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24717 ANTHONY,Margot& Doug [Editors]:
LETTERS HOME.To Mother From Gallipoli and Beyond.Diaries & Letters of Sapper Hubert Anthony.
Allen & Unwin,Crows Nest, 2009.First Edition. pp.xiv+ 264. illustrations in b/w.Very Good hardcover no dustwrapper as issued.small discrete signature of former owner else near fine.
ISBN 9781742371375$25.00 AUD

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Letters Home To Mother From Gallipoli & Beyond by Sapper Hubert Anthony

24990 ANDERSON, Nola;
AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL. Treasures from A Century of Collecting.
Australian War Memorial,Murdoch House,Crows Nest,2012

Thick 4to. pp.xi + 612.Profusely illustrated. Fine in Fine dust wrapper.
 The Australian War Memorial in Canberra is one of the world’s most significant collections of military history. This book tells the story of the Memorial and the National Collection, taking readers behind the scenes and uncovering many items not on public display.

 $45.00 AUD

Australian War Memorial Treasures from a Century of Collecting by Nola Anderson


24622 Anon
What We Have We Hold” A History of the 2/17 Australian Infantry Battalion 1940- 1945.
Australian Military History Publications,Loftus, 1998

Second & Revised Edition,4to.pp.xvi+ 498. index Personnel & People ,index Locations, index Photographs. Maps, illustrations,photographs. Near Fine copy in original pictorial laminated hardcover boards as issued,map endpapers

This is the story of one of Australia’s famous Battalions during the Second World War.The 2/17 Battalion was the first unit to defeat the Germans at the Easter Battle of Tobruk.They served with great distinction during the battle of El Alamein.and later at Lae, Finschhafen,Borneo Brunei and the Seria oil fields.

$170.00 AUD


What We Have We Hold.A History of the 2/17 Australian Infantry Battalion 1940-1945.


24774 AUSTIN, Ronald :
LET ENEMIES BEWARE.’CAVEANT HOSTES ‘. The History of the 2/15 Battalion, 1942- 1945
The 2/15th Battalion, AIF, Remembrance Club. In association with Slouch Hat Publications, McCrae. 1995.

8vo.ppxii + 365, index, bibliography, appendices, illustrations , photographs & maps. An inscription on the free front endpaper else very good hardcover in very good dust wrapper
ISBN 0646215949.

The 2/15 Australian infantry battalion had as its motto ‘Let enemies beware. ‘This AIF unit was formed in Queensland in May 1940, and over the next five years, fought in campaigns against the Germans and Italians in North Africa, and the Japanese in New Guinea and Borneo. The battalions heroism in the desert fighting it to Tobruk and El Alamein is legendary. When the 2/15th Battalion entered the Pacific war it soon adapted to the perils of jungle fighting and in the bitter battles at Finschhafen clearly demonstrated the superiority of the digger over the Japanese

$95.00 AUD


Let Enemies Beware, ‘Caveant Hostes’,The History of The 2/15 Battalion 1942-1945 by Ronald Austin.


20376 BAIRNSFATHER ,Bruce :
BAIRNSFATHER,A Few Fragments from His Life.With some critical chapters by Vivian Carter Editor of The Bystander.
Hodder & Stoughton,London,n.d.[1918-1920]

4to.pp.96.Illustrated. a couple of marks on the upper board else Very Good in original hardcover.
Bairnsfather’s work was World War One cartoons of the trenches and the soldiers.

$45.00 AUD


Bairnsfather.A Few Fragments from His Life by Bruce Bairnsfather


24623 BAKER, Clive & KNIGHT, Greg;
MILNE BAY 1942.The Story of ‘Milne Force’.
Australian Military History Publications,Loftus,2000.

4th Edition.4to.pp.x+ 496.profusely illustrated throughout.Previous owners signature else Near Fine copy in original pictorial laminated hardcover.
ISBN 0646054058

Story told from all sides.

$160.00 AUD


Milne Bay 1942 by Clive Baker & Greg Knight.



