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A Source Book Of Australian History compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne

A Source Book Of Australian History compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne
A Source Book Of Australian History compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne
A Source Book Of Australian History compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne - published 1919. " The greatest historian can find no materials ulterior to such as are here presented, for there is nothing ulterior to them but the deeds themselves. They are the records written by the men who gave their life and health to lay the foundation of Australia's greatness—by Phillip, weakening under the racking cares of the infant state; by Sturt in the scorching desert, as the last duty of an exhausting day. They are aglow with the heat of action; they are inspiring in their quiet modesty and strength." Descriptions of discovery and the development of Australia. Download now in PDF eBook format (850kb).
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A Souvenir of Durban – 1900s

A Souvenir of Durban  - 1900s
A Souvenir of Durban - 1900s
Published by A. Rittensberg, Durban, South Africa c1890-1900s. Wonderful hand coloured postcards of colonial Durban, full screen shots of Durban beaches, city, port, rickshas and other features. Twelve wonderfully preserved plates bringing alive a Victorian city on the edge of Africa. A rare surviving souvenir postcard folder. All copied faithfully to CD-ROM and all pictures full screen size and easier to view than in real life. No other copies known to be for sale on the internet in bookstores or otherwise. Download PDF eBook (4MB)
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A Souvenir of Exeter – 1900s

A Souvenir of Exeter - 1900s
A Souvenir of Exeter - 1900s
Great old illustrated souvenir booklet on Exeter at the turn of the Century - no cars and buildings preserved for centuries. A long lost era captured by the camera. Wonderful period publication - turn of the century 1900s - pre automobile - early full page photographs of Exeter England - and very rare. Twentyfive full page land and streetscape shots, plus period advertising. Full title - Exeter illustrated - Photographic views of the cathedral, Public Buildings, Colleges and Places of Interest in the City. Download now in PDF eBook format (3.5MB)
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A Souvenir of Western Australia – 1900s

A Souvenir of Western Australia - 1900s
A Souvenir of Western Australia - 1900s
Wonderful period publication - turn of the century 1900s - pre autombile - early full page photographs of Western Australia - and very rare - 39 pages in excellent condition. Provides a fascinating insight into pre World War One Western Australia. Shots of Perth city, river, Rottnest, Fremantle, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Albany, Bunbury, Albany, Darling Range, aborigines etc. Download now (12.5MB)
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AFGHANISTAN: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF AFGHANISTAN, ITS HISTORY, AND OUR DEALINGS WITH IT.

AFGHANISTAN:  A SHORT ACCOUNT OF AFGHANISTAN, ITS  HISTORY, AND OUR DEALINGS  WITH IT.
AFGHANISTAN: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF AFGHANISTAN, ITS HISTORY, AND OUR DEALINGS WITH IT.
AFGHANISTAN: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF AFGHANISTAN, ITS HISTORY, AND OUR DEALINGS WITH IT. BY P. F. WALKER, BARRISTER-AT-LAW. (LATE 75TH REGIMENT.) 1881. The author having been present in Afghanistan during part of the Afghan war, is able in these pages to supply some details from his personal experience as well as information derived on the spot; for the rest, he wishes to express the obligations he is under towards the authorities from whom he has derived his information; they are--Kaye's "Afghanistan War," various histories of India, Elphinstone's "Kingdom of Cabul," the "Account of the Massacre of the Cabul Army," by Lieutenant Eyre, Malleson's "History of Afghanistan," and other books, together with letters and articles in various magazines and newspapers. The object of this book is to lay before the public a short history of Afghanistan, which, can be read in a few hours, and will give, the author trusts, an accurate account of the history of a country at the present time attracting considerable attention from the importance of its position in relation to our Indian Empire. Download now (350KB)
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Among The Wild Tribes Of The Afghan Frontier

