WWI Military Specials
In commemoration of Anzac Day we have a selection of World War I titles on special. The books are 25% off and Data CDs at 50%. If you have an interesting WWI or your ancestors were in WWI be sure to check out the deals below.For more military titles click hereAlso be sure to read Alona’s blog post called 51 Links for Australian Military History and Research for great sites to help with your research.
AIF Unit Histories of the Great War 1914-1918 – R. Austin – Normally $9.00 SPECIAL $6.75
However, many people have difficulty in wading through military jargon and need a more readable source of what their relatives battalion or unit was doing during the Great War of 1914-1918. This is where the unit histories become a most valuable resource tool. A point-by-point check list of ‘The Ideal Unit History’ which may be useful to genealogists and others has therefore been included.
Also included are publication details of the many published histories of battalions, light horse regiments and other units of the 1st Australian Imperial Force which served with distinction in theatres such as Gallipoli, France, Belgium, Egypt and Palestine.
Digging for Diggers: A Guide to Researching an Australian Soldier of the Great War, 1914-1918 – G. Hosken – Normally $17.60 SPECIAL $13.20
‘Digging for Diggers’ is also an excellent resource book on all aspects of Australia’s World War I combat experience. It provides a clear explanation of many of the elements that are assumed but rarely explained in general history books – what a brigade or battalion or division is, the nature of trench warfare, the meaning of military terms and abbreviations etc.
History is about people, and about making connections with our heritage, ‘Digging for Diggers’ helps us find those people for World War I, and to understand and appreciate how their lives are part of our ANZAC heritage.’ – part of a review by Robert Lewis.
Anzac Book 1916 – DATA CD – 1 CD (197 pages) – Normally $19.50 SPECIAL $9.75
‘The Anzac Book’ contains a range of interesting information written by different members of the Army, such as: the Landing at Gallipoli, Glimpses of Anzac, Army Biscuits and the Book of Anzac Chronicles. Illustrations and photographs of different aspects and experiences of the war and the battle at Gallipoli are also included.
Anzac Memorial – DATA CD – 1 CD (659 pages) – Normally $24.50 SPECIAL $12.25
This third edition of the book was published as the ‘Peace Edition’ just after the war ended in 1919. The main part, which takes up nearly half of the book, is a listing of Officers and Men A.I.F who Died on Service. This section lists thousands of names of those who died doing their duty, listed alphabetically by surname, it also gives their Number, Name and Rank, Unit, Cause of Death and Date of Death.
Other features of the book include the diary entries of a soldier which is definitely stirring reading. The diary starts off on 6 August 1914 when the soldier was called up for service, and continues through till 4 May 1915 when he gets home to Sydney … The rest of the book consists of poems, stories and memoirs, all contributed by men who were fighting for their country, and in some cases, their lives. Included are over 150 illustrations (photographs, maps and sketches), many of which are photographs of Rolls of Honour boards which companies created as a remembrance to their employees who never made it home.
This is a great resource and a fascinating read for all war historians, and those with ancestors who fought in the Great War.
Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour – DATA CD – 1 CD (424 pages) – Normally $22.50 SPECIAL $11.25
It is a record of officers of the Bank of New South Wales who enlisted in the ‘British’ armies (which includes Australia and New Zealand). The bank is proud of the fact that 793 officers enlisted from every branch in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and London out of a staff of 1750 men.
This is the history of nearly 800 men who followed duty to serve their country. Arranged alphabetically by surname, each officer is listed together with a photograph, full name, rank, the battalion they were in and biographical details, as well as information on their military history.
This is a wonderful memorial to those who saw war as it really was, and whose bravery helped shape the Australia that we see today.
Australia’s Fighting Sons of the Empire: Western Australia – DATA CD – 1 CD (288 pages) – Normally $24.50 SPECIAL $12.25
Each entry includes a photograph along with the name of the soldier, where they were born and educated, where and when they enlisted, the places they fought and where and when they came back or, if they died, where they were buried. Often included are other significant details about their war activities and their family.
The book mostly includes people from Western Australia and is therefore a great record for those interested in the first world war and the people who fought in it especially from Western Australia.
