Maritime Books

The Pacific War & Pearl Harbour

Last update: Thursday, 29 February 2024.

70745
ABEND, Hallett
PACIFIC CHARTER
$25.00 AUD

John Lane the Bodley Head. London. 1943. 1st Ed. (6), 183 PP. FEP: Map of the Pacific Ocean. Cloth cover. Stamp and number on front endpaper. Note on verso of FEP. War economy paper. Foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 20.5 x 13.5.

73332
APTHORPE, Graham
THE MAN INSIDE ... The Bloodiest Outbreak
$25.00 AUD

Big Sky Publishing. Newport, NSW. 2019. 1st Ed. Foreword by Professor Peter Stanley. X, 183, (1) PP, plus 16 pages with 12 b/w illustrations (1 plan and 11 photos) and 8 colour illustrations (1 map with location map and 7 colour photos). Pictorial soft covers. Faint foxing. Near fine. 23 x 15.2. 9781922265463

Breakout from Cowra Prisoner of War Camp on 5th August 1944 resulting in the death of 234 Japanese escapees.

44197
ARIAN, Frank B. & JACOBS, Martin S.
REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR COLLECTIBLES
$10.00 AUD

Pictorial Histories Publishing. Missoula, Montana. 2001. 2nd printing in March 2001 of the 2000 original. 88 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. The 4 page complimentary Price Guide, loosely inserted. Fine. 28 x 21.7. 1575100800

67880
AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL
WARTIME - Official Magazine of the Australian War Memorial - Issue 77
$10.00 AUD

Australian War Memorial. Canberra. 2017. Issue No. 77, 2017. Edited by Andrew McDonald. 72 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 29.7 x 21.

Issue No. 77: Axis Ascendant. Blitzkrieg, by James Holland. Operation Barbarossa, by David Stahel. Pearl Harbor: 75 years on, by Jonathan Parshall. Malayan Campaign and fall of Singapore. ... Proposed Invasion of Australia by Japanese war planners.

69314
BALLARD, Robert D. & ARCHBOLD, Rick
RETURN TO MIDWAY
$20.00 AUD

National Geographic / Madison Press Book.Washington, D.C. 1999. 1st US edition. 192 PP with b/w and colour photos, and underwater paintings by Ken Marschall. Half title page: 3 b/w period photos. Title spread: Quadruple 1.1 inch gun mounts of the Yorktown. Eps: Firefighters on deck of an aircraft carrier. Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. Fine. 28.6 x 22.4. 0792275004

Battle of the 4th June 1942. Search, then discovery in May 1998 of the remains of the USS Yorktown.

72629
BARBER, Mark
THE BRITISH FLEET AIR ARM IN WORLD WAR II
$25.00 AUD

Osprey Publishing. Oxford. 2008. 1st Ed. 64 PP with b/w illustrations (drawings and photos) and artwoks in colour by S. Walch & M. Postlethwaite on covers and on P.33 to 40. Pictorial stiff covers. Neat Ex Libris stamp of previous owner on title-page, o/wise fine. 24.8 x 18.5. 9781846032837

75136
BENNETT, Ivan L. (editor)
THE HYMNAL - Army and Navy
$150.00 AUD

United States Government Printing Office / A.S. Barnes & Co. . Washington, D.C. 1942. 1st Ed. 607 PP with 15 b/w illustrations and information on the "Way to the Cross" and hundreds of musical scores. FEP: A Prayer for the Army. REP: A Prayer for the Navy. Cloth covers, gilt title on front cover and spine. A shoulder patch of the Americal Division loose and a tipped in note (on verso of the free fly of the front endpaper), stating that it was used by the US soldiers based in New Caledonia during the during World War Two. Americal Division, i.e. American in New Caledonia Division. A fine copy. Image also shows the shoulder patch of the Americal Division. 22.2 x 15.

After Pearl Harbour, and up to Tokyo surrender, some 700.000 US personnel (Army / Air Force / Navy / Marine Corps / Coast Guard) transited in New Caledonia.

73361
BENNETT, Judith A. & WANHALLA, Angela (editors)
MOTHERS' DARLINGS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC: The Children of Indigenous Women and U.S. Servicemen, World War II
$65.00 AUD

University of Hawai'i Press. Honolulu. 2016. 1st Ed. XXIV, 380 PP with b/w illustrations: 11 maps (with insets) and 72 photos. Laminated boards, pictorial front, dj. Fine. 23.7 x 15.5. 9780824851521

Chapter 1: Bora Bora. Chapter 3: New Caledonia. Chapter 4: Hew Hebrides. Chapter 5: Wallis (Uvea) & Futuna.

51718
BINDEL, S.
HYDRODYNAMIQUE NAVALE - V: Dynamique du Navire. Tenue à la Mer/Qualités Evolutives
$15.00 AUD

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées. Paris. 1977. 1st Ed. ENSTA CN 21 / 395. 192 PP with 5 b/w photos and figures (drawings, plans, sketches). Soft cover. Name of previous owner on title page. French text. Very good. 29.7 x 21. 2722503956

38398
BLOND, Georges
LE SURVIVANT DU PACIFIQUE
$15.00 AUD

Club du Livre Sélectionné. Bruxelles. c. 1960. Reprint of the original published by Editions Fayard, in a limited edition of 3000 numbered copies (No. 1561/3000). 318 PP with 9 b/w photos, plus 1 folded plate at rear of book with 8 Maps or plans. Title spread: Flight deck of the USS Enterprise. Hard cover, simile leather, gilt title on spine, gilt device on front cover, ribbon page-marker. Image shows the title-spread. Near fine. French text. 20.2 x 13.5.

Pacific War and the US Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise: from Pearl Harbour to the surrender at Tokyo Bay.

73714
BOWDEN, Tim
CHANGI PHOTOGRAPHER - George Aspinall's Record of Captivity
$20.00 AUD

ABC Enterprise & Sun Books. Sydney. 1989. Paperback edition of the 1984 original. 144 PP with b/w illustrations: 3 maps, 2 newspaper clippings and photographs. Pictorial stiff covers. Reminder mark at top outside edge, o/wise fine. 21.8 x 21. 9780725105808

Departure and following the Fall of Singapore: POW in Changi, construction of the Burma railway...

73715
BOWDEN, Tim
THE CHANGI CAMERA - A Unique Record of Changi and the Thai-Burma Railway
$10.00 AUD

Hachette Australia. Sydney. 2012. Revised and expanded edition of the 1984 original. XIV, 242 PP with b/w illustrations: 1 newspaper clipping, 1 leaflet, 3 maps and photographs. Illustrated endpapers. Hard covers, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 22.2 x 17.7. 9780733629624

Departure and following the Fall of Singapore: POW in Changi, construction of the Burma railway...

41177
BOWER YOUNG, Stephen
TRAPPED AT PEARL HARBOR - Escape from Battleship Oklahoma
$15.00 AUD

Naval Institute Press. Annapolis. 1991. 1st edition in the Bluejacket Books series. 189 PP with 7 plans, plus 32 pages with 48 b/w illustrations. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 23.5 x 16. 156865927X

73091
BOYD, Andrew
THE ROYAL NAVY IN EASTERN WATERS - Linchpin of Victory 1935-1942
$45.00 AUD

Ridge Books / NUS Press / National University of Singapore. Singapore. 2017. 1st Ed. Foreword by N.A.M. Rodger. XXI, 538 PP with 4 maps and 10 tables, plus 16 pages with 30 b/w illustrations (1 painting and 29 photos). Stiff covers, pictorial front. Fine (mint condition). 23.3 x 15.5. 9789814722667

66956
BRION, Irene
LADY GI - A Woman's War in the South Pacific
$15.00 AUD

Presidio Press. Novato, CA. 1997. 1st Ed. 178 PP, plus 34 pages with 69 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 19.8 x 13.5. 0891416331

65624
BRUNE, Peter
A BASTARD OF A PLACE. The Australians in Papua: Kokoda . Milne Bay . Gona. Buna . Sanananda
$10.00 AUD

Allen & Unwin. Sydney. 2004. 1st paperback edition of the 2003 original.. XII, 691 PP with 37 maps, plus 20 pages with 41 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Corners of front cover with creases. Very good reading copy. 23 x 15.3. 9781741144031

65889
BRUNE, Peter
THOSE RAGGED BLOODY HEROES: from the Kokoda Trail to Gona Beach 1942
$10.00 AUD

Allen & Unwin. Sydney. 1992. Second impression of the 1992 paperback edition of the 1991 original.. Foreword by Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Honner. XVI, 309 PP with b/w illustrations (6 drawings / cartoons, 12 maps / plans and 59 photos). Pictorial soft cover. Name of previous owner on half title page. Near fine. 23 x 15.3. 1863732640

14832
BURNS, Ross
WAR IN THE PACIFIC 1937-1945
$10.00 AUD

Bison Group. London. 1991. 1st Ed. 192 PP with 18 maps, 33 colour photos & 196 b/w photos. Title-page: Men of the 27th Marines on the beach at Iwo Jima. Hard cover, dj. Fine. Large format: 31 x 23.5. 0861248724

73060
CANNON, Jack
MY WAR, More than 150 Epic Events of World War 2
$35.00 AUD

The Sun News-Pictorial. Melbourne. 1990. 1st Ed. Foreword by Colin Duck, Editor. VII, 220 PP, (7 epilogue by Bruce Buxton, RSL) with b/w illustrations (cartoons of "Bluey & Curley", by Alex Gurney), plans and maps, sketch maps, photos...). Stiff covers, pictorial front (illustration by Robert Fidgeon). Slight ageing of paper. Near fine. 39.7 x 27.7. 9781863370189

Saturday 2nd September 1939 to Wednesday 15th of August 1945.

