AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND MILITARY BOOKS

ANZAC military books including all periods of soldiering by Australian and New Zealand troops around the world since 1900.

All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.


ANON (N M Ingram 42110) 
ANZAC Diary. A Nonentity in Khaki
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A diary from an New Zealand private during WWI. This ANZAC soldier passed his diary to a military chaplain before he died, who in turn arranged for its publication. Focuses on the 1917-1918 Western Front and is a powerful account of the great offensive at Passchendaele in the Third Battle of Ypres.

VG softback
$35 C/B
Treharne Publishers, no date given, about 1970?, 156pp.
[#3421 ]





BARBER Laurie  
Red Coat to Jungle Green

New Zealand's army in peace and war
ISBN0864640412
ANZAC

VG softback
$15 A/A
INL print 1984 , 192pp + plates.
[PB1382 ]





BARBER & TONKIN-COVELL 
Freyberg, Churchill's Salamander

Lieutenant General Bernard Cyril Freyberg, and his role in the Second World War where he commanded the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Battle of Crete, the North African Campaign and the Italian Campaign.
ISBN0869410521

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with small split at head of DW spine, very minor faint damp rippling to bottom corner of first few pages.
$25 C/C
Hutchinson 1990 first UK issue hb dw, 310pp + plates. [# 1727 ]


VG hardback in VG dust jacket with inscription to free endpaper.
$25 C/C
Century Hutchinson 1989 FIRST EDITION hardcover x 310pp + plates. ISBN 1869410521 [NZ35 ]



BARNZ Billy 
The Goat Hunter.
Ho Chi Minh; A Kiwi ruins his war

Growing up in NZ in the 60's, Army Cadetship, Vietnam War etc.
ISBN9780958253574
ANZAC, Vietnam

VG+ softback with sewn sheets with French flaps, quality paper stock.
$25 C/C
Willson Scott 2004 first edition, 239pp. [#2039]





BENTLY Geoffrey and Maurice Conly 
Portrait of an Air Force
The Royal New Zealand Air Force 1937-1987
cover image of Portrait of an Air Force, The Royal New Zealand Air Force 1937-1987 for sale in New Zealand

A history of the RNZAF, published for the Jubilee.
Many photographs as well as artwork by the Official Artist Maurice Conly.
ISBN978869340100
ww2, wwii, no.75 squadron, raf, rabaul, no.14 squadron, no.40 squadron, orions, skyhawks

VG- hardback in VG dust jacket. Bottom edge of book covers rubbed. Small pen inscription facing half title page and on top corner of title page.
$30 B/D
Grantham House 1987, 200pp.
[#3831 ]



BOWDEN Tom 
Changi Photographer
George Aspinall's Record of Captivity
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Even before he became a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in Singapore in 1942, George Aspinall was nicknamed ‘Changi’ Aspinall by his 2/30th Battalion mates. At lights-out time in Birdwood Camp, this teenaged Australian soldier was invariably ‘down at Changi Village’ helping to process photographs he had taken with a hidden camera of his friends in their new and exotic tropical surroundings.After captivity that hobby became a private obsession that saw George not only taken secret photographs in the Changi area, but up on the appalling Thai/Burma Railway. He not only took photographs at great personal risk, but actually processed them on the spot, using chemicals smuggled in medicine bottles from Singapore. The ingenuity and resourcefulness of this young Australian private soldier have resulted in a unique visual diary of captivity.
ISBN0642975590
ww2, wwii, australian, POW, singapore, changi

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, free endpaper has a large gift inscription.
$10 B/C
Times Editions 1996, 144pp.
[#3438 ]





BOWERBANK Fred  
A Doctor's Story

Dr Fred Bowerbank reached New Zealand from Scotland in 1907 and was a surgeon in both World Wars and achieved rank of Major-General. This has some accounts of early New Zealand.
ANZAC, medical corps

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with short edge tears, book has a prize plate to fep
$30 C/C
Wingfield 1958 first edition cloth, 341pp + plates. [#2287 ]




VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket with short edge tears, name and inscription to fep
$30 C/C
Wingfield 1958 first edition cloth, 341pp + plates. [#2719 ]





BURROWS J T  
Pathway Among Men

Autobiography of Brigadier James Thoms Burrows, CBE, DSO and Bar, Order of Valour (Greece). Member of 20 Battalion in North Africa and Greece, and Commander of K Force in Korea and Japan.
ISBN0723303789
ANZAC, 20 Battalion, K-Force

Very good hardback in very good dust jacket
$15 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1974 first edition. 212pp+ plates. [#3390/4573 ]





VG hardback in G dust jacket with tear to front panel $10 C/C Whitcombe and Tombs 1974 first edition. 212pp+ plates. [#2251 ]





BURTON O E 
Our Little Bit
A brief history of the New Zealand Division
cover image of Our Little Bit; a brief history of the New Zealand Division for sale in New Zealand cover image of Our Little Bit; a brief history of the New Zealand Division for sale in New Zealand

'The New Zealand Division' by ex 2nd lieut. O E Burton, MM (Military Medal) M d'H ( Medal of Honour), with his presentation inscription and signature.
Burton was decorated in WW1, but was a conscientious objector in WW2 and an active pacifist.
RARE pamphlet published in association with the YMCA, title page reads 'The New Zealand Division'.
Many photos in the text, includes Dardanelles, Gallipoli and France etc.
BAGNALLS B1820
wwi, western front, anzacs, anzac, ephemera

Good condition booklet stapled into original slate grey - blue wrappers but the coloured illustration is missing from the cover.
Title page is detached, foxed and chipped to edges.
Last text page has author signature in ink between last line of text and photo of Maori troops doing haka, this page is detached and has some moderate foxing and edge chipping.
Last leaf small chip from top edge.
$125 A/A
YMCA / Jarrold and Sons 1918, 42 pages.
[#2357 ]



CHALLINOR Deborah 
Grey Ghosts
cover image of Grey Ghosts, New Zealand Vietnam vets talk about their war, for sale in New Zealand

New Zealand Vietnam vets talk about their war in oral interviews with Challinor.
Personal accounts of their time on active service as well as the ongoing legacy in their later lives.
Includes the Flinkenberg List, a nominal roll of New Zealand personnel that served in Vietnam, and is as complete a list as is possible from surviving records.
ISBN 9781869507718
vietnam, agent orange, war veterans, RNZIR, 161 Battery

VG- softback
$12 C/C
Harper Collins 2009, 304pp + plates
[#5157 ]



CHAMBERLIN Jan 
Shrapnel and Semaphore
cover image of Shrapnel and Semaphore, My Grandfather's diary of Gallipoli for sale in New Zealand

The author has compiled excerpts from her Grandfather's diary, kept during his service at Gallipoli with the Canterbury Regiment.
Lance Corporal Walter Leadly survived Gallipoli, but was injured so badly at the Somme that he was shipped home in 1916.
ISBN0473076888
ww1, wwi, primary source

VG softback, name inside front cover.
$25 C/A
Radio Pacific Publishing 2001, 60pp.
[#4200 ]



CLEVELAND Les.(editor) 
The Iron Hand
cover image of New Zealand Soldiers Poems from World War Two, for sale in New Zealand

New Zealand Soldiers Poems from World War Two.
2NZEF war poetry, letterpress on nice paper.
Greece, Crete, Western Desert, North Italy

G softback.
Sewn wrappers with stiff card covers and jacket, spine library taped with shelf label, chipped at edges, both fold in flaps detached but present, lacks half title, title with WITHDRAWN and date stamp, call numbers etc on verso page.
$15 C/B
Wai-te-ata Press 1979 First Edition, 56pp.
[#4275 ]



COX Bryan 
Too Young to Die
cover image of Too Young to Die: The Story of a New Zealand Fighter Pilot in the Pacific War, for sale in New Zealand

The Story of a New Zealand Fighter Pilot in the Pacific War.
This book gives many detailed accounts of the squadrons and pilots serving in the South Pacific betwen 1942-1947.
Author served with occupation forces in Japan.
ISBN 0091727413
RNZAF Corsair squadron, solomons, guadalcanal, green island, bougainville, jaquinot bay, new britain, japan, j-force

VG+ softback
$30 C/B
Century Hutchinson 1988 reprint, 290pp illustrated.
[#4941 ]



COX Peter 
Desert War : The Battle of Sidi Rezegh
ANZAC Battles series
cover image of Desert War : The Battle of Sidi Rezegh for sale in New Zealand

