Fighters: Weapons of War. DVD.
WEAPONS Of WAR. See how the limited airplanes of World War 1 were developed into efficient, deadly aerial fighting machines, with forward-firing guns and powerful engines.
ADI Reloading Manual 9th Edn
Following on from the previous version, this year's guide is once again packed with essential reloading data and a raft of articles as well.
In fact, it's the largest issue ever with more than 5,500 loads, including the addition of new cartridge loads for 26 Nosler, 357 Herrett and 6mm Dasher.
Great Aircraft of World War II P-51 Mustang and B-17 Flying Fortress. Spick.
This is an illustrated guide shown in over 100 images. It is an engaging history of the Mustang and Flying Fortress, from their beginnings and early exploits through to the final battles and campaigns of World War II. It includes complete technical specifications detailing dimensions, weights, power, performance and armament. It features over 100 photographs of Mustangs and Flying Fortresses in action, as well as cutaway diagrams showing the interior constructions of these historic combat aircraft. The North American P-51 Mustang and the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress were among many outstanding combat planes of World War II. The first Mustang was designed using an American airframe linked to the first-rate Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, while the most famous B-17 was the Memphis Belle, the first aircraft to complete a full tour of 25 operational missions. This handbook details the design and development of these classic planes, together with personal accounts from the pilots who flew them. Wartime photographs and cutaway diagrams accompany the expertly written text, making this an essential volume for every aircraft enthusiast.
Type V11 U Boats. Chesneau
The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and websites. This volume is devoted to the largest class of submarines ever built, the Type VII, which formed the backbone of the German effort in the critical Battle of the Atlantic. A pre-war design, the Type VII was developed as the campaign progressed and was still in frontline service in 1945.
All the major variants, as well as minor changes to equipment, are covered here. With its unparalleled level of visual information - paint schemes, models, line drawings and photographs - it is simply the best reference for any modelmaker setting out to build one of these famous boats.
Collecting Colditz and its Secrets. Booker.
Over forty years of research has resulted in this exceptional photographic history of life within Colditz Castle, the infamous Second World War prisoner of war camp in Germany, which housed such illustrious names as Douglas Bader, Lorne Welch, Micky Burns and Jack Best. Michael Booker has accumulated a wealth of information from talking to ex-POWs, as well as the German commandant Prawitt and the head of security Captain Eggers. He relates fascinating and hitherto unpublished stories of British, Polish and French prisoners, and their many and varied attempts to escape. In addition, he has amassed a large collection of artefacts and memorabilia, some never seen before, many of which are reproduced throughout this book. Personal recollections abound, and characters like Pat Reid, Dick Howe and Sir Rupert Barry offer their insight into camp activities. This entire collection, sumptuously illustrated, stands as a testament to those who were incarcerated there and is a valuable reference on the subject
Death Between the Lines. Grant.
Within twenty minutes three folders arrived on his desk. Pymble stared at their labels…..
Looking inside the covers he noticed that a different Inspector in the CIB had handled each case. Clearly no link had ever been made among the three….
On Anzac Day 1930, Inspector Rex Pymble decided on a whim to join in the Sydney Parade. He had never before marched. His short duty as a Provost in France in August 1918 investigating suspected fraud in a regiment’s mess account had ended in a catastrophe which had returned him, wounded, to England, and thence home and to a resumption of his career in the NSW police.
Anzac Day 1930, however, leads, almost by accident to the re-opening of the original case and to the solution of a chain of other matters (including murders) which just needed to be linked.
Ian Grant, headmaster and military historian, writes a gripping story – a page-turner, set in an era which he knows thoroughly.
Torpedo Leader. Gibbs.
Written during the war without benefit of hindsight, this is a remarkable and valuable account. A very personal story, its lucid, exciting and readable narrative describes firstly the author's frustrations as a Staff Officer in Cairo, then his triumphs and disasters as a Beaufort Flight Commander on the anti-shipping operations from Malta in 1942, during which Gibbs' contribution was immense.