Among The Wild Tribes Of The Afghan Frontier
Among The Wild Tribes Of The Afghan Frontier
Among The Wild Tribes Of The Afghan Frontier - Theodore Leighton Pennell (1867–1912), was a Christian missionary and doctor who lived among the tribes of Afghanistan. He founded a missionary hospital in Bannu in the North-West Frontier of British India, now Pakistan. For his work he received the Kaisar-i-Hind Medal for Public Service in India. He published a work on his life under the title Among the wild tribes of the Afghan frontier in 1908. During 1904 Pennell travelled through the Punjab by bicycle, mixing with the local people, with one Afghan companion. He dressed as a sadhu, and was often penniless. An insightful book into the complex life style of the Pashtun and the war-like ways of tribal society. An area of interest still to modern readers.
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Attacking the Enemy! Stories about our navy.. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 7 – Ran an den Fiend (1940)

Attacking the Enemy! Stories about our navy.. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 7 - Ran an den Fiend (1940)
Attacking the Enemy! Stories about our navy.. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 7 - Ran an den Fiend (1940)
Attacking the Enemy! Stories about our navy.. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 7 - Ran an den Fiend (1940) 36 pages - illustrated with pictures of the German Navy at war. (4.7MB download)
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Australia Twice Traversed – Volumes 1 and 2 by Ernest Giles

Australia Twice Traversed  -  Volumes 1 and 2 by Ernest Giles
Australia Twice Traversed - Volumes 1 and 2 by Ernest Giles
AUSTRALIA TWICE TRAVERSED: The Romance of Exploration, BEING A NARRATIVE COMPILED FROM THE JOURNALS OF FIVE EXPLORING EXPEDITIONS INTO AND THROUGH Central South Australia, and Western Australia, FROM 1872 TO 1876. BY ERNEST GILES Includes a full reproduction of this extraordinary and historic publication. Illustrated and complete with expedition maps. Ernest Giles was born on July 7, 1835 in England. At the age of 15, he emigrated to Australia, taking up residence in Adelaide. During the next few years, he took employment at various cattle and sheep stations, and developed a keen bush sense. He was the first European to see the rock formations of The Olgas, now known by their Aboriginal name of Kata Tjuta, and Lake Amadeus. He had wanted to name these Lake Ferdinand and Mt Mueller respectively, to honour his benefactor Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, however Mueller prevailed on him to instead honour the King of Spain and the Queen of Württemberg. He named the Gibson Desert, after his travelling companion Alfred Gibson who disappeared there. He crossed the desert from Port Augusta to Western Australia, then back again via a different route in order to search for any trace of Gibson. On a number of occasions, he was close to death from starvation or thirst, but managed to make his way through. He was made a fellow, and gold medallist, of the Royal Geographical Society of London. He published an account of his expeditions from 1872 to 1876 as Australia Twice Traversed. Despite his explorations, the various Australian governments at the time turned their respective backs on his achievements once they had been completed, and refused to patronise any further exploits or give him much in the way of financial reward. He made a number of other minor journeys, but ended his days as a clerk on the Western Australian goldfields. He eventually died of pneumonia, virtually forgotten, on 20 November 1897, and is buried at Coolgardie Cemetery. A massive set of books on the arduous expeditions of Giles, the tragic loss of Gibson in the desert and the many clashes with desert tribesmen. Complete with maps. Download the PDF ebook now (15MB)
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Australia Versus Germany – The Story of the taking of German New Guinea

Australia Versus Germany - The Story of the taking of German New Guinea
Australia Versus Germany - The Story of the taking of German New Guinea
An account of the first military campaign undertaken single-handedly by the new Australian Nation. This book provides a detailed account of the opening campaign of the First World War undertaken by Australian Army and Navy forces. Following the outbreak of World War I, Australian troops captured Kaiser-Wilhelmsland and the nearby islands in 1914, after a short resistance led by Captain Carl von Klewitz and Lt. Robert "Lord Bob" von Blumenthal. The only significant battle occurred on 11 September 1914 when the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force attacked the low-power wireless station at Bitapaka (near Rabaul) on the island of New Britain, then Neu Pommern. The Australians suffered six dead and four wounded — the first Australian military casualties of the First World War. The German forces fared much worse, with one German officer and 30 native police killed and one German officer and ten native police wounded. On 21 September all German forces in the colony surrendered. Includes numerous photographs and details of this little known campaign. Download in PDF ebook format (80MB).
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Australia Versus Germany – The Story of the taking of German New Guinea

