author admits, he slaps a number of 'sacred cows' on the rump and challenges some deeply held perceptions, but he hopes it will encourage a better understanding of the great victory of those men and how they achieved it. ID297796 
Price: 36.95 AUD
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Machine Gunners. A History of Six Machine-Gun Battalion, AIF 1942-1944, Campbell, John
3 Campbell, John Machine Gunners. A History of Six Machine-Gun Battalion, AIF 1942-1944
Sydney Australian Military History Publications 2007 1876439831 / 9781876439835 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Fine condition. A New copy. Laminated pictorial boards. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Includes the following appendices: 1. Abbreviations and Glossary; 2. Honour Roll; 3. After the War - post war activities of many of the men mentioned in the book; 4. Nominal Roll; 5. Photograph Album; 6. Photograph Album - Battalion Groups. 326 pages Six Machine-Gun Battalion was raised in New South Wales and sent to the coast for training pending deployment to New Guinea. Finally their war came and they found themselves at Gusap defending an American airstrip against the Japanese. As the war moved north the unit was sent home, disbanded and the members dispersed as reinforcements across a wide range of units. ID220955 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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New Guinea Machine Gunners A History of 7 Australian Machine Gun Battalion 1942-1944, Campbell, John
4 Campbell, John New Guinea Machine Gunners A History of 7 Australian Machine Gun Battalion 1942-1944
Jannali, NSW Published by Author 2013 0987238728 / 9780987238726 1st Edition Softcover 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Fine copy - A new copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Includes Nominal roll and Honours & Awards. 155 pages This is the World War 2 history of 7 Australian Machine Gun Battalion AIF from its origin in 1942 as New Guinea Force Machine Gun Battalion to being disbanded in 1944. The task set the CO, Lt Col Terry Farrell was to form, train and prepare for battle a new machine gun battalion from the "E" [Vickers] Companies of six different infantry battalions. The newly formed battalion served in the defence of Port Moresby, Battle of Wau and at Milne Bay. ID272237 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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Surviving Captivity: The campaign and POW diary of Bob Christie 2/29th Battalion AIF 1942-1945, Christie, R.W. Edited by John Lack
5 Christie, R.W. Edited by John Lack Surviving Captivity: The campaign and POW diary of Bob Christie 2/29th Battalion AIF 1942-1945
North Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing with the 2/29th Battalion AIF Association Inc 2010 1921509961 / 9781921509964 1st Edition Softcover 
Octavo Size. MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Maps 196 pages The survival of Australian prisoners of war by the Japanese has been attributed, variously, to Providence, mateship and just plain luck. POW diaries those remarkable expressions of the will to live & reveal another side to survival. Surviving Captivity reveals an intensely personal and private battle, waged with the weapons of faith, hope and love of family. Bob Christie enlisted in the AIF in 1940, fought with the 2/29th Battalion in Malaya and Singapore, and was a POW in Changi and Thailand 1942–1945. After the war he dedicated himself to the welfare of veterans and their families. As Hon. Secretary of the 2/29th Battalion AIF Association for more than 60 years, Bob is the acknowledged head of the Battalion family. ID256957 
Price: 42.00 AUD
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The Saga of a Sig.  The Wartime Memories of Six Years in the Second A.I.F., Clift, Ken DCM