58870
CARLTON, Mike
CRUISER: The Life and Loss of HMAS PERTH and Her Crew
$35.00 AUD

William Heinemann. Sydney. 2010. 1st Ed. XIV, 706 PP with 1 plan and 4 maps, plus 24 pages with 10 colour illustrations and 64 b/w photos. Eps: White Ensign, Royal Navy. Hard cover, dj. Neat ex-libris stamp of previous owner on FFEP, o/wise a fine copy. 24 x 16. 9781741668391

71361
CARLTON, Mike
FLAGSHIP: The Cruiser HMAS AUSTRALIA II and the Pacific War on Japan
$30.00 AUD

William Heinemann. Sydney. 2016. 1st Ed. XIV, 642 PP with 1 diagram of HMAS Australia, plus 24 pages with 7 diagrams & maps (in colour) and 40 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 24 x 16. 9780857987785

73895
CARLTON, Mike
THE SCRAP IRON FLOTILLA
$35.00 AUD

William Heinemann. Sydney. 2022. 1st Ed. XVI, 432 PP with 3 maps and 2 artworks, plus 16 pages with 5 colour and 437 b/w photos. Pictorial stiff covers. New. 23.4 x 15.2.6. 9781761042003

35481
CHARLTON, Peter
WAR AGAINST JAPAN 1941-1942
$15.00 AUD

Time-Life Books & John Ferguson. Sydney. 1989. Reprint of the 1988 original, in the Australians at War series. 168 PP with b/w & colour illust. Eps: Japanese ensign, badge of the Australian Army. Pictorial laminated boards, dj. Fine. 28 x 22. 0949118265

69512
CLARKE, Hugh & YAMASHITA, Takeo
TO SYDNEY BY STEALTH
$20.00 AUD

Horwitz Publications. Sydney. 1966. 1st Ed. 129, (1 publication) PP with 21 b/w photos. Title page: portrait of authors. Rear cover: Japanese plan of devastation for Sydney. Pictorial soft cover. Small crease on front cover. Ageing of paper and foxing, o/wise very good. Small format: 17.7 x 11.5.

Japanese attack by midget submarines of Sydney Harbour on 31st May 1942.

52686
COALE, Lt. Cmdr. Griffith Baily, USNR
VICTORY AT MIDWAY
$5.00 AUD

Farrar & Rinehart. New York. 1944. 1st Ed. XII, 178 PP with 1 head-piece (Pearl Harbor Navy Yard), plus 16 plates of illustrations by the author (4 b/w & 12 colour). Fp (in colour): Attack on Japanese cruisers Mogami and Mikuma, off Midway, 6 June 1942. Cloth cover, decorated front. Signs of damp on covers and 3 first leaves, o/wise a very good copy. 27.8 x 20.5.

The diary and pictorial records of a combat artist and writer, from the attack on Pearl Harbour to the victory at Midway, six months later.

74240
COLLINS, Wendy (Compiler)
TASMANIA TO TARAKAN - Letters of World War II of S.J. Hopwood 1943 - 1945
$60.00 AUD

Don & Wendy Collins. Devonport. 1997. 1st Ed. Foreword by K. A. Smythe. 148 PP with b/w illustrations: 1 map and 3 portraits and 23 sketches by Stephen John Hopwood, Leading Air Craftman. Pictorial stiff covers. Fine. 23.8 x 17.5. 0646340115

Enlisted in September 1943. Based in Townsville June 1944 to March 1945... Time as an Instrument Maker with the Royal Australian Air Force.

33849
CORRE, Bruno & BAURET, Gabriel
PORTRAITS - Bataillon du Pacifique, 1941
$30.00 AUD

Archives Territoriales de Nouvelle-Caledonie. Nouméa. 1997. 1st Ed., in the Temps d'Images series. No pagination, 64 PP with 26 portraits of Melanesian soldiers. Pictorial card cover. Fine. French text. 22 x 13.

Pictorial souvenir of Melanesian soldiers who joined the Free French and fought Italian and German forces during World War II.

72995
COULTHARD-CLARK, Dr. Chris
THE BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA - Coral Sea "50" Commemoration
$5.00 AUD

The Australia-United States Coral Sea Commemorative Council, Inc. Sydney. 1992. 1st Ed. 8 PP with 6 b/w illustrations: 1 photo, 1 sketch map and 4 art works. Pictorial soft covers. Fine. 29.8 x 21.2.

69437
CUNNINGHAM, Doug & SOFILAS, Mark
TWO DECADES OF CHALLENGE
$120.00 AUD

Advance Australia Challenge / Terra-Graphics (W.A.) Pty. Ltd. Perth, W.A. 1983. 1st edition limited to 1000 copies hand numbered and signed by the artist Mark Sofilas (No. 277). 52 PP with 57 duo-tone illustrations and 15 colour plates tipped in. Eps: The "America's Cup". Leather bound, gilt devices and title on front board. Fine. Large folio : 43 x 34. 0959284400

45263
DALY, Henri
NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE, Porte-Avions Américain dans les Mers du Sud - La Guerre du Pacifique 1941-1945 - SEH Publication No.60
$100.00 AUD

Société d' Etudes Historiques de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Nouméa. 2003. 1st Ed. 321 PP with 6 drawings, 9 maps, and hundreds of b/w photos. Title page: USS Aircraft Carrier Enterprise (CV6), 10 October 1945. FEP: US troops landing in Nouméa. REP: US Navy ships anchored, in Grande Rade. Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine, dj. French text. Fine. 28.8 x 21.4.. 2951723008

New Caledonia: American aircraft carrier during the Pacific War. WW II, before Pearl Harbor and the arrival of Poppy Force on 12 March 1942... USN in Wallis Island... Battle of the Coral Sea...

57721
DAWS, Gavan
PRISONERS OF THE JAPANESE: POWS of World War II in the Pacific
$15.00 AUD

Quill / William Morrow. New York. 1994. 3rd printing in the Quill edition. 462 PP with 1 map on double page and 36 b/w illustrations (2 paintings, 2 cartoons, 3 drawings and 29 photos). Stiff covers, pictorial front. Ageing of paper and foxing on outside edges. Very good. 23.4 x 15.6. 9780688143701

13714
DE CURTON, Emile
TAHITI 40 - Récit du Ralliement à la France Libre des Etablissements Français d'Océanie
$45.00 AUD

Société des Océanistes. Paris. 1973. 1st Ed. Publication de la Société des Océanistes No. 31. 178 PP with 2 maps, plus 32 pages of Annex with documents & 20 pages with 57 b/w photos. Card cover, dj. Near fine. French text. 25 x 16.2.

The involvement of a doctor to rally French Polynesia to join the fighting forces of the free-French of De Gaulle. He later became Governor there.

30910
DUGAN, Des
GUADALCANAL 1942-1992: Official Souvenir Publication
$30.00 AUD

Mace Marketing Pty. Ltd. Sydney. 1992. 1st Ed. 96 PP with advertising material, b/w and colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 29.7 x 21.

Souvenir issue commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Battle for Guadalcanal, "Turning Point" of the Pacific War.

72990
DUGAN, Des, BUTCHER, Philip (editors)
CORAL SEA "50" COMMEMORATION, 1942-1992 - Official Souvenir Publication
$20.00 AUD

Rutland Cowling-Smith Associates / Australia-United States Coral Sea Commemorative Council. Sydney. 1992. 1st Ed, with Messages from Paul Keating, Prime Minister of Australia and George Bush, President of the United States of America. 96 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Pictorial stiff covers. Fine (mint condition). 29.7 x 21. 9858848319

Official Souvenir Publication, including the National program of events. The Australian American Alliance: The War in the Pacific, The Battle of the Coral Sea, The Battle of Midway... Qantas Flies to War ...

20709
DUPUY, Colonel Trevor Nevitt
THE NAVAL WAR IN THE PACIFIC: THE RISING SUN OF NIPPON
$5.00 AUD

Franklin Watts. New York. 1963. 1st Ed., No. 11 in The Military History of World War II series. (6), 90 PP with 14 maps & plans & 34 bw photos. Illust. hard cover. Very good. 22 x 18.5.

Growth of Japanese Sea power: rivalry with Russia, China then United States. Pearl Harbour to the struggle for Guadalcanal.

74569
DUVAL, Geoff
REPUBLIC P-47 THUNDERBOLT - Described (Part 2)
$10.00 AUD

Kookaburra Technical Publications. Melbourne. 1971. 1st Ed. "Technical Manual Series 1, No. 9". 24 PP with 10 colour artworks by G. Pentland, and b/w illustrations (2 sets of plans: P-47D and 1 cutaway) and 50 photos (4 in colour and 46 b/w). Pictorial stiff covers. Fine. 24.8 x 16.5.

69262
DYMOND, Ralph
THE HISTORY OF H.M.A.S. VOYAGER I
$35.00 AUD

Southern Holdings. Hobart. 1992. 1st Ed. IV, 196 PP with b/w illustrations (photos, maps). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 29.6 x 21.1. 0949089214

Her diary, from construction in 1917 for the Royal Navy, her transfer to the Royal Australian Navy in 1933, her war service and her end in September 1942 in Timor.

72709
EAMES, Jim
COURAGE IN THE SKIES
$25.00 AUD

Allen & Unwin. Sydney. 2017. 1st Ed. XIV, 336 PP with 4 maps, plus 16 pages with 48 b/w photos. Pictorial stiff covers. Slight ageing of paper and foxing spots on outside edges. Very good. 23.3 x 15.2. 9781760293932

74274
EDWARDS, Peter J.
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE JAPANESE IMPERIAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE
$40.00 AUD

Pen & Sword Aviation. Barnsley, Yorkshire. 2010. 1st Ed. (6), 346 PP with tables and 10 maps, plus 32 pages with 60 b/w photos. Hard covers, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine (mint condition). 24 x 16. 9781848843073

75023
ESTIVAL, Jean-Claude
LA MAISON ROSE à Nouméa, ou Petite histoire souriante de cette fameuse maison de tolérance par ceux qui l'ont vécue...
$35.00 AUD

La Malle du Gouverneur. Nouméa. 2013. 1st Ed. (4), 47 PP with 11 b/w illustrations. Pictorial stiff covers with light wear around edges, o/wise fine. French text. 27.5 x 21. 9782953845006

An history of the short lived Military Brothel for US troops based in New Caledonia .

