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28th Battalion AIF – Unit History

28th Battalion AIF - Unit History
28th Battalion AIF - Unit History
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I Egypt, Gallipoli, Lemnos Island, Sinai Peninsula" This volume is the only one produced at the time. Vol2 was never produced. The 28th Battalion was raised at Blackboy Camp in Western Australia on 16 April 1915. The battalion left Australia in June, and, after two months spent training in Egypt, landed at Gallipoli on 10 September. At Gallipoli, the 7th Brigade, which included the 28th Battalion, reinforced the weary New Zealand and Australian Division. Immediate download available in 2 files: 1st file is the unit history and the 2nd file is related pictures and maps, both in PDF format , 28 MB download in total.
Price: $12.99

3rd Battalion AIF – Randwick to Hargicourt

 3rd Battalion AIF - Randwick to Hargicourt
3rd Battalion AIF - Randwick to Hargicourt
3rd Battalion AIF - Randwick to Hargicourt Unit History. The 3rd battalion took part in the ANZAC landing on 25 April 1915 as part of the second and third waves and served there until the evacuation in December. In August, the 3rd battalion took part in the attack on Lone Pine. In France the 3rd battalion fought at Pozieres, Ypres and on the Somme. The 3Bn AIF Unit History is available as a high quality PDF download - 200MB in 3 parts. 400 pages of text, maps and photos. Download all 3 files and unzip in one file.
Price: $16.99

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3rd Battalion AIF – Randwick to Hargicourt

 3rd Battalion AIF - Randwick to Hargicourt
3rd Battalion AIF - Randwick to Hargicourt
3rd Battalion AIF - Randwick to Hargicourt Unit History. The 3rd battalion took part in the ANZAC landing on 25 April 1915 as part of the second and third waves and served there until the evacuation in December. In August, the 3rd battalion took part in the attack on Lone Pine. In France the 3rd battalion fought at Pozieres, Ypres and on the Somme. The 3Bn AIF Unit History is available as a high quality PDF download - 200MB in 3 parts. 400 pages of text, maps and photos. Download all 3 files and unzip in one file.
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5LH AIF – The History of the Fifth Light Horse

5LH AIF - The History of the Fifth Light Horse
5LH AIF - The History of the Fifth Light Horse
5LH AIF - The History of the Fifth Light Horse. From 1914 to October 1917 by Brigadier General LC Wilson and From October 1917 to June 1919 by Captain H Wetherall. Published in 1926. This reproduction of the book includes photos and maps from the Unit history. This history covers the monumental activities of this unit as a member of the ANZAC Corps at Gallipoli and as part of the Desrt Mounted Corps in Palestine (where the unit took part in the last great cavalry action in history - The Battle of Bersheeba). Downloadable PDF ebook - 22MB. 144pages.
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Adventures in the Near East (Dunsterforce) – by LtCol Rawlinson

Adventures in the Near East (Dunsterforce) - by LtCol Rawlinson
Adventures in the Near East (Dunsterforce) - by LtCol Rawlinson
An extraordinary tale of adventure in the sideshow of the Midlle East (Mesopotamia, Trans-Caucasia, Persia, Armenia, Turkey etc. ADVENTURES IN THE NEAR EAST 1918-1922 by A. RAWLINSON - in three parts - with Introductions by MAJOR-GENERAL L. C, DUNSTERVILLE - FIELD-MARSHAL SIR G. MILNE- GENERAL SIR CHARLES HARINGTON, . - General Introduction by ADMIRAL SIR PERCY SCOTT, BART - His book tells the story of his adventures in the Near East in a singularly attractive form; his account of capturing a Bol- shevik ship and piloting her out of Baku Harbour under very difficult circumstances will astonish many sailors. Four men against ninety-six enemy, with the only alternative of blowing up himself, his four men, the ninety-six enemy, and the ship, with dynamite, is a position that not many would enjoy; but it appeared to suit Rawlinson's constitution, for he remarks that after thirty- six hours of it he enjoyed a very good dinner. There is, however, a very sad side to his story, which, I am afraid, will very much distress many men and women of this country. Colonel Rawlinson put his uniform on in 1914, and did not take if off until March, 1923. He was cast into a Turkish prison for twenty months, and all but starved to death, as a consequence of which his health is impaired for life. He was also stripped of all he possessed by the Turks, including his two machine-guns which cost him over £500 in 1914, and which had done such valuable service all through the war. 287 pages with 2 maps the book covers the creation of the "Hush-Hush Army:, adventures in Trancaucasia and in Kemalist Turkey. To order the ebook and download (103MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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Antwerp to Gallipoli – A Year of the War – on Many Fronts