6 Clift, Ken DCM The Saga of a Sig. The Wartime Memories of Six Years in the Second A.I.F.
Sydney KCD Publications 1972 0959888101 / 9780959888102 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 209 pages ID265613 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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There and Back with a Dinkum, Colman, W.R.G.  Presented, edited and with additional material by Claire Woods and Paul Skrebels
7 Colman, W.R.G. Presented, edited and with additional material by Claire Woods and Paul Skrebels There and Back with a Dinkum
Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2013 1925003604 / 9781925003604 1st Edition Trade Paperback 
MINT - a NEW copy. Presented and edited with additional material by Claire Woods and Paul Skrebels. 308 pages "This book is intended to be a plain, straightforward account of the experiences of an Australian soldier during the Great War." So says the author who served as a private, NCO and Officer in the 27th Battalion AIF from 1915 to 1919. But as his service record suggests, there is nothing ordinary about this book. Presented here for the first time, after lying unpublished in the Australian War Memorial's archives for almost eighty years, this is the remarkable story of a young university student who enlists to "do his bit" during those "lost" years. The author, Adelaide born, Russell Coleman uses a narrator, John Carlton to describe his own experience of the Great War from a schoolboy at St Peters College to an infantry officer on the Western Front where he was twice wounded and awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. Includes a glossary of Army terms and slang, the actual Coleman diary, and commentary by historians, Woods and Skrebels. ID274673 
Price: 42.95 AUD
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A History of 2/18th Infantry Battalion AIF, Elliott, Di and Silver, Lynette (Revised and Compiled by)
8 Elliott, Di and Silver, Lynette (Revised and Compiled by) A History of 2/18th Infantry Battalion AIF
Sydney Australian Military History Publications 2006 1876439831 / 9781876439835 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine condition in pictorial laminated boards. New copy but with minor bump to lower rear corner. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Maps. 306 pages Based on the original book "Against All Odds" by James Burfitt, published in 1991 - revised and updated. The 2/18th Battalion was raised in north-western NSW and Sydney in June 1940. It was based in Malaya and with the fall of Singapore the battalion went into captivity. For the next 3 and a half years the 2/18th as a unit, functioned primarily as a survival mechanism for its members, unifying disparate groups and giving them hope for survival. Includes the following Decorations, Nominal Roll, and Honour Roll. ID280932 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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"With the Twenty-Second"  A History of the Twenty-Second Battalion, A.I.F., Gorman, E. Captain M.C.
9 Gorman, E. Captain M.C. "With the Twenty-Second" A History of the Twenty-Second Battalion, A.I.F.
Brisbane A. Green 2009[1919] Facsimile Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size. Mint - a new copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. No 13 of 400 numbered copies. Matt laminated boards, cloth spine. Hand bound. Total casualties, Decorations, Roll of honour. 132 pages ID251623 
Price: 150.00 AUD
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Maker and Breaker. The Story of an Engineer Officer 1939-1945, Grover, John C. OBE
10 Grover, John C. OBE Maker and Breaker. The Story of an Engineer Officer 1939-1945
Sydney Australian Military History Publications 2008 0980320437 / 9780980320435 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Mint condition in pictorial laminated boards. Issued without dustjacket. A new copy. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings/Diagrams. 228 pages John Grover transferred from a militia Engineer unit to the AIF when war broke out in 1939. He subsequently served with the 2/1 Field Company in the Middle East. He served in Papua building an alternate track to the Kokoda Trail and built roads and bridges around Buna. ID235743 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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From the Somme to Singapore. A Medical Officer in Two World Wars, Huxtable, Charles
11 Huxtable, Charles From the Somme to Singapore. A Medical Officer in Two World Wars
Sydney Kangaroo Press 1995 0864177453 / 9780864177452 Reprint Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. One minor bit of marginalia to page 112. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Index. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 168 pages The author joined the British Army as a Medical Officer in 1914 and after service in World War One joined the AIF in 1918. The major part of this book is the diaries the author kept while a prisoner of the Japanese. ID282062 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Bullecourt 1917 Breaching the Hindenburg Line, Kendall, Paul
12 Kendall, Paul Bullecourt 1917 Breaching the Hindenburg Line
Stroud, Gloucestershire Spellmount Ltd 2010 0752457454 / 9780752457451 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Maps. Appendices include Order of Battle, British diggers killed at Bullecourt, The Bullecourt Missing, AIF Killed. An extensive bibliography is also included. 416 pages The assault on the Hindenburg Line at Bullecourt in April & May 1917 by three British and three Australian Divisions was initially to assist Allenby's Third Army break of of Arras. This book tells the full story of a battle that can be seen as an archetype of the horrors of trench warfare. It is structured in four parts - The Road to Bullecourt; The First Battle of Bullecourt 11th April 1917; The Second Battle of Bullecourt 3rd-21st May 1917 and Memorials and Cemeteries. ID292905 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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The Chronicle of the 45th Battalion A.I.F., Lee, J.E. Major
