• 100 Years Nz Military Nursing: Nz Army Nursing Service - Royal Nz Nursing Corps 1915-2015
    100 Years Nz Military Nursing: Nz Army Nursing Service - Royal Nz Nursing Corps 1915-2015
    ISBN: 9780473314675
    Title: 100 Years Nz Military Nursing: Nz Army Nursing Service - Royal Nz Nursing Corps 1915-2015
    Author: MCNABB SHERAYL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • 100 Years: the Story of the Wellington Historical & Early Settlers Society 1912-2012
    100 Years: the Story of the Wellington Historical & Early Settlers Society 1912-2012
    ISBN: 9780473220174
    Title: 100 Years: the Story of the Wellington Historical & Early Settlers Society 1912-2012
    Author: SIERS JUDY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • 125 Years of the Royal Philatelic Society of Nz
    125 Years of the Royal Philatelic Society of Nz
    ISBN: 9780987653444
    Title: 125 Years of the Royal Philatelic Society of Nz
    Author: THACKERY TC

    Our 125th Anniversary publication, by current President Tony Thackery, FRPSNZ.

    Updates the Society's history from our 100th Anniversary Exhibition in 1988, to the current day. A highlight is the profiling of 125 members since 1988 (some now deceased) giving a valuable snapshot of philately within the RPSNZ membership over that time.

    The New Zealand stamp trade and the NZ Philatelic Federation get their own update chapters, by Alan Craig and Mark Benvie respectively.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $84.00
    $84.00
  • 28 Maori Battalion: Second NZ Expeditionary Force
    28 Maori Battalion: Second NZ Expeditionary Force
    ISBN: 9780987667519
    Title: 28 Maori Battalion: Second NZ Expeditionary Force
    Author: CODY J F

    John Douglas Publishing is delighted to be able to produce this work with kind permission from Manatu Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the 28 Maori Battalion Association. This is the official history of one of the greatest fighting infantry units of World War II, the 28(Maori) Battalion. We have done everything possible to ensure the book is as close to the original, printed in 1956. As Lieutenant-General Bernard Freyberg wrote in the Foreword to the book: "In this history you will read the whole story - how they went overseas from New Zealand in 1940, with the Second Echelon to England, to take part in 'The Battle of Britain'. When the threat of invasion diminished they re-embarked for the Middle East, and arrived in time to take part in the disastrous campaigns in Greece and Crete. Later they fought in the 1941 Libyan Campaign and in the battles in 1942 in defence of Egypt. Later, when the tide changed, they took an active part in the victorious Western Desert Campaign, under Generals Alexander and Montgomery. They finished the war in Italy on the 2nd May 1945. "In all these many campaigns this Battalion took a great part, often a decisive part, in the fighting, as in the counter-attacks at Maleme and 42nd Street in the Cretan Campaign, or again in the Battle of Tebaga Gap, where gallant and young Ngarimu gained his posthumous Victoria Cross, or in the capture of Takrouna. But as glorious as these battles were, and as gallant and brave as was the Maori part, it is not only of their bravery but what fine fighting men they were. "To know and appreciate their great qualities you must understand their background and their tribal traditions. Maori are a fighting race, and according to their traditions and in keeping with the laws of New Zealand, they did not come under the National Service Act, which called up men when they reached the military age. The Maori was always a volunteer. For them it was an honour to serve.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • 2nd Nz Division Cavalry Regiment in the Mediterranean
    2nd Nz Division Cavalry Regiment in the Mediterranean
    ISBN: 9780958235007
    Title: 2nd Nz Division Cavalry Regiment in the Mediterranean
    Author: PLOWMAN JEFFREY & THOMAS MALCOLM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 4th Nz Armoured Brigade in Italy
    4th Nz Armoured Brigade in Italy
    ISBN: 9780473065347
    Title: 4th Nz Armoured Brigade in Italy
    Author: PLOWMAN JEFFREY & THOMAS MALCOLM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 4th Nz Armoured Brigade in Italy
    4th Nz Armoured Brigade in Italy
    ISBN: 9780473065348
    Title: 4th Nz Armoured Brigade in Italy
    Author: PLOWMAN JEFFREY & THOMAS MALCOLM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Aboriginal Convicts: Australian, Khoisan, & Maori Exiles
    Aboriginal Convicts: Australian, Khoisan, & Maori Exiles
    ISBN: 9781742233239
    Title: Aboriginal Convicts: Australian, Khoisan, & Maori Exiles
    Author: HARMAN KRISTYN

