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Scanlens VFL (AFL) Collector’s Guide 1963-1991. Carolan Australian Antique Arms and History. Swinfield, Skennerton Famous Maritime Squadrons of the RAF - Volume 1. Halley.
Manage your collection easily and quickly and hunt down the cards you need! "Be the first in your street", to get your hands on this guide! The ultimate and portable full-colour book to manage and record your collection. Your new Scanlens VFL (AFL) football card guide includes: // Comprehensive yearly checklists to manage your collection in one easy to read and portable reference source // Full and accurate information with all player names and clubs from the Scanlens/Stimorol era // Colour-coded pages with card ID graphics // Features to record card condition, to track doubles and to add other information to support your collecting // Comprehensive yearly checklists to manage your collection in one easy to read and portable reference source // Quick reference want lists to make your card collecting easier while hunting at collectors' fairs, searching online or trading with others.
AUSTRALIAN ANTIQUE ARMS & HISTORY - The best of John Swinfield Edited & Produced by Ian Skennerton
Hard cover with dust jacket, 312 pages, 500 photos including 8 colour plates.
From 1960, John was columnist for the 'Sporting Shooter' and then 'Guns Australia' periodicals. Also a record of collecting in Australia, the personalities, shows and so much more. Quality production on art paper with a heavy-duty jacket.
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Australian Phantom Comic Collectors' Value Guide. Smart. Carolan. The Australian Soldier. Brown, Le Moal. Salvage. Dodds.
Salvage. Dodds.
Our Price: $25.00
This new 120 page unofficial collectors' guide:
- enables you to easily record your entire collection including the condition of each issue
- gives estimates of current retail and online auction values across a range of comic grades
- provides a snapshot of your collection’s value
- identifies issues, titles and publication history
- offers quick-reference collection checklists
- explains grading and other collecting issues
- examines market trends to help inform your buying and/or selling, and
- provide tips and advice for successful collecting.
Almost a century has passed since the signing of the armistice on 11 November 1918. Of all the soldiers who went through that hell on earth, photographs, letters, stories and old uniforms kept in attics are all that is left. Thanks to a collection of more than ten thousand documents, the author allows us to follow these young men with previously unseen photographs. All these faces, sometimes smiling, sometimes serious, have a story to tell. Many collectors have also allowed us access to their most precious objects, the fruit of their relentless research that helps save these objects that went through four terrible years of oblivion and destruction. Finally, being in the era of Internet, many links allow you to retrace the history of your ancestors and their regiments. Following their baptism of fire at Gallipoli in 1915, the Australians arrived on the Western Front in spring 1916. A few months later came the Somme with 24,000 casualties and the tragic events of Fromelles. Then, these tough men, who had travelled so far, continued fighting in France in 1917 and 1918. Since then, the bond of friendship between France and Australia is still going strong. "Pictures and impressions of the Western Front by an Australian artist, Sgt. Penleigh Boyd, Electrical & Mechanical Mining Co., A.I.F. With a foreword by Brigadier-General T. H. Dodds, C.M.G., D.S.O. A.I.F
The Australian Army: A Brief History . Australians on the Somme 1916: Pozieres. Keech Australians at War : From the Boer War to East Timor. Macdougall.
The Australian Army: A Brief History by The Australian Army
The village sits on top of the ridge that bears its name, a ridge that was an objective on the 1st July 1916. As it was, the whole position was not finally cleared until early September 1916 as German, Australian and British troops fought tenaciously over it.
This edition of Pozieres joins over 140 published titles in the acclaimed Battleground series. These well written and highly illustrated guide books not only bring the battlefields alive for visitors but inform and entertain readers at home.
First published in 1991, this edition has been updated to cover wars in Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, the Gulf War and East Timor. Additional material has also been added including a large section on women in the forces.
The Man Inside. Apthorpe. Lessons Learned. The Australian Military and Tropical Medicine. Quail The Empire has an Answer. Brady.
