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By: Adam-Smith Patsy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson aUSTRALIA: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010009

Heavy book, may incur additional postage. A history of how women have responded to war, from 1900 to 1945. View more info

Island Victory

By: Bartlett, Norman

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1955

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 011566

166pp & less than 500g to post. Name removed top right corner 1st p. Bartlett was somewhat snobbish about authors who wrote luridly illustrated paperbacks, a case of judging a book by its cover. Anyway here is his novelisation of war in the Pacific, Island Victory > "The events in this book all happened. It is only fiction in so far as events have been rearranged into a coherent pattern." The action is set in 1944 in New Guinea and on Kamiri island - a Dutch po... View more info


By: Carnegie, Margaret (referral)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Southdown Press: 1976

Seller ID: 005007

Very Good/Good condition. Clean pages and no inscription. Published to compliment the motion picture "Mad Dog Morgan". Clean cover, v. slight fold mark, rear cover general age, black and white photographs throughout. View more info

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Anacaona: The Amazing Adventures of Cuba's First All-girl Dance Band

By: Castro, Alicia & Ingrid Kummels & Manfred Schafer

Price: $36.00

Publisher: UK, Atlantic Books, London: 2007

Seller ID: 010747

Have a listen on you tube & then enjoy reading this biographical gem. Havana, 1932, and greengrocer Matias Castro, father of 13 children, is bankrupt. Cuchito, his eldest daughter, has the idea of starting an all-girl orchestra to bring in some cash. Jazz, mambo, rumba, cha-cha-cha, Latin jazz - 'Anacaona' perform every evening in local street cafes. In no time at all they conquer their audiences' hearts with their infectious music and cheeky lyrics. Alicia Castro, the a... View more info

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The Pacific Campaign The Second World War at Sea

By: Dan Van Der Vat

Price: $52.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1992

Seller ID: 012587

430pp, 900g to post, photo section amidships. Dan van der Vat's naval histories have been acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as "definitive," "extraordinary," and "vivid and harrowing." Now he turns to the greatest naval conflict in history: the Pacific campaign of World War II. Drawing on neglected archives of firsthand accounts from both sides, van der Vat interweaves eyewitness testimony with sharp, analytical narration to provide a penet... View more info

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The Goatkeeper's Veterinary Book

By: Dunn, Peter

Price: $36.00

Publisher: UK, Farming Press Books: 1990

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 010938

A standard veterinary reference work for all goat keepers. Peter Dunn (author) is a vet surgeon and goatkeeper/breeder in France. Includes a goatkeeper's calendar of particular interest in preventive medicine planning. Hardback, 210 pages, bw & colour photos & line art. review >>> This book is a must for any goatkeeper. It is an invaluable commodity on the farm. I have turned to its pages countless times, both as a refresher and during emergenices. The information covers... View more info

Mini: The True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor Car

By: Garfield, Simon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber, London: 2010

Seller ID: 012736

By meeting the people behind the MINI, Simon Garfield uncovers a fascinating story of British endeavour, ingenuity and masterful marketing. The modern MINI has come a long way from the leaky floor and sliding windows. Here's the blurb - In May 1959, the first Mini was produced on an assembly line at Cowley, near Oxford. It would take a team of supremely talented designers, draftsmen, engineers and production-line workers to build a car that was unique in appearance and c... View more info


By: Grant Ian

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Random House - Australia: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011921

In the 200 years since Australia was colonised by the British, Australian servicemen and women have fought in fields of war as far removed as South Africa, Russia, Vietnam, Korea and the Middle East. From the Maori Wars of 1860 to the Gulf War of 1991 our forces have been drawn into conflicts seldom of our making. This Dictionary of Australian military History is well researched and presented and provides details of each conflict including the landing at Gallipoli. View more info

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Bowfin : The True Story of a Fabled Fleet Submarine in World War II

By: Hoyt, Edwin Palmer

Price: $18.00

Publisher: USA, Burford: 1983

Seller ID: 011064

234pp, maps bw photos. Depicts the experiences of the crew of the American fighting submarine, the Bowfin, battling the Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean. Bowfin had been launched a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1942 and was nicknamed "The Pearl Harbor Avenger." She completed nine successful war patrols. review >>> Easy to read and understand making the story flow smoothly. View more info

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LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA The Japanese Eyewitness Stories That Inspired Clint Eastwood's Film

By: Kakehashi Kumiko

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London: 2007

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Seller ID: 2017049

The true story behind the Battle of Iwo Jima from a Japanese point of view. View more info

The Japanese Occupation of Malaya 1941 - 1945

By: Kratoska, Paul H.

