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World War -  1914-18 A Pictured History - Vol 5
World War - 1914-18 A Pictured History - Vol 5
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 - Vol 4
World War - 1914-18 A Pictured History - Vol 4
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 - Vol 3
World War - 1914-18 A Pictured History - Vol 3
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 - Vol 2
World War - 1914-18 A Pictured History - Vol 2
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 - Vol 1
World War - 1914-18 A Pictured History - Vol 1
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
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.

Kawasaki A1 and H1 Service Manual - SC-1
Kawasaki A1 and H1 Service Manual - SC-1
Kawasaki Shop Manual for the servicing of Kawasaki models A1, H1 and similar models with multi cylinder two stroke engines. Published 1970. Downloadable PDF ebook.

A Visit to Three Fronts - Arthur Conan Doyle
A Visit to Three Fronts - Arthur Conan Doyle
A visit to the British, French and Italian lines in WW1

The Dardanelles - Their Significance and Their Story in the Great Wa
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.

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.

 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.

Gift! Gift! - Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 12 - Poison! Poison!  (1941)
Gift! Gift! - Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 12 - Poison! Poison! (1941) - 36 pages - illustrated with pictures of the propaganda war from a German perspective. (5.3MB download).

Wir von der Westfront - Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 1 - On the Western Front  (1940)
Wir von der Westfront - Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 1 - On the Western Front (1940)
Wir vonder Westfront - Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 1 - On the Western Front (1940) 36 pages - illustrated with pictures of the assault in the West from a German perspective. (5MB download).

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)
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)
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.

Im Auf Marsch überrannt -  Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 11 - Fighting Against the Soviets (1941)
Im Auf Marsch überrannt - Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 11 - Fighting Against the Soviets (1941)
Im Auf Marsch überrannt - Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 11 - Fighting Against the Soviets (1941) 36 pages - illustrated with pictures of the Battle for Russia from a German perspective. (18MB download)

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)

“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)
“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)

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)

Siegeszug durch Frankreich. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 5/6 - Triumph in France (1940)
Siegeszug durch Frankreich. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 5/6 - Triumph in France (1940)
Siegeszug durch Frankreich. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 5/6 - Triumph in France (1940) 50 pages - illustrated with pictures of the German campaign in France. (7MB download)

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.

The King's Empire Volume 2 - 1906
The King's Empire Volume 2 - 1906
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.

The King's Empire Volume 1 - 1906
The King's Empire Volume 1 - 1906
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.

Benz 1909 Catalogue
Benz 1909 Catalogue
Benz 1909 Catalogue - photos of models for 1909 (25pp - 1.4MB download)

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)
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)
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)

Gaudalcanal - US Campaign in WW2
Gaudalcanal - US Campaign in WW2
Gaudalcanal - US Campaign in WW2 - On 7 December 1941, Imperial Japanese forces turned their war on the Asian mainland eastward and southward into the Pacific with simultaneous attacks on Pearl Harbor, the Philippines, Wake, Guam, Hong Kong, and the Malay Peninsula. The rapid southward advance of Japanese armies and naval task forces in the following months found Western leaders poorly prepared for war in the Pacific. The decision to block this advance brought American forces into the Solomon Islands and U.S. Army troops onto the island of Guadalcanal. This booklet describes the campaign to stop the Japanese advance. Click below to order and download the pdf ebook (340kb).

Mussolini's Roman Empire
Mussolini's Roman Empire
Mussolini's Roman Empire by GT Garratt. An indictment of England and her responsibility in the conquest of Abyssinia (of which she knew in advance and to which she actually gave assent) and of the French progress in the Spanish Civil War (which she has aided by taking the position of non-intervention, and ignoring the active part taken by Germany and Italy and making impossible support of the existing government). Step by step, her involvement is traced, as the story of Mussolini's ambitions and achievements is unrolled. The author, who was the Manchester Guardian correspondent during the Abyssinian war and spent most of last year in Spain, thinks Mussolini more dangerous than most Englishmen believe. “In every country bordering on the Mediterranean,” he says, “people are asking: why don’t the English take Mussolini’s ambitions more seriously?” Click below to order and download the pdf ebook (27mb).

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.

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.

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.

T500 Suzuki Service Manual, GT500 Technical Supplement, T500 Parts Book and GT500 Parts Book
T500 Suzuki Service Manual, GT500 Technical Supplement, T500 Parts Book and GT500 Parts Book
One stop shop for servicing the Suzuki T500. Full manual for the T500 covers engine, chassis and electrical aspects and includes a wiring diagram and service bulletins. Essential reference material for restoration, servicing and tuning. Extract files to burn to CD or to view offline on your computer. Ebooks in PDF format (80MB download), order by clicking on Add to Cart button.
The Suzuki GT750 Parts Book and Engine Service Manual (July 1972 Edition)
The Suzuki GT750 Parts Book and Engine Service Manual (July 1972 Edition)
The factory service manual for the GT750 Engine. Provides a general description, specifications, engine tune up information, engine breakdown and rebuild, clutch, transmission, lubricating system, cooling system, fuel system, exhaust system and engine electrical system details. Please note this manual is for the engine systems described above...it does not include suspension, braking and other running parts. Package includes Parts Book, road tests and Suzuki technical bulletins for the GT750. iIn PDF format (145MB download), order by clicking on Add to Cart button. Click on the thumbnail to view details.
EASTERN NIGHTS—AND FLIGHTS -  A Record of Oriental Adventure by  Captain Alan Bott MC
EASTERN NIGHTS—AND FLIGHTS - A Record of Oriental Adventure by Captain Alan Bott MC
Most of us who were at close grips with the Great War will remember the habit of speculation about life on the far side of the front. Somewhere beyond the frontier of trenches, we realized, were our opposite numbers—infantrymen, gunners, aviators, staff officers, mess orderlies, generals, captains, lance-corporals—each according to character, rank, and duties, and to the position he occupied by reason of ability, courage, initiative, old age, self-advertisement, or wire-pulling. We saw them through a glass, darkly—a glass that, being partly concave, partly convex, and almost impenetrable throughout, showed us our opposite numbers as distorted reflections of ourselves. We knew well that a journey through, round, or over this glass would take us into an unnatural world where we should be negative instead of positive, passive instead of active, useless scrap-iron instead of working parts of a well-constructed machine. Yet we never considered the possibility of being obliged, in that unreal world, to live a life of impotence. Our companions, now, might have the bad luck to be dragged there; but our sense of normality would not let us reckon with such an unusual happening in our own case. And then, perhaps, one fine day or night found us isolated in an attack, or shot down in an air fight; and we would be in the topsy-turvy country of captivity. Some of us, who passed into this country from the curious East, tumbled head over heels upon adventures fantastic as those of any imaginative explorer of the wonderland Through the Looking Glass of fancy. ________________________________________ We were a small band of six scout pilots, one monkey-mascot, and a team of Baby Nieuports, hangared in a large meadow that was the nearest aerodrome to the then front in Palestine. Slightly to the south was the one-time German colony of Sorona, with houses empty but for ugly furniture and ornaments, left behind when the routed Turco-Germans scurried up the coast-line after Allenby's victory at Gaza. A few miles north was the trench-line, a few miles west were row upon row of sand-dunes, a sea of that intense blue which is the secret of the Syrian coast, and the ancient port of Jaffa, misnamed "The Beautiful." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Capt Bott's tale of capture by the Turks takes him through Damascus, the infamous Taurus tunnels to Constantinople where he lives a life as a fugitive after escaping from his captors. Entering a secret world of Russian smugglers he ends up in Odessa as the Bolshevik terror takes hold and finally stows away to Bulgaria and finally safety in Allied occupied Salonika. Captain Bott's tale is as gripping as it is exotic and suspenseful. A grand tale of true adventure in a lost world of Ottoman deceit, danger and corruption.
The  Motorcyclist's Handbook by
The Motorcyclist's Handbook by "Phoenix"
Available for immmediate download - an early 1900s book The Motorcyclist's Handbook by "Phoenix" - 100s of photographs and illustrations of veteran motorcycles and 322 pages in all. Fascinating description of engine, ignition, transmissions and suspension from the earliest days of active motorcycling. Amazing how far we haven't come in over a 100 years. Ebook in PDF format (78MB download), order by clicking on Add to Cart button. Click on the thumbnail to view details.

A Maker of History
A Maker of History
A Maker of History by Edward Phillips Oppenheim (22 October 1866 – 3 February 1946) an English novelist, in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers. A tale of espionage and threatened war between Russia, Germany and England built around the Dogger Bank incident during the Russo-Japanese War.

Motor Cycling Manual - All about Motorcycles and the Art of Driving Them - 1920s Edition
Motor Cycling Manual - All about Motorcycles and the Art of Driving Them - 1920s Edition
The early 1920s edition of the classic book - Motor Cycling Manual - All about Motorcycles and the Art of Driving Them - includes photographs and illustrations of veteran and vintage motorcycles and 276 pages in all + index and adverts. Many illustrations of early machines, sketches and diagrams for maintenance. Ebook in PDF format (104MB download), order by clicking on Add to Cart button.

 

Motorcycle's and How to Manage Them - 1903 Edition
Motorcycle's and How to Manage Them - 1903 Edition
The 1903 edition of the classic book - Motorcycles and How to Manage Them by AJ Wilson - dozens of photographs and illustrations of veteran motorcycles and 150 pages in all. Covers how to ride motorcycles and tricycles. See more detail by clicking on the thumbnail. Ebook in PDF format (22MB download), order by clicking on Add to Cart button.

 

Motorcycles and Sidecars - Construction, Management, Repair - 1920 Ed.   By Victor W. Page
Motorcycles and Sidecars - Construction, Management, Repair - 1920 Ed. By Victor W. Page
The early 20's edition of the classic book - Motorcycles and Sidecars by Victor Page - 350 photographs and illustrations of veteran and vintage motorcycles and 624 pages in all. "A comprehensive non-technical treatise - defining all forms of the lighter, self-propelled vehicles, principles of operation, construction and practical application of components in leading American and foreign machines. Also complete advice on management, maintenance and repair of all representative types. By Victor W. Pagé. This treatise contains over 370 illustrations, for the most part reproduced from engineering drawings and photographs of actual machines and component parts prepared by leading motor cycle manufacturers specially for this work. This is the most valuable series of drawings pertaining to Motorcycle design, construction and repair ever published". Ebook in PDF format (173MB download), order by clicking on Add to Cart button.

 

Tracing Motorcycle Troubles   by
Tracing Motorcycle Troubles by "Road Rider" 4th Edition
the classic veteran and vintage motorcycling help manual "Tracing Motorcycle Troubles." This post-war edition includes a special section on the Two-Stroke engine and dynamo lighting sets. Set out in an easy manner to trace problems the book has over 2000 specific entries and a number of period advertisements. A must have for the serious old bike collector. Ebook in PDF format (139MB download), order by clicking on Add to Cart button.

 

 

Speed and How to Obtain it - 1920s
Speed and How to Obtain it - 1920s
Vintage tuning advice and information. Great old photos, diagrams and advertisements. 190 pages. Ebook in PDF format (32MB download), order by clicking on Add to Cart button.

ABC of the Motorcycle - 1916 Ed.   By W. J. Jackman
ABC of the Motorcycle - 1916 Ed. By W. J. Jackman
The early 1916 edition of the classic book - ABC of the Motorcycle by WJ Jackman - includes photographs and illustrations of veteran and vintage motorcycles and 220 pages in all. "Text and Illustrations that Make the Mechanism and Operation of the Machine Clear to those Directly or Indirectly Interested. A book for the Use of People who want the "Show How" Features". Don't pay over US$200 for this book get it all in ebook format. Ebook in PDF format (60MB download), order by clicking on Add to Cart button.

Four Motorcycle Titles in one package -  Motorcycles and How to Manage Them, Speed and How to Obtain It, Tracing Motorcycle Troubles and All about Motorcycles and the Art of Driving Them
Four Motorcycle Titles in one package - Motorcycles and How to Manage Them, Speed and How to Obtain It, Tracing Motorcycle Troubles and All about Motorcycles and the Art of Driving Them
Motorcycle's and How to Manage Them - 1903 Edition 1. The 1903 edition of the classic book - Motorcycles and How to Manage Them by AJ Wilson - dozens of photographs and illustrations of veteran motorcycles and 150 pages in all. 2. Tracing Motorcycle Troubles by "Road Rider" 4th Edition the classic veteran and vintage motorcycling help manual "Tracing Motorcycle Troubles." This post-war edition includes a special section on the Two-Stroke engine and dynamo lighting sets. 3. Speed and How to Obtain it - 1920s Vintage tuning advice and information. Great old photos, diagrams and advertisements. 190 pages. 4. Motor Cycling Manual - All about Motorcycles and the Art of Driving Them - 1920s Edition The early 1920s edition of the classic book - Motor Cycling Manual - All about Motorcycles and the Art of Driving Them - includes photographs and illustrations of veteran and vintage motorcycles. Save $18 by buying the collection in one package. 262MB download in 4 parts which extracts into the 4 titles in PDF format. Order by clicking on Add to Cart button.

The Classic Motorcycling Compendium
The Classic Motorcycling Compendium
All the favourites from the massive Classic Motorcycling website including the - A-Z of Motorcycles. Classic Galleries, Crash and Burn Galleries, Top 100 Motorcycles, Classic Racing Motorcycles, A-Z of Famous Motorcycle Racers. Grand prix Champions and lots more....1000s of bikes and 100s of pages of information. Download now (450MB).

MY FOURTH TOUR  IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
MY FOURTH TOUR IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
MY FOURTH TOUR IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA - ALBERT F. CALVERT, F.R.G.S. - Illustrated by Walker Hodgson and from Photographs. Facsimile of the 1897 edition. Quarto, boards, frontispiece portrait, illust., pages 351. Large colour map of Western Australian goldfields One of the most magnificent books on the WA goldfields and bush, with hundreds of photographs and sketches. In November 1895 Calvert landed at Albany with his fourteen-year-old brother Leonard and two menservants. He was joined by a journalist, an artist, his private secretary and a mining engineer. They visited Perth and the eastern goldfields, were fêted socially, sailed for Roebourne and, leaving the ailing Leonard at the port, visited the inland diggings. Calvert returned to Roebourne on 4 January 1896 with sunstroke; Leonard died of typhoid on the 11th. Calvert visited Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney before returning to London where he published My Fourth Tour in Western Australia (1897). Click on the thumbnail for full details of this amazing book. Download now (45MB)

Journals of Several Expeditions Made in Western Australia, During the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, and 1832 and a Descriptive account of the panoramic view, &c. of King George's Sound, and the adjacent country
Journals of Several Expeditions Made in Western Australia, During the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, and 1832 and a Descriptive account of the panoramic view, &c. of King George's Sound, and the adjacent country
Two ebooks in one. Includes 2 maps and panorama picture. Journals of several expeditions in Western Australia provides details of pioneering exploration of the South West of Western Australia in the early years of settlement. The descriptive account of King George's Sound provides a fascinating picture of the first settlement in Western Australia. Also an account of the death of Yagan and the strange description of his character by a phrenologist. Fascinating period accounts of settlement on an unexplored coast, download now in searchable PDF ebook format (27MB)

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).

The Aborigines of Australia
The Aborigines of Australia
Includes a full scan of the 1888 book on the Australian Aborigines by Roderick J. Flanagan. A humane and unbiased, sympathetic view of the Australian Aborigine. Includes a description of the "Rising" of 1842-3 and the Myall Creek massacre. 167 pages. Fascinating descriptions of a tragic period in Australian history and a clash of cultures. Download now (650kb)

The Life and Adventures of William Buckley: Thirty-two Years a Wanderer Amongst the Aborigines of the Then Unexplored Country Round Port Phillip, Now the Province of Victoria
The Life and Adventures of William Buckley: Thirty-two Years a Wanderer Amongst the Aborigines of the Then Unexplored Country Round Port Phillip, Now the Province of Victoria
William Buckley (1776 – 30 January 1856) was an English convict who was transported to Australia, escaped, was given up for dead and lived in an Aboriginal community for many years. An intriguing account of Buckley's transportation as a convict, his life among the aborigines of Port Phillip and his subsequent pardon and employment as an interpreter. With illustrations and a new introduction. 1Mb download as searchable PDF ebook.

