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Australia: Boer War - Breaker Morant Collection (8 diff) inc Breaker Morant (Carnegie & Shields, 1979), Shoot Straight You Bastards (Bleszynski 2002), Scapegoat of the Empire (Lieut George Witton - 1907, limited edition reprint 2003), Closed File (Denton 1983) & Bushveldt Carbineers (Bill Woolmore 2002). Plus Video & DVD of the 1979 film. Also Methods of Barbarism Roberts & Kitchener in the Boer Republics (SB Spies 2001). South Africa & the Transvaal War (Creswicke 1901) Vols 2, 4, 5 & 6. Mostly F-VF condition with later books near new. Retail $600+ (15 items).
Australia - WWI Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 Vol IX 'The Royal Australian Navy' (3rd edition 1935) & Vol XI 'Australia During The War' (4th edition 1938). Vol III 'The AIF in France 1916', Vol VIII 'The Australian Flying Corps', Vol X 'The Australians At Rabaul'. 1st two hard cover, other three UQP. 1980s soft cover editions. Russian ANZACS in Australian History by E Govor pub by UNSW Press 2005. ANZACS in Archangel (Australia & the invasion of Russia 1918-19), definitive history noting 2 Victoria Cross recipients, pub 2010. 'The Great War' by Les Carlyon, h/c with DJ, near new. Then Individual Biographies (6) inc 'The Broken Years' (Bill Gammage), To Hell & Back (Sydney Loch) & Hard Jacka - the story of a Gallipoli Legend. Also 'They Dared Mightily - Victoria Cross/George Cross recipients Boer War - Korea War' (hard cover, 1st edition pub AWM 1963). Mostly VG - near condition, retail $500+. (15)
 SOLD at A$250
Australia - ANZAC: Gallipoli 1915 Literature Collection with around 30 diff books inc The Story of ANZAC (vol 1), C E W Bean (1981 edition), Across The Bar - The Story of Simpson, Man with The Donkey (1994) near new with DJ. ANZAC Memories - Living With Legend (1994, Oxford Un Press), new with DJ. Battle For Lone Pine (2012), near new. Cobbers - Stories of Gallipoli 1915 (2005). Dardanelle Patrol (H.M. Submarines E11) pub 1964, VGC. Gallipoli (by L Carlyon), pub 2001, near new with DJ. Goodbye Cobber - God Bless You (Fatal Charge of The Light Horse, Gallipoli) by J Hamilton, pub 2004, near new. Jacka VC - Australian Hero, VGC. The Silence Ruse - Escape from Gallipoli, a biography of General Sir Brudenell White (water damage, G condition - RARE book). Private Wars - personal records of the ANZACS in the Great War. To Hell & Back - the banned account of Gallipoli by Sydney Loch. Plus others, all with interesting reading. Also 'They Dared Mightily' (VC & GC recipients Boer War to Korea). Nearly all VG to Excellent condition. (New) retail $850. (30)
 SOLD at A$275
Australia: WWII Armed Forces O.A.S. Books written by still serving members & pub by the AWM comp set of all 20 diff with 2nd AIF 'On Active Service' (1941), RAN 'HMAS I-VI' (1942-45), AMF '4' from 'Soldering On' (1942) to 'Stand Easy' (1945), RAAF (4) from 'These Eagles' (1942) to 'Victory Roll' (1945), Communications Branch 'Signals' (1944), VDC 'On Guard' (1944) & 'As You Were' (1946-1950). Most with original paper DJ, 3 still in AWM Mailing boxes. Difficult assembly, cost vendor around $400 to put together! (20)
Australia: WWII 1939-45. 'Australia In The War of 1939-45' Official AWM Publications. Army set of 7 comp with 'To Benghazi' (Long), Greece, Crete & Syria (Long), Tobruk & El Alamein (Maughan). The Japanese Thrust (Wigmore), South West Pacific Area - First Year Kokoda to Wali (McCarty). The New Guinea Offensives (Dexter). The Final Campaigns (Long). Mixed 1st/2nd editions, all with DJs (faded). Plus 'Clinical Problems of War (Walker). All Official Histories, pub by AWM, G-VGC. Now hard to find as a comp group. Retail $600+. (8)
 SOLD at A$220
Australia: WWII 1939-45. Australia In The War of 1939-45 Official AWM publications RAAF set of 4 'Royal Australian Airforce 1939-42' (Gillison), Air War Against Japan 1943-45 (Odgers), Air War Against Germany & Italy (Herington), Air Power Over Europe (Herington) all VGC comp with DJ. (Retail $400). Also 'Pictorial History of Australia of War 1939-45' set of 5 (retail $125). Worn spines, GC, plus 'With The Australians In Korea' (Bartlett) with orig DJ. All official AWM publications, total retail around $550. (10)