The Man Inside. Apthorpe.
Our Price: $35.00
The story of the COWRA Breakout.
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 Empire Air Training Scheme was said to be ‘the successful accomplishment of a spacious task, imaginatively conceived and most faithfully carried out’, and yet, the significant achievements and success of the Empire Air Training Scheme has for the most part been overlooked in Australian history: until now!
One Shot Kills. History of Australian Sniping. Wahlert, Linwood. Hunting in the Genes. Isaacs Phantom, Hornet and Skyhawk in Australian Service. Wilson.
A sniper is not just a good shot. While marksmanship is crucial, it is not this alone that defines the sniper. Snipers must also be superb bushmen, possess limitless patience, iron discipline, rat cunning, extraordinary stamina and attract more than their share of luck. The well-trained sniper will stalk his enemy or lie in wait for his target to appear. He will eliminate his target with just one shot and escape to repeat his mission time and again. The history of the Australian Army is replete with untold tales of brave men who built reputations as daring and skilful snipers. From the training grounds of the Boer War and First World War, Australian snipers honed their deadly skills and earned a fearsome reputation. In the Second World War they duelled with their German counterparts in the Western Desert and the hardy Japanese snipers of the Pacific War. The valuable lessons of two major wars had to be relearned for the Korean War where ‘naïve young men who knew nothing of combat sniping’ learned quickly or didn’t survive.
The snipers of today’s Australian Army have learned the lessons of history and are held in the same high regard by friend and foe as their Gallipoli forebears. Snipers have become an essential force multiplier and have deployed on every operation since Somalia. One Shot Kills is the story of the sniper’s journey from the South African veldt to the recent battlegrounds of Iraq and Afghanistan. It is also the story of the development of the modern sniper’s combat weapon system in which technology has been harnessed to produce extraordinary results on the battlefield. Australian Army snipers are justifiably regarded as among the best in the world.
Jam packed with hunting adventures from every continent. Mongolia, Zimbabwe, The Yukon Territory, Wyoming, Germany and New Zealand.  Steve has  hunted  just about everywhere. Recounting the exploits and achievements of three of Australia's most important fighter/attack aircraft of the postwar era. The Phantom is an extraordinary aircraft which was developed for the US Navy as a shipboard fighter but was so good it was also purchased by the US Air Force in very large numbers. Vietnam was the Phantom's war, its versatility coming to the fore and its success complete. The Hornet was subsequently turned into a naval fighter with McDonnell Douglas taking over prime responsibility for the program. In the book, the background to the Hornet is examined, as is its evaluation and selection by the RAAF, the all important local industry involvement in the manufacturing program and of course its service. The simple, small and light Skyhawk enjoyed a production life of a quarter of a century and is still in front line service with several nations around the world.
Unit Badges of the Royal Australian Air Force. Cluley. Aussie Muscle Car Legends. The Significance of Ribbon Colours on Medals Worn Since 1815 by Australians. Grebert.
Data for the badges includes: Description, motto, reason for design, original unit badge, close copy, status, crown bound by, monarch, inspector, remarks. Contents include: Introduction, Acks., General Badge of the RAAF, Chapters 1-20, Appendices I-II, Glossary, Index. Aussie Muscle Car Legends celebrates the most iconic cars ever designed, built and sold in this country. Covering Ford, Holden and Chrysler, it showcases some of the most important cars ever made in Australia, through the eyes of UNIQUE CARS magazine.
Many books have been written describing the various orders, decorations and medals worn by Australians.
However, this is the first publication which documents the significance of the colours chosen in the design of the ribbon supporting the medal. Originally the 'Naval Riband of England', a white ribbon with navy blue edges or the 'Military Riband of England', a crimson ribbon with dark blue edgeswas used on all campaign medals.
With the introduction of ribbon bars, multi coloured ribbons were introduced to differentiate one medal from another. With the assistance of this book, the reader will not only be able to identify medals worn by Australians, they will also develop a greater understanding of the significance of the colours of the supporting ribbons.