The Book of Viking Myths. Archer.
This fascinating new book reveals the origins of the Vikings—from Thor and Leif Erikson to Loki and the Valkyries—and the tales that have influenced our own lives.
For thousands of years, Vikings have held a storied place in our culture—their distinct appearance, their mighty longships, their reputation for causing death and destruction. But who were these strange and mysterious folk?
The Book of Viking Myths retells the stories of the Viking people, with myths of their gods and goddesses, monsters, and great heroes. From tales of the beautiful and powerful Freyja, to the gold-toothed Heimdallr, to the wolf Fenrir, Peter Archer explores all the figures and tales that make up Norse mythology.
Along with these legends of seafaring, dwarves, giants, and the exploits of Thor, you will also discover the influences that Viking culture has had on our own lives. It’s a true exploration of Nordic culture—and a glimpse into the history and lore of these fabled Nordic warriors.
Panzers I & II - Germany's Light Tanks. Carruthers.
The first vehicle to be produced in any numbers for the Panzerwaffe was the tiny Panzer I known as the MG Panzerwagen. Almost from the outset the limitations of the design for the Panzer I were obvious. It was essentially a training vehicle which was only pressed into service as a last resort. It was to be succeeded by the Panzer II which could at least engage armoured cars and combat against tanks with approximately the same armour as itself. Together these two tanks formed the bulk of the armour which between 1939 and 1941 conquered half of Europe. This comprehensive overview of the light Panzers in action was compiled by Emmy Award winning historian Bob Carruthers. It draws heavily on war-time intelligence reports to produce a fascinating insight into the development and combat history of the light Panzers at the tactical and operational level. Also featured are rare developments such as the Panzer II flame thrower variant alongside unpublished photographs and illustrations which provide an absorbing study, from an array of primary sources, of the world of the light Panzer and their crews from contemporary Allied sources.
Panzer III: Germany's Medium Tank. Carruthers.
The Panzer III was designed to be the backbone of the Panzer force and was deployed on every front. However, due to its deficient armament and poor armour, and despite its outstanding reliability, it was obsolete by 1942. This comprehensive overview of the Panzer III in action was compiled by Emmy Award winning historian Bob Carruthers. It draws heavily on war-time intelligence reports to produce a fascinating insight into the development and combat history of the Panzer III at the tactical and operational level. Also featured are rare developments such as the flame thrower variant alongside unpublished photographs and illustrations which provide an absorbing study, from an array of primary sources, of the world of the Panzer III and its crews, which conveys to the modern reader a vivid sense of how they were viewed at the time. 80 b/w images
Light at the Start of the Tunnel. Mann.
Are rifle scopes off the rails?
They don't make 'em like that any more !
Hunting scopes were tough, compact and unblinkered - But then the smart money got "better" ideas.
Big - Game hunter and scope collector, Samuel Mann, casts a jaundiced eye over the developments.
P-51 Mustang. Grant,
Secondhand VG Cond.
The North American P-51 Mustang, America's greatest fighter aircraft, was actually designed, built and flown in 117 days. ! Richly illustrated with color and monochrome photographs as well as color sideviews and a full color cutaway by Mike Badrocke
B-17 Flying Fortress. Willmott.
Secondhand VG Cond.
Traces the development of the famous U.S. bomber, evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of its design and looks at the use of B-17s in World War II
SR-71 Blackbird Story. Chambers.
Perhaps no other aircraft in aviation history has been such a well-kept secret as the United States' Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. This cutting edge aircraft took the art of aerial spying to an unprecedented level and did it all from highly clandestine high-speed spy missions over Communist nations during the late 1960s and 1970s for the United States Air Force (USAF) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to advanced sonic boom and hypersonic flight research studies for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This book tells the fascinating story of this truly unique aircraft’s design and development as well as its famous and ingenious designer Mr. Clarence “Kelly” Johnson.
