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28th Battalion AIF – Unit History

3rd Battalion AIF – Randwick to Hargicourt

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3rd Battalion AIF – Randwick to Hargicourt

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5LH AIF – The History of the Fifth Light Horse

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A Prisoner in Turkey

A Prisoner in Turkey
A Prisoner in Turkey
A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still. 1920. Illustrated. At dawn on the 9th of August, 1915, the 6th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment received an order to attack the great hill that towers above Anafarta. The order was late, hours too late, for the messenger had lost his way; so, although we did not know it at the time, we had already forfeited our chance, and were launched upon a forlorn endeavour. About thirty of us reached the top of the hill, perhaps a few more. And when there were about twenty left we turned and went down again. We had reached the highest point and the furthest point that British forces from Suvla Bay were destined to reach. But we naturally knew nothing of that. We reached the point where the ravine ended, and in the scrub ahead of us we saw a number of men who fired upon us. For a moment we thought they were our own, firing in ignorance. Then we saw that they were Turks. We had run into the back of an enemy battalion which held the lower slopes against our supports. They had crossed the range at a point lower than that we had attacked, and had cut in behind our climbing force. We could do nothing but surrender. The harrowing tale of imprisonment in WW1.Order and download this interesting book in PDF format now (38mb filesize).
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Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story

Ambassador Morgenthau's Story
Ambassador Morgenthau's Story
By Ambassador Morganthau, Formerly American Ambassador to Turkey - Illustrated. Published 1918. Inside story on the war in Turkey, the Gallipoli campaign, the downfall of the Sultan and the massacre of the Armenians. Henry Morgenthau was U.S. ambassador to Ottoman Turkey between 1913 and 1916. In 1914 he witnessed the Ottoman entry into World War I and the genocide of the empire"s Armenian population. His Story was an indictment against the Ottoman leaders for their entry into the world conflict and the mass murder of over a million Armenians. His account was written with the authority of a first-hand observer and remains one of the classic accounts of World War I. Originally published in 1918. Covers Turkey's entry into the war and the Dardanelles campaign as well. Profusely illustrated. 2.4MB download.
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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

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Anzac Memorial – RSL Imperial league of Australia – Published 1919

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Ashmead Bartlett’s Despatches from Gallipoli An Epic of Heroism

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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.

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Australia in the Great War – The Story told in Pictures

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Australia’s Fighting Sons of The Empire – Western Australian edition – PORTRAITS & BIOGRAPHIES OF AUSTRALIANS IN THE GREAT WAR

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Australia’s Fighting Sons of The Empire – Western Australian edition – PORTRAITS & BIOGRAPHIES OF AUSTRALIANS IN THE GREAT WAR

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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.
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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

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Australian Chivalry

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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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Gallipoli – Tribute to ANZACS

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Gallipoli by John Masefield 1916

Gallipoli by John Masefield 1916
Gallipoli by John Masefield 1916
The Dardanelles Campaign April—The Landing May—The First Offensive June—Digging In August—The Final Assault December—The Withdrawal Illustrated with maps and photos - Not for sale in Australia. Download (5MB)
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Gallipoli Diary – Volume 1

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Gallipoli Diary – Volume 2

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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 Eleventh Light Horse Regiment (11LH) by Ernest Hammond

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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

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Randwick to Hargicourt : History of the 3rd Battalion, A.I.F.

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The ANZAC Book

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The Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Forces (ANZEF): Assemblage at and Departure from Albany

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