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by Ian Howie-Willis Big Sky Publishing (September 02, 2020)

Sexually transmitted diseases, for centuries lumped together as ‘Venereal Disease’, or ‘VD’ for short, have always marched in lock-step with soldiers from all armies wherever they have served.


Lonesome Pine

by Simon Cameron Big Sky Publishing (July 05, 2013)

One of the most famous assaults of the Gallipoli campaign took place over four bloody days in August 1915 across an area no bigger than a football field. On a small plateau in Gallipoli known as Lone Pine --...

Looking Forward Looking Back

by Christopher Jobson Big Sky Publishing (August 01, 2009)

Looking Forward, Looking Back explores the Australian Army's rich and proud history. The Australian Army boasts a broad variety of traditions, some of which belong to the Service as a whole, others to a particular...

Lost at Sea

by Andy Millar Big Sky Publishing (February 15, 2012)

On a calm, tropical afternoon in the South Atlantic Ocean in April 1942, a British tramp steamer, the SS Willesden, was shelled, torpedoed and sunk by a German raider, the KMS Thor. The Willesden was carrying...

Malaya 1942

by Brian Farrell & Gareth Pratten Big Sky Publishing (July 01, 2010)

When Imperial Japan unleashed the Pacific War in December 1941, Australian forces went into action, as part of a larger British Empire force, to defend Malaya and Singapore. Australia's principal contribution...

The Man Inside

by Graham Apthorpe Big Sky Publishing (July 05, 2019)

"Graham Apthorpe’s account of the Cowra outbreak is superb. Narrated in a fresh way, in elegant and original prose, and with a wonderful gift for taking the unexpected angle, it does great service to this...

Married Quarter

by Maria Augustus-Dunn Big Sky Publishing (April 05, 2017)

Serving the nation in uniform is a career choice. But have you ever wondered about the life of a partner of these brave men and women? Married Quarter is a light-hearted glimpse into the world of the service...

The Man who Carried the Nation's Grief

by Carol Rosenhain Big Sky Publishing (November 05, 2016)

‘I do feel the loss of my two boys, they was my all …’ wrote grieving father Ernest Watts following the death of his two sons. Like thousands of Australians during World War I, Ernest Watts received his...

More Than Bombs and Bandages

by Kirsty Harris Big Sky Publishing (January 24, 2011)

More than Bombs and Bandages exposes the false assumption that military nurses only nursed. Based on author Kirsty Harris' CEW Bean Prize winning PhD thesis, this is a book that is far removed from the 'devotion...

Medical Emergency

by Ian Howie-Willis Big Sky Publishing (March 15, 2012)

Major-General `Ginger' Burston led the Army Medical Service throughout the Pacific campaigns. This pivotal book explains how Burston and his medical team kept Allied troops healthy in primitive and hostile conditions...

Meeting Saddam's Men

by Ashton Robinson Big Sky Publishing (September 05, 2019)

This book is Ashton Robinson’s unique eye-witness account of the ISG’s operations in Iraq, based at Camp Slayer, in one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces the group’s task was to search for weapons of...


by Peter Pedersen Big Sky Publishing (December 04, 2018)

Dr Peter Pedersen’s scholarly study of Sir John Monash remains the finest analysis of Australia’s best known military leader. In 1918 the Australian Corps under Monash’s command played a leading role in...

The Music Maker

by Jaci Byrne Big Sky Publishing (July 05, 2018)

On May 8 1945, forty-six-year-old Drum Major Jackson staggered towards his American liberators. Emaciated, dressed in rags, his decayed boots held together with string, he’d been force-marched for twenty days...

Mutiny On The Western Front

by Greg Raffin Big Sky Publishing (September 05, 2018)

On 21 September 1918, with retreating German forces on their last legs, the 1st Battalion of the AIF was ordered to return to the front just as they were being relieved and preparing for a well-earnt rest. It...

The Battle of Long Tan

by Harry Smith Big Sky Publishing (June 05, 2019)

On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometres from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket...

The Battle of Fromelles 1916

by Roger Lee Big Sky Publishing (June 30, 2010)

The Battle of Fromelles remains the single bloodiest day in terms of soldiers killed, wounded or missing, in Australia's military history. Remains of soldiers were recently discovered in mass graves in northern...

The Battle of Bardia

by Craig Stockings Big Sky Publishing (July 01, 2011)

On the morning of 3 January 1941, Australians of the 6th Division led an assault against the Italian colonial fortress village of Bardia in Libya, not far from the Egyptian-Libyan frontier. The ensuing battle...

The Battle of Maryang San 1951

by Dayton McCarthy Big Sky Publishing (August 05, 2018)

For Australia, the Korean War marked its first foray as a minor power in the Cold War and it would be the first conflict to be fought by the newly formed Australian Regular Army (ARA). In this regard, the Army’s...


by Allison Paterson Big Sky Publishing (September 05, 2014)

"Well dear Jim it breaks my heart to write this letter. Our dear [brother] was killed yesterday morning at 5.30. The bullet killed him instantly and he never spoke a word. I had just left him and gone down the...