    Bulldog and Musquito, Aboriginal warriors from the Hawkesbury, were captured and sent to Norfolk Island following frontier skirmishes in New South Wales. Eventually, Bulldog seems to have made it home. Musquito was transported to Van Diemen's Land, where he laboured as a convict servant. He never returned. Hohepa Te Umuroa was arrested near Wellington in 1846, with a group of Maori warriors. Five of the men were transported to Van Diemen's Land where Te Umuroa died in custody. More than 140 years later, his remains were carried home to New Zealand. Booy Piet, a twenty-six year-old Khoisan soldier from the Cape Colony, was transported to Van Diemen's Land for desertion in 1842. After three years of convict labour, he died in Hobart General Hospital. These men are among 130 aboriginal convicts who were transported to and within the Australian penal colonies. They lived, laboured, were punished, and died alongside other convicts, but until this groundbreaking book, their stories had largely been forgotten.




    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Above the Treeline: a Nature Guide to Alpine Nz
    Above the Treeline: a Nature Guide to Alpine Nz
    ISBN: 9781877333996
    Title: Above the Treeline: a Nature Guide to Alpine Nz
    Author: BEAGLEHOLE HELEN

    Drawing on a rich and intriguing mix of letters, diary extracts, official correspondence and interviews from an 1872 diary to interviews with the last of the lighthouse keepers the author brings together first-hand accounts of the life and work of these men and women behind the lights. Illustrated with family snapshots and other photographs, this book is both a sequel and a companion to her highly praised Lighting the Coast.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Accidental Immigrants: They Sailed For India But Settled In NZ
    Accidental Immigrants: They Sailed For India But Settled In NZ
    ISBN: 9780473396589
    Title: Accidental Immigrants: They Sailed For India But Settled In NZ
    Author: EWAN JOHN

    When Thomas Powell and his family left Leeds, England, and sailed out to India in the early 1850s, they little realised that within a few years they would be living in New Zealand and facing different futures.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Acknowledge No Frontier: The Creation & Demise of NZ's Provinces 1853-1876
    Acknowledge No Frontier: The Creation & Demise of NZ's Provinces 1853-1876
    ISBN: 9781927322369
    Title: Acknowledge No Frontier: The Creation & Demise of NZ's Provinces 1853-1876
    Author: BRETT ANDRE

    While other British settler societies – Australia, Canada, the US and South Africa – have states or provinces, New Zealand is a unitary state. Yet New Zealanders today hold firm provincial identities, dating from the time when the young colony was divided into provinces: 1853 to 1876. Why were the provinces created? How did settlers shape and change their institutions? And why, just over 20 years later, did New Zealand abolish its provincial governments? Acknowledge No Frontier, by André Brett, is a lively and insightful investigation into a crucial and formative part of New Zealand’s history. It examines the flaws within the system and how these allowed the central government to use public works – especially railways – to gain popular support for abolition of the provinces. The provincial period has an enduring legacy. This is the surprising and counterintuitive story of how vociferous parochialism and self-interest brought New Zealanders together.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Acts of Valour: the History of the Victoria Cross & Nz
    Acts of Valour: the History of the Victoria Cross & Nz
    ISBN: 9781775540502
    Title: Acts of Valour: the History of the Victoria Cross & Nz
    Author: HARPER GLYN & RICHARDSON COLIN

    Profiles in courage - the definitive history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand, fully updated in this new edition. For 150 years the highest Commonwealth military decoration for gallantry has been the Victoria Cross. These are the extraordinary stories of the New Zealand VCs. Since its instigation in 1856 more than 40 Victoria Crosses have been awarded to men whose courage in the face of the enemy was recognised by their comrades. Acts of Valour tells the story of each one, from the New Zealand Wars to the Second World War and the modern battlefields of Afghanistan in the 21st century. Many more were nominated for a VC than ever received it, with some of those famously declined - Malone of Chunuk Bair, Manahi, Perkins and Stott - igniting controversy that continues today. The events, politics and philosophies of this exclusive award are examined by two leading military historians - each story powerful and unique, with compelling accounts of the battles that made our nation and forged our history. Informative, exciting and provocative, Acts of Valour presents a detailed insight into our military history - and the heroes who walked amongst us, right up to Corporal Willie Apiata, the most recent recipient of the VC, in 2007. Fully revised and updated for the pivotal centennial anniversaries of WWI.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Addington Sale Yards & Those Who Made It Work
    Addington Sale Yards & Those Who Made It Work
    ISBN: 9780473234249
    Title: Addington Sale Yards & Those Who Made It Work
    Author: LEECH ROBIN


