From a place you will not see, comes a sound you will not hear . . .Groundbreaking, thrilling and revealing,The Reapertells the incredible true story of the legendary Nicholas Irving, and his journey from wayward Maryland kid to the 3rd ... read more

The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers
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On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail. Turkey regards the victory to this day as a defining moment ... read more

Gallipoli
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Billys Story: My Life as a Teenage POW has been compiled from a personal chronicle penned by Billy Young throughout the 1970s, supplemented by hundreds of conversations that Lynette and Billy have shared in the course of their close friendship spanning more than two decades.... read more

Billy : My Life as a Teenage POW
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On 1 July 1916, after a five-day bombardment, 11 British and 5 French divisions launched their long-awaited 'Big Push' on German positions on high ground above the Rivers Ancre and Somme on the Western Front. Some ground was gained, but at a terrible cost. In killing-groun... read more

Elegy: The First Day on the Somme
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This is a rich mosaic of a book about the persistence of memory. In a distinctively original and captivating way, this unique book shows how the terrible sacrifice of young Australians has reverberated across this country through time, and how th... read more

Remembrance: 100 Years, 100 Memorials, 100 Australian Stori Es
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The story of the POW camp that never was. Camp 4-B in the town of Naoetsu was the prison for some 300 Australian soldiers, who spent nearly three years there after being taken prisoner in Singapore. Sixty died in captivity - more men per c... read more

Hell's Heroes: The Forgotten Story of the Worst P.O.W. Camp in Japan
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"A perfected modern battle plan is like nothing so much as a score for an orchestral composition, where the various arms and units are the instruments, and the tasks they perform are their respective musical phrases. Every individual unit must make its entry precisely at the proper moment and play its... read more

Maestro John Monash : Australia's Greatest Citizen General: Our Greatest Citizen General
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True stories of Aussie courage and mateship from the annals of the RSL. Publishing in the run up to the centenary of Gallipoli, this collection of 100 true stories of Aussie courage and mateship in World War I is the first in a series carrying the imprimatur of the RSL, an A... read more

The RSL Book of World War I
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During World War II Australia was under threat of invasion. Could Australia be invaded by the Japanese? Even with the heavy censorship by the government many certainly thought so. Stunned families had followed the bombings and atrocities of war... read more

A Carefree WarThe Hidden History of Australian Child Evacuees
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The bestselling compact guide on how to survive in the wild, in any climate, on land or at sea. This updated edition contains all the latest techniques on survival training and timeless advice from the foremost expert in survival, Lofty Wiseman. All of it is rooted in the training techniques of the Sp... read more

SAS Survival Guide: How to Survive in the Wild, on Land or Sea
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It takes a tough mindset to be a successful sniper, to be able to dig in for days on your own as you wait for your target, to stay calm on a battlefield when you yourself have become the target the enemy most wants to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes, and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, und... read more

Longest Kill
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On 21 July 1969, 3 Platoon, A Company, 6 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment forced their way through the damp Vietnamese jungle on a patrol as part of Operation Mundingburra. With the insects biting and the humidity sapping their strength, the platoon established a safe harbour and listened as the n... read more

Jungle Dark
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