The Last of The Tasmanians, or The Black War of Van Diemen's Land.
The Last of The Tasmanians, or The Black War of Van Diemen's Land.
Composed by James Bonwick, this is a sympathetic work that extensively documents the tragic history of the indigenous Tasmanian people in their period of contact with European settlers and Government forces in the nineteenth century. Includes many period illustrations. The Black War describes the period of conflict between British Colonists and Tasmanian Aborigines in the early nineteenth century, a conflict which had such impact on the Tasmanian Aboriginal population that they were believed to have been exterminated either violently or through disease and despair. 5MB download in searchable PDF format.

The Aborigines of Western Australia
The Aborigines of Western Australia
The Aborigines of Western Australia (1894). Albert F Calvert's 'The Aborigines of Western Australia" printed in 1894. 55 pages and 4 illustrations. Download now (400kb).

  JOURNALS OF EXPEDITIONS OF DISCOVERY INTO CENTRAL AUSTRALIA   AND OVERLAND FROM ADELAIDE TO KING GEORGE'S SOUND   IN THE YEARS 1840-1:  SENT BY THE COLONISTS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA,   WITH THE SANCTION AND SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT:   INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE ABORIGINES   AND THE STATE OF THEIR RELATIONS WITH EUROPEANS.  by  EDWARD JOHN EYRE  In Two Volumes
JOURNALS OF EXPEDITIONS OF DISCOVERY INTO CENTRAL AUSTRALIA AND OVERLAND FROM ADELAIDE TO KING GEORGE'S SOUND IN THE YEARS 1840-1: SENT BY THE COLONISTS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, WITH THE SANCTION AND SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT: INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE ABORIGINES AND THE STATE OF THEIR RELATIONS WITH EUROPEANS. by EDWARD JOHN EYRE In Two Volumes
Detailed description of Edward Eyre's exploration in Central South Australia and his desprate overland journey across the Nullarbor Plain to Western Australia. This outstanding feat of exploration was not achieved without tragedy and also tremendous luck. Edward Eyre's journals are a record of an epic feat of endurance across a waterless and hostile land. 6.7MB in PDf form this ebook of the two volumes of exploration is illustrated and also accompanied by recent photographs of key points in Eyre's journey.

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.

Views of Western Australia
Views of Western Australia
Views of colonial Western Australia (late 1890s). Includes a full scan of the late 1890s book of Views of Western Australia. These rare pictures of Western Australia taken only 60 years after the founding of the colony. The effect of the gold-rushes can be seen in the new magnificent public buildings as well in the pictures of the actual gold-field. Contents: views of Albany, Avon River, Bunbury. Claremont, Cue, East Fremantle, Fremantle, Geraldton, Greenmount, Guildford, Houghton's Vineyard, Kalgoorlie, Kanowna, Karridale, Menzies, Mount Barker, Northam, Perth. Pinjarrah, Serpentine Falls, Southern Cross, Swan River, Native's camp etc - 56 full page shots of a world never to be seen again. A bonus to those studying history or are looking for illustrations to support assignments, study or reports. A treat for those who just love history. Fabulous rare old pictures of a vanished time. Download now (17.6MB)

Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia
Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia
Facsimile of the 1901 edition. Large quarto, maps, folding panoramas, profusely illustrated with photographs, 800 pages. Extensive coverage of the early history and development of the colony of Western Australia, voyages and navigation, settlement and exploration, natural history, government and federation, Aborigines, mining, agricultural, pastoral, timber, fishing and pearling industries, commerce and trade. 1000s of unique and historical photographs including multi-page panoramas. An extraordinary record of Western Australia at the turn of the Century at the height of the amazing gold mining boom of the 1890s. Don't pay $2,200 for this rare book, explore the book at your leisure in PDF format at a budget price. Download now (425MB, in 5 parts)

Road Guide and Maps Western Australia (1916/17)
Road Guide and Maps Western Australia (1916/17)
includes a full scan of the 1916/17 road guide to Western Australia. Includes strip maps of the roads of the South-West and the Goldfields. Has detailed description of the roads and sights eg. Yallingup - "Cave House as everyone knows is a State Hotel, and the touring motorist will find there every convenience for himself and motor. A guide is staioned at the House to show visitors over the caves in the vicinity; these are fine and well worth inspecting, and as they are all lit up with electricty, one sees the beauties of Nature enhanced by the aid of modern science" Boyanup - "The motorist should be sure to sound his horn at the very sharp turns in this part of the road and to be careful approaching the very narrow bridges" Also includes many period advertisements. 130 pages - available in PDF eBook format. Download now (44MB)

Springtime in WA
Springtime in WA
1940s tourist guides to Western Australia. great photos of old Perth and WA. Download now (14MB).

The Western Third of Australia
The Western Third of Australia
1940s tourist guides to Western Australia. great photos of old Perth and WA. Download now (29MB).

Perth in Pictures
Perth in Pictures
Early 1950s tourist guide to Western Australia - great period photos of Perth. Download now (21MB).

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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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)

Spinifex and Sand
Spinifex and Sand
David Carnegie was the fourth son of the Earl of Suffolk, England. After education as an engineer, David Carnegie worked on tea plantations in Ceylon, but joined the rush to Coolgardie when gold was discovered in Western Australia in 1892. Over a period of five years he prospected, and led several important exploring expeditions into some of Australia's most arid areas. In 1896-1897, the Hon. David Wynford Carnegie, born in 1871, youngest son of the Earl of Southesk, led one of the last great expeditions in the exploration of Australia. His route from Lake Darlôt to Halls Creek and return, took thirteen months and covered over three thousand miles. Carnegie financed his expedition from the results of a successful gold strike at Lake Darlôt. "Spinifex and Sand" is not a dry, daily journal but a remarkable account of discovery and survival in a most inhospitable part of the world. A fascinating account of pioneering exploits in the desert between Coolgardie and Hall's Creek and back again, against all odds and across inhospitable country that still remains wilderness today. Despite controversy over his treatment of the aborigines Carnegie's achievement is a monument to his survival skills. Well illustrated. Download now (2MB)

THE JOURNAL OF GREGORY BLAXLAND, 1813 incorporating...a JOURNAL OF A TOUR OF DISCOVERY ACROSS THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, NEW SOUTH WALES, IN THE YEAR 1813
THE JOURNAL OF GREGORY BLAXLAND, 1813 incorporating...a JOURNAL OF A TOUR OF DISCOVERY ACROSS THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, NEW SOUTH WALES, IN THE YEAR 1813
This eBook contains the "JOURNAL OF A TOUR OF DISCOVERY ACROSS THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, NEW SOUTH WALES, IN THE YEAR 1813" written by George Blaxland that was published in 1913, to coincide with the centenary celebrations of the first crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1813 by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth. This edition includes a number of photographs from 1913 which record the route of the explorers. Download now (495kb)

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)

Western Australia - A History from its Discovery to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth. - J.S. Battye
Western Australia - A History from its Discovery to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth. - J.S. Battye
First produced in 1924. It includes map and charts and illustrations to accompany the text. The book was originally 480 pages. This book covers the discovery of Western Australia and its transition from a small settlement into a bustling mining boom endowed State of the Commonwealth within the short period of 70 years. Written by a renowned historian of the State of Western Australia this account by JS Battye is a significant contribution to the understanding of the challenges faced by this remote colony of the British Empire. Download PDF eBook now (2.9MB)

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).

The Present Picture of New South Wales, 1811
The Present Picture of New South Wales, 1811
The Present Picture of New South Wales, 1811 - by D D Mann - published 1811 - illustrated with 4 coloured views taken from drawings on the spot of Sydney, the seat of Government with a plan of the Colony taken from actual survey by public authority. The Present Picture of New South Wales, 1811 has 4 fascinating drawings of early Sydney plus a coloured plan of the Colony. Makes a fascinating comparison to the present city. Download now in PDF eBook format (7MB)

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).

The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765
The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765
The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765 - by J. E. Heeres, LL. D. Professor at the Dutch Colonial Institute Delft - published 1899. First edition of this important work, originally printed with text in Dutch and English on opposite pages. Published by the Royal Dutch Geographical Society to commemorate its twenty-fifth anniversary, this publication represented a major step forward in the study of the early discovery of Australia. Heeres was also the editor of the first publication of Tasman"s journal. Here in detail is a description of the discoveries of Western and Northern Australia hundreds of years before Cook landed on the East Coast. Amazing tales of shipwreck, mutiny, conflict with aborigines and voyages in unknown waters.

The Duyfken
The Duyfken
Photo essay of the Duyfken Replica built in Fremantle Western Australia. The Duyfken Duyfken (also Duifken or Duijfken) ("little dove" in English, "duifje" in modern Dutch) was a small Dutch ship built in the Netherlands. She was a fast, lightly armed ship probably intended for shallow water, small valuable cargoes, bringing messages, sending provisions, or privateering. In 1606, during a voyage of discovery from Bantam (Banten), Java, captained by Willem Janszoon, she encountered the Australian mainland and Janszoon is thus credited with the first authenticated European discovery of Australia. Download now in PDF eBook format (22Mb)

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).

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).

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)

NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION UNDERTAKEN UNDER THE DIRECTION OF   THE LATE MR. ASSISTANT SURVEYOR E. B. KENNEDY,   FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE COUNTRY LYING BETWEEN   ROCKINGHAM BAY AND CAPE YORK;   BY WM. CARRON, ONE OF THE SURVIVORS OF THE EXPEDITION.
NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION UNDERTAKEN UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE LATE MR. ASSISTANT SURVEYOR E. B. KENNEDY, FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE COUNTRY LYING BETWEEN ROCKINGHAM BAY AND CAPE YORK; BY WM. CARRON, ONE OF THE SURVIVORS OF THE EXPEDITION.
NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION UNDERTAKEN UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE LATE MR. ASSISTANT SURVEYOR E. B. KENNEDY, FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE COUNTRY LYING BETWEEN ROCKINGHAM BAY AND CAPE YORK; BY WM. CARRON, ONE OF THE SURVIVORS OF THE EXPEDITION. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, 1. THE STATEMENT OF THE ABORIGINAL NATIVE JACKEY JACKEY, WHO ACCOMPANIED MR. KENNEDY. 2. THE STATEMENT OF DR. VALLACK AND CAPTAIN DOBSON, WHO RESCUED THE SURVIVORS OF THE EXPEDITION: AND 3. THE STATEMENT OF CAPTAIN SIMPSON, OF THE "FREAK," WHO PROCEEDED IN SEARCH OF MR. KENNEDY'S PAPERS, &C. SYDNEY: 1849. EDMUND KENNEDY (1818-1848) - Edmund Kennedy was an educated Englishman and a qualified surveyor when he migrated to NSW in 1840. He joined the Surveyor Generals Dept and became second in charge to Thomas Mitchell the surveyor General. During the next few years he made several exploratory trips into N W Qld. Then in 1848 during Mitchell's absence in England he was commissioned by the NSW Gov to explore the Cape York Peninsula. Starting from Cardwell the most northern settlement at the time. Kennedy came to a stocky end after a harrowing journey through the untracked jungle of Far North Queensland. This account by WM Carron provides a graphic account of this extraordinary expedition into country which even today defies entry. To take a wagon, horses and men into this mountainous rain forest is mind boggling. Includes a full transcript of this book. Illustrated with period maps and drawings and photographs of the region. Download now in PDF format (2.75MB)

Terre Napoleon
Terre Napoleon
Sir Ernest Scott KB (1867-1939) was an Australian historian. He was born and educated in England and worked as a journalist on the London Globe before migrating to Australia in 1892, where he joined the staff of The Herald newspaper in Melbourne. After the publication of Terre Napoleon: A History of French Explorations and Projects in Australia (1910) and Life of Laperouse (1913) his reputation as a historian was established. Scott's other works included The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders (1914), A Short History of Australia (1916) and Australian Discovery (1929). Terre Napoleon is a fascinating discussion of French intentions in Australian waters, also covering the encounter of Flinders with Baudin and his subsequent incarceration in Mauritius. Illustrated edition - 1.5MB, order and download now.

The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders
The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders
Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) joined the Royal Navy at fifteen, later claiming to have been inspired by Robinson Crusoe. He served under William Bligh, and charted the Bass Strait in 1798. In 1801 he was commissioned to chart 'New Holland', and so became the first to circumnavigate the island he referred to as Australia. After being shipwrecked on the Barrier Reef and imprisoned for six years on Mauritius on suspicion of spying, he returned to England in 1810 and began work on A Voyage to Terra Australis. He died the day after his book and maps were published. This biography, published in 1914 to mark the centenary of his death, was the first comprehensive study of this central figure of Australian maritime exploration. The leading Australian historian Ernest Scott (1868-1939) based his account on material held in private collections in France as well as on documents deposited in Australian libraries. Includes details of the duplicity and spying conducted by Peron and de Freycinet whilst at Port Jackson in NSW. This book is well illustrated with additional colour photographs of places visited by Flinders added to the original edition. Order and download the eBook (9MB) now.

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)

Seven Years in South Africa
Seven Years in South Africa
Published in German. Sieben Jahre in Süd-Afrika von Dr Emil Holub Volume 1. Sieben Jahre in Süd-Afrika. Erlebnisse, Forschungen und Jagden auf meinen Reisen von den Diamantenfeldern zum Zambesi (1872-1879). Published Wien 1881. Profusely Illustrated. Download in PDF eBook format (13MB)

LIFE IN MOROCCO  AND GLIMPSES BEYOND
LIFE IN MOROCCO AND GLIMPSES BEYOND
Which of us has yet forgotten that first day when we set foot in Barbary? Those first impressions, as the gorgeous East with all its countless sounds and colours, forms and odours, burst upon us; mingled pleasures and disgusts, all new, undreamed-of, or our wildest dreams enhanced! Those yelling, struggling crowds of boatmen, porters, donkey-boys; guides, thieves, and busy-bodies; clad in mingled finery and tatters; European, native, nondescript; a weird, incongruous medley--such as is always produced when East meets West--how they did astonish and amuse us! Published in 1905 - illustrated. Download now (2MB) in PDF eBook format.

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.

THE FIGHT FOR A FREE SEA  A CHRONICLE OF THE WAR OF 1812
THE FIGHT FOR A FREE SEA A CHRONICLE OF THE WAR OF 1812
BY RALPH D. PAINE THE CHRONICLES OF AMERICA SERIES ALLEN JOHNSON, EDITOR 1920 (Complete with additional overview of the War of 1812 and illustrations not in the original book).Complete with illustrations, Map of Theatre of Operations and a detailed Index. A fascinating account of a little known war which had such a lasting impact on Britain and the USA at the start of the 19th Century and at the height of the Napoleonic Wars. Download PDF eBook now (1.5MB)

South America - The Making of Nations
South America - The Making of Nations
BY W.H. KOEBEL AUTHOR OF "SOUTH AMERICA" IN BLACK'S SERIES OF COLOUR BOOKS, "MODERN ARGENTINA," "MODERN CHILE," ETC. WITH THIRTY-TWO FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS, ETC., AND MAPS AND PLANS IN THE TEXT ADAM & CHARLES LONDON MCMXIII. A history of South America from pre-Spanish days, throught he Spanish conquest to the fight for freedom across the continent. Heaps of illustrations and maps. Download the PDf eBook now (2.7MB)

The Malay Archipelago
The Malay Archipelago
The land of the Orangutan and the Bird of Paradise - A Narrative of Travel with Studies of Man and Nature by Alfred Russel Wallace - 1898. Wallace chose the Indonesian Archipelago for detailed study, travelling to what was referred to in those days as "the Malay Archipelago." He arrived in Singapore on 20 April 1854, to begin what would turn out to be the defining period of his life. Wallace's name is now inextricably linked with his travels in this region. He spent nearly eight full years there; during that period he undertook about seventy different expeditions resulting in a combined total of around 14,000 miles of travel. He visited every important island in the archipelago at least once, and several on multiple occasions. The volume he later wrote describing his work and experiences there, The Malay Archipelago, is the most celebrated of all writings on Indonesia, and ranks with a small handful of other works as one of the nineteenth century's best scientific travel books. Highlights of his adventures there include his study and capture of birds-of-paradise and orangutans, his many dealings with native peoples, and his residence on New Guinea .