The Battle of Sidi Rezegh, fought during Operation Crusader in Libya during November and December 1941.
The objective was to retake Cyrenaica, and drive the Italians and Germans out of North Africa.
The campaign involved British and South African troops, and achieved the relief of Tobruk.
More Kiwi soldiers were killed or taken prisoner during Crusader than in any other campaign during the war.
ISBN9781921966705
ww2, nzef, north africa, rommel, nz division

VG+ softback
$20 C/C
Exisle Publishing 2015, 224pp + plates.
[#3855 ]



CRAWFORD John & HARPER Glyn 
Operation East Timor
The New Zealand Defence Force in East Timor 1999-2001
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A record of the New Zealand Military Defence Force peace-keeping role with the International Force East Timor (INTERFET) after the Indonesian withdrawal to provide a stabilising force for the internal conflict between East and West Timor.
ISBN0790008238
Asian / Middle Eastern History: Postwar, From C 1945 - War & Defence Operations

VG softback
$40 B/C
Reed 2001, 232pp.
[#3415 ]





DANIELL Christine 
A Doctor at War, A life in letters 1914-43

Montgomery Spencer, medical orderly at Gallipoli, paediatrician and later Colonel in command of 2NZEF hospitals.
ISBN9780958205283
SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM AUTHOR

VG softback with sun faded spine, author's inscription to title page. $45 B/C Fraser Books 2001, 370 pages. [#2274 anzac ]





DEVINE John  
The Rats of Tobruk

Nine month record of a medical officer with the Australian troops in Libya during Second World War with particular reference to the siege of Tobruk.

Poor rebound ex library with wear and soiling $10 C/B Angus and Robertson 1943 first edition cloth, 119pp + plates.[#2297 anzac ]







ELLIOTT Murray 
Vasili, the Lion of Crete
cover image of Vasili, the Lion of Crete for sale in New Zealand

New Zealander Dudley Churchill Perkins (aka Vasili) after escaping from German hands spent a year evading them on Crete before making his way to Egypt.
He returned as an SOE special agent and leader of a guerilla resistance unit.
ISBN9418694100844
ww2, wwii, crete, nzef

VG softback, sun faded spine
$20 C/B
Century Hutchinson 1987, 174pp +plates.
[#3865 ]



EWING Ross 
Catalina Dreaming

A story of passion for classic ex-military aeroplanes in general and a world-wide search for one type in particular - a PBY-5A Catalina flying boat. Finding and flying the classic flying boat to New Zealand.
ISBN9416479002758 / 0908990391
Military, aviation, RNZAF, restoration

VG softback
$25 B/B
Old Sausage Publishers Ltd 1996, 96pp.
[#2978 ]





FILER David 
Home and Away

Images of New Zealanders in World War II. Photographs of Kiwi servicemen and civilians during the war. Includes soldiers, sailors, airmen, Prisoners of War and the Home guard. ISBN1869530306

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with some minor handling wear
$15 B/C
David Bateman 1990, 144pp.[#2712 anzac military history ]





FREYBERG Lieutenant General (foreword) 
Prelude to Battle

New Zealanders in the First Libyan Campaign of WWII. North African desert, includes Long Range Desert Group (LRDG). Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force ( 2NZEF) compiled by the Official Archivist. Photographs, and some illustrations by Peter McIntyre.
ANZAC,WW2

G softback, stapled wrappers but this copy LACKS 4 pages from the centre of the book (pp23-26).
$10 B/A
Army Board 1942, 48pp. [#2931 ]





FREYBERG Lieutenant General (foreword)  
Roads to Rome
With the Second New Zealand Division from Maadi to Florence
cover image of Roads to Rome, With the Second New Zealand Division from Maadi to Florence for sale in New Zealand

Quasi-Official publication to describe the progress of the New Zealand Division through the Italian Campaign.
Details actions up to the German Gothic Line in the north beyond Florence.
ww2, anzac, 2nzef, cassino,

VG- softcover stapled at spine, staples rusty.
$20 B/B
Army Board 1946, 48pp.
[#3876 ]



GARDINER Noel 'Wig'  
Bringing up the Rear
The sequel to 'Freyberg's Circus.

Further Reminiscences of a Kiwi soldier with the 2NZEF in the Middle East during the Second World War. Includes the author's post war activities as RSA member etc.
ISBN0908596197
ANZAC, WW2

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$35 C/C
Ray Richards Publisher 1983 first edition, 169pp + plates, pictorial endpapers.
[#2239 ]

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with small splits at top with a curl along the top edge, inscription to free end paper.
$30 C/C
Ray Richards Publisher 1983 first edition, 169pp + plates, pictorial endpapers.
[#4511 ]





GORDON Hampden, M G Tindall and illustrated by Joyce Dennys  
Our Hospital ABC (Anzac British Canadian)

A scarce period piece of humour and reminiscence of nursing in the field during the First World War. Pages are a uniform grey with white text of the alphabet faced by illustrations; "C is for Canada, gallant and true whose sons make the Huns look decidedly blue", "L are the lads who by playing the game have made the word ANZAC a glorious name" etc.
ANZAC, WWI

A good hardback copy with cloth spine and illustrated boards, but well rubbed to edges and corners, spine rubbed to joints, most of fep missing, faint scattered foxing, there are some minor tears to some pages, "D the dispenser" has a longer but tidy and repairable tear, and some faint or removed pencil doodles, not too many and not too messy, hinges cracked and loosening but holding well.
$125 B/B
Bodley Head undated assumed first edition of 1916. approx 60pp.
[#2238 ]





GRANDIN Bob 
The Battle of Long Tan
As Told by the Commanders

This is the first time that those in direct command of Delta Company have shared their memories of the most significant battle fought by Australians in Vietnam, the Battle of Long Tan.
Each of the commanders shares the experiences that brought them to Vietnam, and describes how the company commander, Harry Smith, drove Delta Company to become one of the most outstanding units in the Australian forces. Delta's superb military discipline, and its commanders' ability to think outside the square were decisive in holding a vastly superior number of enemies at bay.
The ongoing efforts of the Long Tan commanders to right the many wrongs perpetrated in the wake of the battle, and their own journeys from the events of August 1966 draw the reader into a compelling dialogue on the aftermath of Vietnam.
ISBN978174141993

AS NEW softback, SIGNED to first page by two participants in the battle Corporal Laurie Drinkwater and platoon sergeant, Sergeant Bob Buick 'Best Wishes Bob Buick / regards Laurie Drinkwater (signature)'
$55 C/C
Allen and Unwin 2004, xvii 332pp.
[#3142 ]





HAND-NEWTON C.T.  
A Physician in Peace and War

Limited edition memoir including ANZAC memories of Gallipoli, Suvla Bay, Palestine, France etc. Includes the author's recollections of his brother-in-law Ernest Rutherford. The author was a Major in the New Zealand Mounted Field Ambulance.
THIS COPY has been signed by both the author and the publisher, and includes a signed, typed letter on letter head of the publisher, N M Peryer, offering three copies to the Medical Librarian of Christchurch Hospital. The note states that this book was issued in a limited edition of only 381 copies.
ANZAC, WW1, Gallipoli

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with some sun fading to spine, and a few short edge tears.
$95 C/B
N M Peryer 1967, 73pp + plates.
[#2636 ]





HAND-NEWTON C.T.  
A Physician in Peace and War

Limited edition memoir including ANZAC memories of Gallipoli, Suvla Bay, Palestine, France etc. Includes the author's recollections of his brother-in-law Ernest Rutherford. The author was a Major in the New Zealand Mounted Field Ambulance.
This book was issued in a limited edition of only 381 copies. (Unstated).
ANZAC, WW1, Gallipoli

VG hardback in G dust jacket with some sun fading, soiling, and a few short archivally repaired edge tears.
$35 C/B
N M Peryer 1967, 73pp + plates.
[#3590]





HARGEST James  
Farewell Campo 12
cover image of Farewell Campo 12

Brigadier P.O.W.'s escape in Italy. Brigadier Hargest was captured at Sidi Aziz and escaped from a German POW camp near Florence, being the highest ranked British officer to escape in either World War (he also served at Gallipoli, Egypt and France in the First War). He travelled via Switzerland and occupied France back to Britain, and was killed in action in 1944.

