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  • Remembering D-day: Personal Histories of Everyday Heroesby Martin Bowman

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    In association with the Imperial War Museum, this remarkable collection of personal histories will mark the 60th anniversary of D-day on June 6th 2004. more...

  • The Mighty Eighth in WWIIby J. Kemp USAFR (Ret.) McLaughlin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 25.00

    On an early morning in the fall of 1942, Kemp McLaughlin's group set out for a raid on a French target. Immediately after dropping its bombs, McLaughlin's plane was hit. A huge fire burned a four-foot hole in his wing, his waist gunner bailed out, his radio operator was wounded, the plane lost all oxygen, and his pilot put on a parachute and sat on... more...

  • Rising Sun, Falling Skiesby Jeffrey Cox

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A fresh look at the disastrous Java Sea Campaign of 1941?42 which heralded a wave of Japanese naval victories in the Pacific but which eventually sowed the seeds of their eventual change in fortunes. In the immediate aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese juggernaut quickly racked up victory after victory. Desperate to secure resource-rich regions... more...

  • F6F Hellcat Aces of VF-9by Edward Young; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    After Pearl Harbor, the US Navy's VF-9 carrier fighter group formed, seeing action in North Africa, The Marshalls, Kwajelein, Truk, the Marianas Turkey Shoot and on to Tokyo and Okinawa. VF-9 was activated in March 1942 as part of Carrier Air Group (CAG) 9, one of the many air groups the US Navy was hurriedly forming in the aftermath of the Japanese... more...

  • Stubborn Buggersby Tim Bowden

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 24.99

    There was a place far worse than Changi - this is the little known story of Singapore's Outram Road and the POWs who endured it. more...

  • Make Do and Mendby Various Authors; Jill Norman

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 6.99

    The rationing period during World War II was a difficult time, and yet it is remembered nostalgically as a time of unity and great sacrifice. Make Do and Mend focuses on clothes rationing, which was introduced in June 1940. With the nation's industrial output concentrated on the war effort, basic clothes were in short supply and high fashion was an... more...

  • A Special Dutyby Jennifer Elkin

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2014; US$ 13.05

    This is the true story of a young RAF pilot, his crew, a Halifax bomber and their attempts to carry agents and supplies, from bases in Libya and Italy, deep into Europe, the Balkans and Poland during the Second World War. The crew were forced to bale out during a supply drop to southern Poland, but unlike many, they survived, thanks to Polish and... more...

  • Calling the Shotsby Jane Lydon

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2014; US$ 31.95

    Historically, photographs of Indigenous Australians were produced in unequal and exploitative circumstances. Today, however, such images represent a rich cultural heritage for descendants, who see them in distinctive and positive ways. Calling the shots brings together researchers who are using this rich archive to explore Aboriginal... more...

  • The Making of Australiaby Robert Murray

    Rosenberg Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    A chronological account the main periods and events in the Australian story that traces the forces that have shaped the nation from the coming of the first Aborigines to the election of the Abbott government in 2013. The content is political, social and economic, showing how these strands of Australian life interacted in eras of exploration, in... more...

  • Force Benedictby Eric Carter; Anthony Loveless

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 31.00

    It's so important to document that generation's experiences, and Eric still has a glint in his eye that makes me think he'd tell a good story.' - Dermot O'Leary more...