Antwerp to Gallipoli - A Year of the War - on Many Fronts and Behind Them - Illustrated
Antwerp to Gallipoli - A Year of the War - on Many Fronts and Behind Them - Illustrated
A fascinating behind the scenes account of WW1.....Arthur Ruhl was privileged to see the Dardanelles and Gallipoli fronts from behind Turkish lines as well as the Western and Russian fronts. A keen observer his reports make fascinating reading. Note: This edition includes 30 photographs from the original publication. 376 pages. Contents: Chapter I. The Germans Are Coming! Chapter II. Paris At Bay Chapter III. After The Marne Chapter IV. The Fall Of Antwerp Chapter V. Paris Again—And Bordeaux: Journal of a Flight from a London Fogs Chapter VI. “The Great Days” Chapter VII. Two German Prison Camps Chapter VIII. In The German Trenches At La Bassee Chapter IX. The Road To Constantinople Chapter X. The Adventure Of The Fifty Hostages Chapter XI. With The Turks At The Dardanelles Chapter XII. Soghan-Dere And The Flier Of Ak-Bash Chapter XIII. A War Correspondents' Village Chapter XIV. Cannon Fodder Chapter XV. East Of Lemberg—Through Austria-Hungary to the Galician Front Chapter XVI. In The Dust Of The Russian Retreat Click on the thumbnail for more detail. Download ( 3MB) now by ordering below.
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Anzac Memorial – RSL Imperial league of Australia – Published 1919

Anzac Memorial  -  RSL Imperial league of Australia - Published 1919
Anzac Memorial - RSL Imperial league of Australia - Published 1919
Returned Sailors And Soldiers Imperial League Of Australia - 1919 Peace edition - 655 pages. Includes a Roll of Honour of the Australian Imperial Forces, soldier"s stories and verses, and general history of Anzacs in Gallipoli and France, with numerous b/w pictures. Article by CE Bean, Armisitice and Hamilton's Despatches. A wonderful record and memento of the AIF in World War 1. To order the ebook and download (161MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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Anzac Memorial – RSL Imperial league of Australia – Published 1919

Anzac Memorial  -  RSL Imperial league of Australia - Published 1919
Anzac Memorial - RSL Imperial league of Australia - Published 1919
Returned Sailors And Soldiers Imperial League Of Australia - 1919 Peace edition - 655 pages. Includes a Roll of Honour of the Australian Imperial Forces, soldier"s stories and verses, and general history of Anzacs in Gallipoli and France, with numerous b/w pictures. Article by CE Bean, Armisitice and Hamilton's Despatches. A wonderful record and memento of the AIF in World War 1. To order the ebook and download (161MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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Ashmead Bartlett’s Despatches from Gallipoli An Epic of Heroism

Ashmead Bartlett's Despatches from Gallipoli    An Epic of Heroism
Ashmead Bartlett's Despatches from Gallipoli An Epic of Heroism
Ashmead Bartlett's Despatches from Gallipoli - An Epic of Heroism by Ashmead Bartlett - This book, published during the Great War covers the preparations for the assault on Gallipoli, the naval Battle of the Dardanelles, the landings at ANZAC and Cape Helles and the battles for Krithia, Achi Baba and the heights of ANZAC from March to July 1915. Includes a map of the peninsula. Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett (11 February 1881 – 4 May 1931) was a British war correspondent during the First World War. Through his reporting of the Battle of Gallipoli, Ashmead-Bartlett was instrumental in the birth of the Anzac legend which still dominates military history in Australia and New Zealand. Through his outspoken criticism of the conduct of the campaign, he was instrumental in bringing about the dismissal of the British commander-in-chief, Sir Ian Hamilton — an event that led to the evacuation of British forces from the Gallipoli peninsula which in turn contributed to the collapse of the Asquith government. To order the ebook and download (52MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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At Suvla Bay – Being the Notes and Sketches of Scenes, Characters and Adventures of the Dardanelles Campaign – fully Illustrated

