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  • And the band played onby Robert Holden

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    ‘ At last we know how the Great War sounded. ’Professor Peter Stanley, joint winner of the 2011 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian HistoryImagine Australian life back in the first decade of the 20th century, when playing the piano, singing, performing or reciting poetry were all staples of family life.When the men of this young nation... more...

  • Messenger of Deathby David Buttery

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 10.99

    Captain Louis Nolan delivered the order that produced one of the most famous blunders in all military history - the Charge of the Light Brigade. Nolan's conduct and the Charge itself have been the subject of intense, sometimes bitter debate ever since. Yet there has been no recent biography of Nolan. He remains an ambiguous, controversial figure... more...

  • Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great Warby Martin Pegler

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Have you ever "gotten dirty at the crossroads" in a "knocking shop"? Or been in a "bun-fight"? Can you sing "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?", "Bicycle Built for Two" or "Danny Boy"? Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War explains the meaning and origins of the language and songs of WW1. A bawdy and satiric celebration of cheerful determination... more...

  • Sunday in Hellby Bill McWilliams

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Using long-established historical records and contemporary journals, as well as recently released wartime documents, Bill McWilliams has created a brand-new minute-by-minute narrative of the Day That Will Live in Infamy. Told from the points of view of dozens of characters, from generals and admirals and politicians and diplomats down to deckhands... more...

  • The Silent Menby Peter Dornan

    Allen & Unwin 1999; US$ 25.45

    The story of the Australian 2/14th Battalion in World War Two. more...

  • Boer War, Theby Denis Judd; Keith Surridge

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 20.00

    The Boer War of 1899?1902 was an epic of heroism and bungling, cunning and barbarism, with an extraordinary cast of characters ? including Churchill, Rhodes, Conan Doyle, Smuts, Kipling, Gandhi, Kruger and Kitchener. The war revealed the ineptitude of the British military and unexpectedly exposed the corrupt underside of imperialism in the establishment... more...

  • Operation Barbarossa 1941 (2)by Robert Kirchubel; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Osprey's second title examining the events of Operation Barbarossa. Of the German Army Groups that attacked Soviet Russia, Von Leeb's Army Group North, tasked with seizing the Baltic States and Leningrad, was the smallest and weakest. General Kuznetzov's Northwestern Front, however, was in an even weaker state. Despite brave counterattacks and defense... more...

  • The New York Times Living History: World War II, 1942-1945: The Allied Counteroffensiveby Douglas Brinkley; David Rubel

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    World War II comes alive through the public records and private accounts of the day... We have long relied on historians to sift through the debris of the past and piece together narratives to shape our understanding of events. But it is in the letters, diaries, speeches, song lyrics, newspaper articles, and government papers that history truly comes... more...

  • 1914: Fight the Good Fightby Allan Mallinson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 15.09

    ?No part of the Great War compares in interest with its opening? , wrote Churchill. ?The measured, silent drawing together of gigantic forces, the uncertainty of their movements and positions, the number of unknown and unknowable facts made the first collision a drama never surpassed?in fact the War was decided in the first twenty days of fighting,... more...

  • The Last Gentleman of the SASby John Randall; M J Trow

    Mainstream Publishing 2014; US$ 24.70

    In 1945, John Randall was the first Allied officer to enter Bergen-Belsen ? the concentration camp that would reveal the horrors of the Holocaust to the world. Now in his 90s, Randall was one of that league of extraordinary gentlemen handpicked for suicidally dangerous missions behind enemy lines in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany throughout... more...