    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • After the Treaty: the Settler State, Race Relations & Power in Colonial NZ
    After the Treaty: the Settler State, Race Relations & Power in Colonial NZ
    ISBN: 9780947493158
    Title: After the Treaty: the Settler State, Race Relations & Power in Colonial NZ
    Author: PATTERSON BRAD HILL RICHARD S & PATTERSON KATHRYN

    This book is in tribute to Ian McLean Wards (1920–2003), who as researcher and writer, civil servant and cultural activist, contributed greatly to promoting awareness of NZ history. The authors explore themes dear to Wards’ heart, providing new insights into vital issues in 19th century colonial history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • After the Treaty: the Settler State, Race Relations & Power in Colonial Nz
    After the Treaty: the Settler State, Race Relations & Power in Colonial Nz
    ISBN: 9780947493325
    Title: After the Treaty: the Settler State, Race Relations & Power in Colonial Nz
    Author: PATTERSON BRAD HILL RICHARD S & PATTERSON KATHRYN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • After the War: the Rsa in Nz
    After the War: the Rsa in Nz
    ISBN: 9780143574057
    Title: After the War: the Rsa in Nz
    Author: CLARKE STEPHEN

    The story of an iconic institution - the RSA - from its beginnings during the First World War through to the twenty-first century.

    A highly illustrated look at a threatened icon of New Zealand culture - the RSA. The book will appeal to general readers interested in this readily identifiable but little-understood organisation.

    It tells of the trials and tribulations of returning soldiers wanting an organisation to represent them, and to make sure they received a fair deal as they settled back into domestic life after serving their country.

    The story is told not only in text but also through use of photographs and ephemera.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Alice, What Have You Done!: the Case of Alice May Parkinson
    Alice, What Have You Done!: the Case of Alice May Parkinson
    ISBN: 9781927242605
    Title: Alice, What Have You Done!: the Case of Alice May Parkinson
    Author: MARKWELL CAROL

    Napier, 1915: Alice May Parkinson shoots and kills her lover. Her trial and its aftermath cause controversy throughout New Zealand. Is she a feminist heroine or a callous killer? Or simply a desperate woman who ran out of choices? This is her story.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • All Guts No Glory: Nelson Tasman Nurses & Chaplains of World War One
    All Guts No Glory: Nelson Tasman Nurses & Chaplains of World War One
    ISBN: 9780473331030
    Title: All Guts No Glory: Nelson Tasman Nurses & Chaplains of World War One
    Author: CARNAHAN CHERYL (ED)


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • All the Commissioners Men: Inside the Crewe Murders Enquiry
    All the Commissioners Men: Inside the Crewe Murders Enquiry
    ISBN: 9780473209155
    Title: All the Commissioners Men: Inside the Crewe Murders Enquiry
    Author: BIRT CHRIS

    The killing of Jeanette and Harvey Crewe at Pukekawa, South Auckland, is indelibly burnt into the memory of anyone resident in New Zealand at that time. Most Kiwis know that an innocent man was arrested and spent almost 10 years in prison for two murders he did not commit The story of Arthur Thomas has been well told. The subsequent condemnation by a Royal Commission of Inquiry of two former detectives is also well documented. What has never been disclosed however is the extent of the malpractice which occurred in that double homicide inquiry. Not even the Thomas Royal Commission got to examine that, for reasons All The Commissioner's Men explains in great depth. Written by veteran journalist, researcher and author Chris Birt (The Final Chapter - third NZ best seller for three weeks in 2001) this new book reveals, for the first time ever, that more than two detectives were involved n this corrupt investigation, and that key players in that nasty game suppressed crucial witness statements, any one of which would have proved categorically that Arthur Thomas was not the murderer.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • All Those Yesterdays
    All Those Yesterdays
    ISBN: 9780958298841
    Title: All Those Yesterdays
    Author: BISS ELSPETH