13 Lee, J.E. Major The Chronicle of the 45th Battalion A.I.F.
Brisbane A. Green 2009 Facsimile Edition Hardback 
Small Octavo Size. Mint - a new copy. Cloth spine, matt cream laminated paper boards. Battalion statistics, nominal roll, honours and awards with citations. Five black and white plates [incl frontis], Four maps. Limited to 400 numbered copies. 132 pages Originally published in 1924, this is handsomely reproduced facsimile of an important "unit history" of the first World War. ID250398 
Price: 150.00 AUD
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Fighting Nineteenth.  History of the 19th Infantry Battalion AIF 1915-1918, Matthews, Wayne & Wilson, David
14 Matthews, Wayne & Wilson, David Fighting Nineteenth. History of the 19th Infantry Battalion AIF 1915-1918
Sydney Australian Military History Publications 2011 0980777445 / 9780980777444 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Mint condition in pictorial laminated boards. Issued without dustjacket. A new copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. Research CD to rear pocket. Nominal Roll, Honours and Awards. 520 pages After almost 95 years the story of the Fighting Nineteenth can finally be told. Almost 5000 men served in the 19th Battalion, AIF during its three and a half years as one of the four battalions of the 5th Brigade, 2nd Division. Formed in Sydney in 1915 with many of its first recruits recently discharged members of the Australian force that captured the German colonies in New Guinea. This history traces the battalion's progress from Australia to Egypt and then on to Gallipoli where it was responsible for Popes Hill. After Gallipoli it was the Western Front. ID263894 
Price: 60.00 AUD
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The Soul of ANZAC General Sir William Birdwood and the AIF, 1914-1918, Millar, John Dermot
15 Millar, John Dermot The Soul of ANZAC General Sir William Birdwood and the AIF, 1914-1918
North Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2015 1925003477 / 9781925003475 1st Edition Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. MINT - a NEW copy. xiii, 203 pages General Sir William Birdwood, the first commander of Australian troops during the Great War, was a soldier's soldier, loved and respected by those who served under him. Now largely forgotten, he had had a long, illustrious career in the Indian Army before commanding the Australians. A man of his times, he held to his core beliefs and values, and lived by them. ID286676 
Price: 47.00 AUD
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Marcel Caux A Life Unravelled, Silver, Lynette Ramsay
16 Silver, Lynette Ramsay Marcel Caux A Life Unravelled
Brisbane John Wiley & Sons Australasia 2005 1740311132 / 9781740311137 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Fine condition in a Near Fine Dustjacket - DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 250 pages One of the last surviving Australian veterans of World War I with a complicated and convoluted past. ID257673 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Jimmy Tonkin versus the Army [Inscribed by Author], Tonkin, Jimmy
17 Tonkin, Jimmy Jimmy Tonkin versus the Army [Inscribed by Author]
Adelaide Peacock Publications 1980 0909209405 / 9780909209407 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ spine a little faded. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Inscribed by the author on half-title page. 249pages Adelaide comedian and comedy writer and Radio 5KA personality's biography of his army service during World War Two as a soldier/entertainer. He initially joined the 10th Infantry Militia Battaion [later the 10/48th AIF] then was transferred to the First Division Entertainment Unit. ID2277 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Robbie to Dorie: Lt Col John Robertson's letters from Malaya 1941-1942, Warland, Andrew
18 Warland, Andrew Robbie to Dorie: Lt Col John Robertson's letters from Malaya 1941-1942
North Melbourne Arcadia /Australian Scholarly in association with the 2/29th Battalion AIF Association 2014 1925003663 / 9781925003666 1st Edition Trade Paperback 
MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. xiv, 231 pages Lt Colonel John Robertson of the 2/29th Battalion AIF, a decorated veteran of the First World War, was killed in action in Malaya on 17 January 1942, the first day of his Battalion's encounter with Japanese forces. His death devastated his men but they continued to revere Robbie as they endured more than three years of captivity. By contrast, some historians have described him as too old and hide-bound for command, as having lost the confidence of General Gordon Bennett, and as having imperilled his troops by refusing to co-operate with the battery from the 4th Anti-Tank Regiment. Reproducing the letters Robbie wrote home to his family in 1940–42, the author presents a fascinating study of a man who left his family and his business, and ultimately gave his life, to make (in his own words) ‘a better world for us all’. ID279791 
Price: 41.95 AUD
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