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.

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ARMY BOARD 
Campaign in Greece
The New Zealand Division in Action.

Official publication relating to the NZEF in Greece. Includes the evacuation to Crete in the face of the German advance.

VG- stapled paper wrappers, shows usual age related toning.
$15 B/A
New Zealand Army Board 1943, 56pp.
[#3244 ]





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]





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. [#1070 ]





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

'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.

Good condition $125 A/A RARE pamphlet published in association with the YMCA / Jarrold and Sons 1918, title page reads 'The New Zealand Division' and 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, book is stapled into original slate grey - blue wrappers but the coloured illustration is missing from the cover, 42pp with many photos in the text, last leaf small chip from top edge, includes Dardanelles, Gallipoli and France etc. BAGNALLS B1820 [#2357 anzac military history ]





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 ]





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.
$95 B/D
Department of Internal Affairs 1961, 676 pages + plates and maps. [#2587 anzac history ] [# ]





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 ]





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 ]





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.
$25 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.
$20 C/C
Ray Richards Publisher 1983 first edition, 169pp + plates, pictorial endpapers.
[#439 ]





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 ]





HARGEST James  
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, lacks free endpaper.
$15 B/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1946 first New Zealand edition, cloth, 207pp. [Item# 345 ]


VG- hardback, age browned pages
$15 B/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1946 first New Zealand edition, cloth, 207pp. [Item#1826 ]


VG- hardback, age browned pages, lightly worn cloth, name to blank verso of frontis.
$15 B/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1946 first New Zealand edition, cloth, 207pp. [Item#2226 ]



HARPER Glyn  
Letters from the Battlefield

New Zealand soldiers write home 1914-18; from Gallipoli, Sinai-Palestine, and the Western Front

VG+ softback
$20 C/B
HarperCollins 2001, 168 pages. ISBN 9781869503796 [#2272 anzac ]





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 anzac military history ]





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 is the outstanding result. Informative, exciting and provocative, In the Face of the Enemy is a riveting and valuable addition to our military list, by two highly respected military historians. 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 anzac, military history ]





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

Retrospective publication on the closure of the Wigram Air Base, 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
$30 B/A
RNZAF1995, 59 pages. [#2612 new zealand, christchurch, military, anzac ]





HARVEY D. A. editor 
First Battalion

The Journal of the 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment 1983. 1RNZIR. Includes exercises in Malaysia.

VG softback
$25 B/B
1983, 132pp. [#2914 anzac military history ]





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.
$20 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.
$20 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
original edition
VG- handling soiled white papered boardswith slightly yellowed spine $10 A/B H.H. Tombs April 1945 ( second impression) 214pp. 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. [#2155 military history]

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 foxing to fold in flaps.
$20 C/C
Jonathan Cape 1986 first edition hardcover, xiv 225pp + plates. [#2282]

VG hardback in VG dustjacket with light dust soiling to closed edges.
$20 C/C
Jonathan Cape 1986 first edition hardcover, xiv 225pp + plates. ISBN0224028642 [#3199]





HOBBS Leslie, George F Kaye and Neville Colvin  
Kiwi down the Strada

A memento and memoir of the time spent by the NZ Division in Italy during WWII

G+ hardback in G dust jacket that is worn and chipped to edges with some loss. Book has a spine leanand has rubber stamps from Union Steamship Company library to endpapers and a few pages.
$15 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1964, 122pp+ plates by George F Kaye (Official Photographer 2 NZEF) and cartoons by Neville Colvin. [#2235 Second World War Anzac]




HORTON D C
Fire Over the Islands, Coast Watchers of the Solomons.

VG VG- DW sunned spine and a few short taped edge tears. $20 C/C [Item# 346 MH] Reed 1970 first edition hardcover, xiv 256pp + plates. 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


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 ]





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 new zealand, christchurch, military, anzac ]





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, short tears at edges, name stamp to fep.
$25 C/C
Nevron 1985 first edition hardcover, 304pp illustrated.[#343 anzac, military history, ww2 ]





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 that has a short tear at top corner, small pen name to fep, signed by author to title page
$25 C/C
Nevron 1985 first edition hardcover, 304pp illustrated.[#2146 anzac, military history, ww2 ]

VG+ hardback in VG- dust jacket that has minor wear to edges, signed by author to title page
$25 C/C
Nevron 1985 first edition hardcover, 304pp illustrated.[#2146 anzac, military history, ww2 ]





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]





JUDD Brendon 
The Desert Railway

The New Zealand Railway Group in North Africa and the Middle East during the Second World War
ISBN0143019155

VG softback
$35 C/B
Penguin Books 2004, 328 pages.
[#2487 ]





LEARY L. P.  
New Zealanders in Samoa

Reminiscences of NZ trooper in the occupation of Samoa from the Imperial Germans

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. Scarce title, this copy has some minor faults but is generally tidy and could be professionally restored with ease. [#1795 anzac military history]





The LISTENER edited by Terry Snow  
The Listener; The War Years 1939-45

A selection of articles from the Listener Magazine during WWII, letters to the editor from the home front, and from servicemen in the field. Includes some period advertisements.

VG softback with one small water mark to cover
$8 B/C
W&H Publications 2001, 256 pages. [#2618 new zealand, anzac ]





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 ]





LLEWELLYN S. P.  
Journey Towards Christmas

Official History of the 1st Ammunition Company Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1939-45

VG- hardback with minor soiling, small split with frayed cloth at head of spine, internally unmarked
$85 B/C
War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, 1949. [#2200 anzac military history]

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 ]





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 pges. Well illustrated. Large heavy book. [#2864 anzac, military history, australia, biography, vietnam, south east asia ]





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
$30 C/ Letter rate
No publisher or date (mid-1960s) 55 pages. [#2594 anzac new zealand military history ]





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 ]





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 ]





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.
$395.00 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 ]





PUGSLEY Christopher  
On the Fringe of Hell: New Zealanders and Military Discipline in the First World War

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.