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.

The Story of the Guides
The Story of the Guides
Col. G.J. Younghusband, C.B. - Queen's Own Corps of Guides. Author of "Eighteen Hundred Miles on a Burmese Tat," "Indian Frontier Warfare," "The Relief of Chitral," "The Phillipines and Round About," ETC." Printed 1908 with illustrations. "The duties of the Corps of Guides were clearly and concisely defined..... It was to contain trustworthy men, who could, at a moment's notice, act as guides to troops in the field; men capable, too, of collecting trustworthy intelligence beyond, as well as within, our borders; and, in addition to all this, men, ready to give and take hard blows, whether on the frontier or in a wider field. And finally, they were to be a new feature in the fighting forces of the Empire". This book is a grand description of a famous unit which fought on the frontiers of India under the Raj. great pictures and a fascinating tale. (Col. Younghusband is famous for leading the abortive British invasion of Tibet in 1904) A rare book which provides an insight into the frontier policing of the British Army in the Raj. Download Illustrated PDF eBook now (1.3MB)

Indian Rebellion Handbook
Indian Rebellion Handbook
Includes a full scan of the 1858 book The Indian Rebellion - Its Causes and Consequences by Alexander Duff- 409 pages in all. An important eye witness account by a leading and far sighted missionary who had long worked in India. Insightful descriptions written at the time of the mutiny in India which bring to life the fears and concerns of a British expatriate in the thick of the rebellion. Describes in graphic detail the rebellion as it happened across Northern India from Meerut, Delhi, Lucknow to Cawnpore. An ultimate Victorian nightmare for Europeans stranded in a hostile land. Accompanying this book is a Description of the Indian Mutiny, its causes, major campaigns and effects. Includes a detailed map of India at the time of the Mutiny and the disposition of British and Native Indian forces. Illustrated by period photos and drawings. Also included is the full text of the 1910 book - A Narrative of the Siege of Delhi with an account of the Mutiny at Ferozepore in 1857 by Charles John Griffiths late Captain 61st Regiment. Download these 3 PDF eBook publication in one file (49MB)

Typical Pictures of Indian Natives
Typical Pictures of Indian Natives
A period piece printed in 1903 with descriptions and coloured photographs of typical Indian types. Very true to its time. 76 pages, 24 colour plates. Download now in PDF eBook form (13.5MB)

Durbar
Durbar
Menpes (1855 - 1938) was born in Australia, came to England when about 20 and apprenticed under James Mcneill Whistler the famous American artist who lived in England then, being a highly rated artist and portrait He became prosperous through his art, much of which was published in illustrated book form by A &C Black in London with text by his daughter Dorothy. goes in that he also sometimes drew from photos. He was a truly outstanding artist of his time and was also one of the most innovative in that he also did draw from photographs besides being a highly proficient etcher and engraver as well as lithographer. Menpes had his own printing press in London which produced all the prints for his illustrated books. Menpes and Dorothy came out to India for the Durbar of 1903 and the book The Durbar, published by A & C Black, followed later that year with text by Dorothy and a hundred chromolithographs by Mortimer Menpes. The plates were produced in the Menpes Press under the personal supervision of the artist. Menpes's Durbar drawings are perhaps one of the last instances of the handmade print or engraving making a brave last stand against the advent of photography and photo offset. Menpes is on record about his Durbar and other Indian drawings : "his wish was to capture the brilliancy of Indian sunlight, the dazzling luminosity of atmospheric effects, rather than to make studies of local colour and native types". Th e moving spirit behind the 1903 Durbar was the Baron Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy between 1898 - 1905. What makes Curzon's Durbar so interesting, apart from its colourful and grand pageantry, is the personality of Curzon himself. And then there is the pictorial record of the proceedings left for us by the artist Mortimer Menpes. Curzon loved any form of public display of imperial power. This eBook (88MB) is available for immediate download. Simply order below to have a copy of this rare book in PDF format.

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.

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)

Pictures in Colour of the Isle of Wight
Pictures in Colour of the Isle of Wight
CONTAINING FIFTY BEAUTIFULLY COLOURED PICTURES OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT - with descriptive notes -Printed London Jarrold and Sons c. 1910. 50 lovely hand coloured photographs by the author with descriptive text. Download in PDF eBook format now (12MB).

Yorkshire Coast and Moorland Scenes
Yorkshire Coast and Moorland Scenes
Painted and described by GORDON HOME - London London: Adam & Charles Black - Second Edition 1907. 31 lovely colour paintings by the author with descriptive text. "It may seem almost superfluous to explain that this book does not deal with the whole of Yorkshire, for it would obviously be impossible to get even a passing glimpse of such a great tract of country in a book of this nature. But I have endeavoured to give my own impressions of much of the beautiful coast-line, and also some idea of the character of the moors and dales of the north-east portion of the county." Download in PDF eBook format now (

Yorkshire Painted And Described
Yorkshire Painted And Described
Yorkshire Painted And Described Painted and described by GORDON HOME - London London: Adam & Charles Black - 1904. 148pp, 31 lovely colour paintings by the author with descriptive text. Download now in PDF eBook format (4.5MB)

Paris - Photographies en Couleur - 1900s
Paris - Photographies en Couleur - 1900s
A fabulous period piece from pre-war Paris, pre-automobile, in all it's Imperial splendour, aprox 1900. Wonderful hand coloured photographs, 20 in all, in a Souvenir postcard folder. All copied faithfully to CD-ROM and all pictures full screen size and easier to view than in real life. An uncommon survivor of the lost world of "Gaye Pariee". Download in PDF eBook format (4MB)

Automobile Driving Self-Taught
Automobile Driving Self-Taught
Automobile Driving Self-Taught by Thomas Russell 1909 "An exhaustive treatise on the operation, management and care of motor-cars." A fascinating look at the early world of automobile driving with many illustrations and 222 pages in all. Download now (43.5MB).

Self-Propelled Vehicles  A Practical Treatise on the Theory, COnstruction, Operation, Care and Management of all forms of Automobiles
Self-Propelled Vehicles A Practical Treatise on the Theory, COnstruction, Operation, Care and Management of all forms of Automobiles
Self-Propelled Vehicles A Practical Treatise on the Theory, COnstruction, Operation, Care and Management of all forms of Automobiles - 1908 Ed. By James E. Homans with upwards of 500 illustrations and diagrams, giving the essential details of construction and many important points of the successful operation of the various types of motor carriages driven by steam, gasoline and electricity. Rare 1908 edition of this classic book - over 350 photographs and illustrations of veteran automobiles and components and 600 pages over all. There also several fold-out diagrams of veteran vehicles.

Dyke's Supplement - Supplement to Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia
Dyke's Supplement - Supplement to Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia
Dyke's Supplement - Supplement to Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia - Treating Carburettors, Gasoline Fuel-Feed Systems, Air Cleaners, Superchargers, Ricardo Cylinder Head, Engine Bearings - 1928 Edition. Numerous Illustrations. Download now (92MB).

Classic Car Brochures
Classic Car Brochures
High quality PDF eBook containing full colour 1940 Chrysler, 1941 Chrysler, 1946 Buick and 1946 Chevrolet brochures. Great pictures of these classic vehicles. Download now (26MB).

Road Guide and Maps Western Australia (1916/17)
Road Guide and Maps Western Australia (1916/17)
includes a full scan of the 1916/17 road guide to Western Australia. Includes strip maps of the roads of the South-West and the Goldfields. Has detailed description of the roads and sights eg. Yallingup - "Cave House as everyone knows is a State Hotel, and the touring motorist will find there every convenience for himself and motor. A guide is staioned at the House to show visitors over the caves in the vicinity; these are fine and well worth inspecting, and as they are all lit up with electricty, one sees the beauties of Nature enhanced by the aid of modern science" Boyanup - "The motorist should be sure to sound his horn at the very sharp turns in this part of the road and to be careful approaching the very narrow bridges" Also includes many period advertisements. 130 pages - available in PDF eBook format. Download now (44MB)

Our Friend the Dog
Our Friend the Dog
Our Friend the Dog (late 1800s) A complete practical guide to all that is known about every dog breed of dog in the world A full scan of the late 1800s book Our Friend the Dog - 368 pages in all. Includes many illustrations and full page plates and old advertisements. A treat for those who just love dogs.

The Book of the Dog
The Book of the Dog
The Book of the Dog (1880s) by Vero Shaw Facsimile E-Book in PDF format. Includes a full scan of the 28 colour plates from the 1880s Book of the Dog by Vero Shaw. Plates of the Bloodhound, Mastiff, St. Bernard, Newfoundland, Sheepdogs, Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Dalmatian, English Terrier - White and Black & Tan, Bedlington and Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Irish Terrier, Skye Terrier, Toy Spaniel, Greyhound, Pug, Yorkshire Terrier, Pomeranian, Maltese, Deerhound, Foxhound, Fox Terrier, Dachshund, Bassett Hound, Gordon Setter, English Setter, Irish Setter, Pointer, Retrievers, Irish Water Spaniel, Clumber and Wessex Spaniels and Rough Coated St. Bernard. Also includes.........the full text of the book and all other illustrations as well as the colour plates! Over 700 pages! (download now (65MB).

The Book of the Cat
The Book of the Cat
The Book of the Cat (1903) by Frances Simpson This PDF eBook includes a full scan of the 1903 book The Book of the Cat - 12 colour plates, 350 illustrations and 380 pages in all. A treat for those who adore cats. Download now(116MB).

An Atlas of Ancient and Classical History   Printed in London 1907
An Atlas of Ancient and Classical History Printed in London 1907
An Atlas of Ancient and Classical History by Samual Butler, printed in London 1907 "The present Atlas has the advantage of being the result of the successive labour of many hands. Its original author was Dr. Samuel Butler, sometime head-master of Shrewsbury school and afterwards Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry. He edited Aeschylus, and was in his way a famous geographer. The work was at a later date twice revised, and its maps were re-drawn, under the editorship of his son. It has now been again revised and enlarged to suit the special needs of this series. " Wonderful coloured maps of ancient Europe, North Africa and the Near East. A fascinating series. LIST OF MAPS ORBIS VETERIBUS NOTUS BRITTANNIA HISPANIA GALLIA GERMANIA VINDELICIA, RHÆTIA, NORICUM, PANNONIA, ET ILLYRICUM ITALÆ PARS SEPTENTRIONALIS ITALÆ PARS MEDIA ITALÆ PARS MERIDIONALIS MACEDONIA, MŒSIA, THRACIA ET DACIA GRÆCIA EXTRA PELOPONNESUM PELOPONNESUS ET GRÆCIA MERIDIONALIS INSULÆ MARIS ÆGÆI ASIA MINOR ORIENS SYRIA, MESOPOTAMIA, ASSYRIA, ETC. PALESTINA, TEMPORIBUS JUDICUM ET REGUM PALESTINA, CHRISTI ET APOSTOLORUM EJUS TEMPORIBUS ARMENIA, COLCHIS, IBERIA, ALBANIA, ETC. AFRICA ANTIQUA AFRICA SEPTENTRIONALIS ÆGYPTUS ROMA ET VICINIA ROMA ATHENÆ ET SYRACUSÆ ORBIS HERODOTI ORBIS PTOLEMÆI MIGRATIONS OF THE BARBARIANS. Download fully indexed high resolution maps as a PDF eBook now (41MB)

"A School Atlas of English History"
by Samuel Rawson Gardiner, M.A. LL.D. Printed in London by Longmans, Green, and Co. in 1892. Another excellent series of maps of European history and various battles. All maps feature coloured highlights. Covers periof from Roman Britain through to Afric 1892. Click on thumbnail to see detail. Download PDF eBook now (22MB)

The Cambridge Modern History Atlas
The Cambridge Modern History Atlas
Edited by Sir Adolphus William Ward, G.W. Prothero, Sir Stanley Mordaunt Leathes, and E.A. Benians. Cambridge University Press; London. 1912. Wonderful coloured maps of the history of Europe and the rest of the World from 1490 - 1910 An excellent reference source for the student or the history buff. Click on thumbnail for details. Download PDF eBook now (83MB)

Wonders of the Past
Wonders of the Past
Wonders of the Past by JA Hammerton. 1252 pages, 1450 illustrations and 45 colour plates - A vast reference to the Ancient World, fabulous photos and illustrations covering the greatest archeological sites of the world. Fascinating text and accompanying illustrations bring the past to life in a way which can never be repeated. In 2 large Volumes, profusely illustrated, download now in PDF eBook format (185MB).

Battle of Dorking  - REMINISCENCES OF A VOLUNTEER
Battle of Dorking - REMINISCENCES OF A VOLUNTEER
Chesney’s "Battle of Dorking" - appeared in the Blackwood’s Magazine for May 1871. It touched off a chain reaction of alarm and indignation in the United Kingdom so much so that the prime minister, William Gladstone, felt he had to speak out against the "alarmism" of "a famous article called The Battle of Dorking." In The Battle of Dorking the narrator is a Volunteer, a half- trained soldier in the military who relates the story long after the German conquest. The Battle of Dorking set a precedent for Invasion Literature of the period and the eventual development of science fiction such a War of the Worlds. Download now (260KB)

THE COMING CONQUEST OF ENGLAND  by August Niemann
THE COMING CONQUEST OF ENGLAND by August Niemann
As if to reinforce the invasion scares of the turn of the century, The Coming Invasion of England by a German Author raised the English nation's well-founded paranoid and jingoistic hackles to new heights. "The story that I shall portray in the following pages is not a chapter of the world's past history; it is the picture as it clearly developed itself to my mind's eye, on the publication of the first despatch of the Viceroy Alexieff to the Tsar of Russia. And, simultaneously like a flash of lightning, the telegram which the Emperor William sent to the Boers after Jameson's Raid crosses my memory—that telegram which aroused in the heart of the German nation such an abiding echo. I gaze into the picture, and am mindful of the duties and aims of our German nation. My dreams, the dreams of a German, show me the war that is to be, and the victory of the three great allied nations. Germany, France, and Russia—and a new division of the possessions of the earth as the final aim and object of this gigantic universal war." Download now (1 MB).

When William Came by Saki
When William Came by Saki
At the time of writing When William Came was set several years in the future, after a fictional war between Germany and Great Britain, which Germany had won. The book is a story of life in London after Germany occupation, and the changes that come with it. Novels such as this harnessed England's fear of invasion to such an extent that the daily press published public sightings of German spies and saboteurs on a regular basis. Such was the paranoia that the British Secret Service was purportedly established to investigate these espionage claims. In 1914, Monro felt that appeasement was the wrong way to deal with Germany; he wanted to sound a warning that if the British did not prepare for war, the consequence would be subjugation. This novel is the consequence, propaganda swiftly overtaken by events; he wanted to portray a Britain which had lost a war and been annexed by Germany to shock public opinion towards war preparation. Download now (290KB)

THE WORLD PERIL  OF 1910  BY GEORGE GRIFFITH
THE WORLD PERIL OF 1910 BY GEORGE GRIFFITH
Originally published in 1907, this little-known science fiction classic describes a planet beset by world war---a war involving super-weapons of almost inconceivable power---while under the threat of annihilation by a fast-approaching comet. The World Peril of 1910 is not only one of the first books to describe the potential of a comet impact with earth, it includes the world's first countdown...George Chetwyn Griffith-Jones (1857–1906) was a British science fiction writer and noted explorer who wrote during the turn of the century. His works appeared in magazines such as Pearson's Magazine. Griffith was never popular in the United States due to his political views, and though outsellling HG Wells was overshadowed by his fame. Griffith was an explorer as well as a writer, and broke a record for travelling around the world; and he helped discover the source of the Amazon river. Undeniably the most popular science fiction writer in England between 1893 and 1895. Downlaod now (

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS BY HG Wells Illustrated version (first published 1898 ) But who shall dwell in these worlds if they be inhabited? . . . Are we or they Lords of the World? . . . And how are all things made for man?-- KEPLER (quoted in The Anatomy of Melancholy). The book that made HG Wells’s reputation was, without question, The War of the Worlds. The book has never been out of print since 1898. It has been adapted for all forms of media, most notoriously Orson Welles’s radio broadcast in 1938, which caused panic and hysteria in parts of New York and New Jersey, and most recently Steven Spielberg’s film version. Although now over a hundred years old, it never fails to attract, entertain, even repel its readers, because its theme of invasion by a superior and seemingly invincible enemy is as relevant today as it has ever been. Download now (5MB).