24814 BAYLY, Christopher & HARPER,Tim :
FORGOTTEN ARMIES. The Fall of British Asia 1941-1945.
Allen Lane, London,2004.

First Edition. 8vo.pp.xxxiii + 555.illustrations, index,maps. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
ISBN 0713994630

An account of the war that tore Asia apart between 1941 and 1945. The war set in motion the new South East Asia as the old hierarchies of colonisation were swept away

$50.00 AUD


Forgotten Armies The Fall of British Asia 19411-1945 by Christopher Bayly & Tim Harper.



23879 BREEN , Bob :
FIRST TO FIGHT. Australian Diggers, N.Z.Kiwis and U.S.Paratroopers in Vietnam, 1965- 66.
Allen & Unwin, Sydney, Wellington, 1989

8vo. pp. xvi + 316, illustrations, index Very good hardcover in very good dust wrapper.
ISBN 0043202187

This is the story of an Australian battalion which fought as part of a unique US Airborne Brigade, a formation which spearheaded the escalation of American intervention in Vietnam and which became the first and last truly integrated ANZUS combat force to fight in war. They were the first into the infamous Zone D,booby trap infested iron Triangle, the first to face the North Vietnamese in the Central Highlands, the first into the Ho Bo Woods where they discovered the tunnels of Cu Chi. The story of a gruelling tour of duty.

$90.00 AUD


First To Fight by Bob Breen.




24434 BRUNE , Peter :
A BASTARD OF A PLACE . The Australians in Papua.
Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2004 Trade paperback,large quality. pp.xii + 691 ,index, illustrations,maps. Very Good
ISBN 9781741144031

Kokoda, Milne Bay, Gona, Buna, Sanananda.1942,1943  Five battles that changed Australia forever.       $20.00 AUD


A BASTARD OF A PLACE . The Australians in Papua. by Peter Brune.



21200 CAMERON, Ian C. Captain :
Thomas Nelson, London,1946.

First Edition. 4to.pp.xiii,1+242.Illustrated with photographs and maps.16p plates plus in text. 4.appendix.Very Good hardcover in chipped else good complete now protected dust jacket.

A human and historically factual account of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 7th Division.

$180.00 AUD


The History of The 7th Argylls From El Alamein to Germany by Captain Ian Cameron.


24406 CARLYON , Les :
Macmillan, Australia ,2007. Large quality trade paperback. pp,vii + 600 , index, illustrations. Very Good clean tight copy of this bestseller.
ISBN 978073291128 ,

Gallipoli is a stunning account of the horror . a hard hitting and heart breaking read

$22.00 AUD

Gallipoli by Les Carlyon.

24403 CARLYON , Patrick :
Penguin Books , 2003 8vo paperback.pp.xii + 204, index, illustrations.
ISBN 0143001434

Powerful piece of stoytelling that brings history to life .

$12.00 AUD

The Gallipoli Story by Patrick Carlyon.



24341 CHRISTIE, Robert [Editor] :
High Country Publishing ,Stratford, 1991.

SECOND EDITION . original quality softcover.pp. 224 ,maps,illustrations,a small nick to the head of the spine else Very Good
ISBN 0959246509

The formative years Malaya , Singapore and the years as Prisoners of war of the Japanese.

$120.00 AUD


A History of the 2/29 Battalion 8th Australian Division AIF. Edited by Robert Christie.


24835 CLARKE,Hugh V.:
A LIFE FOR EVERY SLEEPER. A pictorial record of the Burma-Thailand railway
Allen & Unwin,Sydney,1988. Quality large square quality paperback.pp.xxii + 114, illustrated throughout. Very Good.
IBSN 0043780091.This is written and compiled by Hugh V.Clarke who survived sixteen months and six different camps as part of ‘D’Force.The horrors of the building of the railway which cost thirteen thousand allied prisoners of war and some 70,000 Asian conscripts their lives as they covered 400 kilometres in 12 months.

$25.00 AUD


A Life For Every Sleeper by Hugh V.Clarke



24810 CONVERSE, Allan:
ARMIES OF EMPIRE.The 9th Australian and 50th British Divisions in Battle 1939-1945.
Cambridge University Press, 2011.