This book covers British Orders, Decorations and Medals awarded to Australians, the Australian Honours system, United Nations and NATO Medals awarded to Australians, Foreign Orders, Decorations and Medals awarded to Australians, Association and other Unofficial Medals worn by Australians, and the Order of Wearing Australian Honours and Awards.
A highly desirable reference book.
Australian Army - 1st Brigade. Arthur Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service. Wilson ANZAC ARMY VEHICLES: Arthur.
The Australian 1st Division has three brigades, with the 1st Brigade acting as the army's major mechanised formation equipped with M113s, ASLAVs and the new M1A1 AIM Abrams main battle tanks. This publication grants an inside on the unusual motor pool of this unit and its regiments in hitherto unpublished photographs. Secondhand VG Cond
Includes unique tables that document each aircraft individually, its A serial registration, applicable serial number, version and batch number, date of delivery and eventual fate.
A pictorial record of vehicles in service today; includes the 8x8 Light Armoured Vehicle, the NZLAV; the M1A1 AIM SA Abrams main battle tank, the M113AS4 armoured personnel carrier, the ASLAV wheeled afv, and the Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle. With 134 colour photographs.
Bushmaster. Arthur. Arms in the Service of Queensland 1859-1901. Robinson The History of the Colonial Ammunition Co. Robinson
Bushmaster. Arthur.
Our Price: $55.00
In action photographs and a detailed walkaround of Australia's Protected Mobility Vehicle.
J.S. Robinson
Hard cover w/ dust jacket, printed end papers. Books has slight crack in the Dust Jacket Spine. Signed by Author to the Previous Owner.
240 pp, over 140 photos & drawings.

Muskets, rifles, carbines, pistols, bayonets, machine guns, guns, naval vessels and fortifications of this 19th century colony. Well-researched study on Qld. Defence Force issues as well as army, navy, police & penal forces.
We at Bunduki Books and others, have organised the reprint of this 2009 book that was only printed in a very small number.
There has only been a limited number printed.
The original book has been re-edited and printing quality has been greatly improved.
Stalag Australia. German Prisoners of War. Winter. Flyers Far Away: Australian Aircrews over Europe in World War II. Enright. In Japanese Hands: Australian nurses as POWS. Simons
G Cond, Mylar covered.
Stalag Australia reconstructs the story of German prisoners of war interred in remote bushland camps during world war 2.
This book is about Australian aircrew in Europe during World War II and draws on extensive field research, including over two hundred interviews with survivors. The fact that the Australians were spread so widely across so many squadrons has contributed to substantial oversights, both in the official histories and in the literature on the field. Flyers Far Away redresses this imbalance and accords those largely forgotten Australian airmen a rightful place in the history of the European air war. Flyers Far Away describes how so many Australian airmen ended up in Western Europe fighting an Allied cause, in one of the bloodiest and most unforgiving campaigns of the Second World War. Using first-hand accounts from the surviving airmen, it traces their path from recruitment in Australia to operations over the Third Reich and Axis territories. For the first time, the exploits of all Australian aircrew, in Fighter, Bomber, Coastal and Tactical Air Force Commands are brought together in one volume. Secondhand G Cond.
A detailed and compelling account of the Australian nurses who were Prisoners of War of the Japanese during World War 2.
Australian armour: A history of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps, 1927-1972. Hopkins. Arms of the NSW Police. 1862 - 1900. Southwell The  Diggers View. Mahoney
The Diggers View. Mahoney
Our Price: $100.00
Australian armour.
A history of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps from 1927-1972.
A detailed study of the Arms used by the NSW Police from 1862 - 1900 THE DIGGER'S VIEW - WW1 IN COLOUR. Signed First Edn
This new book has been compiled over five years and features 260 full colour photographs of images from The Great War. Accompanying text is from transcripts of soldiers' letters and diaries making it a personalised account of the war.