Australia - WWII POW Collection (20) inc Prisoners of War From Gallipoli to Korea (Patsy Adam Smith, 600 pgs, hard cover with DJ, pub 1992). The Diggers of Colditz (Jack Champ, one of 19 Aussies imprisoned there, hard cover with DJ, pub 1985). Dangerous Days - A Diggers Great Escape (E Brough, 2009). POW-Australian Prisoners of War in Hitler's Reich (Monteith, pub 2011). Hellfire, The Story of Australia, Japan & the POW's (Forbes, hard cover with DJ, pub 2005). The Changi Brownlow (R Perry 2010). The Rats of Rangoon (Wing Commander L Hudson). Sandakan - A Conspiracy of Silence (Ramsay-Silver). The Duke, A Hero's Hero at Sandakan-Caption Lionel Matthews GC MC (D Matthews, pub 2008). Hells Heroes - The Forgotten Story of the Worst POW Camp in Japan (Maynard, pub 2009). Plus 11 others. Mostly VG-near new, retail $550. Also 10 others, mostly British inc 'The Wooden Horse (Williams), Miracle on the River Kwai (Gordon) & Return from the River Kwai (retail $150). Great lot of good reading, total retail/original cost $700. (30)
Australia - Vietnam War Literature collection with around 15 diff books inc 'The Team Australian Army Advisers in Vietnam 1962-1972' (McNeill), 2 books original hard cover (1984) & revised soft cover (1992) edition (both only good condition). Then Contact (Lex McAulay), Ghost Platoon (Walker), Mine Fields & Miniskirts (McHugh - 2 diff editions, inc omissions & corrections). The Battle of Coral (McAulay), The Battle of Long Tan (McAulay), The Vietnam Years (Caulfield), Tigermen (Barry Peterson) & Vietnam-The Australian War (Ham). Also other books inc SAS (Phantoms of War) - a history of the Australian Special Air Service (Horner), 'The Crossroad' (Mark Donaldson, VC), Victoria Cross-Australia's Finest & The Battles They Fought (Staunton). Mixed hard/soft cover editions. Mostly VG-near new. Retail $350. (26)
Australian Biographies (8) 'Charles Kingsford Smith' by Fitzsimons, pub 2009, 'Peter Cosgrove - My story' pub 2006, 'Weary, the life of Sir Edward Dunlop & The War Diaries of Weary Dunlop' pub as single vol 1997. 'My War 1939-45' by Michael 'The Breaker' by Kit Denton (1987 edition) large VX 123, missing frontispiece Self pub 1990. 'Brothers in War' by M Walsh, pub 2006, (brief History of 8 brother who served in WWI inc Gallipoli), 'Letters Home 1939-45' Stuart & Arnold 1987, 'Darwin 1942 by Hall, 1980). Some edge foxing on earlier works, later vols near new retail $240. Then large size paper backs (14) inc 'Roden Cutler, VC' by McCullough, 'Nancy Wake' by Fitzsimons, 'The Tiger man of Vietnam' (the story of Barry Petersen), 'Gallipoli - The Extraordinary life of Alec Campbell', 'Colin Murray - Journey to Tobruk', 'Warrior Brothers' & 'Warrior Training' (life in the Australian SAS) by I. McPhedran, 'Four Australians at War, letters to Argyle 1914-19', 'The Bombing of Darwin, the diary of Tom Taylor'. Plus 4 others inc 'Memories of Vietnam' by K Maddock. All F-VF or better condition, with a total retail over $500. Plus video 'The Light Horseman'. (22 plus video)
Australia Royal Australian Navy Collection (17) inc Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 Vol IX the RAN (Jose, 1928, UQP 1987 reprint), 'Pioneers of the RAN' (Lofty Batt, 1967) rare tome describing Pre-WWI Navy Life from Senior Officers to ordinary seamen. 'The RAN in WWII' (Stevens 1996), Scrap-Iron Flotilla (Moyes 1943), The Price of Admiralty (McGuire 1944, Inscribed & Autographed, RARE as such). The Silent Service (Jones & Idriess 1952). Cruiser-The Life & Loss of HMAS Perth (Carlton 2010), HMAS Sydney-Australia's Greatest Naval Tragedy (Frame 2008). No case to Answer-Melbourne/Evans Collistion (Stevenson 1971), One Minute of Time-Melbourne/Voyager Collision (Hickling 1965), Breaking Ranks - The HMAS Voyager Scandal (Cabban & Salter 2005), plus 7 others inc Personal Histories. Also other books (9) inc The First Fleet (Mundle 2014), The Rise & Fall of Captain James Cook (Dugard 2001), The Coast Watchers (Lindsay 2010), The Silent Victory-September 1940 (Grinnell-Milne 1958) & Sea War-Great Naval Battles of WWII (Pearce 1990). Plus 'Hellfire, The Story of Australia, Japan & the Prisoners of War'. Mostly F-VF Condition recent editions generally near new. Retail $550. (27).