At Suvla Bay - Being the Notes and Sketches of Scenes, Characters and Adventures of the Dardanelles Campaign - fully Illustrated
At Suvla Bay - Being the Notes and Sketches of Scenes, Characters and Adventures of the Dardanelles Campaign - fully Illustrated
AT SUVLA BAY - BEING THE NOTES AND SKETCHES OF SCENES, CHARACTERS AND ADVENTURES OF THE DARDANELLES CAMPAIGN Made by JOHN HARGRAVE ("White Fox" of "The Scout ") WHILE SERVING WITH THE 32ND FIELD AMBULANCE, X DIVISION, MEDITERRANEAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, DURING THE GREAT WAR (Complete with drawings, photos and maps). Includes descriptions of the landings, battles on Kirtetch Tepe, around Suvla bay, Pera tree Gully, Australian bridge building team and Indian mule drivers. Compelling account of this campaign and the losses suffered. Click on thumbnail for more information. Download now (3.5MB) by ordering below.
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Australasia Triumphant! by A. St John Adcock – Published 1916.

Australasia Triumphant!  by A. St John Adcock - Published  1916.
Australasia Triumphant! by A. St John Adcock - Published 1916.
A stirring triumphant tale of the Australians and New Zealanders at war. Published in 1916 this book covers the action at Rabaul and the Pacific, the despatch of the ANZEF, the sinking of the Emden, camp at Egypt, fight for the Suez Canal and the landings at Gallipoli. Illustrated with some great photographs. A fabulous, stirring, triumphant well illustrated ANZAC history book. Overly optimisitic this book is a true period piece which effectively captures the feeling of the time. To order the ebook and download (39.7MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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Australia in the Great War – The Story told in Pictures

Australia in the Great War - The Story told in Pictures
Australia in the Great War - The Story told in Pictures
The object of this publication (which was produced over eight issues in 1917-18) was to present a pictorial record of the Australian Imperial Force in France, Great Britain, Egypt and elsewhere. Printed in London by Cassell. (1916 – 1917). Complete in Eight Parts issued over monthly intervals. A comprehensive compilation of photographs of the AIF complete with captions. The full set of eight issues of The Australians in the Great War - the Story in Pictures is available PDF ebook format. Over 200 pages of full and half page photographs of the Australian Imperial Force at war. To order the ebook and download (96MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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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 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 Campaigns in the Great War being a concise history of the Australian Naval and Military forces 1914 to 1918

Australian Campaigns in the Great War
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.
Price: $5.00

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Biography of author

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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.

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Australian Chivalry

Australian Chivalry
Australian Chivalry
Published 1933 - Reproductions in Colour and Duo-tone of Official War Paintings - Australian Chivalry is a large format commemorative book produced in the Depression (1933) by the Australian War Memorial. The book features Official War Artist paintings of the Great War - 52 plates with description. To order the ebook and download (43.8MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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Australian Chivalry

Australian Chivalry
Australian Chivalry
Published 1933 - Reproductions in Colour and Duo-tone of Official War Paintings - Australian Chivalry is a large format commemorative book produced in the Depression (1933) by the Australian War Memorial. The book features Official War Artist paintings of the Great War - 52 plates with description. To order the ebook and download (43.8MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
Price: $14.99
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Battlefields of ANZAC On which the Australasians won Deathless Fame

Battlefields of ANZAC    On which the Australasians won Deathless Fame
Battlefields of ANZAC On which the Australasians won Deathless Fame
Battlefields of ANZAC - On which the Australasians won Deathless Fame - by the Correspondent of the Age. "A deeply interesting and historical series of views depicting the heroism of our gallant Anzac boys on the field of battle." 32 pp of rare and fascinating photos on the Australians and NZers at Gallipoli. Introduction by Phillip F E Schuler - Printed 1916. A rare book which gives a different view of a compelling period of ANZAC history. Capturing in high resolution each full page of text and illustrations. In addition each picture has been enlarged and enhanced individually and included on the disk to enable easy viewing. To order the ebook and download ( 99MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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For Empire – NSW’s Roll of Honour