THE WORLD SET FREE
THE WORLD SET FREE
THE WORLD SET FREE H.G. WELLS Published 1914 The World Set Free is a novel published in 1914 by H. G. Wells. It is not one of Wells' better-remembered works, but is noteworthy for its depiction of fictional "atomic bombs" which eerily prefigure the development of real nuclear weapons. A constant theme in Wells' work, such as his 1901 nonfiction book Anticipations, was the role of energy and technological advance as a determinant of human progress. The novel opens: "The history of mankind is the history of the attainment of external power. Man is the tool-using, fire-making animal." Scientists of the day were well aware that the slow natural radioactive decay of elements like radium continues for thousands of years, and that while the rate of energy release is negligible, the total amount released is huge. Wells used this as the basis for his story. In his fiction, As fate or coincidence would have it, in reality the physicist Leó Szilárd read the book in 1932, conceived of the idea of nuclear chain reaction in 1933, and filed for patents on it in 1934. Wells did have some knowledge of actual atomic physics, Rutherford and Soddy's discovery of the disintegration of uranium. Soddy in a book called Wealth, Virtual Wealth and Debt praises The World Set Free. Download eBook now (456KB).

Little Wars and Floor Games
Little Wars and Floor Games
Little Wars (A Game for Boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys' games and books) With an Appendix on Kriegspiel By H. G. Wells - Little Wars was written by the famous author H. G. Wells in 1913 and is a set of rules for playing with toy soldiers. Its full title is Little Wars: a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys' games and books. FLOOR GAMES A Father's Account of Play and Its Legacy of Healing by Herbert George Wells. Floor Games was written by science fiction author H. G. Wells in 1911 and is a lighthearted, sometimes humorous discussion about the theory, purpose, and methodology of playing a variety of children's games with models, miniatures, and other props. Floor Games is often somewhat misleadingly characterized as a "companion book" to Well's Little Wars, even though that book was not actually published until 1913, two years after the release of Floor Games. As the text of the earlier book makes clear, however, it was conceived of as a self-standing volume that the author might eventually decide to follow with a text devoted purely to wargames. Download now (650KB)

The War in the Air    and particularly how Mr Bert Smallways fared while it lasted by HG Wells
The War in the Air and particularly how Mr Bert Smallways fared while it lasted by HG Wells
The War in the Air and particularly how Mr Bert Smallways fared while it lasted. by HG Wells published 1907. The War in the Air is a novel by H. G. Wells, written in 1907, serialized and published in 1908. Like many of Wells’ works, it is notable for its prophetic ideas, images, and concepts, in this case, the use of the airplane for the purpose of warfare and the coming of World War I. The novel's hero is Bert Smallways, a forward-thinking young man, a "kind of bicycle engineer of the let's-have-a-look-at-it and enamel chipping variety." Wells envisions a world in which China and Japan form an alliance of Eastern Asia; Germany is aggressive and thrusting; and the United States is a country torn apart "in violent conflict between Federal and State governments upon the question of universal service in a defensive militia." The British Empire is a more pacific power, whose possessions are scattered across the globe, and distracted by "insurrectionary movements in Ireland and among all its Subject Races. It had given these subject races cigarettes, boots, bowler hats, cricket, race meetings, cheap revolvers, petroleum, the factory system of industry, half penny newspapers in both English and the vernacular, inexpensive university degrees, motor-bicycles and electric trams…" France and the Latin Powers (Italy, Spain, Portugal) are militarized, but reluctant to fight; Russia is divided within itself, torn apart by conflict between revolutionaries and reactionaries. Other smaller states have armed themselves as best they can. Download now (640kb)

THE OUTLAWS OF THE AIR
THE OUTLAWS OF THE AIR
THE OUTLAWS OF THE AIR BY GEORGE GRIFFITH (published 1895). George Chetwyn Griffith-Jones (1857–1906) was a British science fiction writer and noted explorer who wrote during the turn of the century. His works appeared in magazines such as Pearson's Magazine. Griffith was never popular in the United States due to his political views, and though outsellling HG Wells was overshadowed by his fame. Griffith was an explorer as well as a writer, and broke a record for travelling around the world; and he helped discover the source of the Amazon river. The Outlaws of the Air depicts aerial warfare, bombing of London and the creation of a Pacific island utopia. Illustrated. Download now.

THE RAID OF THE LE VENGEUR    BY   GEORGE GRIFFITH    (published 1901)
THE RAID OF THE LE VENGEUR BY GEORGE GRIFFITH (published 1901)
William Wallace Tyrell, Captain Leon Flaubert, and Flaubert's submarine Le Vengeur, were first introduced in "The Raid of Le Vengeur," by George Griffith, which first appeared in Pearson's Magazine in its February 1901 issue. An interesting and well-paced story of dueling military scientists, with a love story subplot that is not out of place. "The Raid of Le Vengeur" is set at some undefined point in the late 19th century, when the tension between Britain and France has risen almost to the point of war. Flaubert, a Captain "of the Marine Experimental Department of the French Navy," is trying to figure out some way in which submarines could be made to navigate under water. The logical thing is head-lights, but when they are turned on their lights were reflected on the surface, which pinpointed them and made them easy targets. Flaubert cannot think of any other solution to the puzzle, and he is desperate to solve this problem. Being brilliant, he does. Illustrated. Download now (690kb).

Tsar Wars - Part 1    Angel of the Revolution -  A Tale of the Coming Terror
Tsar Wars - Part 1 Angel of the Revolution - A Tale of the Coming Terror
Tsar Wars - Part 1 Angel of the Revolution A Tale of the Coming Terror BY GEORGE GRIFFITH (published 1893). The Angel of the Revolution was written by George Chetwynd Griffith Jones (1857-1906). Angel of the Revolution was originally published as a serial in Pearson's Weekly in 1893 and proved immensely popular--phenomenally so--and was collected into a book the following year. Griffith Jones was a traveler, journalist and extremely successful and influential science fiction writer. He was in fact the most popular science fiction writer in England between 1893 and 1895, his work outselling Wells', with Griffith being the "envy and exasperation of Wells." Griffith was likewise quite influential on contemporary British science fiction, although his anti-Americanism led to his work not being published or even pirated in the U.S., which is why his influence in America is negligible and he remains mostly unknown. In this book, Natas, formerly Israel di Murska, a Hungarian Jew has the misfortune to fall into the hands of the Russian secret police after traveling to Russia to protest the Russian persecution of the Jews. They, of course, tormented him and treated him horribly, forcing him into hard labor and eventually paralyzing him from the waist down. He was later freed, only to find out that his wife had also been taken by the Russians and used as a sexual plaything by a Siberian official until she died of shame and misery. Understandably, Natas bore a great hatred in his heart for Russia, and this hate later spread to an animus for all established authority. Natas (who is a powerful mesmerist but never seemed to have used his powers to help himself when it counted) therefore founded the organisation Terror as a way to overthrow the governments of the world and form a new and more just world order. Illlustrated. Download now (1MB).

Riddle of the Sands
Riddle of the Sands
Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers. (published 1903) A record of Secret Service Recently Achieved. The mystery is equally well done. Apparently Childers wrote the book as a wakeup call to the British government to look to their North Sea defenses. He was very patriotic, and with his extensive knowledge of the Friesland coast, he intended his fictional story to be taken as a serious possibility by the British Navy. In fact, a North Sea port for the Royal Navy was constructed in response to his book. The fact that Childers was eventually shot by a firing squad for treason (because of his support for Irish home rule, ultimately manifested as gun-running on his yacht) adds even more meaning to this tale. It is a classic, in that it is the first in a long series of British espionage stories. Its basis in and impact on the real history of Britain, and the tragic historical role of its author, make it all the more interesting. The book is highly praised and still enjoyed for its accurate portrayal of cruising in a small sailing boat. Containing many realistic details based on Childers' own sailing trips along the German North Sea coast, the book is the retelling of a yachting expedition in the early 20th century combined with an adventurous spy story. It was one of the early invasion novels which predicted war with Germany and called for British preparedness. The plot involves the uncovering of secret German preparations for an invasion of the United Kingdom. It is often called the first modern spy novel, although others are as well, it was certainly very influential in the genre and for its time. The book enjoyed immense popularity in the years before World War I and was extremely influential. Winston Churchill later credited it as a major reason that the Admiralty decided to establish naval bases at Invergordon, the Firth of Forth and Scapa Flow. It was also a notable influence on John Buchan. Download now (

THE GREAT WAR IN ENGLAND IN 1897
THE GREAT WAR IN ENGLAND IN 1897
THE GREAT WAR IN ENGLAND IN 1897 Published 1894 The Great War in England in 1897 was written by William Le Queux and published by Tower Publishing Co., London in 1894. Depicts the invasion of Britain by the French with their Cossack allies supported by the massed ranks of unemployed, idle and alien. The book has been seen as a contribution to the War Scare that culminated in the Great War of 1914 - 1918, it was a very real contribution to the sensationalising of Foreign Relations, and a successful attempt to create a fear of the working classes. With Le Queux's text, the insidious beat of prejudice, alarmism and prurience, they were immensely effective in presenting people with images that showed "what war would be like..." Illustrated. Download now (670kb).

The Land Ironclads
The Land Ironclads
The Land Ironclads - Published 1904. Written in 1904 by H.G. Wells, The Land Ironclads is a short story prescient of the First World War. The Ironclads are 100 ft long machines with remote controlled guns and accommodation for 42 soldiers, including 7 officers. They move with small wheels with feet called "Pedrails", and attain a maximum of 8 mph. Many politicians during WWI wished to apply the concept and make real Ironclads. The First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill and the Landships Committee developed the first tanks in WWI without Wells' involvement, Wells was embittered and developed an aversion to politics for a short time. It is said that this story was the starting point of tanks in World War I. Leonardo da Vinci had also designed a proto-tank, but Wells' chief inspiration seems to have been Ironclad warships, which also feature significantly in one incident from The War of the Worlds. An important book in the invasion literature genre, it predicts the breakthrough in trench warfare which was still not to be achieved until late in the Great War. Few science fiction works were as uncannily accurate in fortelling the future as this short story published in 1903 by H.G. Wells. It portrays a conflict remarkably similar to the trench warfare of the First World War, in which the two sides face each other across a no-man's land. Wells describes the invention that breaks the stalemate between the combatants -- an armoured, all-terrain vehicle that can withstand small-arms fire and cross trenches...the Land Ironclads. Illustrated. Download now (

Tsar Wars - Part 2    OLGA ROMANOFF or The Syren of the Skies
Tsar Wars - Part 2 OLGA ROMANOFF or The Syren of the Skies
Tsar Wars - Part 2 OLGA ROMANOFF OR The Syren of the Skies A SEQUEL TO "THE ANGEL OF THE REVOLUTION" BY GEORGE GRIFFITH (published 1894). "Our empire is not bounded by the roofs of subterranean caverns, but only by the limits of the planet's atmosphere. We can soar beyond the clouds and dive beneath the seas. We have realised what he called the Vril force as a sober, scientific fact; and if I thought that you, for instance, were my enemy, I could strike you dead without so much as laying a hand on you. And if a dozen like you tried to overcome me by superior brute force, they would all meet with the same fate." Over a century of peace follows the Armageddon of 1904 detailed in Tsar Wars Episode One - Angel of the Revolution. The fifth generation of the Brotherhood of Freedom enforces the peace with flying ships and the mighty Vril-Force-until the last living child of the Tsar's line, Olga Romanoff, "beautiful beyond description and evil beyond comprehention," strikes back in revenge and plunges the world back into war. Complete with text and illustrations.

The Swoop or How Clarence Saved England - A Tale of the Great Invasion
The Swoop or How Clarence Saved England - A Tale of the Great Invasion
The Swoop or How Clarence Saved England A Tale of the Great Invasion published 1909 PG Wodehouse. The book is a comical satire, telling of the invasion of England by armies from Germany, Russia and various other nations, featuring several well-known political figures of the age. The invaders are hampered by bickering amongst themselves, the lure of music hall fame, and the common cold, before finally meeting their nemesis in the form of a band of Boy Scouts, led by the indomitable Clarence Chugwater. Download now (275kb)

Banzai!
Banzai!
Banzai! by Parabellum (Psuedonym.) Written by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff, Published, January, 1909. The "yellow peril" was a subject exploited by many popular novelists of the early twentieth century. Banzai!, first published in Germany in 1908, forecasts a world situation remarkably similar to that of the second world war, and anticipates in many ways the concepts of propaganda warfare developed in more modern times. The Japanese have infiltrated the Philippines, and have begun an underground campaign against the Americans that culminates with the destruction of an American warship. Meanwhile, organized gangs of "bandits" seize railway trains and communication lines throughout the western US, and before the national government can react, the states of Oregon, Washington, and California are suddenly cut off from the rest of the country. The Japanese Imperial fleet sails unopposed into San Francisco Harbour, as part of a supposed series of naval war games under the direction of Admiral Perry as announced in the newspapers. Asian soldiers suddenly appear from their hiding places, and begin patrolling the streets of the city in strength, armed with weapons shipped to them in packing cases. American ships that have been loaded by Japanese stevedores unexpectedly begin blowing up in mid-ocean, and elsewhere on the sea strange new types of battleships are seen off the western American coast. With the help of balloons and airplanes, the other major cities in the West are soon conquered, and the Japanese offer peace. But the government vows to fight on, and the country slowly begins to organize formal and guerrilla resistance. The culminating battle is fought in the Rocky Mountains. Illustrated. Download now (1MB).

The Last Shot
The Last Shot
1914—The Last Shot—a novel about a fictional major European war, from the point of view of a small set of soldiers and civilians. Written before the start of World War I. A story of war as it really is, told by a war correspondent who has seen scores of campaigns. It is the soul of war laid bare. Download now (1.7MB).

Invasion Literature Compendium
Invasion Literature Compendium
Invasion Literature Compendium all of these titles Battle of Dorking The Coming Conquest of England When William Came World peril of 1910 War of the Worlds - illustrated 1898 version The World Set Free Little Wars and Floor Games The War in the Air The Outlaws of the Air The Raid of the Le Vengeur Angel of the Revolution Riddle of the Sands The Great War in England in 1897 The Land Ironclads The Syren of the Skies The Swoop Banzai! plus: The New Zealanders are Coming; New Worlds for Old; Dr Trifulgas by Jules Verne, and If London were Like New York. Save heaps on individual items. Download now (18.8MB).

