Militaria

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  • untold story
    Hackett's first book, The Third World War: August 1985 sold 3,000,000 copies world wide and received great critical acclaim.  This new book tells the rest of the story, using much new material, including declassified NATO reports and many hitherto unexplored episodes.  It gives the inside story of how the war was planned in Moscow and experienced on the battlefield by the Warsaw Pact forces.
  • operation morning light
    December, 1977:  an urgent messaged was flashed from NORAD that a Soviet satellite had begun to malfunction by flipping out of its orbit - and was going to crash into the earth's surface.  What followed was a real-life science fiction nightmare as scientists and politicians from America, Canada and the Soviet Union became embroiled in a terrifying tangle of intrigue and guessing games.  Now the full story of this nightmare is told.
  • SOE 1940 46

    S.O.E. was a small, tough British secret service dirty-tricks department.  Its job was to support and stimulate resistance in occupied countries. It was wound up after the war.  Its total strength was never more than 10,000 men and 3,200 women, over a third of them secret agents - it exercised vast influence on the war all over the world. This is a readable volume on how S.O.E was created and run, the calibre of the men and women involved, what tools they used and how, when and where they used them, where they did well - and where they did badly. Illustrated with black and white photographs.

  • North African war
    Churchill said that the North African War was the hinge of fate.   This book is a vivid description of the entire campaign:  three years, thousands of miles, over a millions Allied and Axis troops and thousands of ships, tanks and aircraft.
  • Australian And Imperial Defence

    Australia was almost defenceless against Japanese attack in 1942. Here it is suggested that vital lessons for today can be learnt from that period. Did the Australian leaders rely too heavily on Britain and were they let down? How much can Australia rely on any country for support in wartime? From the days of the First Fleet it was always accepted that the United Kingdom would send its fleet to defend Australia. For this reason Australia sent troops overseas as early as 1885 to help fight Imperial wars. The situation changed after 1918 for then Japan became a likely enemy. Could Britain defend Australia from attack and conduct a war in Europe? Dr. McCarthy examines both sides of the question and concludes that it was never possible.

  • collecting military Antiques
    Includes all sorts of advice on how to start a collection; where to find military collectables and what to pay for them.  Loads of colour and black and white photographs.
  • no parachute
    Here is the true story one young unknown flyer of World War I, based on his letters written immediately after the events of his young life that chart his progress from fledgling to a seasoned fighter.  The descriptions of air battles are among the most vivid and immediate to come out of The Great War.
  • Great Anzac Stories

    The experiences of soldiers becomes the stuff of legends as the years pass; tales of great bravery, battlefield wins, tragic losses and poignant moments.  Here we relive the horror of the first day on Gallipoli, admire the courage of the men who fought at Fromelles, the Rats of Tobruk, the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels and the secret submariners. We remember the nurses working in impossible conditions, support home front efforts, experience larrikin episodes and grim jokes - and the  eyewitness accounts that have charted the growth of the ANZAC tradition over the decades.

  • HMAS Mk III

    Published for the Royal Australian Navy buy the Australian War Memorial, Canberra in 1944. A book chockful of fabulous artwork, sketches, photographs, poems, writings and memoirs of the serving personnel of the Royal Australian Navy and their service in World War II - the men who were there as it all happened.  A must for any real war buff.  Illustrated in black and white and colour.