Australia Versus Germany - The Story of the taking of German New Guinea
Australia Versus Germany - The Story of the taking of German New Guinea
An account of the first military campaign undertaken single-handedly by the new Australian Nation. This book provides a detailed account of the opening campaign of the First World War undertaken by Australian Army and Navy forces. Following the outbreak of World War I, Australian troops captured Kaiser-Wilhelmsland and the nearby islands in 1914, after a short resistance led by Captain Carl von Klewitz and Lt. Robert "Lord Bob" von Blumenthal. The only significant battle occurred on 11 September 1914 when the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force attacked the low-power wireless station at Bitapaka (near Rabaul) on the island of New Britain, then Neu Pommern. The Australians suffered six dead and four wounded — the first Australian military casualties of the First World War. The German forces fared much worse, with one German officer and 30 native police killed and one German officer and ten native police wounded. On 21 September all German forces in the colony surrendered. Includes numerous photographs and details of this little known campaign. Download in PDF ebook format (80MB).
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Australia’s Fighting Sons of The Empire – Western Australian edition – PORTRAITS & BIOGRAPHIES OF AUSTRALIANS IN THE GREAT WAR

Australia's Fighting Sons of The Empire - Western Australian edition - PORTRAITS & BIOGRAPHIES OF AUSTRALIANS IN THE GREAT WAR
Australia's Fighting Sons of The Empire - Western Australian edition - PORTRAITS & BIOGRAPHIES OF AUSTRALIANS IN THE GREAT WAR
Very rare 1918 book, This large book has full page plates of Gallipoli, VC winners and a chronology of the great War. Aprox. 280 pages mostly of West Australian soldiers of the Great War, with 100s of photos and a brief history of each soldier. - A fabulous tribute to the men of the First AIF and a great geneology resource. To order the ebook and download (86MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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Australia’s Fighting Sons of The Empire – Western Australian edition – PORTRAITS & BIOGRAPHIES OF AUSTRALIANS IN THE GREAT WAR

Australia's Fighting Sons of The Empire - Western Australian edition - PORTRAITS & BIOGRAPHIES OF AUSTRALIANS IN THE GREAT WAR
Australia's Fighting Sons of The Empire - Western Australian edition - PORTRAITS & BIOGRAPHIES OF AUSTRALIANS IN THE GREAT WAR
Very rare 1918 book, This large book has full page plates of Gallipoli, VC winners and a chronology of the great War. Aprox. 280 pages mostly of West Australian soldiers of the Great War, with 100s of photos and a brief history of each soldier. - A fabulous tribute to the men of the First AIF and a great geneology resource. To order the ebook and download (86MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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Australian Discovery

Australian Discovery
Australian Discovery
Australian Discovery by Ernest Scott Professor of History in the University of Melbourne. Published in 1929. An excellent description of the voyages of discovery of the Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, French and English. Read of the wrecks and disasters on the West coast hundreds of years before Cook reached the East Coast. Also has extensive coverage of discovery on land from Blaxland to Stuart. Engaging extracts from explorer's journals never better presented than in this collection by the eminent Australian historian Ernest Scott. Illustrations and maps included. Downlaod now (11MB).
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Australian Scenes – 1914

Australian Scenes - 1914
Australian Scenes - 1914
Provides a fascinating insight into pre World War One Australia in the early 1900s - 80 pages and 72 pictures. Originally printed in Melbourne by Department of External Affairs, 1912. Oblong 8vo. With 72 photographic views of the six States of Australia. Very rare propaganda work on Australia. The book contains 72 photographic views that show the beauty and prosperity of this country, such as pastoral scenes, mining, and views of its most Capital cities as amongst others Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Hobart and Adelaide. The photographs are ordered according to the different States, and before each chapter of views there is statistical information on each State, mentioning the size of the area, the size of the area under wheat, the population, the total income by trade, and the amount of money on saving deposits. On p.2 there are facts about the whole of Australia, which makes it clear that "Australia is the best of the New Countries, the least developed, the richest in resources, and offers unrivalled opportunities to the man both with and without capital". Good quality illustrations. One copy known of in the National Library of Australia. One copy only known of being for sale on the internet, a 1912 edition for US$1593. So unless you are Bill Gates enjoying this wonderful publication is best done in eBook form. Download now (21MB)
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Australian’s on the Western Front Battlefield Tour – 90 years on – Special digital edition