The Story of Lord Roberts by Edmund Francis Sellar  - 1906
The Story of Lord Roberts by Edmund Francis Sellar - 1906
Colour plates - Contents : Early Days Arrival in India At Peshawur Meeting with Nicholson , The Mutiny , The Ridge at Delhi , Cawnpore and Lucknow , The End of the Mutiny , Marriage, Lushai Expedition, Abyssinia, Afghanistan , Return to India, South African War, Conclusion. Download now this biography of a Victorian military hero. (2.5MB)

Imperial Japanese Navy by Fred Jane - Published 1904
Imperial Japanese Navy by Fred Jane - Published 1904
This edition has added enhancements.....information and photos of Japanese warships, plus addendums on Imperial Japanese Navy pre-WW1 battleships, the Russo Japanese war and the battle of Tsushima. Over 500 pages with numerous pictures, plans and maps Written at the height of the Russo-Japanese war when English support for the Japanese was manifest. An engaging account and technical description of the Imperial Japanese Navy at the point where it turned and became a force for expansion of empire. CONTENTS - PREFACE , I. EARLY HISTORY, II. THE OPENING OF JAPAN . . . . III. EARLY WARSHIPS AND THE CIVIL WAR . . IV. THE IMPERIAL NAVY, V. THE WAR WITH CHINA, VI. THE BATTLE OF YALU . . . . . VII. WEI-HAI-WEI, VIII. AFTER THE WAR WITH CHINA . . . IX. THE NEW PROGRAMME, X. THE JAPANESE DOCKYARDS . . . . 1. YOKOSUKA . 4. SASSEBO . . . 2. TOKIO . . 5. MAITZUKU . . 3. KURE . . XI. NAVAL HARBOURS 1. NAGASAKI . 4. KOBE . . . 2. TAKESHIKI . 5. KURE . . . 3. OMINATO . . XII. THE MERCANTILE MARINE . . . . XIII. THE JAPANESE ADMIRALTY . . . . XIV. ENTRY AND TRAINING OF OFFICERS . . XV. ENTRY AND TRAINING OF MEN . . . XVI. PAY, ETC. . XVII. FLAGS XVIII. UNIFORMS, ETC XIX. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF OFFICERS . XX. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MEN . . XXI. MESSING XXII. THE ARMAMENT AND EQUIPMENT OF THE FLEET 1. GUNS . . . 4. AEMOUE . . . 2. GUNNERY ACCESSORIES . 5. ENGINES AND BOILERS . 3. TORPEDOES . . XXIII. OTHER NAVIES AS SEEN BY THE JAPANESE . XXIV. THE WAR WITH RUSSIA . . . . XXIII. APPENDICES-OFFICIAL REPORTS, CHINO-JAPANESE WAR LIST OF JAPANESE WARSHIPS JAPANESE SHIP-NAMES (MEANINGS) HISTORICAL SHIP-NAMES A JAPANESE "AT HOME" INDEX TO SUBJECT-MATTER ADDENDA ADMIRAL TOGO'S REPORT ON THE BATTLE OF TSUSHIMA, 27-28 MAY 1905. Download now (225MB).

The Balkan Wars: 1912-1913 by Jacob Gould Schurman
The Balkan Wars: 1912-1913 by Jacob Gould Schurman
The Balkan Wars: 1912-1913 Jacob Gould Schurman PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION. INTRODUCTION. I. TURKEY AND THE BALKAN STATES II. THE WAR BETWEEN THE ALLIES. The Balkan Wars were two wars in South-eastern Europe in 1912–1913 in the course of which the Balkan League (Bulgaria, Montenegro, Greece, and Serbia) first conquered Ottoman-held Macedonia, Albania and most of Thrace and then fell out over the division of the spoils. The background to the wars lies in the incomplete emergence of nation-states on the fringes of the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth century. Serbians had gained substantial territory during the Russo-Turkish War, 1877–1878, while Greece acquired Thessaly in 1881 (although it lost a small area to the Ottoman Empire in 1897) and Bulgaria (an autonomous principality since 1878) incorporated the formerly distinct province of Eastern Rumelia (1885). All three as well as Montenegro sought additional territories within the large Ottoman-ruled region known as Roumelia, comprising Eastern Roumelia, Albania, Macedonia, and Thrace. This fierce war lead to WW1 and to ongoing troubles until this day. Includes several maps of the war, ethnic distributions and many photos. Download now (2MB).

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

THE AFGHAN WARS - 1839-42 and 1878-80
THE AFGHAN WARS - 1839-42 and 1878-80
THE AFGHAN WARS 1839-42 and 1878-80 by ARCHIBALD FORBES With Portraits and Plans (maps) 1892 Describes Anglo-Afghan Wars (First British involvement with Afghanistan): First Anglo-Afghan War (1839–1842) and Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878–1881). Download now (3.8MB)

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)

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)

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).

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

The Dardanelles - An Epic told in Pictures
The Dardanelles - An Epic told in Pictures
The Dardanelles - An Epic told in Pictures - 1915 publication in pdf format. 112 pages of pictures and text. Includes foreword, full page pictures of the campaign at Cape Helles, ANZAC and Suvla from the landing to the evacuation. Fantastic collection of contemporary pictures, many not found elsewhere. The Alfieri Picture Service, London, Softcover, photographs of the conflict + map and a "description of the operations from General Sir Ian Hamilton's official despatch". This book simply has one of the best collections of Gallipoli pictures I have seen anywhere. Also includes additional extra at no charge...a 46 page Ozebook Then and Now special ebook comparing photos from the book with current day views of Gallipoli. To order the ebook and download (224 MB) click on the Add to Cart button.

The History of the 1st Battalion A.I.F. 1914-19
The History of the 1st Battalion A.I.F. 1914-19
The 1st Battalion AIF - . The History of the First Battalion AIF 1914-19 - fought at Anzac, Suvla, Sari bair, Lone Pine, Pozieres, Bullecourt, Ypres, Passchendaele, Brrodseinde, Polygon Wood, Amiens, Albert, Hindenburg Line and more. Facsimile PDF eBook - 155 pages of text, maps and photos. Available in downloadable PDF form for Windows and Mac - 39MB

Where the Australians Rest
Where the Australians Rest
Where the Australians Rest "Where the Australians rest: a description of many of the cemeteries overseas in which Australians, including those whose names can never now be known, are buried" (Melbourne: Department of Defence, 1920) 75pp Thirty-six b/w plates and one b/w illus Facsimile of this rare publication, easily accessible in high resolution PDF format and downloadable. Description of the Australian War Cemeteries - includes pen drawings of the cemeteries. Covers France, Belgium, Galliopoli, Malta, Egypt, Palestine and England. Updated with comparative photos of Australian War Cemeteries in Gallipoli, France and Belgium. Provided as a PDF attachment to the original book in facsimile. To order the ebook and download (123 MB) click on the Add to Cart button.

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.

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).

 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.

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.

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.

The Red and White Diamond - The Official History Of The 24th Battalion AIF
The Red and White Diamond - The Official History Of The 24th Battalion AIF
The Red and White Diamond - The Official History Of The 24th Battalion AIF by Sgt WJ Harvey M.M. Published 1920. 340 pages including photos and maps. Available for immediate download (39mb). In 1915 the Battalion went ashore at Gallipoli and fought at Lone Pine. It took part in its first major offensive around Pozières and Mouquet Farm in July and August 1916. In May 1917 the battalion participated in the successful, but costly, second battle of Bullecourt. It was involved for only a single day - 3 May - but suffered almost 80 per cent casualties. Don't pay over $1000 for an original book. View the ebook easily in high definition PDF ebook format suitable for PCs or tablets.

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.

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.

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.

The Story of the 21st - Being the Official History of the 21st Bn AIF
The Story of the 21st - Being the Official History of the 21st Bn AIF
Unit history in downloadable PDF format (10MB). The 21st Battalion arrived in Egypt in June 1915 and proceeded to Gallipoli in late August. In early May 1917, the battalion fought at Bullecourt, and then in October participated in the 3-kilometre advance that captured Broodseinde Ridge, east of Ypres. The 21st battalion participated in the battles - Hamel, Amiens and Mont St. Quentin. The 21st could barely muster a company after the 1918 offensive. It was ordered to disband and in response, the men of the 21st mutinied on 25 September 1918. By the end of that day, the order was withdrawn, and the battalion fought its last battle at Montbrehain on 5 October. The following day it became the last Australian battalion to withdraw from active operations on the Western Front. To order the ebook and download click on the Add to Cart button.

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.

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.

The History of the 14th Battalion AIF -   being the story of the vicissitudes of an Australian Unit in the Great War
The History of the 14th Battalion AIF - being the story of the vicissitudes of an Australian Unit in the Great War
416 pages with illustrations, maps and honour roll. Principally from Melbourne and its suburbs the 14th Bn landed at ANZAC Cove on the afternoon of 25 April 1915. On 19 May the Turks launched a massive counter-attack. During this fighting Lance Corporal Albert Jacka of the 14th was awarded the AIF's first Victoria Cross. The battalion served at ANZAC until the evacuation in December. In June 1916 they sailed for France and the Western Front. From then until 1918, the battalion took part in bloody trench warfare. In March and April 1918, the battalion helped stop the German spring offensive. It subsequently participated in the great allied offensive of 1918, fighting near Amiens on 8 August 1918. This advance by British and empire troops was the greatest success in a single day on the Western Front, one that German General Erich Ludendorff described as "..the black day of the German Army in this war...". To order the ebook and download (40MB) click on the Add to Cart button.

With Horse and Morse in Mesopotamia - The Story of ANZACs in Asia
With Horse and Morse in Mesopotamia - The Story of ANZACs in Asia
With Horse and Morse in Mesopotamia - The Story of ANZACs in Asia by Keast Burke - Printed in 1927. Over 200 pages. The fascinating history during World War One in the Middle East of the 1st Australian Pack Wireless Signal Troop, The NZ Wireless Signal Troop, the 1st Australian and New Zealand Wireless Signal Squadron, the 1st Cavalry Divisional Signal Squadron, the Light Motor Wireless Sections, the Australians of Dunsterforce (Persia and Russia), the Australian Nurses in India and the Australian Representative at Bombay. Photos and text of this rare book. Rare insight into an area of great interest to the world until this day. To order the ebook and download (66MB) click on the Add to Cart button.

The Story of Dunsterforce - Stalky's Forlorn Hope  by   Captain Savige MC
The Story of Dunsterforce - Stalky's Forlorn Hope by Captain Savige MC
The Story of Dunsterforce - the amazing story of the intervention in Persia/Iraq/and the trans-Caucasia to try to prevent German and Turkish troops capturing Baku and entering Persia. The rather grandiose objective of this military force was to aid the establishment and maintenance of an independent group of nations - Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan (Transcaucasia). It was hoped that by so doing this would avert the invasion of British India via Persia by a joint German and Turkish Army. The authorisation to create of a force (39 Brigade) to carry out this mission was given to a Russian speaking British officer, Major-General L.C. Dunsterville; said to be Rudyard Kipling's inspiration for the character 'Stalky'. The force included Australian and NZ troops. This ebook includes photos, maps and a description of the campaign as well as a transcription of the book on the campaign - "Stalky's Forlorn Hope" by Captain Savige MC. Included also is a copy of CE Bean's report - "Australians in the Transcaucasus", a report and photos on the campaign from Hammerton's "Great War" and a report and photos from the Times "History of the War" on this campaign. A campaign that rings down through the years to today where the conflict between the Kurds, Armenians, Arabs, Iranians, Turks etc still rages. Fantastic reading of a brave attempt to deal with the enormous forces at work on this frontier. Tragic in it's scope and the fate of the Assyrian Christians, Armenians and Kurds.Masses of reading, maps and pictures (107MB). To order the ebook and download click on the Add to Cart button.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Forces (ANZEF): Assemblage at and Departure from Albany
The Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Forces (ANZEF): Assemblage at and Departure from Albany
A very rare 1915 publication of the Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary forces : Assemblage at and departure from Albany which was actually issued in 1920. The publication is extensively illustrated, containing photographs of the troops on parade, boarding ship as well as shots of the troopships and naval escorts. A large panorama shot can be unfolded which shows the fleet asembled in King george's Sound and also the fleet leaving the sound. Includes a description of the convoy, its time in Albany, the Naval escorts, tables of information on the NZ troopships and athe Australian troopships, plus details of the military arrangements and disposition. The publication was prevented from being published by the Military censors until 1920. On the early morning of November 1 this great fleet, each unit in its appointed place in the long rank, the four protecting cruisers one ahead, one astern, and one on each flank, headed for the Indian Ocean on the voyage to Egypt, where the army was to undergo its last stages of war-training to prepare it for the desperate enterprises which lay ahead. This historic moment has been captured for posterity and Albany has rightly commemorated this opening event of the Anzac legend since then. The first recorded dawn service was held at Albany in the 1920s overlooking the scene where the ANZEF fleet anchored and departed for overseas. The Light Horse memorial stands proud on Mt Clarence looking out to sea where the young soldiers sailed off into history. This ebook in PDF format includes photographs taken recently at Albany of the WW1 monuments and also of the places where the expeditionary force came ashore - providing a "then and now" perspective where possible as well as reproducing the original photographs from the publication. A rare book which gives a different view of a compelling period of ANZAC history. To order the ebook and download (14MB) click on the Add to Cart button.

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.

The Defense of Gallipoli - A General Staff Study by LtCol George Patton
The Defense of Gallipoli - A General Staff Study by LtCol George Patton
An extraordinary and insightful, independent study of the Gallipoli campaign by an independent and controversial military authority. Covers all aspects of the first modern amphibious landing under fire. Great reading and challenges many British and Australian views of the campaign. 69 pages. George Smith Patton Jr. GCB, KBE (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a leading U.S. Army general in World War II in campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, France, and Germany, 1943–1945. Download now (.9MB) by ordering below.

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.

With Our Army in Palestine
With Our Army in Palestine
WITH OUR ARMY IN PALESTINE - BY ANTONY BLUETT - LATE OF "A" BATTERY, H.A.C., AND EGYPTIAN CAMEL TRANSPORT CORPS - 1919. Little has been said, and less written, of the campaigns in Egypt and Palestine. This book is an attempt to give those interested some idea of the work and play and, occasionally, the sufferings of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, from the time of its inception to the Armistice. Severely technical details have been reduced to a minimum, the story being rather of men than matters; but such necessary figures and other data of which I had not personal knowledge, have been taken from the official dispatches and from the notes of eye-witnesses. illustrated with photos, 290 pages, 1.5MB download.

THE INCOMPARABLE 29th AND THE
THE INCOMPARABLE 29th AND THE "RIVER CLYDE"
THE INCOMPARABLE 29th AND THE "RIVER CLYDE" BY GEORGE DAVIDSON, M.A., M.I). Major RAMC - A graphical description of the despatch of the 29th Division to Gallipoli in 1915 and the bloody and horrendous landing at Cape Helles. The British 29th Division, known as the Incomparable Division, was a First World War regular army infantry division formed in early 1915 by combining various units that had been acting as garrisons about the British Empire. Under the command of Major General Aylmer Hunter-Weston, the division fought throughout the Battle of Gallipoli, including the original landing at Cape Helles. From 1916 to the end of the war the division fought on the Western Front in France. The 29th Division served on the Gallipoli peninsula for the duration of the ill-fated campaign. It made the first landings in April of 1915 and was among the last to leave in January of 1916. The division suffered through the worst of the fighting at Cape Helles before being moved to fight on the Suvla front as well. To order the ebook and download (16.8MB) click on the Add to Cart button.

Gallipoli Diary - Volume 1
GALLIPOLI DIARY - Vol 1 by General SIR IAN HAMILTON, G.C.B. Published 1920. This ebook is the first volume of his wartime experiences, the most important covering the period before and after the landing and the lead-up to stalemate. A valuable resource on the Dardanelles campaign. In easy to download and view PDF format. Full text and images plus additional information on the campaign. Click on thumbnail for more information and details.

Gallipoli Diary - Volume 2
GALLIPOLI DIARY - Volume 2 by General SIR IAN HAMILTON, G.C.B. Published 1920. This PDF facsimile includes original publications photographs and map but also includes a number of recent photographs of the Gallipoli battlefields. This downloadable ebook is of the second volume of his wartime experiences, covering the period of the Suvla landing, August Offensives and the lead-up to evacuation. A valuable resource on the Dardanelles campaign. Click on the thumbnail for more detail on the ebook.

A Brief Outline of the Campaign in Mesopotamia 1914-18
A Brief Outline of the Campaign in Mesopotamia 1914-18
A Brief Outline of the Campaign in Mesopotamia 1914-18 BY LT-COL. R. EVANS, M.C., P.S.C - 1930. 135 pages. A contemporary review of this complex campaign. To order the ebook and download (17.7 MB) click on the Add to Cart button.

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.