New Complete Guide to Ferrets. McKay
Fully updated and expanded--now with color photosgraphs
All you need to know on every aspect of ferrets and ferreting
Advice on housing and equipment, feeding, handling, and training
Information on breeding, showing , and ferret racing; plus dealing with with ailments
Includes a glossary of terms and details of useful organisations in the UK, US, and Europe
Collecting with Kids. Wiggins.
Curiosity, imagination and the longing for adventure drive all kids, and they can rarely resist the draw of a good treasure hunt. This fun and informative how-to guide is perfect for parents, grandparents, educators or anyone else longing to reveal the fascinating world of discovery and beauty found in collecting to the young people in their lives.
This book is the perfect how-to guide for parents, grandparents, teachers or educators looking to fuel the natural collecting curiosity in children. Filled with anecdotes, stories and advice, this book is the perfect place to start. Where you'll end up is anyone's guess--and that's half the fun.
Collecting allows for many things like giving kids the opportunity to share knowledge with others; surrounding them with fascinating and beautiful objects; advancing science and research; inspiring creativity; and telling stories.
This guide will cover the following collectables:
World bank notes
Original comic art
Malta Spitfire. Beurling
Twenty-five thousand feet above Malta - that is where the Spitfires intercepted the Messerschmitts, Macchis and Reggianes as they swept eastwards in their droves, screening the big Junkers with their bomb loads as they pummelled the island beneath - the most bombed patch of ground in the world. One of those Spitfire pilots was George Beurling, nicknamed 'Screwball', who in fourteen flying days destroyed twenty-seven German and Italian aircraft, and damaged many more. Hailing from Canada, and after hard training and combat across the Channel, Beurling finally made it to Malta in the summer of 1942. "Malta Spitfire" tells his story and that of the gallant Spitfire squadron, 249, which day after day climbed to the 'top of the hill' to meet the enemy against overwhelming odds. The reader has almost the sensation of being in the cockpit with him, climbing to meet the planes driving in from Sicily, diving down through the fighter screen at the bombers, dodging the bullets coming out of the sun, or whipping up under the belly of an Me for a deflection shot at the engine. This is war without sentiment or romance, told in terms of human courage, skill and heroism. This is a classic, first published in 1943.
Air Battle for Dunkirk. Franks.
With the epic blockbuster film Dunkirk, to be released in July 2017, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring, amongst others, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance, this reissue has never been more timely.
'Where is the RAF?' was the oft-quoted question asked by soldiers waiting on the beach at Dunkirk, to where they had retreated following the German blitzkrieg through northern France, and where they were now being pounded by the Luftwaffe. The air forces were there, as Norman Franks proves, detailing the outstanding achievements of the Allied pilots who fought, using outmoded tactics, against enemy pilots who had earlier had easy victories over the Polish, Dutch and Belgian air forces. The RAF's achievement reminds us just how close Britain came to disaster in June 1940.
'An absorbing read, which vindicates the RAF' - RAF Historical Journal
'This book reminds us of the debt to those who fought in 1940, and that holding the thin line over Dunkirk directly led to the later victory in the Battle of Britain' - RUSI Journal
The Australian Army in World War II. Johnson.
This book recounts the organization and deployment of one of the most important fighting armies of World War II. Australian divisions made a large and distinctive contribution to victory both in the deserts of the Middle East and the jungles of the South-West Pacific, earning for the second time a unique reputation for aggressiveness, endurance and independence of spirit. The text is illustrated with original wartime photos from all fronts; and with full colour plates showing a wide range of uniforms and gear, together with the complex and colourful Australian system of unit insignia.
ANZAC Infantryman 1914-15 : From New Guinea to Gallipoli. Sumner.
This title explores the recruitment, training, and combat experiences of the famous ANZAC infantry in the opening years of World War I. When war broke out in 1914, men rushed to the colours even before their governments had formally offered troops to Britain. The decision to employ the ANZACs in the Dardanelles came as a complete surprise, but the events at the Anzac and Suvla beach-heads quickly revealed the discipline and bravery of the men involved. This book takes a close look at day-to-day life in the trenches of Gallipoli, and explores how the wounded were treated. The experience of Gallipoli had a profound effect on its survivors, and it continues to mark the psyche of the two nations down to the present day.