Australian's on the Western Front    Battlefield Tour - 90 years on - Special digital edition
Australian's on the Western Front Battlefield Tour - 90 years on - Special digital edition
Original 200 page landscape colour hardback book now available in PDF format (plus this digital eBook has 450 additional pages of photos and information) making 650 pages in all. This large book has full page plates of the locations, maps plus 100s of colour photos of the locations made famous by the Australians in the Great War. Descriptions are provided of the major campaigns and locations the Australians fought in. Contemporary photos of the front are also included for comparison where possible. Photos and descriptions of the 5 Divisional Memorials, the Corps memorial at Hamel, the Australian National Monument at Villers-Bretonneux and much more. Visits are made to many of the major war cemeteries as well as Amiens, Arras and Ypres (including the Menin Gate). Battlefields include the Somme, le Hamel, Mont St Quentin, Peronne, Bullecourt, Pozieres, Paschendaele, Fromelles, Messines, Notre Dame St Lorette, Hill 60 etc. In addition visits are made to the Normandy beaches, Bayeux, Caen, Brugges, Paris and the Imperial War Museum in London. A fabulous tribute to the men of the First AIF and a great research resource for anyone planning a visit to the Western Front. This ebook tours the battlefields of France and Belgium where the First AIF fought in the First World War. 100s of photos of the sites and scenes of these battlefields, the major towns and war cemetries are included along with contemporary photos and descriptions of the campaigns and battles. This large ebook has full page plates of the locations, maps plus 100s of colour photos of the locations made famous by the Australians in the Great War. Descriptions are provided of the major campaigns and locations the Australians fought in. Contemporary photos of the front are also included for comparison where possible. Also includes Photos and descriptions of the 5 Divisional Memorials, the Corps memorial at Hamel, the Australian National Monument at Villers-Bretonneux and much more. Visits are made to many of the major war cemeteries as well as Amiens, Arras and Ypres (including the Menin Gate). Battlefields include the Somme, le Hamel, Mont St Quentin, Peronne, Bullecourt, Pozieres, Paschendaele, Fromelles, Messines, Notre Dame St Lorette, Hill 60. In addition visits are made to the Normandy beaches, Bayeux, Caen, Brugges, Paris and the Imperial War Museum in London. A fabulous tribute to the men of the First AIF and a great research resource for anyone planning a visit to the Western Front. Ebook comprehensively covers: Compiegne - scene of the armistice in 1918 and the surrender of France in 1940, Amiens - scene of the desperate battle for survival in 1918, Lochnagar mine crater at la Boiselle. Pozieres, Gibralter, Windmill and Mouquet Farm, 1 Division AIF monument -scene of horrendous fighting in 1916 on the Somme, Tank Corps monument at Pozieres, Thiepval - Battle of the Somme 1916, Beaumont-Hamel, Newfoundland park - scene of Canadian sacrifice, Ulster tower - monument to the Ulster Division, Albert - Hanging Virgin, Albert Cathedral and War Museum and tunnels - main staging post of the battle of the Somme, Heilly - Somme - 1916-18 - brigade HQ of rhe 3rd Division AIF, Flers - Somme - 1916 - AIF Burial Ground - Grass lane, Guards War Cemetery - les Bouefs, Bernafey Woods British War Cemetery, Bullecourt, Reinecourt, Hendecourt - Somme 1917 - scene of 1st and 2nd battles of Bullecourt where 10,000 Australian casualties