Secrets of a Kuttite
Secrets of a Kuttite
The battle for Kut, capture and imprisonment by the Turks and escape attempts. A compelling description of this disastrous campaign. Download (160MB) Illustrated with photos and maps.

A Kut Prisoner
A Kut Prisoner
The experience and individual fortune of a subaltern of the Indian Army Reserve of Officers who had his first taste of fighting at the battle of Ctesiphon, and was afterwards taken prisoner by the Turks with the rest of the Kut Garrison, ultimately succeeding in escaping from Asia Minor. An amazing tale of captivity and escape to Russia. Illustrated with photos and maps. 1.7MB download.

The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad    by Edward John Thompson - Published 1919
The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad by Edward John Thompson - Published 1919
The Mesopotamian War was a side-show, so distant from Europe that even the tragedy of Kut and the slaughter which failed to save our troops and prestige were felt chiefly in retrospect, when the majority of the men who suffered so vainly had gone into the silence of death or of captivity. When Maude's offensive carried our arms again into Kut, and beyond, to Baghdad, interest revived; but of the hard fighting which followed, which made Baghdad secure, nothing has been made known, or next to nothing. The men in Mesopotamia did not feel that this was unnatural. We felt, none more so, that it was the European War which mattered; indeed, our lot often seemed the harder by reason of its little apparent importance. Yet, after all, Baghdad was the first substantial victory which no subsequent reverse swept away; and it came when the need of victory, for very prestige's sake, was very great. Mr. Candler has written, bitterly enough, of the way the Censorship impeded him in his work as official 'Eye-witness.' His was a thankless task; as he well knows, few of us, though we were all his friends, have not groused at his reports of our operations. A long, drawn-out campaign in appalling conditions that was initially about protecting British oil interests but later gave rise to visions of glittering prizes in the capture of Baghdad and the crushing of the Turkish Empire in conjunction with the Russians. 4MB download.

Letters and Memorials    of   Captain WILLIAM A. DOUGLAS      6th Battalion The Royal Scots
Letters and Memorials of Captain WILLIAM A. DOUGLAS 6th Battalion The Royal Scots
Letters from Captain Douglas whilst on active service in Egypt during the Senussi Rebellion and Turkish attacks on Suez until he was killed in action in France. An interesting and illuninating description of World War 1 service in the Royal Scots. 193MB download in 3 parts.

The Long Road to Baghdad   in   Two Volumes    by Edmund Candler
The Long Road to Baghdad in Two Volumes by Edmund Candler
590 pages in 2 volumes, includes photographs and maps. An extensive and well written history of the Mesopotamian Campaign. Includes bonus 62 page volume of illustrated articles from the Illustrated Great War magazine series, covering the Battle for Kut, the advance on Baghdad and the subsequent battles in Mesopotamia. A fine eBook collection to read. Download - 296MB in 4 parts.

Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
With Lawrence in Arabia: The classic work by T.E. Lawrence on the Arab Revolt during the First World War in the Middle East. "This book offers a classic understanding of the differences between feudal tribes and the need to harness their strengths to bring them around. The book is still relevant to our times in the Middle East and Iraq in particular. Lawrence articulated the complex, and often overlapping, religious and tribal loyalties and motivations of the region. A fascinating account of the campaign in the desert which still has implications for today. Download now (11.6MB).

The Story of the Royal Scots - the Lothian Regiment
The Story of the Royal Scots - the Lothian Regiment
Published 1915 - The Story of the Royal Scots (The Lothian Regiment) Formerly The First or The Royal Regiment of Foot. In the "Country Life" series of military histories. Frontispiece and sixteen black and white plates, numerous illustrations and plans within the text. Covers history from 1421 to 1916 including Gallipoli campaign. Download (68MB).

The Seventh Manchesters  July 1916 to March 1919
The Seventh Manchesters July 1916 to March 1919
By Captain S. J. WILSON, M.C. WITH A PREFACE BY The Hon. ANTHONY M. HENLEY, C.M.G., D.S.O. (Brigadier-General (retired), late Commanding 127th Infantry Brigade) AND AN INTRODUCTION BY GERALD B. HURST, T.D., K.C., M.P. (Lieut.-Col. Commanding the 7th Bn. Manchester Regiment) - Contents. Preface by Brigadier-General A. M. Henley, C.M.G., D.S.O. Introduction by Lieut.-Col. G. B. Hurst, K.C., M.P. List of Illustrations List of Sketch Maps Chapter I.— Holding up the Turk " II.— Desert Life " III.— For France " IV.— Holding the Line " V.— Belgium " VI.— An Interlude " VII.— Stopping the Hun " VIII.— Worrying the Hun " IX.— Hammering the Hun " X.— Pursuing the Hun " XI.— Aftermath and Home Appendix I.— Honours and Awards to Members of the Battalion " II.— Members of the Battalion Killed in Action, Died of Wounds, Missing, etc. Many illustrations and maps. Download (9MB)

THE FIFTH BATTALION   HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY   IN THE WAR  1914-1918
THE FIFTH BATTALION HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY IN THE WAR 1914-1918
Published 1921 The 5th Highland Light Infantry was originally known as the 19th Lanark Rifle Volunteers, one of the Volunteer units raised in 1859. In 1880, it became the 5th Lanark Volunteers. The connection with the Highland Light Infantry began in 1887, when it was named the 1st Volunteer Battalion Highland Light Infantry, a detachment of which served in the South African War. On the formation of the Territorial Force in 1909, the present name was adopted. This book deals with the unit record of service in the war 1914-1918. The unit served in Gallipoli, Sinai, Palestine and France. Many illustrations and maps. Download (4.3MB)

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)

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).

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.

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.

Western Front - Tribute to ANZACs
Western Front - Tribute to ANZACs
Western Front - A selection of photos in tribute to the ANZACs (with a focus on 1 Bn AIF areas of operation - then and now - 42 pages - downloadable PDF file - 22MB

Where the Australians Rest
Where the Australians Rest
Where the Australians Rest "Where the Australians rest: a description of many of the cemeteries overseas in which Australians, including those whose names can never now be known, are buried" (Melbourne: Department of Defence, 1920) 75pp Thirty-six b/w plates and one b/w illus Facsimile of this rare publication, easily accessible in high resolution PDF format and downloadable. Description of the Australian War Cemeteries - includes pen drawings of the cemeteries. Covers France, Belgium, Galliopoli, Malta, Egypt, Palestine and England. Updated with comparative photos of Australian War Cemeteries in Gallipoli, France and Belgium. Provided as a PDF attachment to the original book in facsimile. To order the ebook and download (123 MB) click on the Add to Cart button.

The History of the 1st Battalion A.I.F. 1914-19
The History of the 1st Battalion A.I.F. 1914-19
The 1st Battalion AIF - . The History of the First Battalion AIF 1914-19 - fought at Anzac, Suvla, Sari bair, Lone Pine, Pozieres, Bullecourt, Ypres, Passchendaele, Brrodseinde, Polygon Wood, Amiens, Albert, Hindenburg Line and more. Facsimile PDF eBook - 155 pages of text, maps and photos. Available in downloadable PDF form for Windows and Mac - 39MB

 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.

The Red and White Diamond - The Official History Of The 24th Battalion AIF
The Red and White Diamond - The Official History Of The 24th Battalion AIF
The Red and White Diamond - The Official History Of The 24th Battalion AIF by Sgt WJ Harvey M.M. Published 1920. 340 pages including photos and maps. Available for immediate download (39mb). In 1915 the Battalion went ashore at Gallipoli and fought at Lone Pine. It took part in its first major offensive around Pozières and Mouquet Farm in July and August 1916. In May 1917 the battalion participated in the successful, but costly, second battle of Bullecourt. It was involved for only a single day - 3 May - but suffered almost 80 per cent casualties. Don't pay over $1000 for an original book. View the ebook easily in high definition PDF ebook format suitable for PCs or tablets.

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.

The Story of the 21st - Being the Official History of the 21st Bn AIF
The Story of the 21st - Being the Official History of the 21st Bn AIF
Unit history in downloadable PDF format (10MB). The 21st Battalion arrived in Egypt in June 1915 and proceeded to Gallipoli in late August. In early May 1917, the battalion fought at Bullecourt, and then in October participated in the 3-kilometre advance that captured Broodseinde Ridge, east of Ypres. The 21st battalion participated in the battles - Hamel, Amiens and Mont St. Quentin. The 21st could barely muster a company after the 1918 offensive. It was ordered to disband and in response, the men of the 21st mutinied on 25 September 1918. By the end of that day, the order was withdrawn, and the battalion fought its last battle at Montbrehain on 5 October. The following day it became the last Australian battalion to withdraw from active operations on the Western Front. To order the ebook and download click on the Add to Cart button.

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.

The Story of the 39th Battalion AIF 1916-19
The Story of the 39th Battalion AIF 1916-19
The 39th Battalion AIF - by Lt Col A T Patterson - 397 pages - hi definition PDF eBook format (218MB) with 36 illustrations and 11 maps. The 39th Battalion was formed on 21 February 1916 at the Ballarat Showgrounds in Victoria and drew most of its recruits from the state’s Western District. The 39th fought in its first major battle at Messines, in Belgium, between 7-9 June 1917. The 39th fought in another two major attacks in this sector - the carefully planned and executed battle of Broodseinde on 4 October, and the disastrous battle of Passchendaele on 12 October. When the German Army launched its last great offensive in the spring of 1918, the battalion was rushed south to France and played a role in turning the German drive aimed at the vital railway junction of Amiens. The 39th 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. A fine Unit history, download now.

The Forty-First   Being a Record of the 41st Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces, during the Great War 1914-18
The Forty-First Being a Record of the 41st Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces, during the Great War 1914-18
The 41st Battalion was raised in February 1916 with recruits from Brisbane, northern Queensland and the northern rivers district of New South Wales. When the German Army launched its last great offensive in March 1918, the battalion was rushed south to France and played a role in blunting the drive towards the vital railway junction of Amiens. The Allies launched their own offensive on 8 August 1918, and the 41st played an active role both in the initial attack and the long advance that followed throughout August and into September. The 41st 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 ((45MB) click on the Add to Cart button.

The Spirit of the Forty-Second
The Spirit of the Forty-Second
Narrative of the 42nd Battalion, 11the Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division, Australian Imperial Forces, during the Great War 1914-18. 186 pages with illustrations and honour roll. The 42nd Battalion was raised at Enoggera, on the outskirts of Brisbane, in December 1915 and became part of the 11th Brigade of the 3rd Australian Division. The battalion became known as the "Australian Black Watch". This association was recognised with a bagpipe band. After training in Australia and Britain, the 42nd deployed to France on 26 November 1916 and in 1917, the operations of the 3rd Division were focussed on the Ypres sector of Belgium. The 42nd participated in major battles at Messines on 7 June, Warneton on 31 July, Broodseinde on 4 October, and Passchendaele on 12 October. On 20 September 1918 the 42nd was ordered to disband to provide reinforcements for other battalions. Its men mutinied winning the Battalion a temporary reprieve. On 2 October the order to disband was once again issued. The men still disobeyed, but pressure from the AIF hierarchy eventually forced compliance. To order the ebook and download (58MB) click on the Add to Cart button.

The Forty-Third   the story and official history of the 43rd Battalion AIF
The Forty-Third the story and official history of the 43rd Battalion AIF
248 pages with illustrations. Available as a 3 part archive file which can be extracted to foem one PDF ebook. The battalion embarked in June 1916 and, after landing briefly in Egypt, went on to Britain for further training. The battalion arrived on the Western Front in late December. In June 1917 the battalion took part in the battle of Messines and in October the Third Battle of Ypres.The battalion spent much of 1918 fighting in the Somme valley. In April they helped stop the German Spring offensive at Villers-Bretonneux. In July the battalion was part of General Monash's attack at Hamel. In August and September the battalion helped drive the Germans back to the Hindenburg Line. To order the ebook and download (270MB) click on the Add to Cart button.

The History of the 14th Battalion AIF -   being the story of the vicissitudes of an Australian Unit in the Great War
The History of the 14th Battalion AIF - being the story of the vicissitudes of an Australian Unit in the Great War
416 pages with illustrations, maps and honour roll. Principally from Melbourne and its suburbs the 14th Bn landed at ANZAC Cove on the afternoon of 25 April 1915. On 19 May the Turks launched a massive counter-attack. During this fighting Lance Corporal Albert Jacka of the 14th was awarded the AIF's first Victoria Cross. The battalion served at ANZAC until the evacuation in December. In June 1916 they sailed for France and the Western Front. From then until 1918, the battalion took part in bloody trench warfare. In March and April 1918, the battalion helped stop the German spring offensive. It subsequently participated in the great allied offensive of 1918, fighting near Amiens on 8 August 1918. This advance by British and empire troops was the greatest success in a single day on the Western Front, one that German General Erich Ludendorff described as "..the black day of the German Army in this war...". To order the ebook and download (40MB) click on the Add to Cart button.

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.

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.

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.

23rd Bn (First Sportsmans) Royal Fusiliers - A record of its services in the Great War
23rd Bn (First Sportsmans) Royal Fusiliers - A record of its services in the Great War
23rd Bn (First Sportsmans) Royal Fusiliers - A record of its services in the Great War - by Fred Ward Published 1920 Includes roll of honour and Roll of those who served The Sportsmans Battalion was formed in London and was one of the Pals Battalions, excepting it was based on an individuals sporting prowess. So many wanted to join a second Sportmans Battalion was formed. As such the Sportsmans Battalion was unique in many ways having a mix of educated and sporting members, being quite cosmopolitan with few class distinctions. It was felt that the cream of the nation had answered the call. The battalion served in France from 1914-19. Includes illustrations. To order the ebook and download (9.36 MB) click on the Add to Cart button. For more detail, click on the thumbnail picture.

A GENERAL SKETCH   OF THE   EUROPEAN WAR  THE FIRST PHASE  BY  HILAIRE BELLOC
A GENERAL SKETCH OF THE EUROPEAN WAR THE FIRST PHASE BY HILAIRE BELLOC
Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (July 27, 1870–July 16, 1953) was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. This book first published in 1915, covers: THE GENERAL CAUSES OF THE WAR. (1) The German Object (2) Conflict produced by the Contrast of this German Attitude or Will with the Wills of Other Nations (3) Prussia (4) Austria (5) The Particular Causes of the War (6) The Immediate Occasion of the War PART II. THE FORCES OPPOSED. (1) The Geographical position of the Belligerents The Geographical Advantages and disadvantages of the Germanic Body The Geographical Advantages and Disadvantages of the Allies (2) The Opposing Strengths The Figures of the First Period, say to October 1-31, 1914 The Figures of the Second Period, say to April 15-June 1, 1915 (3) The Conflicting Theories of War PART III. THE FIRST OPERATIONS. (1) The Battle of Metz (2) Lemberg (3) Tannenberg (4) The Spirits in Conflict. Includes numerous maps and diagrams. To order the ebook and download (4MB) click on the Add to Cart button. To see more detail, click on the thumbnail picture.

A HILLTOP ON THE MARNE      By Mildred Aldrich      Being Letters Written June 3-September 8, 1914
A HILLTOP ON THE MARNE By Mildred Aldrich Being Letters Written June 3-September 8, 1914
"August 3, 1914. Well—war is declared. I passed a rather restless night. I fancy every one in France did. All night I heard a murmur of voices, such an unusual thing here. It simply meant that the town was awake and, the night being warm, every one was out of doors. All day to-day aeroplanes have been flying between Paris and the frontier. Everything that flies seems to go right over my roof. Early this morning I saw two machines meet, right over my garden, circle about each other as if signaling, and fly off together. I could not help feeling as if one chapter of Wells's "War in the Air" had come to pass. It did make me realize how rapidly the aeroplane had developed into a real weapon of war. I remember so well, no longer ago than Exposition year,—that was 1900,—that I was standing, one day, in the old Galerie des Machines, with a young engineer from Boston. Over our heads was a huge model of a flying machine. It had never flown, but it was the nearest thing to success that had been accomplished—and it expected to fly some time. So did Darius Green, and people were still skeptical. As he looked up at it, the engineer said: "Hang it all, that dashed old thing will fly one day, but I shall probably not live to see it." A fascinating account of the opening days of the grand tragedy of World War 1. To order the ebook and download (.7MB) click on the Add to Cart button.