VG- hardback with no dust jacket, age browned pages as usual, lacks free endpaper.
$20 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1946 first New Zealand edition, cloth, 207pp. [#1826 ]


VG- hardback with no dust jacket, age browned pages, lightly worn cloth, name to blank verso of frontis.
$20 B/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1946 first New Zealand edition, cloth, 207pp. [#2226 ]
POW, WWII, WW2, NZEF





HARKER Jack S. 
HMNZS Achilles
cover image of HMNZS Achilles for sale in New Zealand

The New Zealand 7200 ton light cruiser which participated in the final encounter with the Graf Spee.
Achilles saw action at Guadalcanal (1943), Normandy (1944), and in the Pacific in 1945.
She served with the Indian Navy as the "Delhi" until being broken up in 1978.
The author served on the Achilles and her sister-ship Leander.
ISBN0002169614
ww2, wwii, RNZN, navy, naval, River Plate, Exeter, Ajax

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$35 C/C
Collins 1980 first edition, 264pp + plates.
[#3996 ]



HARPER Glyn  
Letters from the Battlefield
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New Zealand soldiers write home 1914-18; from Gallipoli, Sinai-Palestine, and the Western Front.
ISBN9781869503796
anzac, ww1, wwi, mail, letters, correspondence, primary source

VG softback
$20 C/B
HarperCollins 2001, 168pp.
[#2272, 4193 ]



HARPER Glyn  
Massacre at Passchendaele, the New Zealand story.

The First World War military disaster at Passchendaele was a pivotal event in New Zealand's history, and a key influence on our attitudes to war in the following decades.
Includes complete list (with place of residence and next of kin) of the 1179 Kiwi soldiers killed at Passchendaele and recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$30 C/C
Harper Collins 2000, 208 pages plus plates. ISBN 9781869503420 [#2505 ]





HARPER Glyn and Colin Richardson 
In the Face of the Enemy

The highest Commonwealth military decoration for gallantry is the Victoria Cross, and this book examines the history of the award, telling the stories of those New Zealanders (or those with strong New Zealand associations) who have won it.
This includes awards made to British soldiers serving in New Zealand during the New Zealand Wars, the Boer War and the First and Second World Wars. (No New Zealander has been awarded a VC since 1943.)
Also covered are some of the controversies and political machinations surrounding those whose nominations have been declined, Manahi, Stott, Simpson and Malone.
An extraordinary collection of individuals and their courageous exploits. Each story is powerful and unique, and provides fascinating insight into the battles that forged the Anzac identity.
ISBN9781869506506

VG softback
$15 C/C
HarperCollins 2007, 384pp. + plates [#2760 ]





HARPER Glyn and John Tonkin-Covell 
The Battles of Monte Cassino
The campaign and its controversies
cover image of The Battles of Monte Cassino, The campaign and its controversies for sale in New Zealand

A study of the four major battles that were needed to dislodge the German forces from Monte Cassino, allowing the Allied advance to Rome.
ISBN9781741148794
ww2, wwii, italy, anzac, 2nzef, 28 battallion

VG softback
$20 C/C
Allen and Unwin 2013, xxii 290pp + plates.
[#3843 ]



HARRISON Paul  
RNZAF Base Wigram 1916 to 1995, The End of an Era

Retrospective publication on the closure of the Wigram Air Base in Christchurch, September 15, 1995.
Potted history from the beginnings under Sir Henry Wigram, to the final closure.
Illustrated throughout the text and with an added photographic print pasted onto the inside rear cover (pp59), a large group photograph of the Electrical and Wireless School's "Old Boys" on the final open day (7/7/95).

VG softback
$45 B/A
RNZAF1995, 59 pages. [#2612 ]





HAWORTH Archdeacon Dr. Geoffrey M. R. 
Marching as to War?
cover image of Marching as to War?, for sale in New Zealand

A history of the activities of the Anglican Church in New Zealand during World War II.
Church contributions at home and overseas in theatre of war, where many members were serving in the armed forces as troops and chaplains.
Researched from interviews with men and women with personal memories of the war, as well as from letters, reports, drawings, sermons, radio broadcasts and magazine articles from archives and private collections.
ISBN9780473129408
ww2, wwii, christian, soldiers, anglicans

VG softback
$25 B/C
Wily Publications 2008, 240pp.
[#4308 ]



HEDLEY Alex and Megan Hutching 
Fernleaf Cairo
New Zealanders at Maadi Camp
cover image of Fernleaf Cairo: New Zealanders at Maadi Camp

The Fascinating Story of New Zealanders in Wartime Egypt. Between 1939 and 1946, around 76,000 Kiwis of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force passed through Maadi Camp, south of Cairo. A fascinating insight into the unlikely bond young New Zealanders forged with the people and city of Cairo, including their many highly colourful experiences on leave.
ISBN9781869507558
NZEF, ww2, wwii, middle east, egypt

VG softback
$25 C/C
HarperCollins 2009, 272pp + plates.
[#3442 ]





HELM A S  
Kiwis on Tour in Egypt and Italy

A Soldier's post-war story of travel and sight-seeing in Egypt, Italy and Sicily.

Very good cloth hardback with no dust jacket. Rubber name stamp to half title.
$25 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs, undated. 220pp+ plates. Includes good amount of history (ancient and modern) of the places the author passes through. Pencil dated 18-12-1947. [#2252 anzac military memoir ]




Good cloth hardback with no dust jacket. Spine rubbed with frayed ends, lean to spine, internally tidy.
$25 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs, undated. 220pp+ plates. Includes good amount of history (ancient and modern) of the places the author passes through. Undated but about 1947. [#2255 anzac military memoir ]





HENDERSON Jim  
Gunner Inglorious
cover image of Gunner Inglorious for sale in New Zealand

Henderson served as a gunner in 29 Battery New Zealand Artillery, 2NZEF and was wounded and taken prisoner at Sidi Rezegh December 1941 during North African Campaign.
He had a leg amputated while a POW in Italy.
ISBN0340363967
ww2, wwii, memoir

VG- softback with small name to first page.
$15 C/B
Hodder and Stoughton 1984, 159pp.
[#3753 ]



HEWITT Anthony 
Bridge With Three Men
Across China to the Western Heaven in 1942.

Anthony Hewitt, Douglas Scriven and the New Zealand pilot Eddy Crossley escaped from a Second World War Japanese POW camp in Hong Kong and escaped across occupied China to allied lines with the help of Communist guerillas.
ISBN0224028642

VG hardback in VG dustjacket with light dust soiling to closed edges.
$25 C/C
Jonathan Cape 1986 first edition hardcover, xiv 225pp + plates. ISBN0224028642 [#3199, 3743]





HOBBS Leslie, George F Kaye and Neville Colvin  
Kiwi down the Strada
cover image of Kiwi down the Strada for sale in New Zealand

Written as a memento and memoir of the time spent by the NZ Division in Italy during WWII.
George F. Kaye was the Official Photographer of the 2NZEF.
Mainly deals with non-combat relationships between Kiwis and the local Italians and POW Germans etc, a good insight into the mind of the Kiwi troops.
Neville Colvin supplies nine cartoons.
ww2, wwii, 2nzef, italy, italian campaign

G+ hardback in G dust jacket that is worn and chipped to edges with some loss. Book has a spine lean and has rubber stamps from Union Steamship Company library to endpapers and a few pages.
$15 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1964 reprint, 122pp+ photos and cartoons.
[#2235 ]

VG hardback with no dust jacket, name to half title.
$20 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1963 first printing, 122pp+ photos and cartoons.
[#3701 ]



HOLM John 
No Place to Linger
Saga of a Wartime Atlantic Kiwi.
cover image of No Place to Linger : Saga of a Wartime Atlantic Kiwi. for sale in New Zealand

John Holm served on the Atlantic convoys with the Royal Navy, for which service he was awarded the DSC in 1943.
He was Commanding Officer of the HMS Crocus.
After the war he worked with his father's Holm Shipping Company.
ISBN0473002841
HMS Burdock, HMS Crocus, Freetown, HMS Lavender, operation boomerang, Petunia, Gibraltar, ww ii, royal navy, RNZNVR, U 333

VG hardback in VG dust jackt
$45 B/C
Holmwork Publishers 1985 first edition, xii 220pp +plates.
[#3676 ]



HORTON D. C. 
Fire Over the Islands, Coast Watchers of the Solomons
cover image of Fire Over the Islands, Coast Watchers of the Solomons, for sale in New Zealand

Second World War in the Pacific, Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve coast watchers at Guadalcanal and the Solomons.
Includes the rescue of John F. Kennedy from PT 109 by the author.
ISBN 0589070894

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket, sunned spine and a few short taped edge tears.
$25 C/C
Reed 1970 first edition, xiv 256pp + plates.
[#5118 ]



IDRIESS Ion L. 
The Desert Column

Leaves from the Diary of an Australian Trooper in Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine. Idriess ( Trooper 5th Light Horse, A.I.F. ) records his and his fellow troops experinces during the First World War. Good photographs.