8vo..pp.xviii+ 347. index,bibliography,notes,illustrations & maps. Fine hardcover in fine dust wrapper.
ISBN 978052119480 8

 Illuminating,comparative study of Australian & British divisions at war,

$40.00 AUD


Armies of Empire The 9th Australian & 50th British Divisions in Battle 1939-1945 by Allan Converse



21262 DELAFORCE , Patrick :
MONTY’S HIGHLANDERS 51ST Highland Division At War 1939-1945 .
Tom Donovon, Brighton,1998.8vo pp.240. Illustrated. Very Good quality softcover edition.
ISBN 187108542X. The 51st Highland Division was the most famous infantry division that fought with the British Army in WW2.They lost more than 9000 men but they were the only division to serve under Montgomery through the whole of the long march from Alamein to Berlin.$40.00 AUD


Monty’s Highlanders 51st Highland Division at War 1939-1945 by Patrick Delaforce


24836 FINKEMEYER, Colin.E.:
Self Published, Cheltenham, 1998.

8vo.pp.xii+ 291.Illustrated Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
IBSN 0-9586185-0-X

These are stories of the boys of the 4th Anti Tank Regiment who served in World War II in Malaya and Singapore in the defence of Australia and spent three and a half years of their lives as POWs.





24409 FITZSIMONS , Peter:
KOKODA. Illustrated Edition.
Hachette, Australia 2008.

First Edition Thus. small + 479. index maps, over 100 photographs many by Damien Parer. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine dust wrapper.
ISBN 9780733623141 .

Kokoda is the symbol of World War Two for many Australians,The courage, bravery, loss of life and the crack Japanese troops they fought again.Then there was the courage of the locals.This illustrated edition brings the whole campaign to life.



24984 FREEMAN, R.R.[Compiler];
SECOND TO NONE.A Memorial History of The 32nd Battalion A.I.F.1915-1919.
Peacock Publications,Norwood,South Australia , 2006.

First Edition.Folio.pp.x + 422. index illustrations including fold out photograph in pocket at rear.,lists of all members,losses,battles etc.

The 32nd Battalion was formed in Adelaide in late 1915 and comprised of men from South and Western Australia, and had distinguished service with the 5th Division in France and Belgium. Their service was extensive and this book draws from public and personal records.It is a remarkable history.

ISBN 1921008351,A near fine copy in a slightly nicked now protected dust wrapper

$200.00 AUD

Second to None A Memorial History of the 32nd Battalion AIF.1915-1919 Comipled by R.R.Freeman



24616 GLYDE, Keith:
Glyde, Claremont, 1999.Large quarto,pp.xiii,[i],254 ,68p. colour illustrations,+ 1. Original laminated pictorial hardcover Original owners signature on endpaper else a near Fine copy in Near Fine dust wrapper.
ISBN.06460366408. A comprehensive unit cross reference index includes those units which did not wear a colour patch or wore that alloted to another unit. Considered to be THE reference on the subject.$400.00 AUD


Distinguishing Colour Patches of The Australian Military Forces 1915-1951. A Reference Guide by Keith Glyde



24436 HAM , Paul
Harper Collins ,Australia, 2007

Thick large 8vo,pp.xviii + 814, maps,index,bibliography, references, honour roll. Very Good hardcover in Very Good protected dust wrapper.
ISBN 978072282370

$45.00 AUD


Vietnam The Australian War by Paul Ham



24712 HAWTHORNE, Stuart:
Central Queensland University Press, Rockhampton, 2003

4to.pp.xiv+ 269.index. illustrations,photographs,maps. Very Good quality large format softcover.
ISBN 1876780304

The Kokoda Trail is a remotejungle track in the old Australian Territory of Papua where Aussie Diggers and the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels battled desperately against the Japanese in 1942.It has now become an honoured part of Australian heritage.Stuart Hawthorne looks back 130 years over the Trails captivating past.