For Empire - NSW's Roll of Honour
For Empire - NSW's Roll of Honour
For Empire NSW's Roll of Honour - First Expeditionary Force to the Motherland - Australia's Rally to the Dear Old Flag. Souvenir book issued to commemorate the First Contingent of NSW AIF soldiers who responded so readily to the Call to Arms to defend the English Motherland, (the Australian Government offered 20,000 troops on 3rd August 1914, by the end of September they were ready for the front). A piece of genuine militaria memorabilia. Fantastic geneology and military history item: of the first expeditionary force of 32,000 men from across Australia only 7,000 returned unharmed. Includes: b. a full listing of over 6.000 soldiers and officers of the NSW Expeditionary Force AIF, pictures of officers (including LtCol MaClaurin), picture officers of the 1st and 2nd Regiments Australian Light Horse, listing of Divisional HQ, 1st Light Horse, 1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Bn, 2nd Bn, 3rd bn, 4th Bn 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Field Engineers, Army Service Corps, 1st Field Ambulance and Nurses. Full page pictures of march through Oxford St, training at Long Bay, marching on South Head, camps at Kensington, etc. An invaluable resource for the First World War collector and researcher. To order the ebook and download ( 88MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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For Empire – Victoria’s Roll of Honour

For Empire - Victoria's Roll of Honour
For Empire - Victoria's Roll of Honour
For Empire Victoria's Roll of Honour - First Expeditionary Force to the Motherland - Australia's Rally to the Dear Old Flag. Souvenir book issued to commemorate the First Contingent of Victorian AIF soldiers who responded so readily to the Call to Arms to defend the English Motherland, (the Australian Government offered 20,000 troops on 3rd August 1914, by the end of September they were ready for the front). A piece of genuine militaria memorabilia. Fantastic geneology and military history item: of the first expeditionary force of 32,000 men from across Australia only 7,000 returned unharmed. Includes: a full listing of over 6,000 soldiers and officers of the Victorian Expeditionary Force AIF, Divisional HQ, 2nd Inf Bde - 5th Bn, 6th Bn, 7th Bn, 8th bn, 4th Light Horse, No. 2 Field Ambulance, AACC Regt, 2nd Field Artillery Bde, Divisional Ammunition Column, Engineer's Regt and AAS Corps. plus full page pictures of officers and photographs of preparation and training at Broadmeadows, a march past Parliament, Australian Navy vessels including the AE1 and a 2 page spread of a march- past the Governor-General at Broadmeadows. To order the ebook and download ( 99MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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Gallipoli – Tribute to ANZACS

Gallipoli - Tribute to ANZACS
Gallipoli - Tribute to ANZACS
Gallipoli - Tribute to ANZACS - A selection of photos and text in tribute to the ANZACs (with a focus on areas of operation - then and now - 30 pages - downloadable PDF file - 8MB
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History of the Eleventh Light Horse Regiment by Ernest Hammond

History of the Eleventh Light Horse Regiment by Ernest Hammond
History of the Eleventh Light Horse Regiment by Ernest Hammond
An excellent Unit History, profusely illustrated as well as maps and an honour roll. The formation of the 11th Light Horse Regiment as part of it, was announced on 11 February 1915. Two squadrons of the 11th Light Horse were subsequently formed in Queensland, and a third in South Australia. The regiment deployed to Gallipoli as infantry at first. Returning to its mounted role, the 11th Light Horse joined the forces defending the Suez Canal. It joined its first major battle when it attacked Gaza. The 11th Light Horse participated in the pursuit that followed, and moved into the Jordan Valley in time to participate in the Es Salt raid. To order the ebook and download (187MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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How Australia took German New Guinea – An Illustrated Record of the Australian Naval & Military Expedition Force, Sydney, 1915.

 How Australia took German New Guinea - An Illustrated Record of the Australian Naval & Military Expedition Force, Sydney, 1915.
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.

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Imperishable Anzacs : a story of Australia’s famous First Brigade

Imperishable Anzacs : a story of Australia's famous First Brigade
Imperishable Anzacs : a story of Australia's famous First Brigade
Imperishable Anzacs : a story of Australia's famous First Brigade - from the diary of H.W. Cavill. Published Sydney : William Brooks, 1916. A fabulous well illustrated ANZAC soldier's history. Rare as hen's teeth, this book is not available in bookshops or elsewhere on the internet. A period piece which effectively captures the feeling of the time. The author was wounded in July 1915 and returned to Australia whence this book was published to help satisfy the public's demand for accounts of the Gallipoli landing. To order the ebook and download ( 93MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
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Over the Top with The 3rd Australian Division