G+ hardback with minor insect damage to margin of rear pages, in G+ dust jacket with some edge chipping and loss
$25 C/C
Angus and Robertson 1951 New Edition, 312pp + plates.[#2846 anzac, australia, military, ww1 ]





IDRIESS Ion L. 
Horrie the Wog Dog.
With the A.I.F. in Egypt, Greece, Crete and Palestine.
cover image of Horrie the Wog Dog for sale in New Zealand

The true story of a mascot dog with the Australian troops in North Africa and the Mediterranean during the Second World War.
Written from the Diary of Private VX13091 J.B. Moody A.I.F.
ww2, wwii, crete, greece, egypt, animals, imshi, syria

VG- hardcover, red pen line on spine.
$55 C/B
Angus and Robertson 1948 third printing, x 232pp + plates
[#3872 ]



INGRAM Pete  
A Brief History of No 2 TTS at Wigram and Personal Experiences During 1950-52.

Being a work produced for the last No 2 Technical Training School Open Day and the end of photographic training at RNZAF Base Wigram, held 7 July 1995.
This copy has three additional photographs (actual photos on photographic paper) added, black and white one of the Radio Mechanics Course 1950 group photo of the students and Noel Dunlop the instructor; at rear a colour photo each of a Strikemaster and a Devon aircraft in hangars at Wigram.
This copy has the authors name stamp inside front cover and some added information in the form of printed labels attached where information was required.

VG+ softback with A4 stapled sheets
$45 B/A
Privately published by author, 1995, 10 text pages plus maps, nominal roll, illustrations etc. [#2611 ]





JEFFERY Ron 
Red Runs the Vistula

British Secret Service agent working with the Polish Resistance in World War Two. He went undercover in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia.
ISBN090873400X

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket that is worn at edges with short tears at edges, a small hole to front of jacket, and a name stamp to fep.
$25 C/C
Nevron 1985 first edition hardcover, 304pp illustrated.[#4728 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with small repaired tear (hardly noticed).
$25 C/C
Nevron 1985 first edition hardcover, 304pp illustrated.[#3649]





JEFFERY Ron 
Red Runs the Vistula
SIGNED BY AUTHOR

British Secret Service agent working with the Polish Resistance in World War Two. He went undercover in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia.
ISBN090873400X

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with minor wear, Signed by Author to title page
$35 C/C
Nevron 1985 first edition, 304pp, illustrated.[#2146 ]





JORDAN William  
Conquest Without Victory, a New Zealander's experiences in the Resistance Movements in Greece and France.

'Major Bill' Jordan parachuted into Greece 1942 as a guerilla and later to France in 1944 to work with Resistance.

VG hardback in VG price clipped DW light edge wear with minor chipping and a short closed tear.
$35 C/C
Hodder 1969 first edition hardcover, 256pp. [#2281 anzac]





KING John 
The Whole Nine Yards
The Story of an ANZAC P-40
cover image of The Whole Nine Yards, The Story of an ANZAC P-40 for sale in New Zealand

The story of the rescue and restoration of A29-448, a Curtis P-40N Kittyhawk fighter.
With the operational history of the plane and interviews with the pilots that flew her, and an account of the restoration process.
Gives the history of the plane and its role with 75 Squadron RAAF in the Pacific during WWII.
ISBN9780790008356
ww2, wwii, aviation, fighter aircraft

VG softback
$35 C/B
Reed 2002, 157pp.
[#4212 ]



KINGSFORD A. R. 
Night Raiders of the Air
cover image of Night Raiders of the Air, for sale in New Zealand

Being the Experiences of a Night Flying Pilot, Who Raided Hunland on Many Dark Nights During the War.
An exciting memoir written by a Kiwi in the RFC.
Alfred Reginald Kingsford left New Zealand in 1914, joining the RFC in 1917 and learning to fly at Northolt.
He was posted to 33 Squadron at Lincoln, flying against Zeppelins on night bombing raids before joining 100 Squadron in France early in 1918.
Royal Flying Corps, ww1, wwi, aviation, anzac, vintage

VG- hardback with no dust jacket.
School prize plate at front awarded to Eric Newell by Templeton District School 1935.
$45 C/C
Hamilton 1934 second printing, 208pp + plates.
[#4346 ]



LYNCH E.P.F. edited by Will Davies 
Somme Mud
The War Experiences of an Australian Infantryman in France, 1916-1919
cover image of Somme Mud; The War Experiences of an Australian Infantryman in France, 1916-1919, for sale in New Zealand

The experiences of Edward Lynch, an 18 year old Australian private during the First World War when he served with the 45th battalion of the Australian Infantry Forces on the Western Front at the Somme, which saw the most bloody and costly fighting of the war.
"It's the end of the 1916 winter and the conditions are almost unbelievable. We live in a world of Somme mud. We sleep in it, work in it, fight in it, wade in it and many of us die in it. We see it, feel it, eat it and curse it, but we can't escape it, not even by dying."
ISBN 9781741668940
wwi, ww1, A.I.F., military, memoir

VG+ paperback, name to first page.
$15 C/B
Random House 2008, xvi 347pp.
[#4687 ]



McLEAN Denis 
Howard Kippenberger: Dauntless Spirit
cover image of Howard Kippenberger: Dauntless Spirit for sale in New Zealand

The life of one of New Zealand's most revered military leaders, veteran of both Great Wars.
Kippenberger was the editor-in-Chief of the Official War Histories project, ensuring the achievements of the NZ forces were accurately recorded.
ISBN9781869790264
north africa, kip, military biography, anzac, infantry brigadier

VG softback
$25 C/C
Random House NZ 2008, 384pp.
[#4199 ]



LAMBERT Max 
Victory
New Zealand airmen and the fall of Germany
cover image of  Victory, New Zealand airmen and the fall of Germany for sale in New Zealand

The definitive account of the New Zealand air crews' role in the invasion of Europe in 1944 and the fall of Berlin in 1945.
They participated in hunting U-boats and dropping supplies for the Resistance, towed the gliders carrying paratroopers and weapons at Normandy, Arnhem and the Rhine crossing.
Lambert also wrote Night After Night and Day After Day.
ISBN9781775540434
ww2, rnzaf, raf, bomber command, air force

VG softback
$20 C/C
HarperCollins 2014, 389pp + plates.
[#3858 ]



LAMBERT Max 
Night After Night: New Zealanders in Bomber Command
cover image of Night After Night: New Zealanders in Bomber Command, for sale in New Zealand

An enthralling account of the experience of New Zealand aircrew flying bombing raids with the RAF.
1850 Kiwi airmen were killed serving in Bomber Command.
ISBN 9781869506445
75 squadron, 408 squadron, ww2, wwii

VG- paperback
$25 C/C
HarperCollins 2007 reissue without the index, 528pp.
[#5121 ]



LAMBERT Max 
Day After Day: New Zealanders in Fighter Command
cover image of Day After Day: New Zealanders in Fighter Command, for sale in New Zealand

New Zealand participation in Fighter Command and later in the Second Tactical Air Force (2TAF).
Kiwis served in the Royal Air Force and the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
ISBN 9781869508449
ww2, wwii, aviation, rnzaf, raf

VG softback
$35 C/C
HarperCollins 2011 first edition, 368pp.
[#5122 ]



LEARY L. P. 
New Zealanders in Samoa

cover image of New Zealanders in Samoa for sale in New Zealand

cover image of New Zealanders in Samoa for sale in New Zealand

cover image of New Zealanders in Samoa for sale in New Zealand

Rare book which is the reminiscences of a NZ trooper in the occupation of Samoa from the Imperial Germans during World War One.
A scarce title, this copy has some minor faults but is generally tidy and could be professionally restored with ease.
ww1, wwi, pacific, anzac, samoa, German Imperial territory

G+ red cloth, sun faded to spine, light edge rubbing, rear board has some spotting, there is some old dried and minor damp staining to edges of paste downs and edges of feps, fep has ink gift inscription dated (19)22, rear fep creased, rear paste down some spotting, boards slightly bowed
$195 C/B
William Heinemann 1918 first edition, vii 248pp.
[#1795 ]



LIVERPOOL Countess 
Countess of Liverpools Gift Book of Art and Literature

Contributions by many famous New Zealander's, in verse, prose and art. Includes colour plates tipped on to coloured paper stock pages as well as line illustrations throughout. An anthology of pieces sold to raise funds for the sick and wounded New Zealand soldiers, Illustrations in black & white drawings and tipped-in colour plates by John Gully, Trevor Lloyd, C F Kelly, Sidney Thompson, Charles Conder, Tom Glover, Richard Wallwork, also cartoons by W A Bowring, L H Booth, J H Gilmour and David Low, prose by James Cowan, Blanche Baughan, Johannes Andersen, Jessie Mackay, A A Grace, Edith Howes, Dulce Carman, Will Lawson, Ethel Beauchamp, Isbael Maud Peacocke, Arthur H Adams, Esther Glen, H Guthrie Smith and more.

