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Pacific Islands Volume 1: General Survey
1 Pacific Islands Volume 1: General Survey
Naval Intelligence Division 1945 First Cloth Good No Jacket Octavo 
599 pp + large folding bathy-orographical map of Pacific Ocean in rear pocket (in very good condition). Volume 1 of 4. Numerous plates, illustrations and maps (some folding). "Geographical Handbook Series (For Official Use Only)." Circulation of this book was originally restricted to "persons in H.M. Service only." Internally unmarked; solidly bound.. Front and rear boards slightly worn, spine rather faded and rubbed. This volume covers Geology and Physical Structure; Climate; Vegetation; Fauna; Health; History; Peoples; Administration; Economics; Ports and Communications. Includes Appendices, Includes Maps and Diagrams (some fold-out maps in excellent condition), Plates, Appendices (Pacific Ocean Currents, Salinity, Tides in the Pacific, Time Chart, Hints on the Preservation of Health in the Pacific Islands, Military Operations in the Pacific 1941-1944, Conversion Tables, Index. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb : And the Architecture of an American Myth, Alperovitz, Gar, et al.
2 Alperovitz, Gar, et al. The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb : And the Architecture of an American Myth
London Harper Collins 1995 0002556146 / 9780002556149 First UK Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Large Octavo 
xiv, 847 pp. Light edgewear to unclipped dj. Short (1 cm) shallow scratch to lower edge of front cover and just a little faint dusting to upper edge of text block. All else as new. "A masterpiece of historical archaeology which at last recovers the remains of the truth from the elaborate ruins of the Cold War." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Dinkum Diggers: An Australian Battalion at War, Blair, Dale
3 Blair, Dale Dinkum Diggers: An Australian Battalion at War
Carlton South VIC Australia Melbourne University Press 2001 052284944X / 9780522849448 First Paperback Fine Octavo 
ix, 246 pp. As new. Illustrated with b/w plates. "This penetrating study strips away celebratory generalisations and measures the Anzac legend against the actual experiences of one battalion that fought at Gallipoli and on the Western Front in World War I." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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4 Bourke, Roger Prisoners of the Japanese
St Lucia, Queensland University of Queensland Press 2006 0702235644 / 9780702235641 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
xv, 208 pp. Corners of illustrated wraps very slightly creased; otherwise as new. "...analyses the major novels and films of the [WWII] prisoner-of-war experience under the Japanese and uncovers the extent to which these fictions have influenced our beliefs." Illustrated with b/w plates. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Scale Model Warships, Bowen, John, editor
5 Bowen, John, editor Scale Model Warships
Greenwich Conway Maritime Press 1978 085177070X First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Small Quarto 
191 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Light wear to lower board edges. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white line drawings, diagrams and photos throughout. "Moving from sources of information through the construction of hull, deck and superstructure, to gun mountings and deck fittings. A chapter by an expert warship modeller covers each of these general topics, followed by sections specifically concerning miniature models, powerplant and radio control, and plastic kits, concluding with a detailed bibliography. Over 120 plans and diagrams, and 150 photos carefully chosen for their reference value." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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A Most Damnable Invention: Dynamites Nitrates and the Making of the Modern World, Bown, Stephen R.
