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Australia: Boer War - Breaker Morant Collection (8 diff) inc Breaker Morant (Carnegie & Shields, 1979), Shoot Straight You Bastards (Bleszynski 2002), Scapegoat of the Empire (Lieut George Witton - 1907, limited edition reprint 2003), Closed File (Denton 1983) & Bushveldt Carbineers (Bill Woolmore 2002). Plus Video & DVD of the 1979 film. Also Methods of Barbarism Roberts & Kitchener in the Boer Republics (SB Spies 2001). South Africa & the Transvaal War (Creswicke 1901) Vols 2, 4, 5 & 6. Mostly F-VF condition with later books near new. Retail $600+ (15 items).
Australia - WWI Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 Vol IX 'The Royal Australian Navy' (3rd edition 1935) & Vol XI 'Australia During The War' (4th edition 1938). Vol III 'The AIF in France 1916', Vol VIII 'The Australian Flying Corps', Vol X 'The Australians At Rabaul'. 1st two hard cover, other three UQP. 1980s soft cover editions. Russian ANZACS in Australian History by E Govor pub by UNSW Press 2005. ANZACS in Archangel (Australia & the invasion of Russia 1918-19), definitive history noting 2 Victoria Cross recipients, pub 2010. 'The Great War' by Les Carlyon, h/c with DJ, near new condition. Then Individual Biographies (6) inc 'The Broken Years' (Bill Gammage), To Hell & Back (Sydney Loch) & Hard Jacka - the story of a Gallipoli Legend. Also 'They Dared Mightily - Victoria Cross/George Cross recipients Boer War - Korea War' (hard cover, 1st edition pub AWM 1963). Mostly VG - near condition, retail $500+. (15)
Australia - ANZAC: Gallipoli 1915 Literature Collection with around 30 diff books inc The Story of ANZAC (vol 1), C E W Bean (1981 edition), Across The Bar - The Story of Simpson, Man with The Donkey (1994) near new with DJ. ANZAC Memories - Living With Legend (1994, Oxford Un Press), new with DJ. Battle For Lone Pine (2012), near new. Cobbers - Stories of Gallipoli 1915 (2005). Dardanelle Patrol (H.M. Submarines E11) pub 1964, VGC. Gallipoli (by L Carlyon), pub 2001, near new with DJ. Goodbye Cobber - God Bless You (Fatal Charge of The Light Horse, Gallipoli) by J Hamilton, pub 2004, near new. Jacka VC - Australian Hero, VGC. The Silence Ruse - Escape from Gallipoli, a biography of General Sir Brudenell White (water damage, G condition - RARE book). Private Wars - personal records of the ANZACS in the Great War. To Hell and Back - the banned account of Gallipoli by Sydney Loch. Plus others, all with interesting reading. Also 'They Dared Mightily' (VC & GC recipients Boer War to Korea). Nearly all VG to Excellent condition. (New) retail $850. (30)
Australia: WWII Armed Forces O.A.S. Books written by still serving members & pub by the AWM comp set of all 20 diff with 2nd AIF 'On Active Service' (1941), RAN 'HMAS I-VI' (1942-45), AMF '4' from 'Soldering On' (1942) to 'Stand Easy' (1945), RAAF (4) from 'These Eagles' (1942) to 'Victory Roll' (1945), Communications Branch 'Signals' (1944), VDC 'On Guard' (1944) & 'As You Were' (1946-1950). Most with original paper DJ, 3 still in AWM Mailing boxes. Difficult assembly, cost vendor around $400 to put together! (20)
Australia: WWII 1939-45. 'Australia In The War of 1939-45' Official AWM Publications. Army set of 7 comp with 'To Benghazi' (Long), Greece, Crete & Syria (Long), Tobruk & El Alamein (Maughan). The Japanese Thrust (Wigmore), South West Pacific Area - First Year Kokoda to Wali (McCarty). The New Guinea Offensives (Dexter). The Final Campaigns (Long). Mixed 1st/2nd editions, all with DJs (faded). Plus 'Clinical Problems of War (Walker). All Official Histories, pub by AWM, G-VGC. Now hard to find as a comp group. Retail $600+. (8)
Australia: WWII 1939-45. Australia In The War of 1939-45 Official AWM publications RAAF set of 4 'Royal Australian Airforce 1939-42' (Gillison), Air War Against Japan 1943-45 (Odgers), Air War Against Germany & Italy (Herington), Air Power Over Europe (Herington) all VGC comp with DJ. (Retail $400). Also 'Pictorial History of Australia of War 1939-45' set of 5 (retail $125). Worn spines, GC, plus 'With The Australians In Korea' (Bartlett) with orig DJ. All official AWM publications, total retail around $550. (10)