G+ hardback with no dust jacket. Pale blue boards sun faded at spine and also on boards, some foxing, light soiling to closed edges.
$30 B/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1915, 160pp + colour plates.
[#3118 ]





LUCAS Lorie 
Popeye's War
cover image of Popeye's War, for sale in New Zealand

A biography of Wing Commander "Popeye" F.J. Lucas, DFC and Bar in war and peace.
A pioneer of aviation, both military and civil in new Zealand, the Pacific, and Europe.
ISBN978047303512X
75 Squadron RNZAF, RNZAF, Pacific WWII, WW2, 487 Squadron, 1 (BR)Squadron, Guadalcanal, Ternhill, Dishforth, second world war

G+ hardback with no dust jacket.
Name to free end paper.
$35 C/C
L J Lucas 1996 first edition, 344pp.
[#4485 ]



MACDONALD Andrew 
On My Way to the Somme
New Zealanders and the Offensive of 1916
cover image of On My Way to the Somme, New Zealanders and the Offensive of 1916 for sale in New Zealand

A complete history of the New Zealand effort on the Somme in the First World War.
From a new perspective, and illustrated with photographs.
Includes studies of command, training, discipline, morale, environment, and tactics of the day, as well as the role of Maori in the Somme offensive.
ISBN9781869505547
ww1, wwi, anzac, western front, military history

VG softback
$35 C/C
Harper Collins 2005, 335pp.
[#4101 ]



MAJDALANY Fred 
Cassino: Portrait of a Battle
cover image of Cassino: Portrait of a Battle for sale in New Zealand

An account of the Four Battles of Monte Cassino, which culminated in the destruction of the Monastery by an air-raid, and the subsequent hard pitched defence from the rubble.
New Zealand troops played a prominent role in the eventual taking of the position.
The author was an Infantry Officer at the battle.
anzac, italy, ww2, wwii

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with mild edge wear.
$15 C/C
Longmans 1957 first edition, 270pp + plates.
[#3631 ]



MALTHUS Cecil  
ANZAC; a retrospect

An account of the First World War Gallipoli campaign by a member of the 1st Canterbury Battalion who was there through most of it.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket which is rubbed to edges with minor chipping, light stain to fore edge fold, small pen line to rear panel, book has name to paste down, lacks rear fep
$25 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1965 first edition cloth, 159pp. [#2322/ NZ69 ]





MARRIOTT Allan 
A Bridge Over
The story of John Masters, veteran fighter.
cover image of A Bridge Over; The story of John Masters, veteran fighter.

John Masters won the Military Cross in Borneo in 1965 while serving with Gurkhas. As commander of 161 Battery he had to deal with the condemnation of the peace movement when he returned his unit to New Zealand.
He battled for the rights of Kiwi servicemen and was instrumental in securing Government admission of the effects of 'Agent Orange' on New Zealand service men.
A record of a lifetime of service to the army and his community.
ISBN9780473160357
new zealand, army, 161 battery, vietnam, anzac, agent orange

VG+ softback SIGNED BY JOHN MASTERS to title page.
$30 C/C
Caxton Press, 2009. 224pp.
[#3545/4992 ]





McFARLANE, Brian W. 
We Band of Brothers.
A True Australian Adventure Story

THIS COPY With signed presentation inscription from McFarlane "To Lt. Col. John Masters MC with fond memories of the excellent support from 161 Battery RNZA during 1970-1971 in Vietnam..."

Autobiographical account of a young man's life before and during his long career in the Australian Army.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Covers the authors early life, his time in school cadets, national service officer training and overseas service with the Australian Regular Army in Malaya, Papua New Guinea with the Pacific Islands Regiment, and in Vietnam with 6 RAR and 1 ATF.
ISBN9780646388496 / 0646388495

VG hardback in pictorial boards with some minor handling wear.
Blank free end paper has name in pen, end papers have colour maps.
$145 D/D
Brian W McFarlane, Bowral 2000. First edition, xiv 448 pages.
Well illustrated. Large heavy book. [#2864 anzac, military history, australia, biography, vietnam, south east asia ]





McKENNA Neva Clarke 
Angel In God's Office: My Wartime Diaries
cover image of Angel In God's Office: My Wartime Diaries, for sale in New Zealand

Neva Clarke McKenna was too embarrassed and afraid to tell the story of her experiences as a clerical secretary in Italy during the Second World War.
With her participation in the award-winning film War Stories she raised the courage to write her own personal account, revealing herself as the person she was in her wartime diaries.
This is the experience of one ordinary NZ girl and how the war changed her life forever as she worked close to the NZ men in Italy, close to the killing, the wounding and the surviving.
It could be the story of many women, women who were once young girls whose lives crumbled with disillusionment, whose choices were stolen from them by the fact of war, yet who picked up the pieces and got on with life because there was no alternative.
ISBN 9780908884858
women's history, biography, 2nzef, wwii

VG- softback, some marks to cover, name at front.
$10 C/B
Tandem Press 1996 first edition, 176pp + photos.
[#5058 ]



MILLEN Julia  
Salute to Service

A history of the Royal New Zealand Corps of Transport and it's Predecessors 1860-1960
ISBN0864733240

VG softback with sewn binding
$45 C/C
Victoria University Press 1997 first edition, 472pp. Printed on quality paper. [#2232 anzac military]





MUFF Dudley introduced by Bruce McLeod  
Alison's Book

An account of captivity in Germany during the Second World War. Dudley Muff (20th Battalion) was a POW 1941-45 in Stalag XVIIIB in Germany, and wrote this while incarcerated, for his niece in Timaru.
McLeod arranged to have it printed many years later.
Text interpersed with drawings by Dudley.
Written for a young child but with interesting information on daily life in a Stalag.
This copy is one of the original copies printed by McLeod prior to Muff donating his original notebook to the Canterbury Museum in the mid-1960s.

VG softback
$45 C/A
No publisher or date (mid-1960s) 55 pages. [#2594 anzac new zealand military history ]





MUFF Dudley edited by Simon Pollard.  
Dear Alison
cover image of Dear Alison by Dudley Muff, for sale in New Zealand

A New Zealand soldier's story from Stalag 383.
An account of captivity in Germany during the Second World War.
Dudley Muff (20th Battalion) was a POW 1941-45 in Stalag XVIIIB in Germany, and wrote this while incarcerated, for his niece in Timaru.
Originally printed by Bruce McLeod in the mid-1960s, this is a new edition edited and with an introduction by Pollard.
With a facsimile of Dudley's original illustrated notebook.
Written for a young child but with interesting information on daily life in a Stalag.
ISBN 9780143304609

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
$20 B/B
Penguin 2009 first thus, (x) 55 (iv)pp. [#5168 ]





MULGAN John 
Report on Experience
cover image of Report on Experience by John Mulgan, for sale in New Zealand

This compelling memoir written by a quietly heroic author, provides insight both into the mind of the author and the prevailing attitudes of wartime Britain and Europe.
Mulgan traces the path to World War II and the widespread reluctance of the population to accept the reality of hostilities.
Mulgan was appalled by the inaction of his peers and superiors, and by the weak and unrealistic reactions to aggression.
ISBN 0195581105
ww2, wwii, north africa, greece, anzac, politics of the second world war

VG softback
$10 C/B
Oxford University Press 1984, xii 150pp.
[#4974 ]



NEVILL P. H. W. 
Italy
cover image of Italy by  P H W Nevill, for sale in New Zealand

A guide book issued by the Education Rehabilitation Service of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Italian campaign, an introduction to Italian culture and society.
Illustrated by S. M. Williams. 2 N.Z.E.F.
ww11, ww2, anzac

VG softback, sewn newsprint signatures glued into pictorial wrappers.
Contemporary ink name on first page.
$25 C/B
Education Rehabilitation Service (1945) 123pp + 8 plates
[#4985 ]



NEWMAN Lt. S D 
Vietnam Gunners
cover image of Vietnam Gunners, 161 Battery RNZA, South Vietnam, 1965-71, for sale in New Zealand

A detailed history of the tour of duty of 161 Battery RNZA, South Vietnam, 1965-71.
Includes personal accounts of service with the Battalion; Honours, Decorations and Awards; personnel list; and a bibliography.
A rare title.
ISBN0908705352
military history, kiwi, aussie, vietnam, fire support, artillery

