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  • Battle for Vimy Ridge 1917by Jack Sheldon

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 5.99

    In a new departure in the Battleground Europe series, this book is a guide to both sides of a major battle - in this case to the Canadian Corps operations against 1st Bavarian Reserve Corps at Vimy from 9 - 12 April 1917, which formed part of the opening of the British offensive, known as the Battle of Arras. Historically, the capture of Vimy Ridge... more...

  • Anzac Tedby Belinda Landsberry

    Exisle Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99

    Anzac Ted is the poignant story of a little boy’s teddy bear that was passed down to him from his grandfather. Battered, torn, missing an eye and an ear, he might look scary but he’s got a great story to tell. For Anzac Ted went to war, keeping soldiers company and giving them comfort. Exquisite watercolour illustrations combine with rhyming... more...

  • Hiroshimaby John Hersey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    'The room was filled with a blinding light. She was paralysed by fear, fixed still in her chair for a long moment. Everything fell.' 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, when, on 6 August at 8.15am, an atomic bomb was dropped over the Japanese city, killing one hundred thousand men, women and children in its white fury. John Hersey's... more...

  • A Small Corner of Hellby Anna Politkovskaya; Alexander Burry; Tatiana Tulchinsky; Georgi M. Derluguian

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 17.00

    Chechnya, a 6,000-square-mile corner of the northern Caucasus, has struggled under Russian domination for centuries. The region declared its independence in 1991, leading to a brutal war, Russian withdrawal, and subsequent "governance" by bandits and warlords. A series of apartment building attacks in Moscow in 1999, allegedly orchestrated by a rebel... more...

  • The Biafra Storyby Frederick Forsyth

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 7.26

    The Nigerian civil war of the late 1960s was one of the first occasions when Western consciences were awakened and deeply affronted by the level of the suffering and the scale of atrocity being played out in the African continent. This was thanks not just to advances in communication technology but to the courage and journalistic skills of correspondents... more...

  • The Black Diggersby Robert Hall

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1997; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the war effort of Aboriginal and Islander Australians during the Second World War and the reasons their contribution has gone unrecognised for so long. This is a comprehensive account of the work black Australians during the years when their country faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese. Despite suspicion and prejudice, they... more...

  • Riflesby David Westwood

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Starting from the late 18th century, this illustrated book tells the history of rifled weapons and ammunition for military use. It shows how faster-loading, more accurate rifles changed the battlefield. It also provides instances where decision makers chose to issue rifles ill suited for the task at hand when better options were available. more...

  • Beyond Surrenderby Joan Beaumont; Lachlan Grant; Aaron Pegram

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; Not Available

    Over the twentieth century 35,000 Australians suffered as prisoners of war in conflicts ranging from World War I to Korea. What was the reality of their captivity? Beyond Surrender presents for the first time the diversity of the Australian 'behind-the-wire' experience, dissecting fact from fiction and myth from reality. Beyond Surrender examines... more...

  • From Confrontation to Co-operationby A. Zichichi; M. Dardo

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1992; US$ 93.00 US$ 84.63

    This series started in 1981 with the Erice Seminars when the danger of a nuclear East-West confrontation was menacing the world. The volumes reproduce the crucial steps, from the Nuclear Winter to the Strategic Defense Initiative. After the collapse of the U.S.S.R., new emergencies are now to be faced such as the danger of proliferation of Weapons... more...

  • The Last Fifty Milesby Adam Wakeling

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 12.68

    'They were fifty miles to victory and defeat, fifty miles to collapse and renewal, and fifty miles to a new place for Australia among the nations of the world. They were among the most significant fifty miles in our history.' March, 1918. The young Australian nation is struggling to cope with the Great War, now in its fifth year - the strain of... more...