The Times History of The War - Volume 2 - 525pp - lavishly illustrated contemporary history of World War 1. Vols. 1-21 were issued in weekly parts from Aug. 25, 1914 to July 27, 1920. Bound into 22 volumes the complete collection forms a fascinating history of the war.
The Times History of The War - Volume 1 - 520pp - lavishly illustrated contemporary history of World War 1. Vols. 1-21 were issued in weekly parts from Aug. 25, 1914 to July 27, 1920. Bound into 22 volumes the complete collection forms a fascinating history of the war.
World War - 1914-18 A Pictured History was published in weekly parts in the early 1930s by Hammerton. Each issue is lavishly illustrated with photos from various fronts of the war. This volume includes Issues 40-55. 530 pages of text and illustrations in PDF format. Buy now and a download link will be emailed to you straight away.
World War - 1914-18 A Pictured History was published in weekly parts in the early 1930s by Hammerton. Each issue is lavishly illustrated with photos from various fronts of the war. This volume includes Issues 31-39. 288 pages of text and illustrations. Buy now and a download link will be emailed to you straight away.
World War - 1914-18 A Pictured History was published in weekly parts in the early 1930s by Hammerton. Each issue is lavishly illustrated with photos from various fronts of the war. This volume includes Issues 21-30. 320 pages of text and illustrations. Buy now and a download link will be emailed to you straight away.
World War - 1914-18 A Pictured History was published in weekly parts in the early 1930s by Hammerton. Each issue is lavishly illustrated with photos from various fronts of the war. This volume includes Issues 11-20. 320 pages of text and illustrations. Buy now and a download link will be emailed to you straight away.
World War - 1914-18 A Pictured History was published in weekly parts in the early 1930s by Hammerton. Each issue is lavishly illustrated with photos from various fronts of the war. This volume includes Issues 1-10. Buy now and a download link will be emailed to you straight away.
Cyclopaedia of Western Australia - Volumes 1 and 2
The Cyclopaedia of Western Australia was produced in two huge illustrated volumes. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, edited by James Battye, was the pre-eminent written summary of Western Australia's development and context prior to World war one. Volume 1 -
Aborigines, Agriculture, Biographies, Commerce and Industry, Fauna and Flora, Geology, Government, History of Western Australia, Immigration, Tourism, Lands department, Medical, Fremantle, Perth, Police, The Press, Public services, Railways, Trans-Australian Railway, Shipping, Suburban Municipalities, Telegraph and Telephone, Trade and Customs, Woods and Forests.
Volume 2 -
Agriculture, Churches and Ecclesiastical, Caves of WA, Mining, Hospitals, Schools and Education, Country Districts, Cities and suburbs, Dairying, Farming, Institutions, Explorers and exploration, Political parties, Pearling, Biographical index, Sporting and recreation. 1200 pages of photographs of towns and localities in Western Australia plus biographies of prominent local people, politicians, miners, businessmen and agriculturists. Fantastic and fascinating history of western Australia printed in 1912-13. Purchase and download PDf ebook of both volumes here, 700mb.
Get the Suzuki Two-strokes website (plus more) to burn to CD-ROM or view offline - also includes parts manuals for T500 and GT500, service manuals for the T500 and the GT500 Technical Supplement.. Includes all technical data from the website plus much more - this download is chock full of all the 500 Suzuki material that you can view on the website and includes photos that are not on the website due to size constraints. Plus a selection of racing video clips of the T500 and TR500. Free access to years of experience with these machines and the most comprehensive information and galleries you can find. Also extensive coverage of GT750, TR750, TR250, GT380, GT550, T250, T350 and other Suzuki two-strokes (as on the website). Download now (7 zipped files - 638MB) and burn to CD or view on your computer.
The Dardanelles - Their Significance and Their Story in the Great Wa
A book by EC Buley which describes the long and fascinating history of the Dardanelles (Hellespont) putting into context the campaign of 1915. Covers the attempt to force a passage through the straits and the landings at Cape Helles and ANZAC. A very popular account at the time but now very hard to find. Includes several interesting plates of the Castle at Sedd-ul-Bahr and maps. A must have for the Gallipoli collection.
How Australia took German New Guinea - An Illustrated Record of the Australian Naval & Military Expedition Force, Sydney, 1915.:by Frederick Spencer Burnell. (36MB download). A pictorial essay published shortly after the capture of German New Guinea - 85pp, primarily photographs of the expeditionary force and campaign to take Rabaul. Includes Official History of the Campaign.