Australia - WWII Army Campaign Histories (15) inc ANZAC Fury - Battle of Crete 1941 (Thompson), Bardia (Stockings) - notes capture of around 40,000 Italians! Tobruk (Fitzsimons), A Bastard of A Place - The Australians In Papua (Brune), Kokoda (Fitzsimons), The Coast Watches (Lindsay), The Japanese Defeat of Buna & Gona 1942-43 (McAuley), Timor 1942 (Wray) & Wounded Eagle - The Bombing of Darwin (Ewer). Battalion/Unit Histories (5) with 'Against All Odds - History of 2/18 Battalion, New Guinea Air Warning Wireless Company 1942-45, Hold Hard Cobbers - 57th and 60th & 57/60 Aust Infantry Battalions 1912-1990 (2 vols) & Forgotten Men - Aust Army Veterinary Corps 1909-1946. Plus 10 others inc Nancy Wake, Weary Dunlop, Roden Cutler, General Gordon Bennett, Biographies & 200 shots (photographs), The Australians of War in New Guinea. Mixed hard/soft covers, mostly VG/Excellent condition, new retail $900+. (30)
Australia - WWII POW Collection (20) inc Prisoners of War From Gallipoli to Korea (Patsy Adam Smith, 600 pgs, hard cover with DJ, pub 1992). The Diggers of Colditz (Jack Champ, one of 19 Aussies imprisoned there, hard cover with DJ, pub 1985). Dangerous Days - A Diggers Great Escape (E Brough, 2009). POW-Australian Prisoners of War in Hitler's Reich (Monteith, pub 2011). Hellfire, The Story of Australia, Japan & the POW's (Forbes, hard cover with DJ, pub 2005). The Changi Brownlow (R Perry 2010). The Rats of Rangoon (Wing Commander L Hudson). Sandakan - A Conspiracy of Silence (Ramsay-Silver). The Duke, A Hero's Hero at Sandakan-Caption Lionel Matthews GC MC (D Matthews, pub 2008). Hells Heroes - The Forgotten Story of the Worst POW Camp in Japan (Maynard, pub 2009). Plus 11 others. Mostly VG-near new condition, retail $550. Also 10 others, mostly British inc 'The Wooden Horse (Williams), Miracle on the River Kwai (Gordon) & Return from the River Kwai (retail $150). Great lot of good reading, total retail/original cost $700. (30)
Australia - Vietnam War Literature collection with around 15 diff books inc 'The Team Australian Army Advisers in Vietnam 1962-1972' (McNeill), 2 books original hard cover (1984) & revised soft cover (1992) edition (both only good condition). Then Contact (Lex McAulay), Ghost Platoon (Walker), Mine Fields & Miniskirts (McHugh - 2 diff editions, inc omissions & corrections). The Battle of Coral (McAulay), The Battle of Long Tan (McAulay), The Vietnam Years (Caulfield), Tigermen (Barry Peterson) & Vietnam-The Australian War (Ham). Also other books inc SAS (Phantoms of War) - a history of the Australian Special Air Service (Horner), 'The Crossroad' (Mark Donaldson, VC), Victoria Cross-Australia's Finest & The Battles They Fought (Staunton). Mixed hard/soft cover editions. Mostly VG-near new condition. Retail $350. (26)
Australia Royal Australian Navy Collection (17) inc Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 Vol IX the RAN (Jose, 1928, UQP 1987 reprint), 'Pioneers of the RAN' (Lofty Batt, 1967) rare tome describing Pre-WWI Navy Life from Senior Officers to ordinary seamen. 'The RAN in WWII' (Stevens 1996), Scrap-Iron Flotilla (Moyes 1943), The Price of Admiralty (McGuire 1944, Inscribed & Autographed, RARE as such). The Silent Service (Jones & Idriess 1952). Cruiser-The Life & Loss of HMAS Perth (Carlton 2010), HMAS Sydney-Australia's Greatest Naval Tragedy (Frame 2008). No case to Answer-Melbourne/Evans Collistion (Stevenson 1971), One Minute of Time-Melbourne/Voyager Collision (Hickling 1965), Breaking Ranks - The HMAS Voyager Scandal (Cabban & Salter 2005), plus 7 others inc Personal Histories. Also other books (9) inc The First Fleet (Mundle 2014), The Rise & Fall of Captain James Cook (Dugard 2001), The Coast Watchers (Lindsay 2010), The Silent Victory-September 1940 (Grinnell-Milne 1958) & Sea War-Great Naval Battles of WWII (Pearce 1990). Plus 'Hellfire, The Story of Australia, Japan & the Prisoners of War'. Mostly F-VF Condition recent editions generally near new. Retail $550. (27).