$40.00 AUD


The Kokoda Trail A History by Stuart Hawthorne


24827 HORNER,David & BOU, Jean ;Editors;
DUTY FIRST A History of The Royal Australian Regiment.
Allen & Unwin,Crows Nest, 2008

Second Edition.8vo.pp.xxxiv + 526.,illustrations.bibliography, index.Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket
ISBN 978 1 741453745

$50.00 AUD


Duty First.A history of the Royal Australian Regiment Second edition by D.Horner & J.Bou



24228 INGELIDO , Richard :
IT’S NOT ABOUT THE WAR . A Memoir of a Civilian’s Personal Battles While Providing Aviation Support During The Vietnam War .
Privately printed, Brisbane, 2005.

softcover. card covers. pp.viii + 190 illustrated Very Good

ISBN 0646454412

Limited to 1000 copies. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.
$25.00 AUD


It’s Not About The War by Richard Ingelido



24617 JONES, Timothy G.:
MILNE BAY RADAR. Unit History of the No.37 Radar Station 1942-1945.
Australian Military History Publications, Loftus, NSW, Australia, 2001.8vo.pp.xviii + 90+ index, names index, bibliography,maps and illustrations.Very Good original laminated pictorial hardcover. issued without a dustwrapper. original owners name on pastedown.
ISBN: 1876439602. Vital to the war in the pacific the 37 Radar Station was fundamental in the early warning in The Battle of Milne Bay alerting the allies of the incoming enemy aircraft.       $25.00 AUD


Milne Bay Radar Unit History of No.37 Radar Station 1942-1945 by Timothy Jones



24620 LAMBERT, G.E. (Compiler);
COMMANDO.From Tidal River to Tarakan. The Story of No.4 Australian Independant Company, AIF, later known as 2/4th Australian Commando Squadron, AIF 1941-45.
Australian Military History Publications, Loftus, New South Wales, Australia, 1997.

Royal 8vo. Large thick volume in original laminated pictorial hardcover. pp.xxv + 509. index,illustrations,photographs, maps. map endpapers. Near fine hardcover. no dust wrapper as issued.
ISBN 064617827X

$150.00 AUD



Commando.From Tidal River to Tarakan. The Story of No.4 Australian Independant Company compiled by G.E.Lambert


25008 LAUGESEN, Amanda:
FURPHIES AND WHIZZ-BANGS. Anzac Slang From The Great War.
Oxford University Press, Melbourne,2015. 250, bibliography,word list. Near fine.NEW
ISBN 9780195597356

$20.00 AUD



Furphies and Whizz-Bangs.Anzac Slang from The Great War by Amanda Laugesen


24064 LORD , Walter :
LONELY VIGIL . Coastwatchers of The Solomons.
The Viking Press, New York, 1977.

8vo.pp.xiii + 322, illustrated.index.Very Good hardcover in slightly chipped dust wrapper.
ISBN 0670437654

The coastwatchers of the Solomons were a remarkable band of individuals who operated deep behind Japanese lines in the dark days of 1942-43.      

 $30.00 AUD


Lonely Vigil . Coastwatchers of The Solomons by Walter Lord .



24900 McCREA, Laurence:
K.B.Printing, Brighton,S.A.,1986

8vo.pp.iv+ 108.illustrations in text.some toning of pages else Very Good in original pictorial laminated hardcover.
ISBN 1 862525994

The story of the Australian Light Horse from a very personal account through the graphically described battles,

$70.00 AUD


Light Horse by Laurence McCrea


24826 MAGARRY,Lt Col.Ron.;
THE BATTALION STORY.2/26th Infantry Battalion 8th Division A.I.F.Dedicated to the members of the unit who sacrificed their life for freedom.
W,R. Magarry, Jindalee, [1994]

Card quality large format softcover.pp.xviii+ 318.maps, illustrations,nominal roll. crease on cover.else Very Good
ISBN 0 646 820 582,

The book deals with a brief but important part of the history covering the main activities of a Queensland Unit and the experiences of the fourteen hundred men who served in the 2/26th.It covers the training days in Australia, their achievement during the Malayan campaign and their loyalty,suffering and sacrifices as prisoners of the Japanese.