Australian Campaigns in the Great War being a concise history of the Australian Naval and Military Forces 1914 to 1918 by Lt the Hon. Staniforth Smith - with a preface by Ernest Scott. (160MB download). Includes 5 maps of Gallipoli, Western Front and Palestine campaigns and 16 illustrations. 206pp.
Sample pictures below – not full size
Biography of author
Miles Staniforth Cater Smith (1869-1934), politician and administrator, was born on 25 February 1869 at Kingston, Victoria, son of William John Smith, farmer, and his wife Margaret Gomersall, née Charlesworth, both English born. For much of his life he was known publicly as Staniforth Smith. Educated at St Arnaud Grammar School, he was employed in the Melbourne office of Goldsbrough Mort & Co. Ltd and went to Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, in 1896 to open an office for Reuter’s Telegram Co. Elected as a municipal councillor in 1898, he was mayor of Kalgoorlie in 1900-01. Large, handsome, sociable and confident, he was active in the Federation movement. He nominated for the first Federal Senate election in 1901 and was elected at the top of the State poll. In the Senate he sat in opposition to the Barton and Deakin governments in a bloc with his fellow Western Australians, a strong free trader and ardent advocate of the prohibition of ‘coloured’ immigrants. He supported J. C. Watson’s Labor government in 1904.
Seeking a special niche Staniforth Smith took up the study of tropical agriculture and, after visiting New Guinea, the Federated Malay States and Java, made such a good impression in debates on the Papua Act (1906) that he was favoured by Atlee Hunt, (Sir) Joseph Cook and Watson for the position of lieutenant-governor of Papua (formerly British New Guinea), for which he advocated a ‘strenuous developmental policy’. Prime Minister Deakin, who had initially hoped for the return of Sir William MacGregor, gave some encouragement to Smith’s aspirations but eventually gave acting administrator (Sir) Hubert Murray the office instead. Smith, appointed in January 1907 commissioner for lands and director of mines, agriculture and works, became his deputy with a dormant commission as administrator during Murray’s absence. He intrigued constantly against Murray for the next seven years and, when deputizing during his absence in 1910-11, led a grandiose expedition into the interior. Lost for some weeks and believed dead, his party was rescued at great expense and with wide publicity. He was censured for bumbling management and the loss of eleven carriers but on a visit to Britain in 1912 was fêted as an explorer. In 1923 he was awarded the patron’s medal of the Royal Geographical Society.
Staniforth Smith enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in January 1916, failed to pass a short course for a commission at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and sailed in June as warrant officer with the 44th Battalion. He was commissioned in September and served as battalion intelligence officer. Wounded in June 1917, he spent the rest of the war on staff duties in Britain. In 1919 he was appointed M.B.E. and after demobilization in September was invited to act temporarily as administrator to pacify the Northern Territory after the ‘Darwin Rebellion’ against J. A. Gilruth. He succeeded in his mission, acting as conciliator and as defender of the powerful North Australian Industrial Union. He also implemented recommendations made by Sir Baldwin Spencer seven years earlier as a solution to Aboriginal problems, gazetting extensive reserves and increasing expenditure. He resigned in 1921 when his proposals for Northern Territory representation in the Federal parliament were rejected.
Returning to Papua in 1921 as commissioner for crown lands, mines and agriculture, Smith devoted himself entirely to his duties and was as successful as the circumstances of the Territory allowed. He retired in 1930 and settled to farming at Kulikup in the south-west of Western Australia. On 4 April 1928 at St George’s Cathedral, Perth, he had married Marjorie Mary Bremer Mitchell, a niece of Sir James Mitchell; they had four children. He published several ephemeral books, declined an invitation to stand for the State parliament as a Nationalist candidate and died in Perth on 14 January 1934 of chronic nephritis, uraemia and myocarditis. He was buried with Anglican rites in the cemetery at Boyup Brook, near his home.
Drauf und Dran - Unser Luftwaffe am Fiend - Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 2 - On the Edge - Our Luftwaffe vs the Enemy (1940)
Drauf und Dran - Unser Luftwaffe am Fiend - Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 2 - On the Edge - Our Luftwaffe vs the Enemy (1940) 36 pages - illustrated with pictures of the air assault in the West from a German perspective. (5.5MB download).
10 Stunden Schneller! - Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 3 - 10 Hours Quicker (1940)
10 Stunden Schneller! - Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 3 - 10 Hours Quicker (1940) 36 pages - illustrated with pictures of the Invasion of Norway from a German perspective. (27MB download). The title reflects the German claim that they acted 10 hours before the British would have landed troops in Norway.