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Alla Fine Del Mondo: to the Ends of the Earth: a History of Italian Migration to the Wellington Region
    Alla Fine Del Mondo: to the Ends of the Earth: a History of Italian Migration to the Wellington Region
    ISBN: 9780473204648
    Title: Alla Fine Del Mondo: to the Ends of the Earth: a History of Italian Migration to the Wellington Region
    Author: ELENIO PAUL & CLUB GARABALDI STAFF


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • Alternative Drivestyles: NZ Custom Built Cars
    Alternative Drivestyles: NZ Custom Built Cars
    ISBN: 9781877418136
    Title: Alternative Drivestyles: NZ Custom Built Cars

    A wide of standard production cars is available, but their pre-packaged looks and specifications don't meet the needs and tastes of many car enthusiasts. This book takes a comprehensive look at cars that have been given Custom Shop treatment, and in some cases entirely scratch built, in New Zealand by enterprising and dedicated car enthusiasts. It presents details with colour photos throughout a wide range of cars from exotic and lavish to the simple and racey. It includes data and descriptions for each and road test results for several.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $87.00
    $87.00
  • Ambiguity & Innocence: the NZ Occupation of Trieste May 1945
    Ambiguity & Innocence: the NZ Occupation of Trieste May 1945
    ISBN: 9780986451980
    Title: Ambiguity & Innocence: the NZ Occupation of Trieste May 1945
    Author: SIMPSON TONY

    Historian Tony Simpson
    discovered that the last
    New Zealand casualty
    in World War Two was the result of a shoot out
    with Yugoslav partisans in the Italian city of Trieste.
    Intrigued, he determined to find the reasons why.
    The author travelled there, interviewed participants and explored the
    complex history of the region. His rich cast of characters includes James
    Joyce, General Bernard Freyberg, President Tito, the Archduke Franz
    Ferdinand and Pope Pius XII, who has been
    described as ‘Hitler’s Pope’.
    Tony Simpson is one of our leading social
    historians, whose 14 books include the
    prizewinning The Sugarbag Years, Te Riri
    Pakeha and A Distant Feast. He is a past
    president of the New Zealand Society of Authors
    and was awarded the MNZM for services to
    New Zealand historical research.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Angelina from Stromboli to Durville Island
    Angelina from Stromboli to Durville Island
    ISBN: 9781877333217
    Title: Angelina from Stromboli to Durville Island
    Author: HINDMARSH GERARD

    In 1906, at just 16 years of age, Angelina Moleta left the tiny volcanic island of Stromboli off Sicily to travel to an even remoter island on the other side of the world. From the age of eight she had been betrothed to her cousin, Vincenzo Moleta, who was now twice her age and taking her to a new life on DUrville Island in New Zealand. Angelina found solace in an unlikely friendship with a high-born Maori woman, Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, who lived nearby. Together they shared their own struggles, their different culturesand lack of English language; a process that awakened Angelina to her own inner strengths.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Animals in Combat
    Animals in Combat
    ISBN: 9781742575131
    Title: Animals in Combat
    Author: ALLSOPP NIGEL

    Animals in Combat' explores a brief history of military animals throughout the ages, their different roles within this period, what animal warriors are used for today and what future animals have in modern warfare.


    Supported by many color images, the respective service each animals provides in times of war is beautifully covered by author Nigel Allsopp.


    During thousands of years of global wars animals have served alongside man, so what makes animals useful in war? A dog's qualities of loyalty, intelligence and devotion are highly valued in their role as pets, and these traits are also attractive to the armed forces.


    Equines such as horses, mules and donkeys, have literally carried man on their backs and all his military supplies to boot. They have carried ammunition, medical equipment and even our wounded.


    Pigeons performed messenger missions in World War I and II. Some 200,000 pigeons served the colors at this time and they suffered huge losses. Coalition forces in Iraq used pigeons too, as chemical warfare detectors.