24732 A Young Queenslander (Allan R Marshall)
Mesopotamia and India: A Continuation of “Letters from a Young Queenslander”
Watson, Ferguson & Co, Brisbane, 1916

8vo.pp.viii+ 187 portrait frontispiece.illustrations and maps. a few small marks in text else Very good in quarter leather binding,marbled boards

In the Great War many young men and women  served their country overseas,this young Queenslander wrote  letters to his family about his life during the First World War.Allan Marshall’s letters are poignant and moving.The wonders of the countries they visited but also of  the difficulties and deprivations.

$350.00 AUD


Mesopotamia and India: A Continuation of “Letters from a Young Queenslander”by (Allan R Marshall)



23807 MULLAY , A.J.
Pendragon, York, 2008.

4to. original laminated pictorial hardcover. pp.127. Illustration, photographs. As New.
ISBN 9871899816163

In two World Wars nearly 200 railway -owned ships were converted to operate as troop carriers, hospital ships , minesweepers and seaplane carriers. They took part in The Gallipoli landings. D Day, Dunkirk. One in three failed to return,they were bombed mined and torpedoed and set on fire.The crews were drowned captured and in one case put to death by firing squad. This is their story.

$40.00 AUD


For The King’s Service Railway Ships At War by A.J.Mullay



24817 Various Members of The Unit Association
The Grim Glory of the 2/19 Battalion AIF.
2/19 Battalion AIF Association,1975.

First edition. 4to.pp.xvi + 837. Illustrations, maps, Roll of Honour,Original hardcover which has a mark on the upper board and a couple of marks on the spine. Please check scans. Internally Very Good.
ISBN 090913300 X

Limited to 500 copies.

This is an expanded and corrected edition of the edition printed in 1975. Contains much extra material supplied by the men of the battalion.

$400.00 AUD


The Grim Glory of the 2/19th Battalion AIF by Various Members of the Unit Association


24811 NEWTON, R.W. and P.E.M. McGUINNESS (editors) ;
The Grim Glory.The Official History of 2/19 Battalion AIF.
1/19 RNSWR Association Inc., 2006 Third Edition corrected edition. Folio.pp.xxviii+ 728. Illustrations, maps,Roll of Honour,Index. Original hardcover in original dust wrapper.near Fine copy.

ISBN 0909133050

Limited to 500 copies. This is an expanded and corrected edition of the edition printed in 1975. Contains much extra material supplied by the men of the battalion.

$650.00 AUD


The Grim Glory.The Official History of 2/19 Battalion AIF edited by R.W.Newton & P.E.M.McGuinness


23929 PARKIN ,Ray :
RAY PARKIN’S WARTIME TRILOGY .Out of The Smoke , Into The Smother & The Sword and The Blossom.
Melbourne University Press, 1999

8vo. pp,955 , illustrations Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
ISBN 0 522 84887

Illustrated with Ray Parkin’s evocative drawings. Out of The Smoke tells of Parkin’s experiences as Action Chief Quartermaster on H.M.A.S Perth,which was sunk while engaging an overwhelming Japanese force. Into The Smother direct from his diaries tells us of his fifteen months as POW on the Burma Siam Thailand ,railway. The Sword and The Blossom tells of the last twelve months of his captivity until his release .

$75.00 AUD

Ray Parkins Wartime Trilogy

23294 ROLEVINK , Rhonda Vickers & BRYCE ,Frances Vickers :
PAT VICKERS 1935 – 1968 . The Man and The Legend .
Privately Printed, Buderim,2010.

8vo. original Card cover with one small closed tear.pp.219. illustrated. Very Good clean bright copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.
ISBN 9780975217757

The biography of Pat Vickers who was the first Australian pilot killed in the Vietnam War. h

He was a member of the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam. He was a Sunshine Coast resident and this book is packed with photographs and memories from colleagues and friends This is the story of a remarkable aviator. and a fine man.

$30.00 AUD


PAT VICKERS 1935 – 1968 . The Man and The Legend . By Rhonda Vickers Rolevink & F.Vickers Bryce.


24830 ROLLESTON, Frank:
NOT A CONQUERING HERO. The Siege of Tobruk,The Battles of Milne Bay,Buna,Shaggy Ridge.
Frank Rolleston, Mackay,1995

Second 211.original owner’s name and inscription on endpaper.