6 Bown, Stephen R. A Most Damnable Invention: Dynamites Nitrates and the Making of the Modern World
Camberwell Viking / Penguin Australia 2006 0670028789 / 9780670028788 First Australian Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
272 pp. As new. "It would seem hard to imagine a thrilling must-be-read-at-one-sitting page-turner in which the main elements of the story involve compost, bird droppings and chemical reactions. Yet this is exactly what Bown has achieved." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Great Escape, Brickhill, Paul
7 Brickhill, Paul The Great Escape
Harmondsworth Penguin 1957 Reprint Paperback Fair 12mo Ley Kenyon 
244 pp. Wear to covers, spine slightly canted. Internally clean and solidly bound, but some water damage to margins (does not affect text). Black-and-white illustrations. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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8 Brown, Malcolm The Imperial War Museum Book Of the Western Front
London Sidgwick and Jackson 1993 0283061405 / 9780283061400 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
274pp. First Printing. Numerous b&w plates and some colour plates. Excellent internally, some minor edgewear to dustjacket. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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9 Bush, Vannevar Modern Arms and Free Men: a discussion of the role of science in preserving democracy
London Heinemann 1950 Hard Cover Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
300 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in clear removable sleeve, is price clipped and has edgewear including chips, wrinkles and discolouration. Bookseller's sticker to front pastedown. Foxing to upper edge of text block.Internally unmarked and solidly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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His Battalion and Live Until Dawn, Bykau, Vasil;Bykov, Vasil;Bykau, Vasil. Trans. Jennifer and Robert Woodhouse
10 Bykau, Vasil;Bykov, Vasil;Bykau, Vasil. Trans. Jennifer and Robert Woodhouse His Battalion and Live Until Dawn
St Lucia University of Queensland Press 1982 0702216054 / 9780702216053 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
412 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dj. Edges of text block yellowed and just a little foxed. Internally crisp and unmarked. Tightly bound. "Two gripping stories give a compelling and vivid picture of Soviet Russia's titanic struggle against Nazi Germany. Both stories are based on the personal wartime experiences of the author." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The World Is Six Feet Square, Caillou, Alan
11 Caillou, Alan The World Is Six Feet Square
London Peter Davies 1954 First Clothbound Good Good Small Octavo 
215 pgs. Dustjacket price clipped, now protected, has chipping to edges and along spine. Yellow cloth is worn away along the top of the spine. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Account of the author's capture by the Italians in the Western Desert during WWII, and his subsequent escape. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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12 Connell, Evan S. Son of the Morning Star; General Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn
London Pimlico 2005 1844137635 / 9781844137633 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
441 pp. Spine uncreased. Sunning to upper edge of text block; small faint splotch to upper edge. Internally as new. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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13 Davies, Barry SAS: Shadow Warriors of the 21st Century
London Brown Reference Group 2002 1840441119 / 9781840441116 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
192 pp. Very light wear to illustrated boards (two or three nearly invisible light scratches). Internally as new. Illustrated throughout with colour and b/w photos. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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14 Delattre, Lucas (translated by George A. Holoch, Jr) Betraying Hitler: The story of Fritz Kolbe, the most important spy of the Second World War
London Grove Atlantic Ltd 2005 1843543869 / 9781843543862 First British Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good + Large Octavo 
308 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in removable clear sleeve, is not price clipped, but has very light wear to lower edge. Very light rubbing to fore-edge, o/w fine. Illustrated with b/w plates (photos, maps). 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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15 Dyer, Gwynne War : The Lethal Custom
Carlton North, VIC, Australia Scribe Publications 2005 1920769390 / 9781920769390 Reprint Paperback Very Good + Octavo 
x, 484 pp. Very light general and edgewear to covers. Spine uncreased. Light wear to upper and lower edges of text block. Internally as new. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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16 Fitz Gibbon, Constantine The Blitz
London Ace The Harborough Publishing Co 1959 First Paperback Paperback Good Mass Market Paperback 
Ace Books H238. 207 pp. Cover a little creased and chipped. Pages uniformly tanned. Interior clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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17 Fremlin, Celia War Factory Mass-Observation
London The Cresset Library 1987 0091729130 / 9780091729134 Reprint Paperback Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
127 pp. Cover a little creased, pages uniformly yellowed around the edges. Otherwise clean, bright, tightly bound. Originally published in 1943, this description of the lives of British women conscripted into factory work during the war has a new preface by Celia Fremlin and a new introduction by Dorothy Sheridan. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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18 Fuller, J.F.C. The Generalship of Alexander the Great
London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1958 First Hard Cover Fair Fair Ex-Library Octavo 
319 pp. Dustwrapper worn and rubbed in library sleeve, with library sticker to spine. Edges of text block a little scuffed; upper edge tinted. Full complement of library stamps and stickers, but otherwise unmarked. Hinges a little loose. Illustrated with b/w drawings, maps, diagrams, photos. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Big Red One, Fuller, Samuel. Richard Schickel, introduction
19 Fuller, Samuel. Richard Schickel, introduction The Big Red One
New York Thunder's Mouth Press 2005 1560257431 / 9781560257431 First Thus Paperback Very Good Octavo 
x, 432 pp. Very slight edgewear. Bookseller's (Australian War Memorial) price sticker to back cover. Twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a new introduction by Richard Schickel. Novel based on the author's experiences with the U.S. Army's First Infantry Division in World War II. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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20 Geraghty, Tony The Irish War: The Military History of a Domestic Conflict
London HarperCollinsPublishers 1998 0002556170 / 9780002556170 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxvii, 404 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not clipped, has very slight wrinkling just at base of backstrip panel. Hint of yellowing to top edge of book. Black-and-white illustrations include maps, photos, plans. Includes military chronology, bibliography, index. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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