    Today Military Working dogs are the predominate animal still used in combat, but marine mammals and equines still hold a position, with the latter having a resurgence in Afghanistan. Coalition Special Forces, including the US, British and Australian Special Air Services.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Annie's War: a Nz Woman & Her Family in England 1916-19
    Annie's War: a Nz Woman & Her Family in England 1916-19
    ISBN: 9781877578755
    Title: Annie's War: a Nz Woman & Her Family in England 1916-19
    Author: NORRIS SUSANNA MONTGOMERIE

    Annie's War is a remarkable book. There have been many published collections of soldiers' diaries and letters from the First World War, but never a first-hand account of one New Zealand family's life in England during these challenging and frightening years. When her sons, Oswald and Seton, decided they wanted to serve as pilots, which meant enlisting in Britain, Annie Montgomerie decreed that the whole family would go too. So from 1916 to 1919 they lived in London, facing Zeppelin attacks, giving hospitality to young New Zealand friends who left to fight (and sometimes never came back), watching Oswald and Seton go off to war, and suffering in the influenza epidemic. Through all this Annie kept a diary, in which she recorded her deep love and concern for her family, her hatred of the war, her forthright, amusing and proudly Kiwi views on the English and myriad fascinating details about wartime London life. Annie's granddaughter, Susanna Montgomerie Norris, has transcribed and edited this extraordinary account, along with many letters and diary excerpts from her pilot father, Seton. Richly illustrated with contemporary photographs and other memorabilia, Annie's War offers a unique and compelling view of a crucial time in world history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Antarctica: Land of Silence
    Antarctica: Land of Silence
    ISBN: 9781877378409
    Title: Antarctica: Land of Silence
    Author: MONTEATH C

    Antarctica - that great white heart of the Earth - is the ultimate wild place. Breathtakingly beautiful, and protected by the Antarctic Treaty and strict environmental protocol, Antarctica is renowned as a high, cold desert of ice that is surrounded by the mightiest body of water on earth - the Southern Ocean. Antarctica - Land of Silence is an evocative portrayal of the continent's mountains, icescapes and wildlife. Images from the Southern Ocean, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Macquarie Island and New Zealand's sub-antarctic islands also feature in this beautifully illustrated book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Anthem for Doomed Youth
    Anthem for Doomed Youth
    ISBN: 9781845292218
    Title: Anthem for Doomed Youth
    Author: STALLWORTHY JON

    Leading poet and former professor of English Literature, Jon Stallworthy, tells the story of the lives and work of twelve major poets of the First World War and provides selections of their best work. The First World War began with flag-waving, parades and poets inspired by abstract ideals. In part this reflected the national mood , but it revealed an almost universal failure to understand what modern mass warfare would really mean. The story of the 'war poets' is also the story of an awakening to the full horror of what the twentieth century came to know as 'The Great War'. Wilfred Owen said, 'My subject is War - and the pity of War'. He also said 'true Poets must be truthful'. The best war poetry was the work of writers who were also serving soldiers and was born out of their desire to tell the truth about what it was to be a soldier in the trenches - what it felt like, what it did to you and what it did to your fellow soldiers, friend or foe. The greatness of the poetry lay not just in the writer's talent, but in the unflinching accuracy with which it portrayed their terrible circumstances.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • ANZAC Book
    ANZAC Book
    ISBN: 9781742231341
    Title: ANZAC Book
    Author: BEAN C. E. W. (ED)

    Written and illustrated in the trenches, this updated edition offers a rare insight into the experience of Australian soldiers on the Gallipoli Peninsula during World War I. First created in 1916, this collection of illustrations, stories, cartoons, and poems highlights both the soldiers' bravery and sense of humor during a time of extreme hardship. This updated edition includes material originally rejected for the first publication and a new foreword.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Anzac Experience: NZ, Australia & Empire in WWI
    Anzac Experience: NZ, Australia & Empire in WWI
    ISBN: 9780947506001
    Title: Anzac Experience: NZ, Australia & Empire in WWI
    Author: PUGSLEY CHRISTOPHER

    This gripping book captures the evolution by trial and error of the New Zealand army, alongside those of Australia and Canada, from the Boer War in South Africa to involvement in the First World War. It tells the story of citizen soldiers becoming professional as they learned the lessons of the Gallipoli landings and applied these to the Western Front - earning them the status of the fighting elite in the British armies in France. Richly illustrated with historical photographs and maps, The Anzac Experience blends social analysis and military history in a compelling combination. In its research and writing, Christopher Pugsley walked every New Zealand battlefield on Gallipoli and the Western Front.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Anzac Girls: the Extraordinary Story of Our World War I Nurses
    Anzac Girls: the Extraordinary Story of Our World War I Nurses
    ISBN: 9781760293291
    Title: Anzac Girls: the Extraordinary Story of Our World War I Nurses
    Author: REES PETER