VG softback
$95 B/C
Moana Press 1988 first edition, 152pp.
[#4328 ]






OFFICIAL HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR


WAITE Major Fred 
The New Zealanders at Gallipoli
(Official History of New Zealand's Effort in the Great War Vol 1)
cover image of The New Zealanders at Gallipoli (Official History of New Zealand's Effort in the Great War Vol 1) for sale in New Zealand

Official History of the New Zealand ANZAC troops at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles during the First World War.
wwi, ww1, military history, rare

VG- hardback with no dust jacket.
Cloth slightly rubbed or dust soiled, corners starting to fray, some light foxing or discolouration to prelims.
Some pencil notation throughout, mainly underlining, not too heavy or ugly.
$145 C/D
Whitcombe and Tombs 1919 First Edition, xix 330pp+ folding map at rear.
[#4088 ]



STEWART Col H 
The New Zealand Division 1916-1919, France
(Official History of New Zealand's Effort in the Great War Vol 2)
cover image of The New Zealand Division 1916-1919, France (Official History of New Zealand's Effort in the Great War Vol 2) for sale in New Zealand

Official History of the New Zealand ANZAC troops on the Western Front during the First World War.
A Popular History Based on Official Records.
wwi, ww1, military history, rare

G+ hardback with no dust jacket.
Cloth slightly rubbed or dust soiled, corners starting to fray, some light foxing or discolouration to prelims.
Heads of joints split, hinges weakened, name stamp to paste down, name at head of first page of first chapter.
$95 C/D
Whitcombe and Tombs 1921 First Edition, xv 634pp + folding maps.
[#4089 ]



POWLES Lieut. Col C Guy 
The New Zealanders in Sinai and Palestine
(Official History of New Zealand's Effort in the Great War Vol 3)
cover image of The New Zealanders in Sinai and Palestine (Official History of New Zealand's Effort in the Great War Vol 3) for sale in New Zealand

Official History of the New Zealand ANZAC troops in the Middle East during the First World War.
A Popular History Based on Official Records.
wwi, ww1, military history, rare

VG- hardback with no dust jacket.
Cloth slightly rubbed or dust soiled, corners starting to fray, some light foxing or discolouration to prelims.
Name stamp to paste down, name at head of first page of first chapter.
$145 C/D
Whitcombe and Tombs 1922 First Edition, xv 284pp + folding map at rear and folding maps throughout.
[#4090 ]



DREW H. T. B. 
The War Effort of New Zealand.
(Official History of New Zealand's Effort in the Great War Vol 4)
cover image of The War Effort of New Zealand WWI, for sale in New Zealand

A Popular History of ;
(a) Minor Campaigns in which New Zealanders took part;
(b)Services not fully dealt with in the Campaign Volumes;
(c) The Work at the Bases during the First World War.
Supply of Reinforcements; Samoa; Philomel; Army Nurses; NZ Hospitals at Salonica, in Egypt, in UK; Hospital Ships; Dental and veterinary Corps; the Peace Conference; Education Services in the NZEF; War Finance; NZ Army Camps in England.

VG+ hardback with no dust jacket
$95 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1923 First Edition, 276pp with black and white photos.
[#4611 ]



POWLES Colonel C. G. edits work by the Officers of the Regiment  
The History of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles 1914-1919

Official History of the Regiment in the First World War. Raised in Canterbury and West Coast the CMR fought as infantry at Gallipoli, fighting in the trenches, were evacuated to Egypt and fought mounted in the Sinai and Palestine, at the battles of Rafa, Romani and Gaza. With folding maps, and photographs throughout.

VG hardback with no dust jacket. Cloth faintly sunned, former owner name to endpapers ( L G Henderson of Charteris Bay, who shipped with NZEF in the Second World War). Folding map inside front cover has one minor tear, and is intact.
$395 D/D for courier service
Whitcombe and Tombs 1928 first edition, viii, 266pp + 6 folding maps, errata slip facing pp vi, illustrated. [#2632 anzac, canterbury, ww1 ]








OFFICIAL HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR


DAWSON W. D.  
18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment

Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45


VG hardback with no dust jacket. A name and a bookseller stamp to endpaper.
$125 C/D
Department of Internal Affairs 1961, 676 pages + plates and maps. [#2587 anzac history ] [# ]





LLEWELLYN S. P. 
Journey Towards Christmas
cover image of Journey Towards Christmas, for sale in New Zealand

Official History of the 1st Ammunition Company Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1939-45
Egypt, ww2, wwii, 6th brigade, Greece, Crete, North Africa, Afrika Korp, Syria, 20th batt., Alamein, Sangro, Cassino, Florence, trieste, Tito, Yugoslav

VG- hardback with minor soiling, small split with frayed cloth at head of spine, internally unmarked, no dust jacket.
$95 C/D
War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs 1949 first edition, xix 457pp + plates and folding maps etc.
[#2200 ]



MASON W Wynne. 
Prisoners Of War
Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45.
cover image of Prisoners of war; Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45, for sale in New Zealand

The Official New Zealand Government history of treatment and experiences of New Zealand servicemen held as prisoners during WWII.
Also information on enemy prisoners and internees held in New Zealand.
internment, enemy aliens, relief organisations, greece and crete, japanese pow in nz, featherston, stalag

VG hard back in G+ dust jacket with large chip at head of spine not affecting the title, wear to edges and joints, some corner chipping, under plastic sleeve.
Book has name to free endpaper otherwise tidy and complete.
$120 C/D
War History Branch Department of Internal Affairs 1954 First Edition, xxvi 546pp + plates and maps
[#4457 ]



MURPHY W. E. 
The Relief of Tobruk
Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45.
cover image of The Relief of Tobruk; Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45, for sale in New Zealand

New Zealand Division against Rommel and the Afrika Korps to raise the siege of Tobruk.
Based on official documents and interviews with participants.
Anzac, North Africa, Desert Rats, 19 Battalion, Matruh, Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh, Capuzzo, Freyberg, Crusader

VG hardback in G dust jacket which lacks bottom third of spine and large chip off at top left corner of front panel, spine sunned and soiled, book has former owner details to free end paper, otherwise tidy and complete.
$100 C/D
War History Branch Department of Internal Affairs 1961 First Edition, xii 566pp + plates and maps.
[#4455 ]



WOOD F. L. W. 
The New Zealand People at War, Political and External Affairs.
Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45
cover image of The New Zealand People at War, Political and External Affairs. Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45 for sale in New Zealand

A study of the political situation in New Zealand during the Second World War.
anzac, ww2, wwii

VG hardback with VG dust jacket
$40 C/D
Department of Internal Affairs 1958 First Edition, 395pp + plates and maps.
[#2343 ]




PAGE Geoff  
Shadows from Wire

Poems and Photographs of Australia in the Great War

VG softback with light edge wear
$15 B/B
Penguin Books 1983, 111 pages. ISBN0140423206 [#2607 anzac australian history ]





PALMER Major G. Blake 
Libya and Tunisia.
cover image of Libya and Tunisia, for sale in New Zealand

A guide book issued by the Education Rehabilitation Service of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Middle East in World War Two to familiarise the troops with the culture and society of the countries they were fighting in.
Illustrated by S. M. Williams. 2 N.Z.E.F.
ww11, ww2, anzac

VG softback, sewn newsprint signatures glued into pictorial wrappers.
Contemporary ink name on contents page.
$25 C/B
Education Rehabilitation Service (1946) 91pp +4 plates
[#4984 ]



PARR Alison 
Silent casualties
cover image of Silent casualties, for sale in New Zealand

New Zealand's unspoken legacy of the Second World War.
In thi book seven of the more than 10,000 Kiwi veterans who have received pensions for psychiatric disorders finally talk about their post-war lives.
ISBN 9780908884674
ww2, wwii, new zealand soldiers, ptsd

VG softback THIS COPY with a signed presentation inscription by the author.
$30 C/B
Tandem Press 1995, 200pp.
[#4970 ]



PETRIE Noeline 
From Kiwi Land to Tropical Island
Noeline's Story, 1940-1945
cover image of From Kiwi Land to Tropical Island: Noeline's Story, 1940-1945

Noeline Petrie recounts her wartime service in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) of the RNZAF. her sister Daphne also served at Wigram in training aircrews. Noeline was stationed in Fiji.
ISBN0473046199

VG softback. SIGNED by Noeline to title page.
$30 C/B
Noeline Petrie/ Caxton Press 1997, 72pp.
[#3420 ]