Uncensored Dardanelles – DATA CD – 1 CD – Normally $22.50 SPECIAL $11.25
Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett was one of the first British War correspondents allowed to accompany an expedition to the frontline. On 1 April 1915 he was with the troops who were about to land at Gallipoli. Ashmead-Bartlett became famous for his reporting of the First World War in this area.
This book contains the full account of what Ashmead-Bartlett experienced in the Dardanelles, some of which was previously censored or remained unpublished until now. It includes chapters on the landing at Anzac and Cape Helles, the fight for Achi Baba, the Suvla Bay offensive, the last dying efforts, and ‘an uncensored letter and my dismissal’ … and much more.
A captivating personal account giving a wonderful perspective on the war in the Dardanelles.
Under Furred Hats: 6th Australian Light Horse Regiment – DATA CD – 1 CD (270 pages) – Normally $19.50 SPECIAL $9.75
The history covers the Birth and Training of the Sixth in September 1914 in New South Wales, their time at Gallipoli, the Days of Romani, Amman and Es Salt, the Jordan Valley, and the Last Lap. As well as a number of black and white illustrations there is a list of those receiving decorations and of casualties.
Whale Oil Guards: The 53rd Battalion AIF – DATA CD – 1 CD (159 pages) – Normally $16.50 SPECIAL $8.25
It is the story of the 53rd Battalion, the Green and Blacks, and of Major Oswald Croshaw. Kennedy describes their exploits at Alexandria, Fromelles, The Somme, Bullecourt, Ypres, Polygon Wood, Amiens and many other towns.
The book includes a list of those members who were awarded decorations as well as names of those mentioned for “gallant services rendered”.
A Collection of Maps from the Great War (WWI) Era – DATA CD – 1 CD – Normally $23.30SPECIAL $11.65
The collection is formed in three sections:
All-Australia Memorial: Victoria – DATA CD – 1 CD (583 pages) – Normally $39.50SPECIAL $19.75
This Victorian edition is a wonderful record, with a detail historical outline of the war from an Australian perspective, plus an extensive reference section and hundreds of biographies. All complemented by thousands of photos, many of Victorians who served.
After the introductory pages this volume is arranged in 4 parts as follows:
Aussie: The Australian Soldiers’ Magazine – DATA CD – 1 CD (287 pages) – Normally $19.50 SPECIAL $9.75
Each issue consists of approximately 16 pages. And includes many humourous and personal stories, poems, songs, tips and sketches which reflect the life of ‘the Australian soldier’ in a unique and fascinating way.
Australian War Photographs: A Pictorial Record From November 1917 to The End of the War – DATA CD – 1 CD (146 pages) – Normally $16.50 SPECIAL $8.25
Showing over 150 graphic pictures, these illustrate many of the conditions and experiences in which the soldiers lived and fought.
Story of a Battalion: 48th Battalion of the AIF – DATA CD – 1 CD (224 pages) – Normally $19.50 SPECIAL $9.75
In twenty-two chapters, he covers the formation of the battalion, the march to Serapeum, training for France, their time in France – La Somme and Pozières Ridge – in Flanders, Bullecourt, Passchendaele Ridge, Meteren to the Amiens Road, the defence of Amiens, Monument Wood, the Battalion’s last engagement and the days of the Armistice. In two appendixes the dead of the battalion are listed along with those who received honours and awards.
Tasmania’s War Record 1914-1918 – DATA CD – 1 CD (412 pages) – Normally $22.50SPECIAL $11.25
Family and local historians with Tasmanian interests are the “generations yet to come” who will find this an immensely useful record – not only for the names and details given, but for the historical accounts of the various units and fields of service.
Originally produced by Archive CD Books Australia in 2005, this title has now been remastered and re-released, and includes better searching capability. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
Queenslanders Who Fought in the Great War 1914-18 – DATA CD – 1 CD (286 pages) – Normally $27.50 SPECIAL $13.75
The following information is often given:
The re-issue of this record on CD will be a marvelous resource for family, local and military historians. But it serves a further purpose – the stated hope of the compiler that the record of these men and women “will be handed down from generation to generation as historic proof of the noble self sacrifice of the Australian fighting forces in the Great War.”