    The harrowing, dramatic and profoundly moving story of the Australian and New Zealand nurses who served in the Great War. Now a major six-part television series.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Anzac Heroes
    Anzac Heroes
    ISBN: 9781775433637
    Title: Anzac Heroes
    Author: GILL MARIA

    Discover the triumphs and tragedies of 24 heroic Australasians during World War One and Two. Read the biographies of ANZAC soldiers, as well as Air Force and Navy soldiers, medics, a spy, an ambulance driver and an humanitarian, surviving in battles in England, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. ANZAC Heroes includes famous soldiers such as New Zealand's double Victoria Cross recipient Charles Upham, and much-honoured Australian Hughie Edwards. You will also find not-so-well known indigenous soldiers, Albert Knight from Australia and Peter Buck from New Zealand, and brave females Olive King, Joice Loch, and New Zealander, Dr Jessie Scott.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • ANZAC in the Family
    ANZAC in the Family
    ISBN: 9780473428044
    Title: ANZAC in the Family
    Author: ABRAHART SHERRYL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Anzac Legend: a Graphic History
    Anzac Legend: a Graphic History
    ISBN: 9780992482626
    Title: Anzac Legend: a Graphic History
    Author: DYE DAVID A.

    Description of this Book

    In Australia and New Zealand the battles at Gallipoli in the First World War are regarded to have defined the Nations. Many books have been written on the subject, but none have been presented in the manner of The Anzac Legend. This is a unique graphic novel; and also a unique history book. The obvious difference between it and other histories is the graphic base to the story-telling. This makes it so much easier for the casual reader to understand where the action is taking place and how it relates to the rest of the battle. Many people have heard of Shrapnel Gully, the Lone Pine, Quinn's Post and Anzac Cove. But how did one relate to the other? What happened at these places to make them renowned? These locations and the fighting which occurred in their vicinity are clearly explained so that the reader gets a real appreciation of the entirety of the battle. The book tells the story of the events leading up to the landing; the landing itself and the Ottoman reaction. It then explains the battles that took place over the next week and a half as the Ottoman Armyattempted to quickly drive the invaders back into the sea. This book should not be approached as if it is a light read. There is so much detail and depth which makes it a perfect study tool, and presents many facts that hitherto have never been described outside the notebooks and diaries of Mr Charles Bean, Australia's primary military historian of World War 1. In the same way it is not merely a dry old history book full of dates and famous names. Many personal stories are told of ordinary soldiers, so the reader can follow their actions during the advances and retreats over the few days described.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • Anzac to Amiens
    Anzac to Amiens
    ISBN: 9780143571674
    Title: Anzac to Amiens
    Author: BEAN C E W

    The First World War was the blooding of the young Australian nation and Charles Bean witnessed it all. Appointed official war correspondent with the Australian Imperial Force in 1914, he spent the entire war in Europe at the cutting edge of the military machine. an acknowledged classic of military history, Anzac to Amiens is compelling and compulsory reading for every Australian interested in the nation's bloody& coming of age.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Anzac's Long Shadow: the Cost of Our National Obsession
    Anzac's Long Shadow: the Cost of Our National Obsession
    ISBN: 9781863956390
    Title: Anzac's Long Shadow: the Cost of Our National Obsession
    Author: BROWN JAMES