were suffered, Monument to the missing - Rue de Australiens, nr Bullecourt and Six-Ways cross roads - scene of sacrifice and a VC won Bullecourt Museum, Slouch hat monument Bullecourt, Digger monument Bullecourt, Vignacourt War Cemetery - Somme 1916, Richthofens burial site, Bertangles - Monash's HQ, Baupame - Somme 1917, Daours War Cemetery - Somme 1918, Villers Bretonneaux - Somme 1918 - Australian National Monument and War Cemetery, Villers Bretonneaux School and War Museum, Corbie - Somme 1918, Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension - Somme 1918, Le Hamel - Somme 1918 - scene of Monash's victory - the Black Day for the German Army, Sainte Colette brickworks - Vaux Sur Somme - scene of Richthofen's demise, Bray - Somme 1918 Chipilly - Somme 1918 -Goodbye Old man monument, Sailly le Sac - Somme 1918 - 3rd Division AIF Monument, Heilly Station War cemetery - Somme, Vimy Ridge - 1917 - Len, Notre Dame de Lorette French War Cemetery, Basilica and lantern Osuary 1914-15 - scene of fierce fighting around Arras, Mont St Eloi, Ablain and Carency, Neuville St Vaast German War Cemetery, Flesquieres, Cambrai 1918 - buried tank, Arras - 1914-18 Doingt Communal War Cemetery, Tincourt War Cemetery, Hargicourt War Cemetery - Somme 1916, Peronne - Somme - 1918 and Roo de Kanga Historial de la Grand Guerre (war museum Citadel Peronne), Mont St Quentin - Somme 1918 - 2nd Division AIF memorial - Avenue des Australiens, Bellinglise - Somme 1918 - 4th Division AIF memorial - Hindenburg Line, St Quentin Canal - Somme 1918, Montbrehain British War Cemetery - scene of AIF's final action in 1918, Calvaire British War Cemetery - St Martin sur Cojuel - Somme, Bony - Somme 1918 - US War Cemetery, Ypres - Belgium 1914-18, Menin Gate - Ypres - monument to the missing, Messines Ridge - Flanders Belgium - 1917 - scene of fierce fighting by Australian and NZ forces at the Uhlan trench, Fromelles - France - 1916 - scene of 1st action by the AIF on the Western Front - tragic waste of lives, Fromelles Cobbers Monument and German bunkers, VC Corner War Cemetery, Sugarloaf, Fromelles - only mass burial site of the AIF - memorial to the missing, la Cordonnerie Farm, Fromelles and underground tunnel, War Museum Fromelles, Hitler bunker at Fromelles, Hitler at Fromelles, German Minenwefer bunker at Fromelles, Lankhof Farm Ypres and hellfire Corner, Ypres, Hill 60 Ypres - AIF Tunnellers Monument, Polygon Wood War Cemetery - 3rd Battle of Ypres - AIF 5th Division monument and NZ memorial to the missing, Passchendaele 1917 - Zonnebeke, Broodseinde, Tyne Cot War Cemetery, Canadian Monument Zonnebeke Belgium, Langemarck German War Cemetery Belgium incl Hitler's visit to the cemetery in 1940, Essex Farm, Ypres Belgium - scene of McCrae's "In Flanders Fields", Poperinghe Belgium, Toc H Club, Brugges, Belgium - medieval city, Bayeaux, Normandy - Bayeux tapestry, Bayeaux War Museum and War Cemetery, Caen and William the Conqueror's Castle - Caen was bombed into ruin in 1944 Normandy Invasion beaches France 1944: Pointe du Hoc - scene of US Rangers cliff top assault, Omaha Beach - US War Cemetery and German beach defences, Arromanches - Mulberry harbour and War Museum, Gold beach - le Hamel, Pegasus Bridge, Paris, Chunnel and London - Imperial War Museum. Months of work capturing the spirit, tragedy and achievements of the AIF in World War One. Click on thumbnail for more detail. To order the ebook and download in 5 parts(427MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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Beasts, Men and Gods – an exploration of mystic Mongolia