71419
EVANS, Kenneth J.
JAPAN é buggerup pinis - The Final days of World War II in Papua New Guinea
$70.00 AUD

Author. Smithton, Tasmania. 2001. 1st Ed. Foreword by C.L. Spotswood & A. C. Billett. (8), 9-152 PP with b/w illustrations (drawings, facsimile of documents, maps, sketch plans, portraits and photos), plus 4 pages with 16 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. Signed by the author on title page. Fine. 30 x 23.8. 1876913061

Japan é buggerup pinis (in Pidgin - English) = Japan has Surrendered.

65919
EWER, Dr. Peter
WOUNDED EAGLE - The Bombing of Darwin and Australia's Air Defence Scandal
$30.00 AUD

New Holland Publishers (Australia). Sydney. 2009. 1st Ed. 240 PP with b/w illustrations: 1 map of Australia, 1 plan of Darwin and 17 photos. Hard cover, illustrated front. As new. 22.5 x 18.5. 9781741108255

57705
FARRINGTON, Karen
VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC - The Fight for the Pacific Islands 1942-1945
$20.00 AUD

Selectabook Ltd. London. 2005. 1st edition. 144 PP with b/w illustrations (10 maps & plans, and 90 photos). Stiff covers, pictorial front. Fine. 29.5 x 21. 9781841933351

60th Anniversary Special Edition.

73062
FARRINGTON, Karen
VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC - The Fight for the Pacific Islands 1942-1945
$20.00 AUD

Ice Water Press. Melbourne. 2010. 1st Australian edition of the 2005 original. 144 PP with b/w illustrations (10 maps & plans, and 90 photos). Pictorial stiff covers with flaps. Fine. 29.5 x 21. 9781921718960

Pearl Harbor to the fall of Okinawa.

70529
FITZGERALD, Alan
VICTORY 1945: WAR & PEACE
$15.00 AUD

Australian War Memorial / Gore & Osment. Canberra. 1995. 1st edition in the "Australia Remembers, 50 years Ago" series. Foreword by Paul J. Keating, Prime Minister. 96 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Pictorial stiff cover. Near fine. 29.7 x 21. 1875531920

64658
FORSTER, Pat & EGAN, Ted
THE NAVY IN DARWIN 1941-1943
$15.00 AUD

Darwin. 1992. Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory. 1st Ed. 48 PP with 1 plan, 50 b/w sketches & 4 watercolours by Pat Forster, and 18 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Note inside front cover. Near fine. 29.8 x 21. 0724526862

"A graphic record from a Sailor's Sketchbooks with photographs from the early 1940's".

71185
FRENCH RESISTANCE
LA NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE SE RALLIE A LA FRANCE LIBRE / NEW CALEDONIA RALLIES FREE FRANCE - 1940
$250.00 AUD

Les Editions du Courrier Australien. Sydney. 1944. 1st edition. 36 PP with 38 b/w photos. Inside front cover: Call to all French by General De Gaulle, 18 June 1940. Soft cover, illustrated front. Covers soiled, with small chips and repaired at fold/spine. Slight insect damage and foxing. French and English text. Very good. Rare. 20.8 x 13.8.

French resistance in the Colonies 1940.

48806
GARRETT, Jemima
ISLAND EXILES
$35.00 AUD

Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Sydney. 1996. 1st Ed. (8), 200 PP with 3 maps. Pictorial card cover. Dedicatory note to previous owner on half title page signed by the author. Fine. 21.3 x 13.5. 0733304850

How Nauru and its people survived Japanese captivity and starvation during the Pacific War.

49459
GATACRE, Rear-Admiral G. G. O.
A NAVAL CAREER, Reports of Proceedings 1921-1964
$35.00 AUD

Nautical Press. Sydney. 1982. 1st Ed. (6), 382 PP with numerous b/w illustrations (drawings by Commander F. James and photos). Hard cover. Dust jacket tipped in on front endpaper. Front endpaper with obituary of Gatacre (11th August 1983), Ingleton bookplate and comments by Geoffrey Ingleton. Two letters signed by Rear Admiral Gatacre on endpapers. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 25.7 x 19.5. 0949756024

Interesting account of a varied and distinguished naval career (43 years at sea), and a contribution to Australia's naval heritage: WWII, sinking of Bismarck, Solomons & New Guinea campaign, etc.

64886
GEE, Patricia & SMITH, Michelle
REDCLIFFE REMEMBERS: The War Years 1939 - 1949
$35.00 AUD

Redcliffe City Council. Brisbane. 2004. 1st edition of 1000 numbered copies (No. 0849 / 1000). 192 PP with b/w illustrations (facsimiles of documents, newspaper clippings, photos ...). Pictorial soft covers. Fine. 29.7 x 21. 0959324054

Childhood memories, by David Malouf.

41354
GIBSON, Walter
THE BOAT
$10.00 AUD

A Star Book/W.H. Allen. London. 1974 Paperback edition of the 1952 original. 96 PP. Pictorial soft cover. Ageing of paper. Very good. 18 x 11. 0352300116

Dutch ship "Rooseboom" with 500 evacuees from Padang, Sumatra Island, torpedoed on the way to Ceylon. Of the 135 survivors of one lifeboat, 4 survived after drifting 28 days...

66787
GILL, G. Hermon
AUSTRALIA IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945: ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY (in 2 volumes)
$120.00 AUD

Australian War Memorial. Canberra. 1957 & 1968. 1st edition in the "Australia in the War of 1939-1945" series, Series Two (Navy). Volume I: XVIII, 686 PP with 49 maps, plus 44 pages with 83 b/w photos. Volume II: XVIII, 752 PP with 44 maps and sketches, plus 44 pages with 84 b/w photos. Cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket of Volume II is price clipped and with small piece missing at head of spine. Signature on front endpaper of Vol. II. Occasional foxing. Still a very nice set. 23.5 x 13.2.

Volume I: 1939-1942. Volume II: 1942-1945.

56030
GORDON, Harry
DIE LIKE THE CARP! - The story of the greatest prison escape ever...
$10.00 AUD

Cassell Australia. Sydney. 1978. December 1978 reprint of the October 1978 original. 240 PP, plus 16 pages with 26 b/w photos. Eps: Plans of the P.O.W. camp near Cowra. Hard cover, dj. Top corner of front endpaper clipped. Foxing on outside edges, o/wise very good. 22 x 14.2. 0726932434

5th August 1944: escape of over 1100 Japanese POW from the camp at Cowra.

69184
GORDON, Harry
DIE LIKE THE CARP! - The story of the greatest prison escape ever...
$15.00 AUD

Cassell Australia. Sydney. 1978. 1st Ed. 240 PP, plus 16 pages with 26 b/w photos. Eps: Plans of the P.O.W. camp near Cowra. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 22 x 14.2. 0726932434

5th August 1944: escape of over 1100 Japanese POW from the camp at Cowra.

48539
GRANDJEAN, Philippe
L' INDOCHINE FACE AU JAPON 1940-1945. Decoux - de Gaulle, un malentendu fatal
$30.00 AUD

L'Harmattan. Paris. 2004. 1st Ed., in Recherches Asiatiques series. 298, (1) PP. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 21.5 x 13.5. 2747568571

Indochina between Japanese and the French government's conflicting policies (Vichy of Marshall Pétain and Free French of General de Gaulle).

64665
GROSE, Peter
AN AWKWARD TRUTH: The Bombing of Darwin, February 1942
$20.00 AUD

Allen & Unwin. Sydney. c. 2013. Reprint (13th) of the 2009 original. XIII, 258 PP with 2 tables and 4 maps, plus 8 pages with 16 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 23 x 15.2. 9781741756432

66940
H.M.S. EURYALUS (Cruiser)
CROSSING THE LINE AGAIN, or why Sailors put in for shore Jobs - Thursday, 1st February 1945
$100.00 AUD

On board. 1945. Edited for Thursday, 1st February 1945. 16 PP with 1 illustration by Tanner. Inside front cover: Master of Ceremonies "Lieutenant John Gordon Baskcomb, R.N.R". Soft cover, illustration on front cover by Tanner. Dedicatory note inside front cover "To Mavis with Love" dated 6 November 1945 and signed John. Covers reinforced at spine. Ageing of paper, o/wise near fine. 18.5 x 12.5.

HMS Euryalus, Cruiser of 5,450 Tons, built Chatham Dock Yard in 1939. Crossing the line ceremony between Trincomalee and Australia. Original crossing of the Equator at 88° East, on 19th January 1945. The ceremony of this crossing was held on 1st February 1946 by 19° South & 102° East, following 2 successful Air Raids on the Japanese held oil refinery at Palembang, Sumatra. A scarce item.

56229
HASTINGS, Max
NEMESIS: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45
$25.00 AUD

HarperCollins. London. 2007. 3rd printing. XXVII, 674 PP with 10 maps, plus 32 pages with 76 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 24 x 16. 9780007219827

44414
HAWAII NIKKEI EDITORIAL BOARD
JAPANESE EYES ... AMERICAN HEART - Personal Reflections of Hawaii's World War II Nisei Soldiers
$25.00 AUD

Tendai Educational Foundation. Honolulu. 2000. 3rd printing of the 1998 original. XVI, 448 PP with 4 badges, 12 head pieces, and 64 b/w photos. Cloth cover, dj. Fine. 23.2 x 15.7. 0824821629

Reflections of Americans of Japanese Ancestry, compiled by the Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board.