    "A century ago we got it wrong. We sent thousands of young Australians on a military operation that was barely more than a disaster. It's right that a hundred years later we should feel strongly about that. But have we got our remembrance right? What lessons haven't we learned about war, and what might be the cost of our Anzac obsession?"
    Defence analyst and former army officer James Brown believes that Australia is expending too much time, money and emotion on the Anzac legend, and that today's soldiers are suffering for it.
    Vividly evoking the war in Afghanistan, Brown reveals the experience of the modern soldier. He looks closely at the companies and clubs that trade on the Anzac story. He shows that Australians spend a lot more time looking after dead warriors than those who are alive. We focus on a cult of remembrance, instead of understanding a new world of soldiering and strategy. And we make it impossible to criticise the Australian Defence Force, even when it makes the same mistakes over and over. None of this is good for our soldiers or our ability to deal with a changing world. With respect and passion, Brown shines a new light on Anzac's long shadow and calls for change.
    "Longlisted, 2014 John Button Prize"
    'Bold, original, challenging - James Brown tackles the burgenoning Anzac industry and asks Australians to re-examine how we think about the military and modern-day service.' -Leigh Sales
    'The best book yet written, not just on Australia's Afghan war, but on war itself and the creator/destroyer myth of Anzac.' -John Birmingham
    '"Anzac's Long Shadow" is refreshing and engaging. It is also frank and no-nonsense. James Brown sets himself apart as a leader in this new generation of Anzacs by asking the hard questions.' -Peter Leahy, Chief of the Australian Army, 2002-08
    'One of Australia's most insightful strategic analysts, James Brown, lays bare our cult of Anzac. As our diggers return from war, this book is more necessary than ever before. It's now time for us to remember not only our fallen, but our living.' -Michael Ware, Former CNN Baghdad correspondent.
    'Brown, as both an intelligent military theorist and an engaging storyteller, is able to tackle such a controversial issue with humour and candour. A personal, challenging and informative work with] the potential to contribute a great deal to Australia's understanding of our own military service, and how we think about war itself.' -"Readings Monthly"
    'Brown is lucid, bright and fierce - exceptional qualities in a writer and, no doubt, a soldier - and he's written an important prelude to our Anzac centenary.' -"Saturday Paper"
    'This is the most interesting and original book I have read on contemporary Australian public policy for a long time.' -Judith Brett, the "Monthly"
    'It is the combination of academic insight and lived experience that gives this book its particular edge ... A good, a necessary and an important book.' -"Canberra Times"
    James Brown is a former Australian Army officer, who commanded a cavalry troop in Southern Iraq, served on the Australian taskforce headquarters in Baghdad, and was attached to Special Forces in Afghanistan. Today he is Director of the Alliance 21 project at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He was a military fellow at the Lowy Institute and chairs the NSW Government's Contemporary Veterans Forum.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Anzacs
    Anzacs
    ISBN: 9780143571667
    Title: Anzacs
    Author: ADAM-SMITH PATSY

    Gallipoli was the final resting place for thousands of young Australians. Death struck so fast there was not time for escape or burial. And when Gallipoli was over there was the misery of the European Campaign. Patsy Adam - Smith read over 8000 diaries and letters to write her acclaimed best - seller about the First World War. Soldiers sought her out to tell her why they went, what they saw, and how they felt about that great holocaust. Their simple accounts are more vivid than any novel; the years have not dimmed their memories of lost comrades and the horrors of war. These are the extraordinary experiences of ordinary men - and they strike to the heart. Winner of the Age Book of the Year award when first published in 1978, The Anzacsremains unrivalled as the classic account of Australia's involvement in the First World War.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Anzacs at the Frontiers 1941-45: Northern Italy Vol 1
    Anzacs at the Frontiers 1941-45: Northern Italy Vol 1
    ISBN: 9780473145675
    Title: Anzacs at the Frontiers 1941-45: Northern Italy Vol 1
    Author: FENTON KEN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Anzacs at the Frontiers 1941-45: Northern Italy Vol 2
    Anzacs at the Frontiers 1941-45: Northern Italy Vol 2
    ISBN: 9780473145682
    Title: Anzacs at the Frontiers 1941-45: Northern Italy Vol 2
    Author: FENTON KEN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Anzacs on the Western Front the Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide
    Anzacs on the Western Front the Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide
    ISBN: 9781742169811
    Title: Anzacs on the Western Front the Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide
    Author: PEDERSEN PETER DR

    A lavishly illustrated account of the ANZACs involvement in the Western Front--complete with walking and driving tours of 28 battlefields With rare photographs and documents from the Australian War Memorial archive and extensive travel information, this is the most comprehensive guide to the battlefields of the Western Front on the market. Every chapter covers not just the battles, but the often larger-than-life personalities who took part them. Following a chronological order from 1916 through 1918, the book leads readers through every major engagement the Australian and New Zealanders fought in and includes tactical considerations and extracts from the personal diaries of soldiers. This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to explore the battlefields of the Western Front, either in-person or from the comfort of home.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
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