 SOLD at A$220
Australian War Memorial publications (17). 'Guns of the Regiment' by SN Gower, near new with DJ. 'With the Australian's in Korea' (1957); 'Pictorial History of Australia at War 1939-45 Vol II'; 'HMAS' (1942); 'RAAF log'(1943); Victory Roll' (1945), then Army related (11) with 'Jungle Warfare', 'Khaki & Green', 'Soldiering On' (2 of ea) & 'Active Service', 'Stand Easy' & 'As your Were' 1947, 1949 & 1950. Most with original DJ, VG condition or better. Plus 'The Fragile Forts - the Fixed Defences of Sydney Harbour 1788-1963' (P Oppenhein-Aust Army History Unit) pub 2005; & 'Duntroon (The Royal Military College of Australia) 1911-86'. Near new. (19)
Germany: WWII Book Collection (14) inc 'The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich' Shirer 1962. 'Hitler's Field Marshalls & Their Battles', Mitcham 1988. 'Nuremberg - Infamy on Trial' Persico 1995. 'Phoenix Triumphant - The Rise & Rise of the Luftwaffe', Hooton 1994. 'Hitler's Death, (Russian last Great Secret from the Files of the KGB)', 2005 (Brand new, retail $60). 'Inside the Third Reich' (1st Edition 1970) & 'Infiltration' (1st Edition 1981), both by Albert Speer. 'Albert Speer', Sereny, 1995. 'Hitler's Pope-The Secret History of Pius XII, Cornwell 1999. 'The Rommel Paper' Liddell Hart, 1953. All comp with dj. F-VF or better condition, retail $420+. 'Hitler, A Study in Tyranny', Bullock, 1st edition 1952 & 'The Life of Field - Marshall Erwin Rommel', Irving 1977, both w/o dj. 'Hitler & Stalin- Parallel Lives' by A Bullock, 1190 pgs - p/back pub 1991. Also '2194 Days of Wars', larger size book with 754 pgs, comp with dj. Overall F-VF or better condition. Total retail. Around $500. (15)
Great Britain/Australia. Special Air Service Regiment collection (32) from foundation in WWII to operations in Iraq 2005 inc David Stirling, The Authorised Biography of the Creator of the SAS (Hoe, 500pgs hb pub 1992), Ghost Force, the Secret History of the SAS (Connor, 375pgs hb, pub 1998), Who Dares Wins, The SAS 1950-Gulf War (Geraghty, 600pgs, pub 1983), Eye of the Storm - 25 Years in Action with the SAS (Ratcliffe DCM, 336pgs, pub 2000). The Complete Encyclopedia of the SAS (Barry Davies, BEM, 375pgs, pub 2001), SAS - The Soldiers Story (Ramsay, 250pgs hb, pub 1996). SAS Sniper (Rob Maylor, 330pgs, pub 2010). Seven Troop (A McNab DCM, 420 pgs hb, pub 2008). Warrior Bros, My Life in the Australian SAS (Fennell, 334pgs, pub 2008). General Sir Peter de la Billiere - Storm Command, a Personal Account of the Gulf War (350pgs hb, pub 1992). Willie Apiata VC - The Reluctant Hero (Little, 255pgs hb, pub 2008). Also contemporary books (18) inc Phantom (Warner, 200+pgs hb, pub 1982). PARA! Fifty Years of the Parachute Regiment (Harclerode, 400pgs hb, pub 1992). 3 PARA - Afghanistan Summer 2006 (Bishop, 280pgs, pub 2007). Squaddie - A Soldier's Story (McLaughlin, 320pgs, pub 2006). SBS, The Inside Story of the Special Boat Service (Parker, 310pgs hb, pub 1997). First into Action, A Personal Account of the Life of the SBS (Falconer, 338pgs hb, pub 1998). The Gurkhas (Parker, 276pgs hb, pub 1999). The Gurkhas-Special Force (Bellamy, 414pgs, pub 2011). A great lot of military history from WWII to recent Middle Eastern conflicts. Mostly VG to near new, total retail/original cost $1650. (50)