Price: $41.00

Publisher: USA, University of Hawaii Press: 1997

Seller ID: 010890

404 crisp white pages, 750g packed for post, tables, maps, photos interspersed. Japan attacked British-ruled Malaya on 8 December 1941 as part of a wave of military actions that toppled the British, Dutch and American colonial regimes in Southeast Asia. Within seventy days, the conquest of Malaya was complete, the three and a half years of Japanese rule are generally considered to mark a profound transition in the history of the Malay peninsula, but little is known abou... View more info

RAIDERS Great Exploits of the Second World War

By: Laffin John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sutton Publishing UK: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012025

John Laffin relates more than twenty operations mounted by British, German, American, Australian, Italian and Canadian forces during the Second World War. Australian Raiders are described as Par Excellence and particular mention is made of two raides led by Major Rex Blow and Captain Robert Kerr "Jock" McLauren. View more info

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SURVIVING THE SWORD Prisoners of the Japanes 1942-45

By: Macarthur, Brian

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Abacus: 2006

Seller ID: 010876

In this important book, Brian MacArthur draws on the diaries of American, British, Dutch, and Australian Fepows (Far Eastern prisoners of war), some of whose recollections are published here for the first time. These soldiers wrote and kept their diaries, in secret, because they were determined that to record for posterity how they were starved and beaten, marched almost to death, or transported on “hellships”; how their fellows were summarily executed by guards or f... View more info

The Essential Mary Webb

By: Martin Armstrong (intro)

Price: $31.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 1949

Seller ID: 010797

The essential Mary Webb - Webb's star should have risen higher according to critical review >>> "This year’s discovery has been Mary Webb, author of Gone to Earth. She is a genius, and I shouldn’t mind wagering that she is going to be the most distinguished writer of our generation."- Rebecca West, review of Gone to Earth. Literally dozens of other respected literary figures off unstinting praise for Webb's skill as a wordsmith. Armstrong presents select... View more info


By: McCarthy J.K.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: F.W. Cheshire Pty. Ltd. Melbourne: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 012719

The author spent forty years working and absorbing the culture of New Guinea from 1927 when he joined the New Guinea Administration as a Patrol Officer. He led many patrols into unknown parts by Europeans. He survived arrow attacks on many occasions. He remained in New Guinea through the War working as a Coastwatcher behind enemy lines on New Britainfrom where he led to safety several hundred Australian troops trapped by the fall of Rabaul. For his wartime exploits h... View more info

ALMA DOEPEL The History of An Australian Schooner 1903-1975

By: McDonell Captain Ralph

Price: $85.00

Publisher: R. McDonell Australia:

Inscription: Signed by Ships Captain

Seller ID: 012720

Signed by Ships captain and dated 1990. Book is in very good condition with plastic sleeve for protection. The "Alma Doepel" was built of timber from the forests of the Bellinger Valley in northern NSW, the design being sketched by Frederick Doepel on his kitchen table. The ship had a long history of trading in the waters of Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea as well as seeing the war out with the Australian Army. Rescued as a floating hulk in 1976 the Alma Doep... View more info

The Cheese Room

By: Michelson, Patricia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2005

Seller ID: 010628

A contemporary book about cheese using the author's recipes and anecdotes to introduce us to a world of cheese which is so much more than just facts and figures. Great salads, warming soups, ideas for scrumptious suppers and special occasions, the recipes are easy to follow. Patricia's 'Travelling Tales' intersperse the chapters - you will feel as enthusiastic about cheese from round the world as she does when you read these narrative interludes - to top it off Nigel Sla... View more info

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SUICIDE SQUADS The Men and Machines of World War 11 Special Operations

By: O'Neill Richard

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Salamander Books Limited London: 1999

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Seller ID: 2018006

This text examines the role of explosive motorboats, midget submarines, human torpedoes and Kamikazeaircraft and describes the actions themselves including Pearl Harbor, the raid on Sydney Harbour and special forces missions at Guadalcanal, Midway and Okinawa. View more info

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Descent Into Darkness. Pearl Harbor, 1941: A Navy Diver's Memoir

By: Raymer, Edward

Price: $21.00

Publisher: USA, Presidio Press: 1996

Seller ID: 010983

Descent Into Darkness describes the raising and salvage operations of sunken battleships following the December 7th attack. On December 7, 1941, as the great battleships Arizona, Oklahoma, Utah, and several others lie paralyzed and burning in the aftermath of the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, a crack team of U.S. Navy salvage divers is hurriedly flown to the island of Oahu. The divers have been given a Herculean task: rescue the sailors and Marines trapped below, and ... View more info



By: Robson R. W.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: SUVA Fiji, Pacific Publications (Fiji) Ltd.: 1944

Seller ID: 2017055

A book of historical interest and significance covering the Islands Groups and Territories of the Pacific , particularly of interest as the book was published under war conditions when as the author R.W. ROBSON explains in his Foreword most of his assistants were away on war service. The book includes pull out maps,other maps, photographs, lists a comprehensive Index a history of each of the islands and territories including New Guinea and historical background for each... View more info