POOLE Philippa  
Love and War, the letters and diaries of Captain Adrian Curlewis and his family 1939-1945

Australian officer interned by the Japanese

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, light curl to top edge and sunned spine.
$25 C/C
Century 1983 hardcover 4to, 280pp with B&W photos throughout. From the diaries of an Australian officer captured at the fall of Singapore and interned by the Japanese at Changi Gaol and on the Burma-Thailand Railway. Also uses the letters he received from his family in Australia. ISBN 0712601600 [#2229 anzac military ]





PUGSLEY Christopher 
On the Fringe of Hell: New Zealanders and Military Discipline in the First World War
cover image of On the Fringe of Hell: New Zealanders and Military Discipline in the First World War, for sale in New Zealand

The New Zealand Division was known as one of the finest serving in France, but part of the price paid for this was the execution of its men.
ISBN 0340533218
anzac, military history, new zealand, ww1, wwi

VG+ softback
$30 C/B
Hodder and Stoughton 1991, 360 pages.
[#2468 ]



PUGSLEY Christopher 
Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story
cover image of Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story

An in depth account of the strategy, tactics and aftermath of the costly Dardanelles Campaign, where more than a quarter of the Kiwi ANZACS at Gallipoli were killed, and the remainder changed forever. It has been said Gallipoli cemented the Australian sense of Nationhood, whereas it was where the seeds of New Zealands identity were sown.
ISBN0340338776
ww1, wwi, anzac, gallipoli, dardanelles

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, minor soiling to closed page edges.
$55 B/D
Hodder and Stoughton 1984, 384pp.
[#3444, 3659]

VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket with rubbing and wear to spine ends and corners. Book has minor soiling to closed page edges and a gift inscription to the half-title page.
$35 B/D
Hodder and Stoughton 1984, 384pp.
[#3783]




R.A.A.F. ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE DIRECTORATE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
RAAF Log The R.A.A.F. at war

VG hinges loosening but unbroken, minimal foxing to frontis

$45 C/C [AUS 16]

RAAF Australian War Memorial 1943 cloth 4to, 200pp line drawings and colour plates, dec endpapers, a morale piece issued during the war.


RENNIE Frank 
Regular Soldier
A Life in the New Zealand Army

Rennie's autobiography of fifty years of service in the New Zealand army since enlisting in 1937. Served in the Pacific and Italy , with Jayforce in occupied Japan, and later with the SAS and as Commander of the Fiji Military Forces leading up to independence.
ISBN0864811705

G+ hardback in VG dust jacket. Books title page has some repaired damage to the edge. Dust jacket under a removable plastic sleeve
$15 C/C
Endeavour Press1986, 316 pp.
[#3055 ]

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
$30 C/C
Endeavour Press1986, 316 pp.
[#3827 ]





ROBINSON Stephen 
False Flags
Disguised German Raiders of World War II
cover image of False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II for sale in New Zealand

In 1940 the raiders Orion, Komet, Pinguin, and Kormoran left Germany disguised as neutral merchantmen and waged a 'pirate war' in the South Seas as part of Germany's strategy to attack the British Empire's maritime trade on a global scale.
It details the raids, the victims, and the allied seamen who encounterd the raiders.
Also accounts by those taken onbord as captives from ships that were sunk.
ISBN9781925335156
ww2,

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$25 C/C
Exisle Publishing 2016 first edition, 359pp.
[#3857 ]



SANDERS James 
Of Wind and Water
A Kiwi pilot in Coastal Command
cover image of Of Wind and Water, A Kiwi pilot in Coastal Command for sale in New Zealand

James Sanders flew with RAF Coastal Command in the Mediterranean bombing at night and reconnaissance during the day, including serving with Warburton on Malta.
Later he flew raids against targets in Scandinavian coastal waters.
ISBN0908606648
ww2, Warburton, Malta, RNZAF,

VG hardback with VG dust jacket with very minor wear.
$30 C/C
Mallinson Rendel 1989, 146pp + plates.
[#3728 ]



SANDFORD Kenneth  
Mark of the Lion

The story of Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham, V.C. and Bar.
One of the only three recipients of a double Victoria Cross, awarded in Crete and North Africa.
After he was captured, he attempted multiple escapes, finally being sent to Colditz POW camp.



VG+ hardback in G+ dust jacket with some edge wear and short tears or chipping, name to endpaper
$30 C/C
Hutchinson 1962 reprint, 287 pages plus plates. [#2654/2754/3672/ 3994 ]

VG+ hardback in G dust jacket with some edge wear with chipping loss and short tears
$20 C/C
Hutchinson 1963 reprint, 287 pages plus plates. [#2857]





cover image of Mark of the Lion, for sale in New Zealand

ISBN9780091727314

VG softcover with sewn binding
$20 C/B
Century Hutchinson 1987, 287pp + plates.
[#4810 ]





cover image of Mark of the Lion<br>The story of the New Zealand War Hero Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham, V.C. and Bar, for sale in New Zealand

ISBN0099644304

VG paperback.
$20 C/B
Arrow 1990, 399pp + plates.
[PB1555 ]





cover image of Mark of the Lion, for sale in New Zealand

ISBN9780143018643

VG paperback
$20 C/B
Penguin 2003, 290pp + plates.
[#4192 ]



SARGENT Winston 
The Palms Bend Down
cover image of The Palms Bend Down, for sale in New Zealand

From a soldiers diaries and letters the author has created a vivid picture of the experience of a member of the NZ Division from the beginning of the war to the end of the North African Campaign.
Greece and Crete, Rommel etc.
Author served with 1st Echelon.
ww2, wwii, nz

G+ hardback in G dust jacket.
Book has lost 2 cm from tail of spine, foxed boards, jacket is rubbed chipped and foxed to edges.
$35 C/B
Privately Published (printed by Caxton Press New Zealand) undated (late 1940s) first edition, hardcover, 254pp.
[#5117 ]



SCOTT Desmond 
Typhoon Pilot
cover image of Typhoon Pilot by Desmond Scott for sale in New Zealand

Desmond Scott recounts his career with the RAF, with emphasis on the characteristics of the Typhoon aircraft he flew.
Commanding No 486 NZ Squadron, and later Nos. 164, 183, 198 and 609 Squadrons, Scott was one of the youngest Group Captains in the RAF.
ISBN0099507005
ww2, wwii, raf, nz,

VG softback with some handling soiling.
$15 A/B
Arrow 1987
[#1807 ]



SCOTT Desmond 
One More Hour
cover image of One More Hour by Desmond Scott for sale in New Zealand

Desmond Scott recounts his career with the RAF including how he became the most decorated New Zealand pilot.
Commanding No 486 NZ Squadron, and later Nos. 164, 183, 198 and 609 Squadrons.
One of the youngest Group Captains in the RAF he commanded and flew Typhoons.
ISBN1869410327
ww2, wwii, raf, nz, typhoon pilot,

VG softback with some handling soiling. Name and date to first page.
Author's Presentation inscription signed on title page.
$40 C/B
Century Hutchinson 1989 first softback printing, 143pp.
[#3639 ]



SCOTT Desmond 
One More Hour
cover image of One More Hour by Desmond Scott for sale in New Zealand

Desmond Scott recounts his career with the RAF including how he became the most decorated New Zealand pilot.
Commanding No 486 NZ Squadron, and later Nos. 164, 183, 198 and 609 Squadrons.
One of the youngest Group Captains in the RAF he commanded and flew Typhoons.
ISBN0099844400
ww2, wwii, raf, nz, typhoon pilot,

VG softback with sun faded spine.
$15 C/B
Arrow1991 first thus printing, 143pp.
[#4286 ]



SIMPSON Tony 
Operation Mercury, the Battle for Crete 1941.
cover image of Operation Mercury, the Battle for Crete 1941, for sale in New Zealand

In depth research and interviews with survivors make this one of the definitive works on the battle where Hitler's paratroopers barely won victory over the British and ANZAC defenders.
ISBN0340231181
WW2, WWII, new zealand, General Freyberg, general Kurt Student

VG- hardback with VG- dust jacket with some wear.
$25 C/C
Hodder 1981 first edition hardcover, 316pp.
[#1726, 2283, 4224 ]



SINGLETON-GATES Peter 
General Lord Freyberg V.C.
An unofficial biography.
cover image of General Lord Freyberg V.C. An unofficial biography, for sale in New Zealand

The biography of a great New Zealand soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross in the First World War, and Commander of the New Zealand Forces in the Second.
"Tiny" was arguably New Zealand's greatest military commander, and indispensible to the Allied forces in North Africa.
biography, commander, tactics, ww2