Beasts, Men and Gods -   an exploration of mystic Mongolia
Beasts, Men and Gods - an exploration of mystic Mongolia
Beasts, Men and Gods - an exploration of mystic Mongolia BY Ferdinand Ossendowski Published 1921 Includes Ossendowski biography and period photographs The Russian, Dr. Ossendowski, was a man of long and diverse experience as a scientist and writer whose training for careful observation helps put the stamp of accuracy and reliability on his accounts. He is best known for his book, Beast, Men and Gods, a book of mystery and intrigue, a story of travel through mysterious lands on the cusp of revolutionary change. A must read book, which will make you think and wonder at the power of prophecy. Characterized as "The Robinson Crusoe of the Twentieth Century," he touched the feature of the narrative which is at once most attractive and most dangerous; for the succession of trying and thrilling experiences recorded seems in places too highly colored to be real or, sometimes, even possible in this day and generation. Describes violent events during the Russian Revolution in Siberia. Ossendowski closes off his book with the prophecy of the King of the World in which in short, it is stated materialism will devastate the earth, terrible battles will engulf the nations of the world, and at the climax of the bloodshed in 2029, the people of Agharta will rise out of their cavern world.Download in PDF eBook form (1.5MB) Illustrated.
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Cathedral Cities of France – free download

CATHEDRAL CITIES OF FRANCE BY HERBERT MARSHALL, R.W.S. AND HESTER MARSHALL
WITH SIXTY ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR
BY HERBERT MARSHALL, R.W.S.

1907

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Cyclopaedia of Western Australia

Cyclopaedia of Western Australia - Volumes 1 and 2
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.

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Der Adler – 1 June 1939 – Condor legion

Der Adler - 1 June 1939
Der Adler - 1 June 1939
Der Adler ( The Eagle ) magazine was the official publication of the German Air Force from March 1939 till September 1944. The Der Adler was distributed every two weeks by the High Command of the Luftwaffe. PDF format (50mb) 50pp. Sonderheft Legion Condor *** General der Flieger Sperrle, Francisco Franco by Heins Raebiger, war over Spain; 1200 men flew from Africa to Spain; Garcia; German communication crew in Spain; Major Handrick; victory parade for Franco. German language. Add to Cart to order and download.
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Der Adler – January 1940

Der Adler - January 1940
Der Adler - January 1940
Der Adler ( The Eagle ) magazine was the official publication of the German Air Force from March 1939 till September 1944. The Der Adler was distributed every two weeks by the High Command of the Luftwaffe. PDF format (35mb) 27pp. German Fighter Pilots ***Geschwader Schumacher,hunting Tommies - Leutnant Wimberley captured, drawings by Richard Hess, Wellington bomber in detail, Heinrich Anacker, Herms Niel, Iron Cross recipients: Klein, Hillengass, Kornatz, Kaiser, Henkel, Hoffmann, Wilde, Grenzow, von Klitzing, Meisel, Arndt, Baun, Chilla, Busselt, Kosch. German language. Add to Cart to order and download.
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Der Adler – May 1939

Der Adler 1939-05
Der Adler 1939-05
Der Adler ( The Eagle ) magazine was the official publication of the German Air Force from March 1939 till September 1944. The Der Adler was distributed every two weeks by the High Command of the Luftwaffe. PDF format (29mb) 37pp. German language. Add to Cart to order and download.
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DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA: WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE COASTS AND RIVERS EXPLORED AND SURVEYED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE – Volume 1

DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA:   WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE COASTS AND RIVERS EXPLORED AND SURVEYED DURING THE   VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE - Volume 1
DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA: WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE COASTS AND RIVERS EXPLORED AND SURVEYED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE - Volume 1
DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA: WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE COASTS AND RIVERS EXPLORED AND SURVEYED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE, IN THE YEARS 1837- 38- 39- 40- 41- 42- 43 by COMMAND OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY - Volume 1. Admiral John Lort Stokes (1812 - June 11, 1885) was an officer in the Royal Navy who travelled on the HMS Beagle for almost 18 years. Stokes grew up in Scotchwell near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. He joined the Navy on September 20, 1824. The first ship he served on was the HMS Prince Regent, then in October 1825 he joined the crew of the Beagle under Captain Philip Parker King. The Beagle was involved in a survey of the waters of South America, in 1828 the commander of the HMS Beagle, Pringle Stokes (not related to John Lort Stokes) passed away and Robert FitzRoy assumed command, the ship returned to England in 1830 and was recommissioned and from 1831 to 1836 Stokes was onboard with Charles Darwin. Following the second voyage of the Beagle Stokes was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and served under Commander John Clements Wickham for a survey of Australasian waters. When Wickham was invalided in 1841, Stokes took charge of the ship. While Stokes was in command the Beagle surveyed Timor and New Zealand, returning to England in 1843. When he returned he wrote Discoveries in Australia, with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of the Beagle, 1837–1843, it was published in 1846. Massive book, illustrated with maps, covers voyage from England to the Swan River, survey of the Kimberley, Port essington, Bass Strait and visit to Sydney. Download PDF eBook now (2.5MB).
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DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA: WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE COASTS AND RIVERS EXPLORED AND SURVEYED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE – Volume 2

DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA:   WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE COASTS AND RIVERS EXPLORED AND SURVEYED DURING THE   VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE - Volume 2
DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA: WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE COASTS AND RIVERS EXPLORED AND SURVEYED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE - Volume 2
DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA: WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE COASTS AND RIVERS EXPLORED AND SURVEYED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE, IN THE YEARS 1837- 38- 39- 40- 41- 42- 43 by COMMAND OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY - Volume 2. Admiral John Lort Stokes (1812 - June 11, 1885) was an officer in the Royal Navy who travelled on the HMS Beagle for almost 18 years. Stokes was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and served under Commander John Clements Wickham for a survey of Australasian waters. When Wickham was invalided in 1841, Stokes took charge of the ship. While Stokes was in command the Beagle surveyed Timor and New Zealand, returning to England in 1843. When he returned he wrote Discoveries in Australia, with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of the Beagle, 1837–1843, it was published in 1846. Massive book, illustrated with maps, covers voyage from Port Essington to Victoria River, Swan River, Champion Bay, South Australia, Indies, bass Strait, Sydney and return to England. Download PDF eBook now ( 2MB).
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Explorations in Australia – by John Forrest

Explorations in Australia - by John Forrest
Explorations in Australia - by John Forrest
Explorations in Australia - by John Forrest 1. Explorations in Search of Dr Leichardt and Party, 2. From Perth to Adelaide, Around the Great Bight and 3. From Champion Bay, Across the Desert to the Telegraph and to Adelaide, with an Appendix on the condition of Western Australia. First printed in 1875 with illustrations and maps. An account of several of the most arduous exploring trips in Australia, where survival was reliant on superb bushmanship, Aboriginal guides and good fortune. A classic in Australian exploration on CDROM. John Forrest went on to become the Premier of Western Australia during the goldrush era of the 1890s and he was appointed a peer in the British House of Lords. As Sir John Forrest he is remembered for his vision and grand projects such as the Perth to Kalgoorlie pipeline. In his book on his explorations in Australia he traversed the harsh Western deserts of Australia and pioneered the telegraph routes and later expansion of pastoral and agricultural districts. Epic journeys of discovery in the age of discovery. Includes maps and plates. Download now (4MB)
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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)
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)
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Grosser Bilderatlas des Weltkrieges 1914-15 – Volume 1

Grosser Bilder-Atlas des Weltkrieges 1914-15 - Volume 1
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.
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History of the Afghans

History of the Afghans
History of the Afghans
History of the Afghans by JP Ferrier 1858 Translation from the original unpublished French manuscript by Captain William Jesse. Published in 1858. History of Afghanistan - covers earliest known history, conquest by Alexander to the English conquest of Punjab and the intrigues in Khiva and the death of Colonel Stoddart. Download now (27MB) 530 pages
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History of the War in Afghanistan

