Category:

 World War 2

From the annals of the RSL come these riveting true stories, written by a host of ordinary Australians - Diggers, POWs, nurses, entertainers, sailors, airmen and many more - that capture the impact of war on those who took part. With eyewitness accounts rangin... read more

Great Australian World War II Stories

At the end of WWI 45,000 Australians had died on the Western Front. Some bodies had been hastily buried mid-battle in massed graves; some were mutilated beyond recogni... read more

Missing in Action: The Extraordinary Untold Story of Australia's World War 1 War Graves and the Great Scandal of the Body Searchers

Established in June 1940, the Long Range Desert Group was the inspiration of scientist and soldier Major Ralph Bagnold, a contemporary of T.E Lawrence who, in the inter-war years, explored the North African desert in a Model T For... read more

The Men Who Made the SAS: The History of the Long Range Desert Group

At the height of the Second World War this small pocket-book was issued to all ratings on board ships of the Royal Navy. In straight period prose it outlines all the basic expressions and tasks a seaman needed to know to per... read more

A Seaman's PocketbookJune 1943, by the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty

Category:

 World War 1

Series:Casemate Short History

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Fighter Aces : Knights of the Sky

For four centuries the Royal Navy made Britain the most powerful nation on earththe true ruler of the waves. But its impact goes far beyond battles on the high seas. This lavishly illustrated tie-in to a major BBC series follows the progre... read more

Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World

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 Australian Military

The gripping account of how Australia's greatest warship was lost and found. 'We just found Sydney. We've got it. It's absolutely crystalclear. She's sitting upright in a small debris field. There's no doubt about it.' 
For sixty-six years it was Australi... read more

Sinking of HMAS Sydney

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 World War 1

Australia's official war correspondent during WWI, Charles Bean was also Australia's first official war historian and the driving force behind the creation of the Australian War Memorial. Famously criticised for his deliberate myth-making as editor of The Anzac Book, B... read more

Charles Bean: Man, Myth, Legacy

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 World War 1

Monash in his own words . . . Long before this letter can possibly reach you, great events which will stir the whole world and go down in history will have happened, to the eternal glory of Australia and all who have participated. -John Monash, 24 April 1915 These e... read more

War Letters of General Monash

Category:

 World War 2

The hardcover reference titles in the Day by Day series examine the evolution of wars in a chronological timeline, from the first skirmish to the last battle and everything in between. These books are a historical companion to each major war in the nineteenth and twentieth ... read more

World War II Day By Day

Category:

 Australian Military

From battling pirates to tracking down gun runners, drug smugglers and terrorists; the high energy exploits and explosive adventures of the Australian Navy in the Arabian Gulf. From Ian McPhedran, best-selling author of The Amazing SAS, Soldiers Without Borders and Too Bold... read more

The Smack Track

'God help our poor planet in the grip of this madness!' As one of the world's most famous children's writers, Astrid Lindgren championed the qualities of courage, hope, love and resistance; and her preoccupation with these qualities was alrea... read more

A World Gone Mad: The Diaries of Astrid Lindgren, 1939-45