74261
HERINGTON, John
AIR POWER OVER EUROPE, 1944-1945 - in Volume IV in Australia in the War of 1939-1945 , Series Three "AIR"
$80.00 AUD

Australian War Memorial. Canberra. 1963. 1st Ed. Volume IV: XIV, 539 PP with 1 chart and 38 maps, plus 58 pages with 4 maps (2 on double page) and 90 b/w photos. Blue cloth covers, gilt title on spine. Covers with light marks. Occasional foxing and light insect damage on FFEP. Dedicatory note to previous owner on front endpaper, signed by the author. A very good clean copy. Scarce. 24 x 16.3.

Volume IV: Air Power over Europe 1944-1945.

69918
HMSO
OCEAN FRONT - The Story of the War in the Pacific 1941-1944
$25.00 AUD

HMSO / Ministry of Information. London. 1945. 68 PP with b/w illustrations: 8 maps and 90 photos. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 35 x 14.

From the battles of the the Coral Sea and Midway, to the landings in the Marianas and Peleliu (Palau).

30050
HONAN, William H.
VISIONS OF INFAMY, The Untold Story of How Journalist Hector C. Bywater Devised the Plans that Led to Pearl Harbor
$20.00 AUD

St. Martin's Press. New York. 1991. 1st US Ed. XVI, 347 PP with 7 maps, plus 16 pages with 29 b/w illust. Eps: Map of the Pacific Ocean The Highway to Japan. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Faint foxing on outsided edges. Near fine. 24 x 15.2. 0312054548

The story of Hector C. Bywater, leading British Naval authority who devised the strategy used by Japan to wage the Pacific War.

66109
HORDERN, Marsden
A MERCIFUL JOURNEY. Recollections of a World War II Patrol Boat Man
$60.00 AUD

Melbourne University Press. Melbourne. 2005. 1st edition, limited to 3000 copies, No. 61 in the second numbered series of the Miegunyah Volumes. XIV, 335 PP with 5 facsimile of documents, plus 16 pages with 34 b/w photos. Eps: Map of Australia northern waters. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Dedicatory note on verso of half title page dated and signed by the author. Fine. 24.3 x 15.7. 0522851657

72863
HOUGH, Richard
THE HUNTING OF FORCE Z: The sinking of the Prince of Wales and the Repulse
$10.00 AUD

Cassell Military Paperbacks. London. 1999. 1st paperback edition of the 1963 original. 159 PP. Stiff covers, pictorial front. Name and ex-libris stamp on half-title page, o/wise fine. 19.7 x 12.8. 9780304352395

22198
HOWLETT, R. & ADAMS, Bruce
BATTLEGROUND SOUTH PACIFIC
$50.00 AUD

A.H. & A. W. Reed. Sydney. 1970. 1st Ed. 224 PP with b/w & colour illustrations. Fp.: Australian Administration Headquarters, Kieta. Eps: Map of tropical South-West Pacific. Cloth cover, dj. Very good. 29 x 23. 0589070746

Looking back twenty five years, to the battlegrounds of the Allied and Japanese Forces. A vivid reminder of the War in pictures: wrecks, anti-aircraft weapons, tanks, pontoons, machinery, strewn throughout the islands.

16715
HOYT, Edwin P.
CLOSING THE CIRCLE, War in the Pacific : 1945
$10.00 AUD

Van Nostrand Reinhold. New York. 1982. Book Club edition. XIII, (3), 236 PP, plus 8 pages with 23 b/w photos. Fp: Map of Japan with 3rd Fleet operations. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing. Very good. 21.5 x 14.5.

The last 60 days of action of WWII in the Pacific theatre: Kamikaze attacks, Okinawa campaign, atomic bomb. Japan's official surrender aboard the USS Missouri.

34056
HUTCHINSON, Paul, BROWN, David, O'NEILL, Richard et al.
SEA WAR IN THE PACIFIC
$10.00 AUD

Marshall Cavendish. London. 1976. 1st Ed., in the Marshall Cavendish World War II Special. 64 PP with b/w photos & colour illust. (maps, plans, paintings). Inside front cover: US sea power off Luzon. Inside back cover: the multiple 6 battery of USS Miami bombards Japanese positions on the Island of Peleliu. Pictorial soft cover (slightly rubbed). Very good. 27.4 x 20.7.

From Japan's shock-attack on Pearl Harbor to the Marines' capture of Iwo Jima.

74712
JACK, Kenneth
KENNETH JACK, World War II Paintings and Drawings
$30.00 AUD

Boolarong Publication / Australian War Memorial. Brisbane / Canberra. 1990. 1st Ed. 104 PP with 1 map in colour and b/w and colour illustrations (c. 102 sketches and c. 44 watercolour) . Fp (in colour): Georges River, Liverpool, NSW. Half title page: The wrecked "Zero", Kamiri Strip, Noemfoor Island. Title page: Boats in Watson Bay, Sydney. Hard covers, dj. Fine. 26.8 x 26.5. 0864390963

Tour of duty (March 1944 to August 1945) of an RAAF artist in the Western Pacific: Townsville, Papua New Guinea, Dutch New Guinea, Indonesia and Labuan

17190
JENKINS, David
HITTING HOME - The Japanese Attack on Sydney 1942
$40.00 AUD

Random House. Sydney. 1992. 1st Ed., with a foreword by Kevin Fewster. 88 PP with b/w illustrations (diagrams, maps and photos) and 8 colour sketches. Foreword and caption of illustrations in English and Japanese. Pictorial stiff cover. Fine. 28 x 21. 0091826683

The attack in Sydney Harbour by Japanese midget submarines on 31st May, 1942.

71836
JENKINS, David
BATTLE SURFACE ! - Japan's Submarine War against Australia 1942-1944
$90.00 AUD

Random House. Sydney. 1992. 1st Ed. 304 PP with b/w & colour illustrations (maps, sketches & photos). Illustrated endpapers. Hard cover, dj. Tiny remainder spot on lower outside edge, o/wise near fine. Scarce. 28.5 x 22. 0091826381

The Japanese operations around Australia: around forty war patrols, laying mines, scouting with seaplanes, sinking 17 ships,...

74489
KEATS, Brennan
QUIET WATERS - An account of HMAS CANBERRA and one of her sailors and three USS cruisers and their men, who rest in the deep quiet waters of Iron Bottom Sound
$45.00 AUD

Wiripang Publishing Pty. Ltd. Wollongong. 2012. 2nd printing of the 2008 original. (2), XII, 172 PP with b/w and colour illustrations, plus accompanying CD with 11 tracks / songs composed by Horace Keats kept in clear plastic envelope inside back cover. Soft covers with illustrated front. Light soiling,/wear, o/wise near fine. 25 x 18. 9781876829162

57699
KIEM, Paul, REID, Richard, BRAGA, Stuart
CONFLICT IN THE PACIFIC (in Teaching History)
$10.00 AUD

History Teachers' Association of NSW. Sydney. 2000. Volume 34, No. 4, December 2000. Special Issue. 88 PP with b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 29 x 21.

Conflict in the Pacific - A Background, by Paul Kiem. Up North - Australia's War in Papua New Guinea, by Richard Reid... Ethics and Foreign Policy: Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by Cameron Paterson.

40135
KILDUFF, Peter
US CARRIERS AT WAR
$10.00 AUD

Ian Allan. London. 1981. 1st UK edition. 128 PP with 164 b/w photos. Eps: map of the Pacific Ocean. Hard cover, dj. Fine. 29.8 x 22. 0711010773

52984
KNAUER, Kelly, CARR, Bruce Christopher (editors)
V-J DAY: America's World War II Triumph in the Pacific
$20.00 AUD

Time Books. New York. 2005. 1st Ed. VI, 122 PP with 10 colour illustrations, 1 artwork of a U.S. Balao Class submarine, 1 photo of the Trinity Test in 1945, 3 front covers of Time magazine, 5 maps and hundreds of b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 27.5 x 20.5.

Victory over Japan: 60th anniversary tribute.

47672
LACABANNE, Sonia
BASE WALLAHS - L'Armée Néo-Zélandaise en Nouvelle-Calédonie 1942-1944, stories of the Units of the Base Organisation, NZEF IP
$35.00 AUD

Sonia Lacabanne. Nouméa. 2004. 1st French edition of the 1946 New Zealand original, translated by Sonia Lacabanne & François Planche. 184 PP with 5 drawings, plus 32 pages with 3 maps and 53 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 21 x 15.

Story of the units remaining at the bases of the 3rd N.Z. Division, in New Caledonia, during the Pacific campaign of World War II.

19685
LEVER, Darcy
THE YOUNG SEA OFFICER'S SHEET ANCHOR, Or a Key to the Leading of Rigging and to Practical Seamanship with An Appendix containing several figures illustrative of novelties and improvements in rigging, &c&c&c.
$900.00 AUD

John Richardson. London. 1835. New Edition and probably 3rd English edition. XII, (II), 124 PP plus 113 plates (printed back to back) with 687 figures plus 3 plates (printed back to back) with 17 figures (In Appendix), followed by a Dictionary of Sea Terms (Pages 117 to 124). Rebacked copy retaining original morocco covers, raised bands, gilt lettering ("Rigging & Seamanship") on spine, lettering on foot of spine a little faded/rubbed. Signature: Wm. St. John Hornby, 1854, on original endpaper. Title-page has a repaired closed tear. Light foxing, otherwise a very good complete copy of a scarce item. Image shows title-page. 27.5 x 22.5.

Darcy Lever was born around 1760 and as a young man he went out to India where he acquired his nautical skills. On his return to England he settled first of all in Leeds and later at Pontefract. He died at Edinburgh in 1837. His book was very successful and for almost 40 years remained the text book on the subject within both the Royal Navy and in the merchant service. It remains one of the principal sources of information on the subject today. Illustrated with over 600 drawings and diagrams engraved onto 113 plates, the book explains in clear and easy terms every aspect of the art of seamanship, rigging and ship-handling from the days of wooden ships and sail. The book is invaluable to the ship model-maker but it is also of prime importance for the study of masts, spars, rigging, blocks, ropes, knotting, braces, sails, shrouds, ....

