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Operation Mercury by John Sadler
This is a detailed study of a brief but bloody campaign. It is full of personal accounts of air, ground, and naval actions. The author has made numerous trips to Crete and knows the ground well. The fall of Crete in May 1941 was a catastrophic blow to the Allied cause. Nevertheless, the British, New Zea ...Show more
Australians at War: A Pictorial History by K. Macdougall
First published in 1991, this edition has been updated to cover wars in Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, the Gulf War and East Timor. Additional material has also been added including a large section on women in the forces.
36 Days : The Untold Story Behind the Gallipoli Landings by Hugh Dolan
Using a host of previously unpublished material and research, the author has re-examined the assault itself, giving us a day-by-day account of the build up to the landing that shows a very different side to the Gallipoli story.
Duty Nobly Done by Adam Holloway
This is the extraordinary true story of 11 young Australian men from one extended family and their experiences in the great adventure that would change their lives - the Great War. Author Adam Holloway, a direct descendant, takes the reader into the lives of each of these men as they embark on a journey ...Show more
A Good Place to Hide: How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives in World War II by Peter Grose
'A story resonant in our age ...a grand narrative ...a book to cherish and recommend.' - Thomas Keneally..'Terrific ...an important story deftly told.' - David Williamson..Nobody asked questions, nobody demanded money. Villagers lied, covered up, procrastinated and concealed, but most importantly they w ...Show more
The Second World War in the West by Charles Messenger
Defeat in 1918 left many of the losers recalcitrant, Germany foremost. Drawn to totalitarianism under a new leader in the 1930s in 1939 embarked on a second European war to reverse the outcome of the First. That rapidly became a World War, whose character was dominated by the development and refinement ...Show more