Gegen England in NordAfrika!” Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 10 - Fighting England in North Africa! (1941)
Gegen England in NordAfrika!” Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 10 - Fighting England in North Africa! (1941) 36 pages - illustrated with pictures of the Battle for North Africa from a German perspective. (14MB download)
“Bombs over England.” Luftwaffe attacks on England.. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 8 - Bomben auf England (1940)
“Bombs over England.” Luftwaffe attacks on England.. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 8 - Bomben auf England (1940) 36 pages - illustrated with pictures of the Battle of Britain from a German perspective. (3.7MB download)
Sample pictures below – not full size
Fighters Battle over London by Benno Wundshammer
The “sharks” are over London again. Protected by their fighters, German bombing planes can carry out their attacks unhindered. 7000 meters are between the German airplanes and the burning capital of a dying empire, 7000 meters obscured by rising flames and choking smoke. Still, the path of the Thames is clear through the haze.
A fresh wind from the west blows the smoke to the side for a moment, and the German He-111’s fly through, their bomb bays releasing their payloads. As is so often the case, the enemy flak is wild and ineffective. As the German bombers begin their attack, enemy aircraft arrive. The sharks turn to meet then and the air battle begins. But Lieutenant B, wingman to the commander, can tell the story better:
“While the bombers were doing their splendid work, we suddenly noticed a big group of single-engine planes several hundred meters above us. The formation was on the same course as we were and had the same coloring as our Me-109 fighters. Under the lighting conditions— we were above the cloud layers—the whole formation looked like a formation of German fighters, and I thought wow, we sure are protected today! We thus held course, and watched our bombers hit their targets. Suddenly I saw a shadow above the cockpit, and heard a clattering in the rear of my aircraft and then saw beneath me enemy fighters. Spitfires and Hurricanes!
Text of a lecture delivered at the Command and General Staff School on Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in October 1942. It is a ‘psychological study’; and evaluation into the Japanese warrior: ‘This is our enemy. It will be wise for us to know as much as we can about this half-savage biped whose bandy legs have carried the sun-burst banner of conquest over a quarter of the globe, from the icy reaches of the Bering Sea to the burning sands of the southern islands.’
Grosser Bilder-Atlas des Weltkrieges 1914-15 - Volume 1
The Grosser Bilderatlas des Weltkrieges was printed in 1916 in German and has an extensive collection of photographs of various aspects of the First World War from the German perspective. There are thousands of high quality photographs in the collection. the PDF ebook is 428 pages and can be downloaded in 3 rar archive files which can be extracted to form the complete volume. The file size once extracted is 302MB. A phenomenal and fascinating publication. Chapters in this volume include German mobilisation; France - the advance on Paris; Belgium - Assault and breakthrough; Germany - the people's wartime effort, France - frontline, East Prussia - Tannenberg, Angerburg and Winter War, Poland -the frontline; Galicia - Carpathians, Serbia and the Adriatic; Turkey - Dardanelles and the Suez Canal. Also includes index.
Massive Publication - large full size plates and coloured illustrations. Full descriptions of all photos. Volume 2 - 361pp - 177mb download. Contents - The Education of the King's Empire, The Trade of the Empire, The Homes of the King's Subjects, Famous Places of Worship in the King's Empire, Places of Interest in the King's Empire, How the King's Writ runs and how the King's peace is kept, The Capitals and the Chief Cities of the King's Empire, The Markets of the King's Empire, His Majesty's Mails and telegaraphs and Customs and Ceremonies of the King's Empire. Wonderful collection of historical photos from around the world.
Massive Publication - large full size plates and coloured illustrations. Full descriptions of all photos. Volume 1 - 368pp - 170mb download. Contents - How the King and his subjects Travel, Workers in the Empire, How the King's subjects Worship, Sport in the King's Empire, the Government of the King's Empire, On His Majesty's Service: The Army, On His Majesty's Service: The Navy, the Homes of the King's subjects and The Pastimes of the King's Empire.
Sturm vor England's Toren. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 4 - At England's Gates (1940)
Sturm vor England's Toren. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 4 - At England's Gates (1940) - 35 pages - illustrated with pictures of German successes against British forces in France and Belgium. German map of Dunkirk and the English Channel. (7MB download)
Wir schmeiden die Waffen. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 9 - We Forge the Weapons (1941)
Wir schmeiden die Waffen. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 9 - We Forge the Weapons (1941) - Nazi booklet on war production, illustrated with pictures of Panzer, ammunition and aircraft production - 35 pages (4.6mb download)