62535
LEWIS, Dr. Tom
DARWIN'S SUBMARINE I-124
$30.00 AUD

Avonmore Books. Adelaide. 2010. 1st Ed. Foreword by the Honourable Austin Asche, AC, QC. 182 PP with b/w and colour illustrations (artworks, documents, maps, plans and sketches and photos). Pictorial stiff cover. Neat ex-libris stamp of previous owner on FFEP, o/wise fine. 25 x 17.7. 9780957735194

Sunk by HMAS "Deloraine" 20th January 1942 in 150 feet of water off Darwin. Early salvage attempts (for the code books). Historic shipwreck since 28th June 1977.

74719
LEWIS, Dr. Tom
DARWIN'S SUBMARINE I-124
$15.00 AUD

Avonmore Books. Adelaide. 2010. 1st Ed. Foreword by the Honourable Austin Asche, AC, QC. 182 PP with b/w and colour illustrations (artworks, documents, maps, plans and sketches and photos). Pictorial stiff cover. Ex Library copy with covers laminated with clear plastic and stamp on free fly of the front endpaper and outside top page edge. Very good reading/working copy. 25 x 17.7. 9780957735194

Sunk by HMAS "Deloraine" 20th January 1942 in 150 feet of water off Darwin. Early salvage attempts (for the code books). Historic shipwreck since 28th June 1977.

69216
LEWIS, Tom
SENSUIKAN I-124, a history of the Imperial Japanese Navy fleet submarine sunk in Northern Territory waters
$35.00 AUD

Tall Stories. Darwin. 1997. 1st Ed. Foreword by the Honourable Daryl W. Manzie. 131 PP with 2 maps, 11 plans and sketches and 65 b/w photos. Letter from editor to The Mercury newspaper loosely inserted. Pictorial soft cover. Front cover lightly soiled. Very good. Scarce. 29.5 x 21. 0646322184

Sunk by HMAS "Deloraine" 20th January 1942 in 150 feet of water off Darwin. Early salvage attempts (for the code books). Historic shipwreck since 28th June 1977.

39117
LINDSTROM, Lamont & WHITE, Geoffrey M.
ISLAND ENCOUNTERS - Black and White Memories of the Pacific War
$20.00 AUD

Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington. 1990. 1st Ed. XII, 194 PP with 2 maps and over 175 b/w photos. Fp: A Woleaian Islander, U.S. Marine Corps Major and a Japanese officer. Cloth cover, dj. Light foxing o/wise fine. 28.4 x 22. 0874744571

66287
LOCKWOOD, Kim
VJ DAY: The End of WWII in the Pacific - 70th Anniversary
$15.00 AUD

Wilkinson Publishing. Melbourne. 2015. 1st Ed., in the WP Military series. No pagination, 88 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 31.5 x 24. 9781922178961

Last Days and Hours. Speeches (Japanese Emperor Hirohito, US President Truman, King George VI, Eleanor Roosevelt & General MacArthur) and Celebrations ...

74007
LOCKWOOD, Kim
AIR RAIDS - Epic Assaults of World War II - 70th Anniversary
$15.00 AUD

Wilkinson Publishing. Melbourne. 2015. 1st Ed., in the WP Military series. No pagination, 86 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Pictorial stiff covers. Fine. 32 x 24. 9781925265054

The Blitz to Pearl Harbor & Hiroshima. Darwin ... Guadalcanal ...

35693
LORD, Walter
DAY OF INFAMY
$5.00 AUD

Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1957. 1st UK Ed. (X), 243 PP, plus 32 pages with 1 plan and 49 b/w photos. FEP: The last instant of Peace, Pearl Harbor, 7.55 A.M. Dec. 7, 1941. REP: Route of the Japanese attack. Hard cover. Covers rubbed and soiled, spine sunned, lacks half title page, fold rear endpaper split, browning of edges. Good reading copy. 22 x 14.2.

Pearl Harbour, December 7th 1941.

70414
LORD, Walter
DAY OF INFAMY
$20.00 AUD

Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1957. 1st UK edition. (X), 243 PP, plus 32 pages with 1 plan and 49 b/w photos. FEP: The last instant of Peace, Pearl Harbor, 7.55 A.M. Dec. 7, 1941. REP: Route of the Japanese attack. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Outside edges with signs of ageing and foxing spots. Very good. 22 x 14.2.

Pearl Harbour, December 7th 1941.

36234
LOTT, LCDR Arnold S. & SUMRALL, Robert F.
PEARL HARBOR ATTACK - (An Abbreviated History)
$10.00 AUD

Leeward Publications. Annapolis. 1976. 2nd printing of the 1974 original, in the Ship's Data Special series. 32 PP with 3 maps and plans, and 38 b/w illust. (drawings and photos). Inside front cover: Admiral Yamamoto. Inside back cover: US Battleships and Oiler. Soft cover. Fine. Oblong: 21 x 27.5.

71817
LUNNEY, Bill & FINCH, Frank
FORGOTTEN FLEET - A history of the part played by Australian men and ships in the U.S. Army Small Ships Section in New Guinea, 1942-1945
$125.00 AUD

Forfleet Publishing. Medowie, NSW. 1996. Reprint of the 1995 original. Foreword by Con Sciacca, Minister for Veteran's Affairs. 192 PP with 5 maps, 46 drawings and 105 b/w photos. Pictorial stiff covers. Dedicatory note on title page, dated and signed by Bill Lunney, co-auhor. 1 flyer for this title and 2 letters to the editor of the "The Mercury" of Hobart, signed by Bill Lunney, loosely inserted. Top corner of front cover with a short crease. Near fine. Scarce. 29.6 x 21. 0646260480

History and personal narratives of some of the 3000 Australians who served with the Americans. P.130 to 153: List of ships with known information on their history.

68189
MACINTYRE, Donald
LEYTE GULF: Armada in the Pacific
$5.00 AUD

Macdonald. London. 1970. 1st UK Ed., in the Purnell's History of the Second World War series - Battle Book No. 11. 160 PP with b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Covers with rubbed patches. Slight ageing of paper. Stamp of "The Tasmanian Maritime and Folk Museum" on title page, o/wise very good. 21 x 13.5.

72465
MACINTYRE, Donald
THE BATTLE FOR THE PACIFIC
$25.00 AUD

B. T. Batsford. London. 1966 1st Ed. 240 PP with 16 maps, plus 24 pages with 51 b/w photos. Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj (price clipped). Ex Libris stamp of previous owner on front endpaper. Dust jacket in a protective sleeve. Faint foxing on outside edges, o/wise near fine. 22.5 x 15.5.

68048
MAIR, Craig
A LUCKY SHIP - The Nine Lives of the Australian Coaster 'TAMBAR", 1912-1960
$50.00 AUD

Nautical Association of Australia Inc. Melbourne. 2013. 1st Ed. XIV, 226 PP with 2 sets of tables and b/w illustrations (1 drawing, 2 facsimile of documents, 5 plans, 6 maps and 102 photos). Inside covers: Plan of the Tambar. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 25 x 17.7. 9780975689639

67274
MAY, Commander W. E. & STEPHENS, Simon
THE BOATS OF MEN-OF-WAR
$20.00 AUD

National Maritime Museum & Naval Institute Press. London & Annapolis. 1999. New edition of the 1974 edition with additions by Simon Stephens. Foreword by Basil Greenhill. 128 PP with colour and b/w illustrations. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Fine. 25.2 x 19.2. 1557501904

75179
McKIE, Ronald
THE HEROES
$10.00 AUD

Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1980. Reprint of the 1977 "A&R Non-Fiction Classic" edition. (10), 235 PP with 4 maps (2 on double page). Pictorial soft cover. Very good. 18 x 11.2. 0207134707

Two daring sea raids by men of Z Force against the Japanese in Singapore: Operation Jaywick with the "Krait" in 1943 & Operation Rimau with the submarine "Porpoise".

55232
MOORE, W. Robert
PACIFIC WARDS OF UNCLE SAM (in National Geographic Magazine, Volume 94, No.1, 1948)
$5.00 AUD

NGS. Washington. 1948. Vol. 94, No. 1, July 1948. Contains article from P.73 to 104 with 2 maps, 11 b/w and 18 colour photos. Soft cover. Near fine. 25.2 x 17.4.

United States Trust Territory of Pacific Islands.

70431
MOREMON, Dr. John
BURMA AND INDIA 1941-1945
$20.00 AUD

Department of Veterans' Affairs. Canberra. 2006. 1st Ed., in the Australians in the Pacific War series. II, 82 PP with 1 map, 50 b/w photos and 12 b/w or colour art works. Pictorial soft cover. Fine (mint condition). 21 x 21. 1920720804

40638
N/A
AUSTRALIA IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945 - Series Three: AIR (4 volumes)
$150.00 AUD

Australian War Memorial. Canberra. 1962, 1957, 1954 & 1963. 1st Ed. Volume I: XIV, 786 PP with 1 diagram and 47 maps, plus 52 pages with 3 maps on double page and 73 b/w photos. Volume II: XIV, 533 PP with 35 maps, plus 48 pages with 3 maps on double page and 65 b/w photos. Volume III: XVIII, 731 PP with 1 graph, 2 diagrams and 35 maps, plus 52 pages with 95 b/w photos. Volume IV: XIV, 539 PP with 1 chart and 38 maps, plus 58 pages with 4 maps (2 on double page) and 90 b/w photos. Blue cloth covers, gilt titles on slightly faded spines. No dust jackets. Occasional foxing. Very good set. This is a heavy item and postage will be higher than usual. Please ask for a quote. 24 x 16.3.

Volume I: Royal Australian Air Force 1939-1942, by Douglas Gillison. Volume II: Air War against Japan 1943-1945, by George Odgers. Volume III: Air War against Germany and Italy 1939-1943, and Volume IV: Air Power over Europe 1944-1945, by John Herington.

69209
N/A
2002 CALENDAR - DEFENCE OF AUSTRALIA 1942 : War in the Pacific
$10.00 AUD

Department of Veterans Affairs / Australian War Memorial. Sydney. 2001. Calendar for 2002. 24 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Stiff covers with colour photos. Fine. Oblong: 21 x 29.7.