VG hardback with light foxing in G+ dust jacket which is chipped to spine ends, short tears at edges, sunned spine.
$40 C/C
Michael Joseph / Whitcombe and Tombs 1963 first edition, 238pp + plates.
[#2262, 2263 ]



STRANGE Glyn and Traduction per Pierre Daprini 
No Glory Without Effort
Pas de Gloire Sans Effort
cover image of No Glory Without Effort, Pas de Gloire Sans Effort

RAF Lancaster Bomber NE148 "howzat" AA-H of RAF 75 (NZ) squadron - was downed on a bombing raid to Stuttgart on 29th July 1944. Pilot Noel Alfred Deale Stokes lost his life while piloting the aircraft away from the French village of Yevres. This is an account of the incident and the survival of his crew members, aided by french civilians.
ISBN0958220158

VG softback
$20 B/A
Clerestory Press, (2004) 2010 reprint, 56pp.
[#3393 ]





STUCKEY Fred  
Sometimes Free, My Escapes from German POW Camps

War diary of Cpl J E F Stuckey 1st echelon NZEF, captured in Greece and interned in Stalag 383.
Stuckey shows through his diary how important the activities of the Red Cross were to the POWs interned during the Second World War.
THIS COPY [#2853] has a signed inscription by Stuckey to the title page.

VG+ hardback in VG dust jacket
$35 B/C
Privately Printed 1977 First edition, black boards gilt titled spine and cover.
206pp with photos and sketches/ cartoons. [#2853]

G reading copy, ex-library, boards soiled, rubbed and marked, stamps and labels, some pages lightly soiled, dust jacket under plastic sleeve has some rubbing as well as library shelf mark to spine and an area lifted from rear panel where a label was removed.
$15 B/C
Privately Printed 1977 second edition, black boards gilt titled spine and cover. 206pp with photos and sketches/ cartoons. [#4837]





SUMPTER G. H. [pseud] The Sarge  
Excuse my feet!

Being the full adventures of Herbert Simkins, of 2nd N.Z.E.F. The fictional Simkins is modelled on real Diggers as observed in the Middle East and Italy. The lighter side of army life.

VG softback with dust jacket with loss to tail and scuff to rear panel. Book is staple bound and has pencil to free end paper
$40 C/A
Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers Co. 1949, 158 pages.[#2373 anzac military history wwii humour ]





THOMAS W B (Sandy) 
Dare to be Free
cover image of Dare to be Free by Sandy Thomas for sale in New Zealand

'Sandy' Thomas was captured on Crete and became an habitual escaper from Axis P.O.W. camps.
He spent nearly a year amongst the crags of Greece's Mt Athos.
ww2, anzac, kiwi, Crete, Greece, Mt Athos, POW

VG hardback with no dust jacket. Book sunned spine, minor foxing, Father's Day inscr to fep.
$10 C/B
Wingate 1952 (5th impression) 256pp.
[#123 ]

VG hardback with Poor dust jacket. Jacket has wear and loss to the spine. Walter Burmann's bookplate to free end paper.
$20 C/B
Wingate 1951 (3rd impression) 256pp.
[#3734 ]



THOMAS W B (Sandy) 
Dare to be Free
cover image of Dare to be Free by Sandy Thomas for sale in New Zealand

'Sandy' Thomas was captured on Crete and became an habitual escaper from Axis P.O.W. camps.
He spent nearly a year amongst the crags of Greece's Mt Athos.
ISBN0473077728
ww2, anzac, kiwi, Crete, Greece, Mt Athos, POW

VG softback, signed by author
$40 C/B
Dryden Press 2001 new edition, 245pp.
[#4329 ]



THOMPSON Martyn 
On Active Service
5177 O. R. Gatman 2 NZEF
cover image of On Active Service, 5177 O. R. Gatman 2 NZEF for sale in New Zealand

A record of Owen Gatman's service in the Middle east and Crete, from September 1939 to November 1941, when he died of wounds received at Sidi Azeiz.
Taken from his letters home, and Official Histories and other resources.
ISBN9780582542013
ww2, wwii, nzef, anzac

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with mild sun fade to spine.
As usual page 2 has blue pigment offset from the facing page.
$25 B/C
Longman NZ 1999 first edition, 128pp.
[#3839 ]



THOMSON R H  
Captive Kiwi
cover image of Captive Kiwi, for sale in New Zealand

During the Second World War the author served in Libya with the 4th RMT Company.
For some time he evaded the Germans on Crete before capture and internment in Greece where he made some escape attempts before being interned in Germany.
ISBN
wwii, ww2, pow, prisoner of war

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with light wear
$20 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd. 1964 first edition, 196pp.
[#2227]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with light wear. Inscription to contents page.
$20 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd. 1965 reprint, 196pp.
[#4397]



TOLERTON Jane  
Ettie, A life of Ettie Rout

Safe-sex campaigner amongst the ANZAC troops in Paris, Ettie was vilified in the Press, but applauded by the military officials charged with keeping the troops fit for service. By distributing prophylactics and leaflets, and running monitored brothels, she helped reduce venereal disease amongst the ANZACs.

VG softback with name to first page
$30 B/C
Penguin 1992 first edition. 283 pages. ISBN 0140172165 [#2519 anzac]





WICKSTEED M R  
The New Zealand Army, a history from the 1840s to the 1980s

A history of the New Zealand Army from beginnings as a militia and Colonial Defence Force.

VG softback with name to inside cover.
$15 B/B
Govt. Printer 1982 first edition, x 101pp illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. [#2234 anzac military]








G+ softback with minor creasing to corners of cover.
$15 B/B
Govt. Printer 1982 first edition, x 101pp illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. [#2268 anzac military]





WILLIAMS Tony 
ANZACS: Stories from New Zealanders at War
cover image of ANZACS: Stories from New Zealanders at War by Tony Williams

Gives the stories of the reality of war as told by 24 New Zealanders who have experienced if. These are tales of human courage, resourcefulness and resilience - and sometimes humour - but also of broken bodies, crushed spirits, violence and death.
The men and women who share their experiences served as infantrymen, artillerymen, commandos, air force pilots and crew, marines and naval officers, nurses, medics and chaplains. The Second World War veterans served in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, while others fought in the later wars in Korea and Vietnam.
This book also includes stories of New Zealanders who fought with the Italian resistance and the British, Australian and American forces. Some describe, in disturbing detail, their experiences in prisoner of war camps in Europe and Japan.
ISBN9781869588090

VG softback with small name label to first page.
$15 B/C
Hodder Moa Beckett 2000, 304pp.
[#3524 ]





WILSON Major R. A. 
A Two Years Interlude
France 1916-1918
cover image of A Two Years Interlude: France 1916-1918, for sale in New Zealand

Wilson's account of his experience in the field at the Somme, Arras, Messines and Ypres, where he was an officer in the Royal Garrison Artillery.
Wilson travelled from New Zealand to Great Britain to secure a commission.
From the library of military historian Vincent Orange with his bookplate on front pastedown.
ww1, wwi, Passchendaele, Lys, Canal du Nord, 116 Siege Battery

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket.
Jacket has minor edge wear.
$75 C/B
Keeling & Mundy (1954) first edition, 115pp+ photos and maps.
[#4944 ]



WINTER Peter 
Free Lodgings
cover image of Free Lodgings for sale in New Zealand

Peter Winter was in the Divisional Petrol Company 2NZEF when he was taken POW on Crete.
He recounts his four years in German and Italian Prisoner of War camps.
A times he was on the run in the Greek countryside, assisted by the peasants.
He escaped and was recaptured by the Germans 12 times.
Finally as the Russians advanced, he was marched West across Poland into Germany.
ISBN9780790003047
anzac, pow, peter winter, 6059

VG+ softback
$20 C/B
Reed 1993, 143pp.
[#3683 ]



WRIGHT Matthew editor 
Behind Enemy Lines
Kiwi Freedom Fighters in WWII
cover image of Behind Enemy Lines Kiwi Freedom Fighters in WWII for sale in New Zealand

Edited extracts from the written accounts of Kiwi soldiers who found themselves fighting as partisans behind enemy lines in Italy, Greece and Yugoslavia.
Contributions by Bill Griffiths, Daniel Riddiford, Allan Yeoman, Malcolm Mason, Donald 'Jack' Winter, John Broad, John Mulgan, and accounts of John Denvir, Frank Gardner, and Dudley Perkins.
ISBN9781869790691
Italy, Greece, partisans, anzac, ww2

VG softback
$25 C/C
Random House 2010, 253pp.
[#3746, 4191 ]




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