Over the Top with The 3rd Australian Division
Over the Top with The 3rd Australian Division
Originally published in London: circa 1917/1918. 139pp plus bw plates and other illustrations. Contemporary stories, sketches and poetry relating to the 3rd Division by a serving member. Illustrated by Neil McBeath. With Introduction by Major-General Sir John Monash. "In response to numerous requests from the 'boys,' this brief volume of story and sketch is published. It makes no pretension to literary merit, neither is it intended to serve as a history of the Division. The indulgence of those who may read is earnestly solicited, in view of the work having been prepared amidst the trying and thrilling experiences so common to active service. The fighting history of the Australian Forces is one long series of magnificent achievements, beginning on that day of sacred and glorious memory, April 25, 1915. Ever since that wonderful test of capacity and courage the Australians have advanced from victory to victory, and have won for themselves a splendid reputation. Details of training, raids, engagements, and tactical features have been purposely omitted. The more serious aspect will be written by others. In deference to Mr. Censor, names of places and persons have been suppressed, but such omissions will not detract from the interest of the book. 'Over the Top with the Third Australian Division' is illustrative of that big-hearted, devil-may-care style of the Australians, the men who can see the brighter side of life under the most distracting circumstances and most unpromising conditions. In the pages that follow, some incidents of the life of the men may help to pass away a pleasant hour and serve as a reminder of events, past and gone, but which will ever be fresh to those whose immediate interests attach to the Third Australian Division". Downloadable ebook in PDF format (3.4MB). Immediate download available by Adding to Cart.
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The 38th Battalion AIF – The Story and Official History of the 38th Bn AIF

The 38th Battalion AIF - The Story and Official History of the 38th Bn AIF
The 38th Battalion AIF - The Story and Official History of the 38th Bn AIF
Unit history in downloadable PDF format (160MB). The 38th Battalion - After training in both Australia and Britain, the 38th Battalion crossed to France in late November 1916. In February 1917 the 38th Battalion provided 400 troops, with a similar party from the 37th Battalion, to form a special raiding "battalion". The 38th fought in its first major battle at Messines, in Belgium, between 7-9 June 1917. It fought in another two major attacks in this sector - the battle of Broodseinde on 4 October, and the battle of Passchendaele on 12 October. It was the 38th's most costly operation of the war, resulting in 62 per cent casualties. The 38th participated in its last major action of the war between 29 September and 2 October 1918 as part of the Australian-American operation that breached the formidable defences of the Hindenburg Line along the St Quentin Canal. To order the ebook and download click on the Add to Cart button.
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The ANZAC Book

The ANZAC Book
The ANZAC Book
The Book of Anzac was written in the trenches of Anzac at Gallipoli late in 1915. Nearly every word was written and every line under fire. Day and night, during the whole process of its composition~ the crack of the Mauser bullets overhead never ceased. At least one good soldier that we know of, who was preparing a contribution for these pages, met his death while the work was still unfinished. The ANZAC Book was to have been a New Year Magazine to help this little British Australasian fraternity in Turkey to while away the long winter in the trenches. This CD includes, in addition to the ANZAC Book, a detailed description of the Gallipoli Campaign, reports and despatches related to the campaign, with extra photographs and maps. Profusely illustrated this book provides a classic insight into the world of the Digger. Introductions by General Birdwood and CEW Bean. Profusely illustrated, a real treasure of Australian Military History. Photos of the peninsula and troops in the field. The entire original ANZAC book captured with great clarity and preserved in PDF format. Note: this ebook includes a range of contemporary reports and documents and an overview of the Dardanelles campaign (illustrated and over 65 pages in length). There is a lot more than the fantastic ANZAC book to read and view. For example: Includes short biographies of General Birdwood, General Sir John Monash, Lord Kitchener, General Ian Hamilton and CEW Bean. Ashmead-Bartlett's report from 8 May 1915 on the Australasians Glorious Entry into the War. As well the first report from CEW Bean published in the Sydney Morning Herald on May 15 1915 headed How the Australians Fought Imperishable Fame which describes the landing and assault. Also a facsimile of the Commonwealth Of Australia Gazette of 17 May 1915 which outlines in detail the landing at Gallipoli and the Commonwealth Of Australia Gazette of 10 January 1916 which describes the evacuation. Plus General Monash's report on the evacuation dated 12 December 1915. A selection of colour propaganda posters of the campaign. A report by US Ambassador Henry Morgenthau on the failure of the Anglo-Franch assault on the Dardanelles dated 18 March 1915. Also a report by journalist Henry Nevinson on the Anglo-French setback dated the same day. A copy of Ashmead-Bartlett's explosive letter to Prime Minister Asquith on the prosepcts for the campaign dated 18 September 1915. 322 pages and many photographs and colour illustrations. A great memento of the campaign. To order the ebook and download (9.6MB) click on the Add to Cart button.
Price: $9.99

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