January: Japanese Advance. February: Darwin bombed. ... May: Battle of the Coral Sea. ... October: Towards Kokoda.

70526
NEWCOMB, Richard F.
ABANDON SHIP ! - The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster
$20.00 AUD

HarperCollins. London. 2001. 1st printing of the revised edition of the 1958 original, with an introduction and an afterword by Peter Maas. XVIII, (4), 326, (3) PP with 1 map with location map on double page, plus 8 pages with 20 b/w photos. Pictorial soft covers with light wear. Faint foxing. Dedicatory note on half title page. Very good. 23.3 x 15.3. 9780732269883

Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, flagship of the Fifth Fleet, 29th July 1945.

42804
NIMITZ, Fleet Admiral Chester W., ADAMS, Henry H. & POTTER, E.B. (editors)
TRIUMPH IN THE ATLANTIC - The Naval Struggle against the Axis
$25.00 AUD

Spectrum Books / Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 1960. 1st Ed. IV, 188 PP with 29 maps and diagrams. Pictorial soft cover. Stamp of previous owner on title page. Spine with crease, o/wise near fine. 20.3 x 13.8.

74262
ODGERS, George
AIR WAR AGAINST JAPAN 1943-1945, in Volume II, AUSTRALIA IN THE WAR OF 1939-1945 - Series Three: AIR
$20.00 AUD

Australian War Memorial. Canberra. 1957. 1st Ed. Volume II: XIV, 533 PP with 35 maps, plus 48 pages with 3 maps on double page and 65 b/w photos. Blue cloth covers, gilt title on spine, dj (defective). Old water marks affecting some pages but not the text. Dust jacket with a sunned spine, chips and a torn piece at head of spine (now in a protective sleeve). Occasional foxing. Signature of previous owner on FFEP. A very good reading copy 24 x 16.3.

Volume II: Air War against Japan 1943-1945, by George Odgers.

37318
OSBORNE, Elizabeth
TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER WOMEN AND THE PACIFIC WAR
$10.00 AUD

Aboriginal Studies Press. Canberra. 1997. 1st Ed. XV, 271 PP with 4 maps and 20 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 25 x 17.5. 0855753137

Living between 1942 and 1945 on Australia's front line during the Pacific campaigns.

13999
PACIFIC WAR
EYEWITNESS TO WAR - Australia's Pacific Campaign 1941-1945 (40th Anniversary Special)
$10.00 AUD

Dreamweaver Magazines. Sydney. 1984. 1st Ed. 96 PP with b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 27.5 x 21. 0949193003

40th anniversary Special. Photographic portfolio of the Pacific Campaign from Malaya and Singapore to the landing of the first Australians in Japan.

49782
PACIFIC WAR
ADVANCE IN THE PACIFIC: New Guinea to the Philippines - 20 U.S. Battle Pictures
$30.00 AUD

Souvenir folder containing 20 b/w photographs (post card format). Near fine. A scarce item. 12.5 x 19.5.

United States Forces moving inshore for epic landing, Biak Island... American frontal assault on Japanese at Wadke Island...

72989
[PACIFIC WAR]
CORAL SEA "50" COMMEMORATION
$20.00 AUD

The Australia-United States Coral Sea Commemorative Council, Inc. Sydney. 1992. Illustrated folder containing 9 Items: " The Battle of the Coral Sea" - a short history " / "Logo", / "Charter" / "' Media background" (2 pages), "Program of Events": 20 pages / Message from the Prime Minister of Australia and the Ambassador of the United States of America / President Bush addresses Australian Parliament / Map of Sydney Harbour for the RAN / USN Sail Pass / Folded poster (Recto: HMAS Australia under attack in the Coral Sea, May 1842 / Verso: Mapin colour). Fine condition. Format folder: 31 x 21.5.

14869
PENFIELD, Thomas
FIGHTING YANKS AROUND THE WORLD
$15.00 AUD

Whitman. Racine, Wis. 1943. 1st Ed. 100 PP with 67 maps (mostly full-page) and 43 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Creases and chips on covers. Very good condition. 32.2 x 23.

Short histories on the combat zones where the American forces were fighting for freedom during WWII. Two large newspaper maps of the Pacific Zone and European Front loosely inserted.

64702
PERRY, Roland
PACIFIC 360°
$45.00 AUD

Hachette Australia. Sydney. 2012. 1st Ed. (12), 500 PP with 1 map, plus 16 pages with 33 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Rubbed patch at top corner of front endpaper, o/wise fine. 25 x 15.7. 9780733627040

Australia's battle for survival in World War II.

75426
PERRY, Roland
RED LEAD - The Naval Cat with Nine Lives
$30.00 AUD

Allen & Unwin. Sydney. 2020. 1st Ed. XII, 332 PP, plus 8 pages with 16 b/w photos. Soft covers, pictorial front. New. 23.3 x 15.3. 9781760297145

The legendary Australian Ship's cat who survived the sinking of HMAS Perth, Changi and the Thai-Burma Railway.

69053
PFENNIGWERTH, Ian
THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY AND MACARTHUR
$35.00 AUD

Rosenberg. Sydney. 2009. 1st Ed. 208 PP with 4 figures, 8 maps, 96 b/w photos. Fp: General Douglas MacArthur and Prime Minister John Curtin. Pictorial card covers. Fine. 28.5 x 21. 9781877058837

52632
PHILLIPS, Christopher
STEICHEN AT WAR
$15.00 AUD

Harry N. Abrams. New York. 1981. 1st Ed. 256 PP with 1 map and over 209 b/w photos. Title spread: Comdr. Edward Steichen on USS Lexington. Cloth cover, title in blind on front cover and spine, dj. Bookplate of previous owner on front endpaper. Foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 30.8 x 24. 0810916398

Edward Steichen and his team of photographers of the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, U.S. Navy.

61035
RAHS
JOURNAL AND PROCEEDINGS - Vol XXXI, Part II, 1945
$10.00 AUD

Royal Australian Historical Society. Sydney. 1945. Volume XXXI, Part II, 1945. Edited by C. Price Conigrave. 65-132 PP with 6 b/w illustrations. Soft cover. Slight ageing of paper. Very good. 21 x 14.

Food: the First munition of war (American-Australian Co-operation), with a Foreword by Brigadier-General Hugh B. Hester, by K. R. Cramp. St Malo, Hunters Hill, by B. T. Dowd. Lake Macquarie, its discovery and setlement, by James Jervis.

72996
RAN - Navy Public Relations
50TH ANNIVERSARY ... BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA
$10.00 AUD

Showcase Publications Pty Ltd. Sydney. 1992. 1st Ed. (2), 10 PP with 8 b/w illustrations: 1 map and 7 photos. Pictorial soft covers. Fine. Oblong: 20.7 x 29.5.

57694
RAYBIN EMERT, Phyllis (editor)
WORLD WAR II: The Pacific Theatre
$10.00 AUD

Discovery Enterprises, Ltd. Carlisle, Mass. 1997. 1st ED. 64 PP with 12 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 19 x 13.3. 1878668862

41425
RICE, Captain William T.
PEARL HARBOR STORY - Authentic information and pictures of the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941
$5.00 AUD

Pearl Harbor Story. Honolulu. 1965. 1st Ed. No pagination, 48 PP with 1 map and 43 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. Oblong: 15 x 23.

74568
ROBERTSON, Bruce
WESTLAND WHIRLWIND - Described
$10.00 AUD

Kookaburra Technical Publications. Melbourne. 1970. 1st Ed. Technical Manual "Series 1, No. 4". 24 PP with 5 colour artworks by L.G. Halls, and b/w illustrations (3 sets of plans: prototype development, Westland / Whirlwind and 1 cutaway of Whirlwind MK.1) and 31 photos . Pictorial stiff covers (front cover with painting by Geoffrey Pentland). Faint stamp of previous owner at top of front cover, o/wise fine. 24.8 x 16.5.

70210
ROBERTSON, Terence
NIGHT RAIDER OF THE ATLANTIC (formerly The Golden Horseshoe) The saga of the German Submarine "The Golden Horseshoe" and her daring Commander Otto Kretschmer
$15.00 AUD

Evans Brothers. London. 1981. New edition of the 1955 original. Preface by Admiral Sir George Creasy. XIII, 14-210 PP, plus 16 pages with 21 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj (rubbed). Ex Library copy with stamp and number on title page. Dust jacket in a protective sleeve. Faint sellotape marks on covers. Renewed endpapers. Foxing spots on outside edges. Very good reading copy 21 x 14. 0237455498

The saga of the German Submarine "Golden Horseshoe" and her daring Commander Otto Kretschmer. When captured in 1941, the Germany foremost U-boat ace had sunk 55 allied ships. His last war years as a P.O.W. were as exciting as his U-boat experiences.

70943
ROLLESTON, Frank
NOT A CONQUERING HERO: The Siege of Tobruk - Battles of: Milne Bay, Buna, Shaggy Ridge
$75.00 AUD

Author / Hatfields Printer. Eton, Qld. 1984. 1st Ed. Foreword by Keith Payne. (8), 207 PP with over 1 extract of document, 9 sketch maps (& insets) and 96 b/w photos. Cloth cover, dj. Dust jacket with chips and a lightly sunned spine. Dedicatory note on front endpaper, dated and signed by the author. Scarce original edition. Near fine. 27 x 21. 0959140506

65777
ROSCOE, Theodore
TIN CANS - The True Story of the Fighting Destroyers of World War II
$5.00 AUD

Bantam Books. New York. New York. 1960. 4th printing Authorized abridgment. Research and Technical editing by Rear Admiral Thomas L. Wattle. Introduction by Vice Admiral Walden L. Ainsworth, USN. X, 438 PP with b/w illustrations by Lt. Cdr. Fred Freeman (diagrams, charts, ..). Tinted outside edges. Pictorial soft cover. Stamp of previous owner on preliminary page. Very good reading copy. 17.8 x 10.4.

