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Black Jack The life and times of Brigadier Sir Frederick Galleghan, Arneil, Stan
1 Arneil, Stan Black Jack The life and times of Brigadier Sir Frederick Galleghan
Melbourne Macmillan 1983 0333339088 / 9780333339084 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 178pages A biography of Brigadier "Black Jack" Galleghan who fought in two world wars and held commissioned rank for 50 years. His military career was punctuated with bitter clashes with the top brass - many of whom he did not like much. In his last command, he staged the biggest ambush on WW2 resulting in 1000 Japanese soldiers being killed. For this he received the very rare distinction of getting a commendation from the Japanese High Command. As a POW, he maintained strict discipline and was held in high regard, even awe, by the Japanese. ID15402 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Unscathed. Escape from Sierra Leone, Ashby, Phil
2 Ashby, Phil Unscathed. Escape from Sierra Leone
London Macmillan 2002 0330491474 / 9780330491471 1st Edition Trade Paperback 
Very Good condition. Small stain to upper fore edge. Illustrated with Colour photographs. 266 pages The story of Major Phil Ashby's daring escape from the Sierra Leone's rebel soldiers in 2000. ID234745 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Mission to Tashkent, Bailey, F.M. Lt-Col
3 Bailey, F.M. Lt-Col Mission to Tashkent
London The Folio Society 1999 1st thus Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good+ condition in a Very Good Slipcase. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 269 pages Introduction and epilogue by Peter Hopkirk. Frederick Bailey's secret mission in 1918 to persuade the Russians to continue the fight against the Germans. ID255422 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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WE WERE THERE : Australian Soldiers of World War II Tell Their Stories, Barrett, John
4 Barrett, John WE WERE THERE : Australian Soldiers of World War II Tell Their Stories
Ringwood Viking 1987 0670816272 / 9780670816279 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Small text line to front free endpaper, obscuring previous owner's name. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 470 pages Australian soldiers of WW2 tell their stories. ID81989 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Year of the Tigers.  The second tour of 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment in South Vietnam, 1969-70, Battle, M.R. Capt  & Wilkins, D.S. [Editors]
5 Battle, M.R. Capt & Wilkins, D.S. [Editors] The Year of the Tigers. The second tour of 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment in South Vietnam, 1969-70
Sydney Australian Military History Publications 2009 0980475341 / 9780980475340 3rd Revised Edition Hardback 
Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Fine copy in Fine dustjacket. A new copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. Coloured battle maps to rear. Nominal roll. 377 pages A record of the actions and achievments of 5RAR [The Tiger Battalion] during its second tour of Vietnam. This combat infantry battalion, consisting of both regular soldiers and national servicemen, was proven to be second to none in its 16 main operations over the 12 month tour. It was involved in hundreds of battles with the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong enemy and was responsible for locating, attacking and capturing literally thousands of enemy defensive bunkers secreted away in the jungle. Key battles include Battle of Binh Ba in 1969 and 5RAR was awarded Battle Honours for this action. ID249235 
Price: 70.00 AUD
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Australian Army Unit Colour Patches 1987-2008, Blackwell, Philip
6 Blackwell, Philip Australian Army Unit Colour Patches 1987-2008
Loftus Australian Military History Publications 2008 0957828004 / 9780957828001 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size. Mint copy in a Mint Dustjacket. A New Copy. Dustjacket protected in plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Colour and black & white illustrations. 98 pages The colour patch was born of the chaos of World War 1 and quickly acquired a life of its own as a rallying point, a ready identifier of a soldier's unit. Today, the colour patch remains the visible symbol of camaraderie of military service and achieves prominence every Anzac Day as it proudly emblazons banners carried by returned soldiers and veterans. This book includes full colour plates of the unit patches issued since 1987. ID240851 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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Britain's Sea Soldiers.  A Record of the Royal Marines During the War 1914-1919, Blumberg, H.E. General Sir
7 Blumberg, H.E. General Sir Britain's Sea Soldiers. A Record of the Royal Marines During the War 1914-1919
Uckfield, East Sussex Naval & Military Press 2006 1847346855 / 9781847346858 Reprint Softcover 
Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good+ condition. An excellent copy. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Maps. 492pages + maps Structured in nine parts - Part 1: Reinforcement of the Personnel of the Royal Navy; Part 2: The War at Sea; Part 3: Naval Striking Forces; Part 4: Ships Detachment Landing Parties; Part 5: Advanced Bases; Part 6: Units Attached to the Army; Part 7: Miscellaneous; Part 8: Special Units; Part 9: Administration & Training. Plus three appendices. ID293289 
Price: 60.00 AUD
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Anzac: The Landing, The Legend, The Law, Bond, Catherine
8 Bond, Catherine Anzac: The Landing, The Legend, The Law
North Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2016 1925333531 / 9781925333534 1st Edition Trade Paperback 
MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 204 pages This book examines how, in 1916, control of ‘Anzac’ was introduced initially for businesses then extended, without precedent, to more private spheres, including prohibiting the use of the word as the name of a home. It documents the effect that these laws had on the Australian home front and the devastating impact on soldiers and families ID293482 
Price: 46.00 AUD
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Fighting Monsters: An Intimate History of the Sandakan Tragedy, Braithwaite, Richard Wallace
9 Braithwaite, Richard Wallace Fighting Monsters: An Intimate History of the Sandakan Tragedy
North Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2016 1925333760 / 9781925333763 1st Edition Softcover 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. xxii, 530 pages Only six escapees survived the Sandakan death marches of 1945 in North Borneo, the worst atrocity ever inflicted on Australian soldiers. 1787 Australian and 641 British POWs perished. Previous descriptions of the numerous violent acts have yielded little understanding of a situation where the real struggle was to keep one's humanity when so many were losing theirs, whether Allied POWs, local residents of Borneo, Javanese slave labourers, or Japanese soldiers. Understanding this extraordinary story is aided by reference to a wide range of sources in different countries and disciplines, and by examining the perspectives of all players in this terrible game of survival. An unusual and extreme POW story, the Sandakan tragedy had four stages: active resistance in 1942–3, stubborn endurance in 1943–4, the collapse of civilized existence in 1945 and, finally, the postwar decades of torment for the six damaged survivors, the gradual assimilation of the story, the healing of the damage and the commemoration of the tragedy by the families and communities involved. ID291068 
Price: 48.00 AUD
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The Sword and the Pen, Brander, Michael (Compiler and Editor)
10 Brander, Michael (Compiler and Editor) The Sword and the Pen
London Leo Cooper 1989 0850521106 / 9780850521108 1st UK Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good+ in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic cover. Black & white illustrations. xiii, 160 pages A collection of extracts from the diaries of soldiers from over two centuries of war compiled to mark Leo Cooper's 21 years as a military publisher. ID240388 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Iven G. Mackay Citizen and Soldier, Chapman, Ivan
11 Chapman, Ivan Iven G. Mackay Citizen and Soldier
Melbourne Melway Publishing 1975 0909439028 / 9780909439026 1st Edition Hardcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good copy in Very Good dustjacket (DJ now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve). DJ spine very slightly faded. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Previous owner's details to front pastedown. 316 pages The biography of Lt Gen Sir Iven Mackay KBE, CMG, DSO & Bar. ID143191 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Barbed Wire and Bamboo: Australian POWs in Europe, North Africa, Singapore, Thailand and Japan, Clarke, Hugh & Burgess, Colin
12 Clarke, Hugh & Burgess, Colin Barbed Wire and Bamboo: Australian POWs in Europe, North Africa, Singapore, Thailand and Japan
Sydney Allen & Unwin 1992 1863733132 / 9781863733137 1st Edition Hardbound 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Maps. 159pages A collection of stories of captivity and escape involving Australian soldiers in two world wars. ID173274 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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When The Balloon Went Up. Short stories from a war, Clarke, Hugh V.
13 Clarke, Hugh V. When The Balloon Went Up. Short stories from a war
North Sydney Allen & Unwin 1990 0044422091 / 9780044422099 1st Edition Assumed Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Black & white illustrations. 125 pages In this collection of linked short stories the experiences of young Australian soldiers in action against Japanese in Malaya, as prisoners of war in Changi, and as labourers on the Burma Thailand Raikway are moving recounted ID292678 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Bali to Baghdad and Beyond (Inscribed and signed by author), Cocks, Rodney
14 Cocks, Rodney Bali to Baghdad and Beyond (Inscribed and signed by author)
Camberwell, Victoria Viking/Penguin 2005 0670042668 / 9780670042661 1st Edition Trade Paperback 
Very Good condition. Illustrated with colour photographs. Inscribed & signed by the author on the title page xxiii, 291 pages A remarkable first-hand account of life at the UN front lines and in recent post-conflict hotspots The author was a UN Military Observer in East Timor and a member of the de-mining team in Iraq following the fall of Saddam. ID271778 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Defenders A History of the British Volunteer, Cousins, Geoffrey
15 Cousins, Geoffrey The Defenders A History of the British Volunteer
London Frederick Muller Ltd. 1968 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good [price-clipped] Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Previous owner's details to front pastedown. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. An excellent copy. 223 pages This book looks at part-time [military] efforts in Britain from the Anglo-Saxon Fyrd to the organisations of the twentieth century. It is a survey of British history as it has affected the ordinary patriotic man who has done his bit for "king and country". ID252960 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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SAS Gulf Warriors, Crawford, Steve
16 Crawford, Steve SAS Gulf Warriors
London Simon & Schuster 1995 0671512161 / 9780671512163 1st Edition Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. 192 pages Definitive guide to SAS operations in the 1991 Gulf War - drawing upon the unpublished accounts from SAS soldiers involved. ID270295 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Blood, Sweat and Steel.  Frontline accounts from the Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq, Darman, Peter
17 Darman, Peter Blood, Sweat and Steel. Frontline accounts from the Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq
London New Holland 2010 1847735134 / 9781847735133 1st Edition Trade Paperback 
Very Good condition. Illustrated with Colour photographs. 256 pages Includes personal accounts of soldiers and background to the major campaigns. ID295879 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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18 Daws, Gavan Prisoners of the Japanese POWs of World War II in the Pacific
Melbourne Scribe Publications 2008 1921215917 / 9781921215919 Reprint Softcover 
Octavo Size. A Near Fine copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 462 pages ID252901 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Marching to the Sound of Gunfire, Delaforce, Patrick
19 Delaforce, Patrick Marching to the Sound of Gunfire
London Chancellor Press 2000 0753703793 / 9780753703793 Reprint Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Excellent condition. Black & white illustrations/photographs. 218 pages Scores of British soldiers from all echelons tell their stories of life and death in North West Europe 1944-45 - in the months immediately following D-Day. ID198943 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Sutras of Abu Ghraib, Delgado, Aidan
20 Delgado, Aidan The Sutras of Abu Ghraib
Boston Beacon Press 2007 0807072702 / 9780807072707 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Pencil annotations to rear free endpaper. 228 pages The Sutras of Abu Ghraib traces a young man's transformation from naive soldier to conscientious objector, a journey that leads him to question everything he once believed about war and justice. ID287430 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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