Panzerkampfwagen 1v. The Backbone of Germany's WW11 Tank Forces. Doyle.
The Panzerkampfwagen IV, or Panzer IV as it is more popularly known, formed the backbone of Germany’s tank formations during WWII. With production totalling more than 8,500, the Panzer IV was the most plentiful German tank of the war, and the only German tank that remained in production for the duration of the conflict. Through more than 180 photos, this volume chronicles the design, development, and operational deployment of this ubiquitous German tank. This material is arranged in nine chapters, each focusing on a specific production model (Ausführung) of the tank. Comprehensive tables reveal the details of the performance and technical specifications of each variant. A concise, easy to read text, and detailed photographic captions expose the secrets of this iconic tank. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.
Bob Hart's Barbecue Unplugged. Hart.
This is the book Australian barbecue enthusiasts have not only been waiting for, but have been dreaming about: a comprehensive and inspirational celebration of the joys of cooking, brilliantly, out of doors and over solid fuel. And of course, it is the work of national barbecue hero Bob Hart – his third, smoky offering after his seminal best sellers, Heat & Smoke and Heat & Smoke II. Naturally, it is packed with fresh and innovative ideas, mountains of ingenuity and originality, and Hart’s sparkling wit. Inevitably, it is exquisitely photographed by Melbourne ace Manuela Cifra and deliciously designed by Dot Alcaide – the dream team! And then there is the food...
There are techniques and creations here that no other barbecue book has tackled, all shaped around Hart's passion for flavours, textures and revelations: try his lobster tails roasted over hickory, or his reverse-seared steaks with Japanese or even Thai inflections; or the ways in which he works a touch of wood-smoke into prawn-and-corn tacos, or into flawless Peking duck. Or even into the best tandoori chicken you have ever eaten. Brisket is slow-cooked to Asian perfection over charcoal, and an impeccable peach cobbler, also, is gently baked over the coals: it’s all here, and it's UNPLUGGED! And yes, you will be entertained. But you will also be entranced. And inspired. We promise!
Share Lessons Learned. The Australian Military and Tropical Medicine. Quail
Historically, prolonged campaigns have been frequently lost or won because of the greater fitness of one of the combatant armies. In the twentieth century, infection was still a major problem, leading to withdrawal from Gallipoli, and the near defeat of the Allies due to malaria early in the Second World War’s Pacific campaign. Malaria emerged again as a major problem in the Vietnam War.
The Australian Army Medical Corps, founded in 1901, learned from past medical experience. However, errors leading to significant morbidity did occur mainly in relation to malaria. These errors included lack of instruction of doctors sent to New Guinea with the Australian Force in the Great War, inadequate prophylactic measures against malaria in New Guinea early in World War Two, failure to perceive the threat of emerging resistant strains of malaria in the 1960s, and military commanders not fully implementing the recommendations of their medical advisers.
Many Australian campaigns have taken place in tropical locations; a substantial amount of scientific work to prevent and manage tropical diseases has therefore been conducted by the Army Medical Corps’ medical researchers—particularly in the Land Headquarters Medical Research Unit and the Army Malaria Institute. Their work extends well beyond the military, greatly improving health outcomes throughout the world. This book recognises the efforts of both individuals and the Army’s Tropical Disease Research units since Federation in helping the Army succeed in battle.
The Fall of the Daisy Cutters : Bombing of Katherine, WWII 1939-1945. Reed, Croft..
The first book detailing the bombing of Katherine and its impact in the region will be launched after more than a year of extensive research.
Fall of the Daisy Cutters, a collaborative work between historian Mike Reed AM and Katherine Museum curator Simmone Croft.
The book explores for the first time the in-depth history of the event, including how it shaped the future of Katherine post-war.
“The war had a major impact on Katherine’s economy and infrastructure growth."