Originally published as: United States Destroyer Operations in World War II. US Navy's workhorses on every theatre of WWII, as submarine hunters, convoy escorts, troop transports, radar pickets, rescue vessels ...

73642
ROSS, Bill D.
PELELIU: TRAGIC TRIUMPH - The Untold Story of the Pacific War's Forgotten Battle
$45.00 AUD

Random House. New York. 1991. 1st Ed. XIV, 381, (3) PP with 1 map on double page, 6 maps, 6 tailpieces and 14 headpieces, plus 16 pages with b/w illustrations: 3 portraits and 46 photos. Hard cover, gilt crest of the US Marine Corps on front board, gilt title on cloth spine. Fine. 24 x 16. 9780394565880

51392
ROYAL NAVY
VJ THE FINAL VICTORY
$15.00 AUD

DPR (Navy), Ministry of Defence. London. 1995. 1st Ed. Preface by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. No pagination, 18 PP with b/w illustrations (1 map and 22 photos). Inside front cover: Map (in colour) of Pacific War theatre in May 1942. Inside back cover: Map (in colour) of Pacific War theatre August 1945. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 29.6 x 21.

VJ: Victory over Japan in the Pacific.

39780
SCHUBERT, Paul
SEA POWER IN CONFLICT
$15.00 AUD

Coward-Mccann. New York. 1942. 1st Ed. VI, 252 PP with 3 maps. Fp: Map of the Pacific Ocean with principal bases (Axis & American-British). Cloth cover, gilt title on spine, dj. Spine of cover worn at foot, piece missing from spine of dust jacket. Paper ageing a little. Very good. 21 x 14.

Authoritative account of seapower in the past and present (to the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harour and the Philippines).

39899
SCUTTS, Jerry
WAR IN THE PACIFIC - From the Fall of Singapore to Japanese Surrender
$10.00 AUD

Parkgate Books. London. 2000. Reprint of the 2000 original published by PRC Publishing. 144 PP with b/w illustrations. Pictorial laminated boards, dj. Fine. Large format: 31 x 23.5. 1902616707

44554
SHAW, Henry I.
FIRST OFFENSIVE: The Marine Campaign for Guadalcanal
$15.00 AUD

Marine Corps Historical Center. Washington. 1992. 1st Ed., in the Marines in World War II Commemorative Series. 52 PP with 5 maps and b/w illustrations (drawings, paintings, photos). Pictorial soft cover. Small rub on back cover. Near fine. 28.2 x 21.5.

50th Anniversary of World War II.

14841
SHAW, Henry I. Junior
TARAWA: A Legend is Born
$5.00 AUD

Macdonald. London. 1969. 1st UK edition, in Purnell's History of WWII - Battle book No.8. 160 PP with b/w illust. (maps & photos). Pictorial soft cover. Spine sunned, o/wise very good. 21 x 13.8. 356029654

The atoll of Betio secured by the US Marines in 76 hours in November 1943.

39838
SHINYA, Michiharu
THE PATH FROM GUADALCANAL
$25.00 AUD

Outrigger Publishers. Auckland. 1979. 1st English edition, translated from the Japanese original by Eric Hardisty Thompson. 160 PP with 2 maps and 6 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Spine lightly sunned. Name of previous owner on front endpaper. Very good. 21 x 15.5. 0908571275

Torpedo Officer on the IJN destroyer Akatsuki. Sunk off Guadalcanal during the Naval Battle of Guadacanal. Prisoner of War in New Caledonia, then at Featherston Camp in New Zealand...

63694
SILVER, Lynette Ramsay
THE HEROES OF RIMAU - Unravelling the mystery of one of World War II's most daring raids
$60.00 AUD

Sally Milner. Sydney. 1990. 1st Ed. (6), 314 PP with 8 maps, plus 24 pages with 50 b/w photos. Eps: Plan "Z", top secret, operation Rimau. Hard cover, dj. Signature of previous owner on front endpaper. Dedicatory note on title page dated and signed by the author. Spine of dust jacket lightly sunned. Faint foxing, o/wise fine. Scarce. 24.2 x 16.2. 1863510184

Raid at the end of 1944 against Japanese shipping in Singapore Harbour.

63647
SILVER, Lynette Ramsay & HALL, Major Tom
KRAIT: The Fishing Boat That Went To War
$60.00 AUD

Sally Milner. Sydney. 1992. 1st Ed. X, 181 PP with 7 maps, 3 drawings & 1 facsimile of original log (double-page), plus 16 pages with 34 b/w illust. Inside front cover: Plan of Keppel Harbour, Singapore on 27th Sept. 1943. Inside back cover: Singapore Area, attack courses and location of shipping. Pictorial soft cover with a 2 small creases on front cover, o/wise a fine copy. Scarce. 23.5 x 15.5. 186351063X

41782
SOWINSKI, Larry
ACTION IN THE PACIFIC - As seen by US Navy photographers during World War 2
$15.00 AUD

Naval Institute Press. Annapolis. 1981. 1st US edition of the UK original. 208 PP with around 500 photos (38 of them in full colour). Title spread: Missouri, on her way to Tokyo Bay, 27th August 1945. FEP: West Virginian burning, Pearl Harbour, 7 December 1941. REP: A massive fly-by of nearly 1000 planes, 20 August 1945. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing. Near fine. Large format: 30.5 x 23.5. 087021800X

48953
SOWINSKI, Larry
THE PACIFIC WAR - As seen by US Navy photographers during World War 2
$10.00 AUD

Conway Maritime Press. London. 1981. 1st Ed. 208 PP with around 500 photos (38 of them in full colour). Title spread: Missouri, on her way to Tokyo Bay, 27th August 1945. FEP: West Virginian burning, Pearl Harbour, 7 December 1941. REP: A massive fly-by of nearly 1000 planes, 20 August 1945. Hard cover, dj (price clipped). Faint foxing. Very good. Large format: 30.5 x 23.5. 085177217X

37081
SPECTOR, Ronald H.
EAGLE AGAINST THE SUN - The American War with Japan
$10.00 AUD

Vintage Books. New York. c. 1995. Paperback reprint of the 1st Vintage Books edition of 1985. XVI, 589 PP with map (Central Western Pacific) on double page, plus 16 pages with 31 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 20.3 x 13. 0394741013

US and Japanese strategy on the conduct of the War. Major battles, little-known campaigns and unfamiliar events of the 44 month Pacific War.

55513
SPURLING, Kathryn
CRUEL CONFLICT: The triumph and tragedy of HMAS Perth
$30.00 AUD

New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd. Sydney. 2008. 1st Ed. Foreword by Vice Admiral Russ Shalders. XII, 13-336 PP with 1 map, plus 16 pages with 1 map and 28 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Ex-libris of previous owner, o/wise near fine. 24 x 16.5. 9781741107388

Sunk off the coast of Java, 1 March 1942.

43811
STEPHAN, John J.
HAWAII UNDER THE RISING SUN - Japan's Plans for Conquest After Pearl Harbor
$10.00 AUD

University of Hawaii Press. Honolulu. 1988. 2nd printing of the 1984 original. XII, 228 PP with 2 maps in text. Hard cover, no dust jacket, o/wise fine. Image shows title-page. 24 x 16. 082480872X

Pro-Japanese activities and ideas held by Japanese in Hawaii before WWII. Japanese Imperial planning for invasion and the future of Hawaii in a greater East Asia.

65870
STONE, Andrew J.
A WALK IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS: A Kokoda Trail Experience - A Modern Soldier's Personal story
$20.00 AUD

Australian Military History Publications. Sydney. 1997. 1st Ed. X, 102 PP with 2 maps and 44 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Signature of previous owner on title page, o/wise fine. 21 x 15. 0958669341

22790
STONE, Scott C.S.
PEARL HARBOR, The Way It Was - December 7, 1941
$10.00 AUD

Island Heritage. Norfolk Island. 1977. Special edition. 71 PP with bw and colour illust. (map, plans, photos...). Title page: Arizona memorial. Pict. card cover. Fine. 25.3 x 17.8.

35762
STOUT, Wesley W.
SECRET
$20.00 AUD

Chrysler Corporation. Detroit. 1947. 1st Ed., with a foreword by K. T. Keller. (8), 67 PP with 22 b/w & 14 colour photos, and 10 figures (b/w & colour). Fp: All the pure uranium metal to be had in 1941 came from the laboratory of a Westinghouse lamp plant at Bloomfield, N.J. Hard cover, gilt title on front cover and spine. Image shows the title page and frontispiece. Head of spine frayed and torn on 1/2 cm. Contents are fine. A scarce item. 20.5 x 13.5.

In the tremendous endeavour which produced the atom bomb, and thus brought World War II to a sudden close, Chrysler Corporation had an important part. K. T. Keller, president of Chrysler Corporation.

40508
SYMONS, E. I.
BEYOND THE REEF
$15.00 AUD

Author. Tamworth, NSW. 1985. 1st Ed., October 1985. 176 PP with 3 maps, 11 facsimiles of newspaper clippings and 33 b/w photos. Pictorial soft covers with light soiling. Foxing spots on outside edges. Contents near fine. 21.2 x 15. 0959310223

Historical novel. Pacific war in the Islands by an average Australian soldier.

61811
TSUDA, Mutsumi
AMES ERRANTES / MABUI NO OORAI - Le desin brisé des émigrants d'Okinawa en Nouvelle-Calédoine
$45.00 AUD

Madrépores. Nouméa. 2012. 1st French edition. Translated from the Japanese original "Mabui no oorai" (Le voyage des âmes) by Yuu Tsuchiya-Desvals. 189, (3) PP with 3 maps, 19 pages of facsimiles (documents & letters), 16 colour and 44 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 21 x 15. 9782952550277

Japanese indentured labour to New Caledonia and sequel to the attack on Pearl Harbour: arrest, spoliation, internment in Australia, return to Japan ...