Great Britain: WWII RAF group of 10 with Bader-The Man & his Men (Burns, 1990). Bomber Crew - Taking on the Reich (Sweetman, 2004). Claims to Fame - The Lancaster A History of the 34 Aircraft that Flew 100+ Missions, (Franks, 1994) Churchill's Few - Battle of Britain Remembered (Willis, 1985). Fight for the Sky - The Story of the Spitfire & Hurricane (Douglas Bader, 1973). Fighter Boys - Saving Britain 1940 (Bishop, 2003. Fly - True Stories from the Airmen of WWII (Veitch, 2008). The Few - Americans Who Fought in the Battle of Britain (Kershaw, 2006). With Wings Like Eagles - A History of the Battle of Britain (Korda, 2009). The Reconstruction of Warriors (Mayhew, 2004). Also Tigers - The Story of No 74 Squadron RAF (Cossey, 1992). Whirlwind - The Air War Against Japan 1942-45 (Tillman, 2009). MIG Pilot (J Barron, 1980), The Story of the Escape & Defection of Lieut Belenko with his MIG-25 from the USSR to USA via Japan. Hell-Fire (Ed Macy, 2009) plus 3 paperbacks inc Bomber Offensive Sir Arthur Harris Marshall of the RAF & The Spitfire 50 Years On (1986). Except for the last 3, all hardcover with dust jacket, mostly VF-near new, retail $500+ (17)
Larger-size books (18) with 'A Pictorial History of Australia at War' (1980, 324 pgs); 'Army Australia - an Illustrated History' (Odgers, 1988, 280pgs); 'Diggers - The Australian Army, Navy & Airforce in Eleven Wars 1860 - 1999 (Odgers, 544 pgs); 'Charles Kingsford Smith (1988, 160pgs); 'Heroic Australian Air Stories (1981, 192 pgs); 'The Royal Australian Airforce (Oxford University Press, 2001, missing front fly page o/w as new); 'British Battles & Medal (Spink, 1988); 'Encyclopedia of the World's Special Forces (2003, 256 pgs, as new); 'Aces High - The war in the Air over the Western Front 1914-18' (1973, 192 pgs); 'Knights of the Air 1914-18' (1981, 192 pgs); 'Battle of Britain' (by Len Deighton 1980, 224pgs) ; 'Fighter & Bomber Squadrons at War' (by A Brookes 1995); 'Atlas of C20th Warfare' (2005, 352 pgs); 'The Eastern Front (Soviet-German War) 1941-45' (1984, 192 pgs); 'Stalingrad - The Vital 7 Days' (2005, 192 pgs); 'The Vietnam War' (1979, 248 pgs). Plus AWM publications 'Soldiering On' (1942), 'Khaki & Green' (1943), & 'Jungle Warfare' (1944). Mixed VG-VG condition, some near new. Retail $700+. (20)
Library Clear out (28) with Hard Cover (11) inc 'Adolf Hitler, My Part in his Downfall' (Milligan, 1971, 1st edition), 'History of the United States Marine Corps' (A.R. Millett, 1980), 'Immediate Action' (McNab, 1995), 'Flames in the Sky, WWII Aerial Battles (Closterman, 1952), 'Naval Ratings Handbook' (1938) & 5 others. Soft Cover (17): 'Nancy Wake' Fitzsimons, 2001), 'Dusty Warriors' (Holmes, 2007), 'Sniper One (SGT Dan Mills, 2007), '3 Para, Afghanistan 2006 (Bishop), 'Inside the 3rd Reich (Speer), 'Origins of the 2nd World War (Taylor), 'True Stories of the SAS (Hunter, 1998) plus 10 others. Mixed VG-VF condition with more recent titles as new. Retail $300+ (28)
Library reduction - 28 books inc 'The Russian Revolution 1899-1919' (940 pgs, Pipes 1990). 'The Secret War against the Jews' (656 pgs, Aarons & Loftus 1994), 'The Voyage of Their Life - SS Derna & its Passengers (480 pgs, Armstrong 2001), 'The Gehlen Memoirs (General Reinhard Gehlen'. Then a mixture of 'un-orthodox titles' inc 'Beer Glorious Beer' (Cyril Pearl, 1969), 'Aust Cigarette Cards & their Values' (Skinner, 1984), 'Tough 101 Australian Gangsters', 'South with Scott (Evans, 1956), 'The Ghost of Flight 401' (Lockheed Tri-Star Crash, Florida, 1972) & 'Good Morning Hanoi' (Findlay, 2006). Plus 18 others. Lots of good reading here & high original cost. Mixed good - VF condition. (28)