Very Good in original large format paperback.
ISBN 0959140506

$30.00 AUD


Not a Conquering Hero by Frank Rolleston



23261 SAMUEL , Ray :

TAKE POST A History of The 18 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment Royal Australian Artillery . 1952 – 1974 .
Landers Publishing, Dural, 2005.

First edition. 8vo.pp. 204. Illustrated with photographs,Rolls of serving men etc. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine Dust jacket.
ISBN 1876713151

Association copy signed Presentation by The Author and one of the officers. This Unit History covers the distinguished service of one of the Australian Artillery’s great Regiments over the 22 years that it formed part of The Order of Battle of the Australian Army.

$65.00 AUD



20057 SEKULESS, Peter;
University of Queensland Press, St Lucia,1981.

8vo.pp.173. Illustrated. Very Good hardcover. no dust jacket.
ISBN 0702216461.

Biography of an Australian soldier.Fred March a mysterious brave soldier who fought in the Middle East in WWI.he won the George Cross and this book reveals the entire fascinating story.

$20.00 AUD


FRED An Australian Hero by Peter Sekuless



24710 SINCLAIR, James:
TO FIND A PATH. Volume I Yesterdays Heroes 1885-1950.The Life & Times of The Royal Pacific Islands Regiment & Volume II.Keeping The Peace 1950-1975.The Papua New Guinea Defence Force & The Australians to Independence.
Boolarong Press, Crawford House Press, Brisbane & Bathurst,1990 & 1992.

The Fiftieth Anniversary Comenorative Editions.Two Volumes 4to.pp.ix+ endpapers,photos.pp. viii+ 312,index,photos. original owners name on endpaper in volume one and on the dedication page in volume 2.very Good hardcovers in Very Good dust wrappers.

$220.00 AUD


To Find a Path. Two volumes by James Sinclair


24813 STRACHAN, Hew:
Simon & Schuster,London,2003.

First Edition.Small 4to pp.xviii+ 350, illustrated throughout, index. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
ISBN 073239598

Accessible,compelling and utterly convincing,contains a wealth of photographs.

$25.00 AUD


The First World War by Hew Strachan



24785 WALKER, Richard & WALKER,Helen;
CURTIN’S COWBOYS. Australia’s Secret Bush Commandos.
Allen & Unwin Sydney,1989

8vo.pp.xviii+ 194.Bibliography,index,illustrations. Very Good quality softcover in large format.
ISBN 004 5200084

The story of the North Australia Observer Unit, set up to gather information about a possible Japanese invasion during the Second World War.5oo men patrolled from the Kimberleys to The Gulf of Carpentaria,they were rough and ready,undisciplined and remarkable.This account has been taken from diaries and interviews of some of the Cowboys.






24621 WATT, James:
The 61st Battalion 1938-1945 The Queensland Cameron Highlanders’ War
The 61st Australian Infantry Battalion[AIF] Milne Bay-Madang-Bougainville.
Australian Military History Publications,Loftus,2001.

First Edition, Royal 8vo. original pictorial laminated hardcover.pp.xvi+ 288. Index, index of names, index of units, Nominal Roll. Maps, illustrations and photographs. Near Fine copy.
ISBN 1 876439319.

The 61st Battalion The Queensland Cameron Highlanders fought on the front line against the Japanese in milne Bay from atrocious conditions.

$150.00 AUD


The 61st Battalion 1938-1945 The Queensland Cameron Highlanders’ War by James Watt



23263 WRENCH,C.M.:

CAMPAIGNING WITH THE FIGHTING 9TH . In and out of the line with the Ninth Battalion A.I.F. 1914 – 1919.
Boolarong Publications, Brisbane, 1985. First edition. Royal 8vo. xxiv + 598 , index , illustrations ,bibliography . Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket apart from a small tear to the dust jacket corner , now in protected cover.
ISBN 0958985502 One of the twelve A.I.F. Battalions in the 1st Division which landed at Gallipoli on the 25th April 1915. They served for long periods on the Somme as well as in the northern sectors of the Western Front.       $220.00 AUD


Campaigning With The Fighting 9th. by C.M.Wrench


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