A History of The Nations and Empires Involved and a Study of the of the Events Culminating in The Great Conflict
A History of The Nations and Empires Involved and a Study of the of the Events Culminating in The Great Conflict
A History of The Nations and Empires Involved and a Study of the Events Culminating in The Great Conflict by Logan Marshall PREFACE When the people of the United States heard the news of the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on June 28, 1914, it was with a feeling of great regret that another sorrow had been added to the many already borne by the aged Emperor Francis Joseph. That those fatal shots would echo around the world and, flashing out suddenly like a bolt from the blue, hurl nearly the whole of Europe within a week's time from a state of profound peace into one of continental war, unannounced, unexpected, unexplained, unprecedented in suddenness and enormity, was an unimaginable possibility. And yet the ringing of the church bells was suddenly drowned by the roar of cannon, the voice of the dove of peace by the blare of the trump of war, and throughout the world ran a shudder of terror at these unwonted and ominous sounds. But in looking back through history, tracing the course of events during the past century, following the footsteps of men in war and peace from that day of upheaval when medieval feudalism went down in disarray before the arms of the people in the French Revolution, some explanation of the Great European war of 1914 may be reached. Every event in history has its roots somewhere in earlier history, and we need but dig deep enough to find them.

A JOURNAL FROM OUR LEGATION IN BRUSSELS
A JOURNAL FROM OUR LEGATION IN BRUSSELS
A JOURNAL FROM OUR LEGATION IN BELGIUM BY HUGH GIBSON Secretary of the American Legation in Brussels Also includes Edith Cavell case. ILLUSTRATED FROM PHOTOGRAPHS - 214 pages - 2.7mb download. July 28, 1914.—Well, the roof has fallen in. War was declared this afternoon by Austria. The town is seething with excitement and everybody seems to realise how near they are to the big stage. Three classes of reserves have already been called to the colours to defend Belgian neutrality. A general mobilisation is prepared and may be declared at any time. The Bourse has been closed to prevent too much play on the situation, and let things steady themselves. In every other way the hatches have been battened down and preparations made for heavy weather. To-night the streets are crowded and demonstrations for and against war are being held. The Socialists have Jaurés, their French leader, up from Paris, and have him haranguing an anti-war demonstration in the Grande Place, where a tremendous crowd has collected. Nobody on earth can see where it will all lead. England is trying hard to localise the conflict, and has valuable help. If she does not succeed ..........

A Journey Through France in War Time
A Journey Through France in War Time
A fascinating account of France in the Great War. Includes illustrations. A rare insight into the condition of France early in the war. 265 pages, 3.6MB download.

A SCHOOL HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR  (complete with many pictures and maps)
A SCHOOL HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR (complete with many pictures and maps)
This brief history of the world's greatest war was prepared upon the suggestion of the National Board for Historical Service. Its purpose is to expand into an historical narrative the outline of the study of the war which the authors prepared for the Board and which was published by the United States Bureau of Education as Teachers' Leaflet No. 4, in August, 1918. To understand the Great War it is not sufficient to read the daily happenings of military and naval events as they are told in newspapers and magazines. We must go back of the facts of to-day and find in national history and personal ambition the causes of the present struggle. Years of preparation were necessary before German military leaders could convert a nation to their views, or get ready the men, munitions, and transportation for the war they wanted. Conflicts of races for hundreds of years have made the southeastern part of Europe a firebrand in international affairs. The course of the Russian revolution has been determined largely by the history of the Russian people and of the Russian rulers during the past two centuries. The entrance of England and Italy into the war against Germany was in each case brought about by causes which came into existence long before August, 1914. A person who understands, even in part, the causes of this great struggle, will be in a better position to realize why America entered the war and what our nation is fighting for. And better yet, he will be more ready to take part in settling the many problems of peace which must come after the war is over. For these reasons, the first few chapters of this book are devoted to a study of the important facts of recent European history. 2MB download.

A SHORT HISTORY OF   THE GREAT WAR
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR BY A. F. POLLARD M.A., Litt.D. FELLOW OF ALL SOULS COLLEGE, OXFORD PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH HISTORY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON WITH NINETEEN MAPS First Published in 1920 411 pages c/w foldout maps CONTENTS CHAP. I. THE BREACH OF THE PEACE II. THE GERMAN INVASION III. RUSSIA MOVES IV. THE WAR ON AND BEYOND THE SEAS V. ESTABLISHING THE WESTERN FRONT VI. THE FIRST WINTER OF THE WAR VII. THE FAILURE OF THE ALLIED OFFENSIVE VIII. THE DEFEAT OF RUSSIA IX. THE CLIMAX OF GERMAN SUCCESS X. THE SECOND WINTER OF THE WAR XI. THE SECOND GERMAN OFFENSIVE IN THE WEST XII. THE ALLIED COUNTER-OFFENSIVE XIII. THE BALKANS AND POLITICAL REACTIONS XIV. THE TURN OF THE TIDE XV. HOPE DEFERRED XVI. THE BALANCE OF POWER XVII. THE EVE OF THE FINAL STRUGGLE XVIII. THE LAST GERMAN OFFENSIVE XIX. THE VICTORY OF THE ENTENTE XX. THE FOUNDATIONS OF PEACE INDEX LIST OF MAPS 1. THE GERMAN INVASION OF FRANCE 2. THE BATTLES OF THE AISNE 3. THE CAMPAIGNS IN ARTOIS 4. THE DARDANELLES 5. THE RUSSIAN FRONT 6. THE BALKANS 7. MESOPOTAMIA 8. THE CAUCASUS 9. THE ATTACK ON VERDUN 10. THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME 11. THE RUMANIAN CAMPAIGN 12. THE CONQUEST OF EAST AFRICA 13. THE BALTIC CAMPAIGNS 14. THE BATTLES IN FLANDERS 15. THE ITALIAN FRONT 16. THE BATTLES OF ARRAS AND CAMBRAI 17. THE LAST GERMAN OFFENSIVE 18. THE CONQUEST OF SYRIA 19. FOCH'S CAMPAIGN A concise history of World War I written from the perspective of the early 1920s. Download 1.4MB

A SOLDIER'S SKETCHES UNDER FIRE
A SOLDIER'S SKETCHES UNDER FIRE
"On the outbreak of the war I joined the Royal Fusiliers, uninfluenced by the appeal of wall-posters or the blandishments of a recruiting sergeant. My former experience as a trooper in the Hertfordshire Yeomanry being accounted unto me for military righteousness, I sailed with my regiment from Southampton on September 3rd, 1914. We experienced some exciting incidents on the way out; for instance, in the Bay we ran into a fog, and the order was given for all to stand by. For the next two or three hours all were in doubt as to what might happen—of course there was fear of torpedoes. We heard in the distance several shots fired, presumably by the battle-cruiser which was our escort. When the fog lifted, we could just see the smoke lifting on the horizon of some enemy craft, which had been chased off by our own warship. We again steamed ahead towards our destination and were soon sailing into smooth and calm waters, the temperature becoming quite genial and warm as we approached the Straits of Gibraltar. As we passed through the Straits the message was signalled that those two notorious vessels, the "Goeben" and the "Breslau," were roaming loose in the Mediterranean..........." An artist sketches and illustrates his experience of war in France. 2MB download.

A Traveller in Wartime - Winston Churchill
A Traveller in Wartime - Winston Churchill
"After the Russian peace, the Germans attempted to overwhelm the British by hurling against them vastly superior numbers of highly trained men. It is for the military critic of the future to analyse any tactical errors that may have been made at the second battle of the Somme. Apparently there was an absence of preparation, of specific orders from high sources in the event of having to cede ground. This much can be said, that the morale of the British Army remains unimpaired; that the presence of mind and ability of the great majority of the officers who, flung on their own resources, conducted the retreat, cannot be questioned; while the accomplishment of General Carey, in stopping the gap with an improvised force of non-combatants, will go down in history". An American novelist tours the front. 0.25MB download.

A Volunteer Poilu
A Volunteer Poilu
"I HAVE ventured to call this book A Volunteer Poilu principally because we were known to the soldiers of the Bois-le-Prêtre as "les Poilus Américains." Then, too, it was my ambition to do for my comrades, the French private soldiers, what other books have done for the soldiers of other armies. The title chosen, however, was more than complimentary; it was but just. In recognition of the work of the Section during the summer, it was, in October, 1915, formally adopted into the French army; a French officer became its administrative head, and the drivers were given the same papers, pay, and discipline as their French comrades". Americans in the French Army in WW1. Illustrated. 3MB download.

A Yankee in the Trenches
A Yankee in the Trenches
I have tried as an American in writing this book to give the public a complete view of the trenches and life on the Western Front as it appeared to me, and also my impression of conditions and men as I found them - An American with the British Army in France. 0.75MB download.

Adventures of A Despatch Rider
Adventures of A Despatch Rider
AT 6.45 P.M. on Saturday, July 25, 1914, Alec and I determined to take part in the Austro-Servian War. I remember the exact minute, because we were standing on the "down" platform of Earl's Court Station, waiting for the 6.55 through train to South Harrow, and Alec had just remarked that we had ten minutes to wait. We had travelled up to London, intending to work in the British Museum for our "vivas" at Oxford, but in the morning it had been so hot that we had strolled round Bloomsbury, smoking our pipes. By lunch-time we had gained such an appetite that we did not feel like work in the afternoon. We went to see Elsie Janis. The evening papers were full of grave prognostications. War between Servia and Austria seemed inevitable. Earl's Court Station inspired us with the spirit of adventure. We determined to take part, and debated whether we should go out as war correspondents or as orderlies in a Servian hospital. At home we could talk of nothing else during dinner. Ikla, that wisest of all Egyptians, mildly encouraged us, while the family smiled. - on the Western Front in France - with maps - 7MB download.

Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War
Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War
Ever since the earliest days of the great conquest of the air, first by the dirigible balloon and then by the aeroplane, their use in time of war has been a fruitful theme for discussion. But their arrival was of too recent a date, their many utilities too unexplored to provide anything other than theories, many obviously untenable, others avowedly problematical. Yet the part airships have played in the Greatest War has come as a surprise even to their most convinced advocates. For every expectation shattered, they have shown a more than compensating possibility of usefulness. In this volume an endeavour has been made to record their achievements, under the stern test of trial, as an axiom of war, and to explain, in untechnical language, the many services to which they have been and may be applied. Illustrated - 1.5MB download.

Three WW1 books in 1 package:  1. The Army and The Navy of the USA - 1917  2. Manual for NCOs and Privates of Infantry of the Army of the US - 1917  3. America's Army and its Part in the Great War
Three WW1 books in 1 package: 1. The Army and The Navy of the USA - 1917 2. Manual for NCOs and Privates of Infantry of the Army of the US - 1917 3. America's Army and its Part in the Great War
Wonderful descriptions of the US Forces of the time and great colourful illustrations. 20mb download.

GEORGES  GUYNEMER - KNIGHT OF THE AIR
GEORGES GUYNEMER - KNIGHT OF THE AIR
This book details the short life and dazzling career of Georges Marie Ludovic Jules Guynemer, revered by the people of France as the veteran of over 600 air combats. Twice wounded and awarded 26 citations, the recipient of the highest honours for gallantry France could bestow, his official victory total is 53 but it has been suggested that the true figure is nearer 100. Illustrated. 1MB download.

The German High Seas Fleet by Admiral Scheer
The German High Seas Fleet by Admiral Scheer
Profusely illustrated in this new eBook edition. This edition of Admiral Reinhard Scheer's memoirs is a transcript of the original English version which was published in 1920. In December 1914, Scheer became chief of the Third Squadron of the High Seas Fleet. He led the German fleet into the battle of Jutland, one of the great naval battles of this century. Admiral Scheer was a strong supporter of unrestricted submarine warfare a tactic which ultimately brought the USA into the war making Germany’s defeat inevitable, something Admiral Scheer denies, blaming Germany’s defeat on internal weakness. His attitude shared by others inevitably led Germany into an even more devastating war. Germany"s High Seas Fleet in the World War is not a history of the German navy in World War 1, it is rather a history of the Imperial fleet stationed in Germany which challenged the British Royal Navy for control of the North Sea. This is one of the principal books on naval operations in World War 1. 5MB download.

HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAR    An Authentic Narrative of The World's Greatest War
HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAR An Authentic Narrative of The World's Greatest War
By FRANCIS A. MARCH, Ph.D. In Collaboration with RICHARD J. BEAMISH Special War Correspondent and Military Analyst With an Introduction By GENERAL PEYTON C. MARCH Chief of Staff of the United States Army Illustrated with Reproductions from the Official Photographs of the United States, British and French Governments 1919 - 736 pgs; photos; illustrations; chronology of events. A concise history of World War I written from the perspective of the early 1920s. "This is a popular history of the world"s greatest war. Written frankly from the viewpoint of the United States and the Allies, it visualizes the bloodiest and most destructive conflict of all ages from its remote causes to its glorious conclusion and beneficial results. The authors include all theaters including the Balkans, Gallipoli, Italy, Mesopotamia, Russia and the air and naval war". 1MB download.

Letters and Memorials    of   Captain WILLIAM A. DOUGLAS      6th Battalion The Royal Scots
Letters and Memorials of Captain WILLIAM A. DOUGLAS 6th Battalion The Royal Scots
Letters from Captain Douglas whilst on active service in Egypt during the Senussi Rebellion and Turkish attacks on Suez until he was killed in action in France. An interesting and illuninating description of World War 1 service in the Royal Scots. 193MB download in 3 parts.

Letters From Flanders
Letters From Flanders
Written by 2nd Lieut. A. D, GILLESPIE (Killed in action 1915) Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders To his home people - With an appreciation of two Brothers BY THE RIGHT REV. THE BISHOP OF SOUTHWARK --o-- WITH PORTRAITS - 213MB download in 3 parts - The letters home of Lieut A D Gillespie, of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, revealing life at the front and in the trenches during the First World War. He died at the Front in 1915; this book was published in 1916 during the First World War. "B company have been unlucky since I joined them; out of six officers killed and wounded since I came out, four have been ours, and since Bankier went to be adjutant, I am the only one left who was there in February". --o-- 330 pages plus 3 gravure portraits.

Raemaekers' Cartoons
Raemaekers' Cartoons
Propaganda publications from 1916. One a 38 page book of cartoons of atrocities in Belgium and the Great War. Secondly, a very large book of cartoons (over 300 pages) attacking Germany's role in the War with each cartoon accompanied by a description by a famous British author. Both books published in 1916. A fascinating example of wartime propaganda, with accompanying descriptions by famous British writers such a GK Chesterton and John Buchan. Download eBook (7.5MB).

The World War and What Was Behind It or The Story of the Map of Europe
The World War and What Was Behind It or The Story of the Map of Europe
This volume is the result of the interest shown by pupils, teachers, and the general public in a series of talks on the causes of the great European war which were given by the author in the fall of 1914. The audiences were widely different in character. They included pupils of the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, students in high school and normal school, teachers in the public schools, an association of business men, and a convention of boards of education. In every case, the same sentiment was voiced: "If there were only some book which would give us these facts in simple language and illustrate them by maps and charts as you have done!" After searching the market for a book of this sort without success, the author determined to put the subject of his talks into manuscript form. It has been his aim to write in a style which is well within the comprehension of the children in the upper grades and yet is not too juvenile for adult readers. The book deals with the remarkable sequence of events in Europe which made the great war inevitable. Facts are revealed which, so far as the author knows, have not been published in any history to date; facts which had the strongest possible bearing on the outbreak of the war. Includes many maps and illustrations. Download (6MB).