Military History (26) with hard cover (10) inc 'Japans War, The Great Pacific Conflict 1853-1952' (Hoyt 1986), 'The Story of the Bomber 1914-45' (large format, 1974), 'The Dam Busters & the Sea Shall not have them' (1950s reprints), 'The Druid' (Mosely 1981), 'Men Against Tanks' (Weeks, 1975), 'Phoolan Devi, The Bandit Queen' (1984) & 3 others. S/C books (15) inc 'Killer Elite, the Inside Story of Americas Most Secret Special Operations Team' (Smith 2006), 'Lone Survivor, the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10, Afghanistan, 2005', 'War Dogs, an Australian Dog Handler in Afghanistan' (Bryant 2009), 'How to Kill, the Definite History of the Assassin' (Hollington 2007), 'Death on the Black Sea, the Sinking of the Struma Fleet 1942', 'Saddam Hussein, An American Obsession' (2002) plus 9 others. Mostly VG-VF condition, retail $300+ value at estimate
 SOLD at A$120
Vietnam War USA Point of View (25) inc Vietnam-A History (Karnow 1983), Vietnam-The Ten Thousand Day War (Maclear 1981), American Soldier (General Tommy Franks 2004), A Bright Shining Lie (John Paul Vann) & America in Vietnam (Sheehan 1988), Anatomy of A War (Kolko 1985, Vietnam-Conflict & Controversy (Elliott 1996), Air America from WWII to Vietnam (Robbins 2001), Spies & Commandos-How America Lost the Secret War in North Vietnam (Conboya Andrade 2000), Line Doggie-Foot Soldier in Vietnam (Gadd 1987), Steel My Soldier Hearts (Col. Hackworth 2003), Cheating Death-Combat Rescues in Vietnam & Laos (Marrett 2006), Tiger Force (Sallah & Weiss 2006). Plus others of interest inc 'Coffee Table' size books. Roll Call Thud-A Photographic Record of the F-105 Thunderchief (Campbell & Hill 1996) & The Vietnam Experience - Images of War (Fisher & Stone 1986). Very diverse group inc strong Political overtones. Mostly F-VF condition inc some near new. Retail around $500. (28).
WWII Major Battle Histories (14) inc Dunkirk-The British Evacuation (Jackson). D-Day (The Battle of Normandy), Stalingrad & Berlin (The Downfall) all by Antony Beevor. D-Day (Abrose). Armageddon (The Battle for Germany 1941-45) & Nemesis (The Battle for Japan 1944-45) both by Max Hastings. Arnhem (L Clark). Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union (English translation of the original Russian book, P Poselov Editor) pub Moscow 1974 inc illustrations & maps. The last battle (Ryan). Infamy-Pearl harbour & its Aftermath (J Toland, 2001 Penguin Edition). Other WWI history books (7) inc Wings of War-Airborne Warfare 1918-45 (Harderode), Inside the Third Reich (Albert Speer), The Years of Extermination-Nazi Germany & the Jews 1939-45 (Friedlander), Hitler's War 1939-42 (Irving). Plus Mein Kampf (A Hitler) English translation, 640pgs, pub 1992. Mostly VG-excellent/near new. Retail/original costs $650. (22)
WWII: Individual/Campaign Histories 1950s/60s paper-back editions (30) with 'PAN' (14) inc 'Cockleshell Heroes' (Lucas-Phillips), 'Dam Busters' (Brickhill), 'Desert Generals' (Cornelli Barnett), 'Enemy Coast Ahead' (Gu Gibson VC), 'Escape of the Amethyst' (Lucas-Phillips), 'Escape or Die' (Brickhill) & 'Full Circle (Johnnie Johnson). Mixed array (16) inc Spike Milligans Military Memories (boxed set of 5), 'Rats of Rangoon', with Rommel in the Desert, 'Path finder' (Bennett), 'Phantom Fleet', 'Blamey the Fighting Field Marshall', 'The Rats in New Guinea', & 'Battle for Britain' (Dizzy Allen DFC). Then others (25) inc 'Boer War-Ladysmith & Mafeking 1900', Kitchener-Portrait of an Imperialist, Fighter Command 1938-68, Vietnam (5) inc the Ten Thousand Day War & 'Seven Fire fights in Vietnam' & more recent conflicts inc 'Eye of the Storm - 25 Years in Action with the SAS' (Ratcliffe) & 'Real Bravo 2 Zero' (Michael Asher). Some1950s/60s editions showing their age, generally VG/Excellent condition, many now hard to find. (55)
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