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  • From Tobruk to Borneoby Frank G Perversi

    Rosenberg Publishing 2004; US$ 15.99

    Frank Perversi was a Rat of Tobruk for six months and was attached to forward troops in the mighty battle at EI Alamein; in the first wave of amphibious operations at Lae and Finschhafen and in the attack on Shaggy Ridge in the Ramu Valley (all in New Guinea) and finally in the overwhelming amphibious operation at Balikpapan, Borneo. more...

  • Woundedby Emily Mayhew

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.96

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE Wounded is the story of a journey: from injury on the battlefield to recovery in Britain. It is the story of the soldiers themselves, from the aid post in the trenches to the casualty clearing station in the rear, from the base hospital to the ambulance train returning them to Blighty. But... more...

  • Five Came Backby Mark Harris

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    In Pictures at a Revolution , Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history, a book about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified. In Five Came Back , he achieves something larger and even more remarkable, giving us the untold story of... more...

  • Monuments Menby Robert M. Edsel

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.96

    Now a major film starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON, CATE BLANCHETT, BILL MURRAY, JOHN GOODMAN, HUGH BONNEVILLE, BOB BALABAN, JEAN DUJARDIN and DIMITRI LEONIDAS. What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes? What if I told you there was a group... more...

  • The Forgotten Highlanderby Alistair Urquhart

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 25.95

    Alistair Urquhart was a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders, captured by the Japanese in Singapore. Forced into manual labor as a POW, he survived 750 days in the jungle working as a slave on the notorious ?Death Railway? and building the Bridge on the River Kwai. Subsequently, he moved to work on a Japanese ?hellship,? his ship was torpedoed, and... more...

  • Great Disasters in Australian Historyby Jonathan King

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 15.45

    From the sinking of the Waratah to the West Gate Bridge collapse to the Granville train disaster to the Black Saturday bushfires, here are twenty-three peacetime disasters that changed Australia forever. more...

  • The Ariadne Objectiveby Wes Davis

    Transworld 2014; US$ 28.84

    In the bleakest years of the Second World War when it appeared that nothing could slow the advance of the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the strength of the Cretan resistance or the eccentric band of British... more...

  • Kokodaby Peter FitzSimons

    Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 32.73

    For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened and just what our troops achieved. In this bestselling book, Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in his districtive gripping style. Conditions on the track were hellish: rain was constant, the terrain close to inhospitable, food and ammunition... more...

  • An Army at Dawnby Rick Atkinson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 17.99

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   In the first volume of his monumental trilogy about the liberation of Europe in WW II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the riveting story of the war in North Africa The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of courage and enduring triumph,... more...

  • The Great Seaby David Abulafia

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    For over three thousand years, the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of world civilisation. From the time of historical Troy until the middle of the nineteenth century, human activity here decisively shaped much of the course of world history. David Abulafia's The Great Sea is the first complete history of the Mediterranean from... more...