The Great War as I Saw It
The Great War as I Saw It
It is with a feeling of great hesitation that I send out this account of my personal experiences in the Great War. As I read it over, I am dismayed at finding how feebly it suggests the bitterness and the greatness of the sacrifice of our men. As the book is written from an entirely personal point of view, the use of the first personal pronoun is of course inevitable, but I trust that the narration of my experience has been used only as a lens through which the great and glorious deeds of our men may be seen by others. I have refrained, as far as possible, except where circumstances seemed to demand it, from mentioning the names of officers or the numbers of battalions. I cannot let the book go out without thanking, for many acts of kindness, Lieut.-General Sir Edwin Alderson, K.C.B., Lieut.-General Sir Arthur Currie, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., and Major-General Sir Archibald Macdonell, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., who were each in turn Commanders of the First Canadian Division. The Canadians in the great War, well written book covers the major battles including Ypres, Vimy Ridge, Paschendaele, and the final offensive. Download (1.3MB).

THE OLD FRONT LINE
THE OLD FRONT LINE
The book by John Mansfield is a description of the battlefield front-line from which the British Army attacked on the first day on the Somme, 1 July 1916, and as such is perhaps the first battlefield guide of the First World War. Download (9MB)

The Story of the Royal Scots - the Lothian Regiment
The Story of the Royal Scots - the Lothian Regiment
Published 1915 - The Story of the Royal Scots (The Lothian Regiment) Formerly The First or The Royal Regiment of Foot. In the "Country Life" series of military histories. Frontispiece and sixteen black and white plates, numerous illustrations and plans within the text. Covers history from 1421 to 1916 including Gallipoli campaign. Download (68MB).

North Sea Days    A Brief History of the USS Texas    and  life generally in the North Sea during a war
North Sea Days A Brief History of the USS Texas and life generally in the North Sea during a war
The Battleship TEXAS is the last dreadnought in existence in the world, a veteran of Vera Cruz (1914) and both World Wars. This a rare item of wartime memorabilia, an insight into the US Navy's part in the First World War at sea. 126 pages including photographs and a nominal roll of the men and officers who served on her during her wartime tour of duty. Download (14MB).

The Geography of the Great War
The Geography of the Great War
The Geography of the Great War by Frank McMurry Ph.D Printed 1919 - Introduction to World Map Many maps and illustrations. 1. German Empire in 1914 (Before the War) 2. Examples of Prussian Leadership 3. Ambitions of Germany since 1871 4. The War in 1914 5. The War in 1915 6. The War in 1916 7. The War in 1917 8. Additions to the Allied Nations 9. The United States in the War - Troops sent over to fight in World War One 10. The War in 1918 11. Cost of the War - Declaration of War: A list of country involved in World War One (WW I) and the dates which each country "declared war" towards another country. Download (3.6MB)

WINNING A CAUSE - WORLD WAR STORIES      BY JOHN GILBERT THOMPSON
WINNING A CAUSE - WORLD WAR STORIES BY JOHN GILBERT THOMPSON
This volume contains the stories of the war of the character described, that were not included in Lest We Forget,—stories of the United States naval heroes, of the Americans landed in France, of the concluding events of the war, of the visit of President Wilson to Europe, and of the Peace Conference. In a word, emphasis is placed upon America's part in the struggle. This volume should be of even greater interest to American children than the first, for it tells the story of America's greatest achievement, of a nation undertaking a tremendous and terrible task not for material gain, but for an ideal. Illustrated. Download (2.4MB)

Kitchener - Organiser of Victory    by Howard Begbie. Published 1915. Illustrated
Kitchener - Organiser of Victory by Howard Begbie. Published 1915. Illustrated
Biography of England's military hero, touching briefly on his career in India, Egypt and South Africa. Written in the midst of World War I, when Kitchener was in charge of building up the British Army, this describes him as the embodiment of the "will of the entire British empire."

Canadian WW1 Military History -  INTO THE JAWS OF DEATH and THE STORY OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH (NORTH-WEST) BATTALION 1914 - 1917
Canadian WW1 Military History - INTO THE JAWS OF DEATH and THE STORY OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH (NORTH-WEST) BATTALION 1914 - 1917
Private John "Jack" O'Brien was one of the original members of the 28th Battalion, starting out in No. 10 Platoon. He transferred to the 250th Tunnelling Company in May 1916 after a call for volunteers. He was working at Hooge on June 6, 1916 and was captured in the battle following the mine explosion under the 28th Battalion that day. He spent some time in a German POW camp before escaping with another man and writing Into the Jaws of Death about his adventures. Also includes The Story of the 28th (North-West) Battalion. The full text of this book is included with the book Into the Jaws of Death as a special offer to add background to Private O'Brien's amazing story. Download both books (1MB)

WITH THE IMMORTAL SEVENTH DIVISION
WITH THE IMMORTAL SEVENTH DIVISION
CONTENTS - CHAPTER I. The Seventh Division CHAPTER II The Trek through Belgium CHAPTER III The Welcome of a People CHAPTER IV A Chapter of Incidents CHAPTER V The First Battle of Ypres CHAPTER VI Concerning Officers and Men CHAPTER VII The Work of a Chaplain in the Field CHAPTER VIII The Care of the Wounded CHAPTER IX Work at the Base CHAPTER X A Closing Word -

Book of the War
Book of the War
A Concise View of its Causes, Countries Involved, Theaters of Action, Leaders and Chief Events shown in Parallel Columns and Striking Picture Maps - Compiled from official reports and edited by Henry W Ruoff. Published 1918.

Foch the Man
Foch the Man
Foch the Man - A Life of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies by Clara E. Laughlin. Published 1918. Illustrated. Ferdinand Foch became supreme commander of Allied forces in World War One. Foch, along with Joseph Joffre and Philippe Pétain became one of the three most prominent French military officers in the war. His position in military history was assured. Foch is the only French military commander to have been made an honorary field-marshall in the British Army and his standing was ensured by the placing of a statue of him in central London. Marshal Ferdinand Foch died in 1929. Download (0.7MB)

British Airships - Past and Present by George Whale
British Airships - Past and Present by George Whale
British Airships - Past and Present by George Whale CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION CHAPTER II EARLY AIRSHIPS AND THEIR DEVELOPMENT TO THE PRESENT DAY CHAPTER III BRITISH AIRSHIPS BUILT BY PRIVATE FIRMS CHAPTER IV BRITISH ARMY AIRSHIPS CHAPTER V EARLY DAYS OF THE NAVAL AIRSHIP SECTION-- PARSEVAL AIRSHIPS, ASTRA-TORRES TYPE, ETC. CHAPTER VI NAVAL AIRSHIPS: THE NON-RIGIDS-- S.S. TYPE COASTAL AND C STAR AIRSHIPS THE NORTH SEA AIRSHIP CHAPTER VII NAVAL AIRSHIPS: THE RIGIDS RIGID AIRSHIP NO. 1 RIGID AIRSHIP NO. 9 RIGID AIRSHIP NO. 23 CLASS RIGID AIRSHIP NO. 23 X CLASS RIGID AIRSHIP NO. 31 CLASS RIGID AIRSHIP NO. 33 CLASS CHAPTER VIII THE WORK OF THE AIRSHIP IN THE WORLD WAR CHAPTER IX THE FUTURE OF AIRSHIPS. Download (2.8MB). Illustrated, lots of photographs.

Before the War by VISCOUNT HALDANE
Before the War by VISCOUNT HALDANE
The purpose of the pages which follow is to explain the policy pursued toward Germany by Great Britain through the eight years which immediately preceded the great war of 1914. It was a policy which had two branches, as inseparable as they were distinct. The preservation of peace, by removing difficulties and getting rid of misinterpretations, was the object of the first branch. The second branch was concerned with what might happen if we failed in our effort to avert war. Against any outbreak by which such failure might be followed we had to insure. The form of the insurance had to be one which, in our circumstances, was practicable, and care had to be taken that it was not of a character that would frustrate the main purpose by provoking, and possibly accelerating, the very calamity against which it was designed to provide. 277 PAGES Illustrated. Download (1.3MB)

Defenders of Democracy
Defenders of Democracy
Defenders of Democracy; contributions from representative other arts from our allies and our own country, ed. by the Gift book committee of the Militia of Mercy. Many plates illustrating the book. Download (3.1 MB). This beautiful book is the expression of the eager desire of all of the gifted men and women who have contributed to it and of the members of the Militia of mercy to render homage to our sailors, soldiers, nurses and physicians who offer the supreme sacrifice to free the stricken people of other lands and to protect humanity with their bodies from an enemy who has invented the name and created the thing "welt-schmerz"--world anguish. But we want it do more than extol their heroism and sacrifice, we want The Defenders of Democracy to help them win the war.

FLAG AND FLEET HOW THE BRITISH NAVY WON THE FREEDOM OF THE SEAS
FLAG AND FLEET HOW THE BRITISH NAVY WON THE FREEDOM OF THE SEAS
FLAG AND FLEET HOW THE BRITISH NAVY WON THE FREEDOM OF THE SEAS BY WILLIAM WOOD WITH A PREFACE BY ADMIRAL-OF-THE-FLEET SIR DAVID BEATTY. In acceding to the request to write a Preface for this volume I am moved by the paramount need that all the budding citizens of our great Empire should be thoroughly acquainted with the part the Navy has played in building up the greatest empire the world has ever seen. Colonel Wood has endeavored to make plain, in a stirring and attractive manner, the value of Britain's Sea-Power. To read his Flag and Fleet will ensure that the lessons of centuries of war will be learnt, and that the most important lesson of them all is this—that, as an empire, we came into being by the Sea, and that we cannot exist without the Sea. DAVID BEATTY, 2nd of June, 1919. The growth of the Royal navy, it's history and battles. Extensive coverage of the Navy in the First World War as well. Illustrated. Download (2MB).

The Seventh Manchesters  July 1916 to March 1919
The Seventh Manchesters July 1916 to March 1919
By Captain S. J. WILSON, M.C. WITH A PREFACE BY The Hon. ANTHONY M. HENLEY, C.M.G., D.S.O. (Brigadier-General (retired), late Commanding 127th Infantry Brigade) AND AN INTRODUCTION BY GERALD B. HURST, T.D., K.C., M.P. (Lieut.-Col. Commanding the 7th Bn. Manchester Regiment) - Contents. Preface by Brigadier-General A. M. Henley, C.M.G., D.S.O. Introduction by Lieut.-Col. G. B. Hurst, K.C., M.P. List of Illustrations List of Sketch Maps Chapter I.— Holding up the Turk " II.— Desert Life " III.— For France " IV.— Holding the Line " V.— Belgium " VI.— An Interlude " VII.— Stopping the Hun " VIII.— Worrying the Hun " IX.— Hammering the Hun " X.— Pursuing the Hun " XI.— Aftermath and Home Appendix I.— Honours and Awards to Members of the Battalion " II.— Members of the Battalion Killed in Action, Died of Wounds, Missing, etc. Many illustrations and maps. Download (9MB)

The Second Battle of the Marne - Michelin Guide
The Second Battle of the Marne - Michelin Guide
(in French - La deuxième bataille de la Marne) - a fascinating battlefield guide to the dreadful battle of the Marne in World War One - illustrated with numerous photos and maps. Published 1919. A fascinating guide to the frontline at the time when the wounds of war were fresh. Well illustrated. Download (8.75MB).

THE FIFTH BATTALION   HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY   IN THE WAR  1914-1918
THE FIFTH BATTALION HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY IN THE WAR 1914-1918
Published 1921 The 5th Highland Light Infantry was originally known as the 19th Lanark Rifle Volunteers, one of the Volunteer units raised in 1859. In 1880, it became the 5th Lanark Volunteers. The connection with the Highland Light Infantry began in 1887, when it was named the 1st Volunteer Battalion Highland Light Infantry, a detachment of which served in the South African War. On the formation of the Territorial Force in 1909, the present name was adopted. This book deals with the unit record of service in the war 1914-1918. The unit served in Gallipoli, Sinai, Palestine and France. Many illustrations and maps. Download (4.3MB)

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 1
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 1
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. The Great War - A Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict was a weekly magazine in 272 parts which was later bound into 13 large volumes ( totalling 6919 24cm W x 32.5cm H pages) . "A standard history of the World-Wide Conflict, including eye-witnesses' stories of striking incidents throughout the field of operations". The first part was published in August 1914, in a hurry to meet demand, as the popular opinion was that the war would be over by Christmas. Eventually the massive project went on to document the entire War, not just in Europe but world-wide with articles and coverage from Africa, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Gallipoli, Persia, China etc. "The 272 parts of The Great War will remain the unrivalled record of the most stupendous event in the history of humanity. Produced in the years of storm and stress, and often under distracting conditions, it will lack the poise and perspective of the cloistered historian's work, to be written a generation hence far removed from the passions and miseries of the events recorded; but it will at no time, near or distant, stand in fear of any rival as a vivid and fascinating pictorial record of the world-wide conflict". This is a history of the War written as it unfolded, with hundreds of maps, hundreds of full page engraving and thousands of photographs. It covers in depth the land, sea and air conflicts from all perspectives with considerable coverage of Empire Forces. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 1 now (365MB)

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 2
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 2
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 2 now (375MB)

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 3
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 3
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 3 now (297MB)

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 4
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 4
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 4 now (283MB)

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 5
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 5
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 5 now (282MB)

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 6
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 6
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 6 now (360MB)

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 7
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 7
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 7 now (352MB)

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 8
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 8
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 8 now (350MB)

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 9
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 9
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 9 now (315MB)

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 10
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 10
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 10 now (373MB)

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 11
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 11
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 11 now (350MB)

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 12
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 12
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Download Volume 12 now (394MB)

The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 13
The Great War - The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict - Volume 13
A comprehensive and detailed account of the Great War. A massive publication. Quality scans of each volume in easy to access PDF eBook format. Includes a General Index which comprises approximately 27,000 entries. Download Volume 13 now (442MB)

The Great Pacific War - by H C Bywater
The Great Pacific War - by H C Bywater
The novel which chillingly predicted the Pacific War and influenced Japanese and US naval strategy

Japan's Mein Kampf  - The Tanaka Memorial
Japan's Mein Kampf - The Tanaka Memorial
Japan's Dream of World Empire: The Tanaka Memorial, by Baron Giichi Tanaka, Ed. with introduction by Carl Crow, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1942. Tanaka was Japan's Prime Minister from April 20, 1927 to July 2, 1929. Purported to be Japan's blueprint for conquest. This edition issued as wartime propaganda in 1942. Download (2.2MB)

Soldaten-Atlas Wehrmacht   1941
Soldaten-Atlas Wehrmacht 1941
Soldaten-Atlas / Soldier Atlas, published by the Wehrmacht High command in late 1941. Cover says "for use inside the Wehrmacht only." Published for the soldiers at front to inform them about the ongoing war. Maps of Germany and Europe as it was shaped by the German forces in late 1941, NSDAP administrative structure of Germany, maps of the German WW2 campaigns prior to the invasion of Russia (Poland, Norway, France, Balkans) and explanation of the changing European map, several maps of the Sovjet Union as published after the start of operation Barbarossa, about half of the pages in color. Many charts of population, farming and industrial production. Maps of lost German colonies, maps of the invasion of Poland, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, France, Yugoslavia and Greece plus maps of racial groups of Europe and the world. Download (95MB)
1914 by Lord French
1914 by Lord French
Field Marshal John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres, KP, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCMG, ADC, PC (28 September 1852 – 22 May 1925), known as The Viscount French between 1916 and 1922, was a British and Anglo-Irish officer. Served as the first Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force for the first two years of World War I. French oversaw the BEF in the Battle of Mons, battle of the Marne and 1St Ypres and the introduction of the Territorials before the disastrous Battle of Loos. French's disagreements with Kitchener and Haig saw him removed from command in 1915. This account of the fundamental campaigns of the beginning of the Great War highlights the difficulty of fighting against overwhelming odds with limited supplies and an allied army. Includes detailed maps....14MB download in PDF format.

A Maker of History
A Maker of History
A Maker of History by Edward Phillips Oppenheim (22 October 1866 – 3 February 1946) an English novelist, in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers. A tale of espionage and threatened war between Russia, Germany and England built around the Dogger Bank incident during the Russo-Japanese War.

 

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