72543
U.S.S. BARB (SS220)
USS BARB SS-220: WAR PATROLS 1-12 - Declassified Reports
$150.00 AUD

Washington, D.C. 1972. Photocopies of Official Reports, "DECLASSIFIED" on 23 May 1972 and covering the 12 patrols. A total of 257 PP (recto only). Contained in a special folder with stiff covers. Fine. 29 x 22.8. 9780252019258

The war patrols. 1st Patrol: 20 Oct to 25 November 1942. 2nd Patrol : 16 December 1942 to 18 January 1943. ... 11th Patrol: 19th December 1944 to 15 February 1945. 12th Patrol: 8 June to 2 August 1945.

69229
UNITED STATES NAVY
AUSTRALIA - UNITED STATES - "CORAL SEA CELEBRATION 1961"
$25.00 AUD

USN / US Navy. Sydney. 1961. Folder with 2 pockets containing the Official Portraits of 5 US Navy Commanders, and the Official photographs of 4 Destroyers of the Destroyer Squadron Five. Front part with Title and Crest of Squadron V. Foxing spots on outside card covers, 2 rusty staples. Very good. 29 x 21.5.

Portraits: Capt. T./S. King, Commander Destroyer Squadron Five. CDR: Jack Bernard Sledge, George (H) Greenie, Wayne D. Surface and R.E. Kipe. Destroyers: USS Southerland, DDR 743 / USS Rowan, DDR 782 / USS Gurke DD 783 & USS Somners, DD 947.

18762
VAN DER VAT, Dan
THE PACIFIC CAMPAIGN, World War II, The U.S.-Japanese Naval War 1941-1945
$10.00 AUD

Touchstone Book. New York. 1992. Paperback reprint of the 1991 original. 430 PP with 8 maps, plus 24 pages with 57 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 23.4 x 15.5. 0671792172

48384
VAN DER VAT, Dan
THE PACIFIC CAMPAIGN, World War II - The U.S.- Japanese Naval War 1941-1945
$30.00 AUD

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1992. 1st UK edition of the 1991 US original. (2), 430, (1) PP with 1 map with insert on double page, plus 7 maps (1 on double page and 6 on full page) and 24 pages with 57 b/w photos. Hard cover, cloth spine, dj. Faint foxing on outside edges. Near fine. 24 x 16. 9780340496619

75080
VEITCH, Michael
THE BATTLE OF THE BISMARCK SEA - The Forgotten Battle that Saved the Pacific
$15.00 AUD

Hachette Australia. Sydney. 2021. 1st edition. (VIII), 342, (2) PP with 1 map & location map, plus 8 pages with 12 b/w photos. Pictorial stiff covers. Light crease on lower part of front cover, o/wise near fine. 23.3 x 15.2. 9780733645891

1st to 4th March 1943.

43281
VOIS, Paul
PRISONS FLOTTANTES
$100.00 AUD

Editions Delmas. Bordeaux / Paris. 1946. 1st Ed. 365 PP with 1 tail piece, 1 map and 19 other sketches, plus 2 folded maps. Dedicatory note on first page, signed by the wife of the author. Soft covers, illustrated front. Slight ageing of paper, edges of covers a little chipped and front has a repaired closed tear. French text. Internally near fine. Rare. 25.6 x 16.8.

The author, Manager of Société Le Nickel and its smelting plant in Nouméa, was captured by the German raider Orion, after the sinking of the nickel ore carrier Notou off New Caledonia, on 16 August 1940, and landed in Bordeaux, France by the Ermland, on 4th April 1941.

73297
VOIS, Paul
PRISONS FLOTTANTES
$125.00 AUD

Editions Delmas. Bordeaux / Paris. 1946. 1st Ed. 365 PP with 1 tail piece, 1 map and 19 other sketches, plus 2 folded maps. Rebacked copy retaining original soft covers. Half bound, gilt devices and title on the leather spine with 5 raised bands. Slight ageing of paper and foxing. Near fine. French text. 25.2 x 17.

The author, Manager of Société Le Nickel and its smelting plant in Nouméa, was captured by the German raider Orion, after the sinking of the nickel ore carrier "Notou" off New Caledonia, on 16 August 1940, and landed in Bordeaux, France by the Ermland, on 4th April 1941.

54426
WALL, Don
HEROES AT SEA
$45.00 AUD

Author. Sydney. 1991. 1st Ed. VII, 191 PP with 2 maps, and 78 b/w photos. Illustration on title page and front cover, by Clem Seale. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 24.5 x 16.7. 0646035789

Identifies 1800 Australian prisoners of war and internees lost at sea in World War II.

56319
WALLACE, Robert
THE SECRET BATTLE 1942-1944. The Convoy Battle off the East Coast of Australia during World War II
$20.00 AUD

Lamont Publishing. Melbourne. 1995. 1st Ed. Foreword by The Hon Con Sciacca, Minister for Veterans Affairs. 96 PP with 5 colour and 78 b/w illustrations (artworks by author). Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 29.7 x 20.8. 1875630481

70977
WATERS, Sydney D.
ORDEAL BY SEA - The New Zealand Shipping Company in the Second World War 1939-1945
$45.00 AUD

N.Z. Shipping Co. London. 1949. 1st Ed. XII, 263 PP with 1 map, plus 5 b/w plates. Fp: M/V Rangitata under attack in July 1940. Cloth cover, gilt title on vignette on spine, dj (repaired). Renewed dust jacket with remaining parts of original pasted down on front and spine. Contents in fine condition and overall a very good copy. Scarce. 20.5 x 13.4.

The war years for the ships & seamen of the NZ Shipping Co. and its associated Federal Steam Navigation Co. The loss of 19 owned and 4 operated ships.

18755
WEBSTER SMITH, B.
THE WAR AT SEA 1941-1943
$10.00 AUD

Blackie & Son. London. c.1944. 1st Ed. 192 PP, plus 8 full-page b/w plates. Fp: Ordeal of Penelope. Cloth cover (rubbed). War economy paper (ageing), o/wise very good. 20 x 13.5.

Crete and the Middle East in 1941. Japanese attacks, Malta, Atlantic battles.

59125
WEBSTER SMITH, B.
THE NAVAL WAR 1943-1945
$10.00 AUD

Blackie & Son. London. c.1946. 1st Ed. 207 PP with 1 diagram and 2 maps, plus 8 b/w plates. Fp: H.M.S. Magpie. Cloth cover, dj (worn and chipped). War economy paper (ageing), o/wise very good. 20 x 13.5.

Invasion of Italy. ... Battle of the Atlantic. The Navy in the Pacific. ...

57704
WESTHORP, Christopher (editor)
VJ DAY IN PHOTOGRAPHS - 50th Anniversary
$10.00 AUD

Salamander Book. London. 1995. 1st Ed. 64 PP with 100 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 30 x 21.5. 0861017951

38865
WHEELER, Keith
THE ROAD TO TOKYO
$15.00 AUD

Time-Life Books. Alexandria, Virginia. 1979. 1st printing, in the World War II series. 208 PP with 6 maps, 1 plan of a plane (in colour), 1 colour painting and 148 b/w photos. Half title page: Invading Iwo Jima. Pictorial boards. Very good. 28.8 x 24.

Iwo Jima. Okinawa...

72865
WHINNEY, Bob
THE U-BOAT PERIL - A Fight for Survival
$10.00 AUD

Cassell Military Classics. London. 1999. Reprint of the 1998 paperback edition of the 1986 original. 160 PP with 1 Insignia of U-305, 1 map on double page, 7 maps and 2 plans of HMS Wanderer, plus 32 pages with 59 b/w photos. Stiff covers, pictorial front. Ex Libris stamp of previous owner on half title page, o/wise fine. 19.7 x 12.8. 9780304351329

57712
WIEST, Andrew & MATTSON, Gregory Louis
THE PACIFIC WAR
$20.00 AUD

MBI Publishing Company. St Paul, Mn, USA. 2001. 1st US edition, in the Campaigns of World War II series. 256 PP with b/w photos and colour illustrations (maps, artworks and 3 photos). Pictorial laminated boards, dj (closed tear). Near fine. 30.2 x 23.5. 0760311463

42386
WILLMOTT, H. P.
THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN THE FAR EAST
$10.00 AUD

Cassell. London. 2002. 1st paperback edition of the 1999 original. 240 PP with some 10 diagrams and 30 maps in colour, 79 b/w and 8 colour illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. 19.8 x 13. 0304361275

14831
WINTON, John
WAR IN THE PACIFIC, Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay
$15.00 AUD

Mayflower Books. New York. 1978. 1st US Ed. 193 PP with 1 map on double page and 154 bw photos. Half title page: Japanese Marines in Manilla, 1941 & US marines in Iwo Jima, 1945. Title page: Japanese bombers crashing off Okinawa. FEP: B-24 Liberators escaping phosphorous bombs over Iwo Jima. REP: New Zealand troops unloading equipment. Hard cover, dj. Very good. 25.5 x 19.2. 0831793007

64219
WIPER, Steve
USS LEXINGTON CV-2
$35.00 AUD

Classic Warships Publishing. Tucson, Az. 2009. Warship Pictorial series No.33. 1st Edition of October 2009. 72 PP with b/w illustrations (2 facsimile of documents, 2 sketch plans, 7 pages with general plans and 70 photos). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. Oblong: 21 x 28. 9780982358337

67657
WOODWARD, Jack
UNDER IT DOWN UNDER - Surviving in Slit Trenches
$90.00 AUD

Author. Sydney. 1996. 1st Ed. (8), 291 PP, plus 4 pages with 10 b/w photos. Pictorial soft covers. Dedicatory note dated and signed by the author on verso of front cover. Covers slightly soiled, o/wise a near fine copy. Scarce. 21 x 15. 0646275917

The Ears and Eyes of the Royal Australian Airforce in 1942 were on Horn Island RAAF Advanced Operation Base.