History of the War in Afghanistan
History of the War in Afghanistan
History of the War in Afghanistan by JW Kaye Volume 3 1858 Covers the period after the initial occupation of Afghanistan by the British Indian Army. Detailed and fascinating account of this tragic time in Afghan history. Some British troops returned to India, but it soon became clear that Shuja's rule could only be maintained with the presence of British forces. The Afghans resented the British presence and Shah Shuja. As the occupation dragged on, MacNaghten allowed his soldiers to bring in their families to improve morale; this further infuriated the Afghans, as it appeared the British were settling into a permanent occupation. After he unsuccessfully attacked the British and their Afghan protégé, Dost Mohammad surrendered to them and was exiled in India in late 1840. By October 1841, however, disaffected Afghan tribes were flocking to support Dost Mohammad's son, Mohammad Akbar Khan, in Bamian. In November 1841 a senior British officer, Sir Alexander 'Sekundar' Burnes, and his aides were killed by a mob in Kabul. The substantial remaining British forces in their cantonment just outside Kabul did nothing immediately. In the following weeks the British commanders tried to negotiate with Mohammad Akbar. In a secret meeting, MacNaghten offered to make Akbar Afghanistan's vizier in exchange for allowing the British to stay. Rather than betray his countrymen, Akbar ordered MacNaghten thrown in prison. Along the way to prison, an angry mob killed MacNaghten and his dismembered corpse was paraded through Kabul On January 1, 1842 following some unusual thinking by Elphinstone an agreement was reached that provided for the safe exodus of the British garrison and its dependents from Afghanistan. Five days later, the retreat began, The departing British contingent numbered around 14–16,000, of about 4,500 military personnel, and over 10,000 civilian camp followers; the military force consisted mostly of Indian units and one British battalion, the 44th. As they struggled through the snowbound passes, the British were attacked by Ghilzai warriors. The evacuees were harassed down the 30 miles (48 km) of treacherous gorges and passes lying along the Kabul River between Kabul and Gandomak, and massacred at the Gandamak pass before reaching the besieged garrison at Jalalabad. The force had been reduced to fewer than forty men by a retreat from Kabul that had become, towards the end, a running battle through two feet of snow. The ground was frozen, the men had no shelter and had little food for weeks. Only a dozen of the men had working muskets, the officers their pistols and a few unbroken swords. The only Briton known to have escaped was Dr. William Brydon, though a few others were captured. The complete destruction of the garrison prompted brutal retaliation by the British against the Afghans and touched off yet another power struggle for dominance of Afghanistan. Shuja, his British protectors gone, remained in power only a few months before being assassinated in April 1842. In the autumn of 1842, British forces from Kandahar and Peshawar entered Kabul just long enough to rescue the few British prisoners and burn the citadel and Great Bazaar. Although the foreign invasion provided the Afghan tribes with a temporary sense of unity they had previously lacked, the loss of life and property was followed by a bitter resentment of foreign influence which continues to this day. Download now (192MB)
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History of West Australia: A Narrative Of Her Past Together With Biographies Of Her Leading Men

History of West Australia:  A Narrative Of Her Past Together With Biographies Of Her Leading Men
History of West Australia: A Narrative Of Her Past Together With Biographies Of Her Leading Men
Warren Bert Kimberly, an American, came to Australia from Chicago in the mid-1880s and edited commemorative histories of the gold mining towns of Ballarat and Bendigo before completing this comprehensive (340,000 words) History of Western Australia in 1897. The book consists of two parts: The first (and larger) section deals with the history of Western Australia from the earliest European hypotheses of the country's existence in the 14th century tto extensive detail on European exploration across the state from 1829, through to the height of the gold rushes in 1897 . Two appendices which are essentially essays, follow and deal mainly with gold and the gold mining industry which was the dominant social and economic factor in the state at the time of publication. The second section is a volume of 163 biographies of notable Western Australians and typically includes several pages of text as well as a large portrait photo for each entry. Extensively illustrated with period photos of Western Australia, this publication is a rare treat and an impressive production. 24MB download in searchable PDF format.
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In Morocco

In Morocco
In Morocco
by Edith Wharton. 1920. Morocco is too curious, too beautiful, too rich in landscape and architecture, and above all too much of a novelty, not to attract one of the main streams of spring travel as soon as Mediterranean passenger traffic is resumed. Now that the war is over, only a few months' work on roads and railways divide it from the great torrent of "tourism"; and once that deluge is let loose, no eye will ever again see Moulay Idriss and Fez and Marrakech as I saw them. Wharton was a committed supporter of French imperialism, describing herself as a "rabid imperialist", and the war solidified her political conservatism. After World War I, she travelled to Morocco as the guest of the resident general, Gen. Hubert Lyautey and wrote a book In Morocco, about her experiences. Wharton's writing on her Moroccan travels is full of praise for the French administration and for Lyautey and his wife in particular. Download now in PDF eBook format.
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