Great Britain/Australia. Special Air Service Regiment collection (32) from foundation in WWII to operations in Iraq 2005 inc David Stirling, The Authorised Biography of the Creator of the SAS (Hoe, 500pgs hb pub 1992), Ghost Force, the Secret History of the SAS (Connor, 375pgs hb, pub 1998), Who Dares Wins, The SAS 1950-Gulf War (Geraghty, 600pgs, pub 1983), Eye of the Storm - 25 Years in Action with the SAS (Ratcliffe DCM, 336pgs, pub 2000). The Complete Encyclopedia of the SAS (Barry Davies, BEM, 375pgs, pub 2001), SAS - The Soldiers Story (Ramsay, 250pgs hb, pub 1996). SAS Sniper (Rob Maylor, 330pgs, pub 2010). Seven Troop (A McNab DCM, 420 pgs hb, pub 2008). Warrior Bros, My Life in the Australian SAS (Fennell, 334pgs, pub 2008). General Sir Peter de la Billiere - Storm Command, a Personal Account of the Gulf War (350pgs hb, pub 1992). Willie Apiata VC - The Reluctant Hero (Little, 255pgs hb, pub 2008). Also contemporary books (18) inc Phantom (Warner, 200+pgs hb, pub 1982). PARA! Fifty Years of the Parachute Regiment (Harclerode, 400pgs hb, pub 1992). 3 PARA - Afghanistan Summer 2006 (Bishop, 280pgs, pub 2007). Squaddie - A Soldier's Story (McLaughlin, 320pgs, pub 2006). SBS, The Inside Story of the Special Boat Service (Parker, 310pgs hb, pub 1997). First into Action, A Personal Account of the Life of the SBS (Falconer, 338pgs hb, pub 1998). The Gurkhas (Parker, 276pgs hb, pub 1999). The Gurkhas-Special Force (Bellamy, 414pgs, pub 2011). A great lot of military history from WWII to recent Middle Eastern conflicts. Mostly VG to near new condition, total retail/original cost $1650. (50)
Great Britain: WWII RAF group of 10 with Bader-The Man and his Men (Burns, 1990). Bomber Crew - Taking on the Reich (Sweetman, 2004). Claims to Fame - The Lancaster A History of the 34 Aircraft that Flew 100+ Missions, (Franks, 1994) Churchill's Few - Battle of Britain Remembered (Willis, 1985). Fight for the Sky - The Story of the Spitfire & Hurricane (Douglas Bader, 1973). Fighter Boys - Saving Britain 1940 (Bishop, 2003. Fly - True Stories from the Airmen of WWII (Veitch, 2008). The Few - Americans Who Fought in the Battle of Britain (Kershaw, 2006). With Wings Like Eagles - A History of the Battle of Britain (Korda, 2009). The Reconstruction of Warriors (Mayhew, 2004). Also Tigers - The Story of No 74 Squadron RAF (Cossey, 1992). Whirlwind - The Air War Against Japan 1942-45 (Tillman, 2009). MIG Pilot (J Barron, 1980), The Story of the Escape & Defection of Lieut Belenko with his MIG-25 from the USSR to USA via Japan. Hell-Fire (Ed Macy, 2009) plus 3 paperbacks inc Bomber Offensive Sir Arthur Harris Marshall of the RAF & The Spitfire 50 Years On (1986). Except for the last 3, all hardcover with dust jacket, mostly VF-near new condition, retail $500+ (17)
Vietnam War USA Point of View (25) inc Vietnam-A History (Karnow 1983), Vietnam-The Ten Thousand Day War (Maclear 1981), American Soldier (General Tommy Franks 2004), A Bright Shining Lie (John Paul Vann) & America in Vietnam (Sheehan 1988), Anatomy of A War (Kolko 1985, Vietnam-Conflict & Controversy (Elliott 1996), Air America from WWII to Vietnam (Robbins 2001), Spies & Commandos-How America Lost the Secret War in North Vietnam (Conboya Andrade 2000), Line Doggie-Foot Soldier in Vietnam (Gadd 1987), Steel My Soldier Hearts (Col. Hackworth 2003), Cheating Death-Combat Rescues in Vietnam & Laos (Marrett 2006), Tiger Force (Sallah & Weiss 2006). Plus others of interest inc 'Coffee Table' size books. Roll Call Thud-A Photographic Record of the F-105 Thunderchief (Campbell & Hill 1996) & The Vietnam Experience - Images of War (Fisher & Stone 1986). Very diverse group inc strong Political overtones. Mostly F-VF condition inc some near new. Retail around $500. (28).