VG+ softback
$30 B/C
Hodder & Stoughton 1991, 360 pages. ISBN 0340533218 [#2468 anzac, military history, new zealand ]




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 ]





SANDFORD Kenneth  
Mark of the Lion

First Edition

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 VG dust jacket with some edge wear and minor chipping. Small name to endpaper.
$30 C/C
Hutchinson 1962 First Edition, 287 pages plus plates. [#2858 anzac, military history ]





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
$20 C/C
Hutchinson 1962 reprint, 287 pages plus plates. [#2654 anzac, military history ]

VG+ hardback in G+ dust jacket with some edge wear and short tears or chipping, name to endpaper
$20 C/C
Hutchinson 1962 reprint, 287 pages plus plates. [#2754 anzac, military history ]

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 anzac, military history ]





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.
ISBN9780143018643

VG paperback, publishers lamination starting to peel at edges
$15 C/B
Penguin 2003 first paperback edition, 290pp + plates. [#2854 anzac, military, biography, ww2]




SARGENT Winston
The Palms Bend Down

G G book has lost 2 cm from tail of spine, foxed boards, DW rubbed chipped and foxed to edges. $15 C/B [Item# 347 MH] Privately Published (printed by Caxton Press New Zealand) undated (late 1940s)first edition, hardcover, 254pp. From a soldiers diaries and letters the author has creatyed 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.


SCOTT Desmond 
Typhoon Pilot
Ace RNZAF fighter pilot and the aircraft
VG $12 A/B Arrow 1987 pb ISBN 0099507005 [#1807 military history]

SIMPSON Tony 
Operation Mercury, the Battle for Crete 1941.

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.

VG hardback with light foxing to closed edges in VG dust jacket with sunned spine
$30 C/C
Hodder 1981 first edition hardcover, 316pp. ISBN 0340231181[#2283 anzac ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Some paper residue to fep.
$30 C/C
Hodder 1981 first edition hardcover, 316pp. ISBN 0340231181[#1726 anzac ]








SINGLETON-GATES Peter 
General Lord Freyberg V.C. an unofficial biography.

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.

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 cloth, 238pp + plates. Arguably New Zealand's greatest military commander, and indispensible to the Allied forces in North Africa. Uncommon in DW. [#2262 militaria anzac]







VG hardback with light foxing in G+ dustjacketchipped to spine ends, short tears at edges, sunned spine.
$30 C/C
Michael Joseph / Whitcombe and Tombs 1963 first edition cloth, 238pp + plates. Arguably New Zealand's greatest military commander, and indispensible to the Allied forces in North Africa. Uncommon in DW. [#2263 militaria anzac]





SPENCER Graham  
The Four-Legged Major

The story of 'No 1 Dog, Captain "Major" 19 Wellington Infantry Battallion, Second NZEF, Middle East Forces'

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, lightly faded spine, name label to half title.
$45 C/C
Grantham House 1987 first edition hardcover, xii 180pp. Mascot of the Kiwi troops and commisioned officer. Much material about the NZ forces action against Rommel and in Italy as well as the story of the dog. Illustrated Peter McIntyre. ISBN 869340094 [#2230 anzac military ]





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 many b&w photos and sketches/ cartoons. [#2853 anzac, new zealand, military, ww2]

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 many b&w photos and sketches/ cartoons. [Item# 342 MH]





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

VG sunned spine, minor foxing, Father's Day inscr to fep.

$10 C/B [Item# 123 MH]

Wingate 1952 (5th imp) hardcover, 256pp. Second World War habitual escaper from Axis P.O.W. camps.


THOMAS W.B. 'Sandy'  
Pathways to Adventure, an extraordinary life

Memoirs of a soldiering life around the world from 1940 to 1970.

VG+ soft back $30 C/C Dryden Press 2004 first edition, sewn binding, 385pp. Illustrated. By the author of Dare to be Free, New Zealander Sandy Thomas. Uncommon title. ISBN 0476006112 [#1946 anzac military biography]



THOMSON R H  
Captive Kiwi

Second World War POW in Greece and Germany

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with light wear
$20 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd. 1964 first edition cloth, 196pp map endpapers. During the Second World War the author served in Libya with the 4th RMT Company, for some time evaded the Germans on Crete before capture and internment in Greece where he made some escape attempts before being interned in Germany. [#2227 anzac ]





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]





UREN Martin 
Kiwi Saga
Memoirs of a New Zealand Artilleryman

Reminiscences of time spent with the 4th Field Artillery Regiment 2NZEF in Greece, Crete, Egypt and the Middle East. With black and white photo illustrations.

G+ hardback with no dust jacket, cloth worn and rubbed especially at head and tail, both boards creased down centre with the paste downs cracked along the crease, paper age toned. This is the first issue printed in Cairo and looks like it has been stuffed into a troopers kit bag! Internally tidy though.
$20 C/B
Anglo-Egyptian Bookshop, Cairo 1943, 320pp + folding map and plates..
[#3276 ]





UREN Martin 
Diamond Trails of Italy
Sequel to Kiwi Saga.

New Zealand Eighth Army troop memoirs of travels in Italy at the tail end of the War.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket rubbed and chipped to edges, lightly dust soiled, insect damage to top edges and a little to the fore edge fold.
$20 C/B
Collins 1945 first edition, 230pp.
[#132 ]





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]





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

VG hardback with VG dust jacket
$40 B/C
Department of Internal Affairs 1958, 395 pages + plates and maps. [#2343 anzac history ]






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