True stories of Aussie courage and mateship during World War II From the annals of the RSL come these riveting true stories, written by World War II Diggers, POWs, nurses and other eyewitnesses, that capture the impact of war on those who took part.With eyewit... read more

Great Australian World War II Stories

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

From the evacuation of France in 1940 to the final dash to Hamburg in 1945, the 5th Royal Tank Regiment were on the front line throughout the Second World War. Theirs was a war that saw them serve in Africa as part of the D... read more



 Non-World Wars

Series:Knickerbocker Classics

Collected in this elegant volume are four of the most important and influential military and political treatises in history. Originally written for a specific purpose, the principles conveyed through these strategy texts are univ... read more

The Art of War: The Quintessential Collection of Military Strategy

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

'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


 World War 1

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 mo... read more



 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


 World War 1

The Turkish Gaza-Beersheba line extended for 40 kilometres between the Turkish bastion of Gaza and the heavily fortified town of Beersheba, and stopped any Allied advance into Palestine proper. It needed to be breached, and Beersheba - on the eastern flank of this line - became the scen... read more

The Charge


 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