WWII Major Battle Histories (14) inc Dunkirk-The British Evacuation (Jackson). D-Day (The Battle of Normandy), Stalingrad & Berlin (The Downfall) all by Antony Beevor. D-Day (Abrose). Armageddon (The Battle for Germany 1941-45) & Nemesis (The Battle for Japan 1944-45) both by Max Hastings. Arnhem (L Clark). Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union (English translation of the original Russian book, P Poselov Editor) pub Moscow 1974 inc illustrations & maps. The last battle (Ryan). Infamy-Pearl harbour & its Aftermath (J Toland, 2001 Penguin Edition). Other WWI history books (7) inc Wings of War-Airborne Warfare 1918-45 (Harderode), Inside the Third Reich (Albert Speer), The Years of Extermination-Nazi Germany & the Jews 1939-45 (Friedlander), Hitler's War 1939-42 (Irving). Plus Mein Kampf (A Hitler) English translation, 640pgs, pub 1992. Mostly VG-excellent/near new condition. Retail/original costs $650. (22)
WWII: Individual/Campaign Histories 1950s/60s paper-back editions (30) with 'PAN' (14) inc 'Cockleshell Heroes' (Lucas-Phillips), 'Dam Busters' (Brickhill), 'Desert Generals' (Cornelli Barnett), 'Enemy Coast Ahead' (Gu Gibson VC), 'Escape of the Amethyst' (Lucas-Phillips), 'Escape or Die' (Brickhill) & 'Full Circle (Johnnie Johnson). Mixed array (16) inc Spike Milligans Military Memories (boxed set of 5), 'Rats of Rangoon', with Rommel in the Desert, 'Path finder' (Bennett), 'Phantom Fleet', 'Blamey the Fighting Field Marshall', 'The Rats in New Guinea', & 'Battle for Britain' (Dizzy Allen DFC). Then others (25) inc 'Boer War-Ladysmith & Mafeking 1900', Kitchener-Portrait of an Imperialist, Fighter Command 1938-68, Vietnam (5) inc the Ten Thousand Day War & 'Seven Fire fights in Vietnam' & more recent conflicts inc 'Eye of the Storm - 25 Years in Action with the SAS' (Ratcliffe) & 'Real Bravo 2 Zero' (Michael Asher). Some of the 1950s/60s Editions showing their age, generally VG/Excellent condition, many titles now hard to find. (55)
Larger 'Coffee Table' size books (12) inc Australians at War - A Pictorial History (McDougall 2002), German Military Aircraft (Philpott 1981), Rust in Peace - South Pacific Battlegrounds Revisited (Adams 1976), Bomber Command 1939-45 (Overy 1997), Spitfire - A Complete Fighting History (Price 1991), This is the SAS (Geraghty 1982), The Art of War (Churcher 2004, pub AWN/SBS) & World War II on Land (Chandler 1990). Then others (14) inc Norfolk Island & its 3rd Settlement 1856-1956 (Nobbs 2006, brand new retail $60), Images of Air War 1939-45 (Bowyer 1983), WWII The Axis Assault 1939-42 (Brinkley 2003), Amazing (Australian) SAS (McPhedran 2005), SAS Sniper (Maylor 2010), Bomber County - The Lost Airmen of WW2 (Swift 2010 retail $50) & Eureka - Unfinished Revolution (Fitzsimons 2014, as new retail $60). Mostly F-VF condition inc near new as noted, total retail around $600. (26).
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