The Battle of Menin Road 1917

by Roger Lee Big Sky Publishing (July 05, 2018)

The Passchendaele Campaign of 1917 is associated with images of slimy, oozing mud: mud deep enough and glutinous enough to drown men, horses and equipment, mud so pervasive that it, rather than the enemy, defeated...

ANZAC Cove to Afghanistan

by Glenn Wahlert Big Sky Publishing (November 05, 2015)

As the first Anzacs to land at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and among the last to serve in Afghanistan 100 years later, the men and women of the Australian Army’s 3rd Brigade have a long and proud history. Initially...

At Any Price

by Craig Deayton Big Sky Publishing (May 05, 2017)

The enemy must not get the Messines Ridge at any price… So read the orders to German troops defending the vital high ground south of Ypres. On 7 June 1917, the British Second Army launched its attack with...

Aussie Soldier

by Denny Neave & Craig Smith Big Sky Publishing (March 01, 2009)

The second book in the Aussie Soldier series, Aussie Soldier: Prisoners of War by Denny Neave and Craig Smith, details the lives of the men and women who found themselves on the wrong side of the wire. This...

The August Offensive at ANZAC 1915

by David W. Cameron Big Sky Publishing (October 01, 2011)

The August offensive or Anzac Breakout at Gallipoli saw some of the bloodiest fighting since the landing as Commonwealth and Turkish troops fought desperate battles at Lone Pine, German Officers' Trench, Turkish...

Forgotten Men

by Michael Tyquin Big Sky Publishing (February 25, 2011)

Forgotten Men is the long overdue account of the significant contribution to the Australian Army of the Australian Army Veterinary Corps in two world wars. One of the army's smallest and least recognised corps,...

Phantoms of Bribie

by Ian Mackay Big Sky Publishing (January 05, 2016)

Phantoms of Bribie is a highly readable blend of an engaging yarn and a fascinating portrayal of operational service in Vietnam as an infantry company commander, leading some 100 fine young national service...

Our Friend the Enemy

by David W. Cameron Big Sky Publishing (October 01, 2014)

Our Friend the Enemy is the first detailed history of the Gallipoli campaign at Anzac since Charles Bean’s Official History. Viewed from both sides of the wire and described in first-hand accounts. Australian...

Pioneers of Australian Armour

by David A. Finlayson & Michael K. Cecil Big Sky Publishing (August 05, 2015)

Pioneers of Australian Armour tells the story of the only Australian mechanised units of the Great War. The 1st Australian Armoured Car Section, later the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol, and the Special Tank...

Pure Massacre

by Kevin O'Halloran Big Sky Publishing (April 01, 2020)

“I met with the Interhamwe leaders and when I shook their hand, they were cold, not cold as in temperature, cold as if another body, although they had a human form their eyes were not human. Their eyes were...

Purple Patch

by Darren Prickett Big Sky Publishing (March 05, 2019)

The 3rd Field Company Engineers holds a distinguished place in the history of the Australian Army, being the first unit of the AIF to deploy on active service and to come under enemy fire, in defence of the...

Rounds Complete

by Steve Gower Big Sky Publishing (June 05, 2017)

In 1966, Steve Gower, a young gunner captain in the 101st Field Battery, was sent to Vietnam. He would serve in what is arguably Australia’s most controversial war in the dangerous role of forward observer...


by Phil Rutherford Big Sky Publishing (August 05, 2017)

Soldier presents a magnificent collection of highly detailed illustrations depicting uniforms worn by the military forces of this nation from colonial times to the modern era. Accompanying each illustration...

Soldiers' Tales

by Denny Neave Big Sky Publishing (October 01, 2008)

In their own words the Aussie diggers provide a fascinating glimpse of the many funny and touching moments that our Diggers often hold to their chest. The collection of stories in this book provides a taste...

Soldiers' Tales #2

by Denny Neave Big Sky Publishing (June 15, 2012)

Soldiers' Tales #2 is a unique collection of personal accounts told by soldiers or relatives who have lived with their stories. Spanning the period from World War I through to the conflicts of the modern era,...

Frederick Whirlpool VC

by Alan Leek Big Sky Publishing (September 05, 2018)

"A riveting historical mystery that sweeps four continents and fills a void in the Victoria Cross story." Frederick Whirlpool’s Victoria Cross is displayed near the entrance to the Hall of Valour at the Australian...

Scorched Earth

by Tammy Pemper Big Sky Publishing (July 05, 2019)

As a UN peacekeeper, I joined the East Timorese fight for life. By then, the earth had drunk the blood of one third of their population. But worse was still to come. I would see it for myself. I saw bodies carried...


by Kevin O'Halloran Big Sky Publishing (February 14, 2012)

Author Kevin O’Halloran’s new book Rwanda UNAMIR 1994/95 is the first in the new Australian Army History Units Australian Military History Series focusing on the nuts and bolts on this type of support missions....

Dust Donkeys and Delusions

by Graham Wilson Big Sky Publishing (May 08, 2012)

Dust, Donkeys and Delusion examines and clinically debunks the myth that has grown up around Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, the so-called `Man with the Donkey', the quintessential Australian `hero' of Gallipoli....

Duty Nobly Done

by Adam Holloway Big Sky Publishing (October 05, 2018)

This is the extraordinary true story of 11 young Australian men from one extended family and their experiences in the great adventure that would change their lives -- the Great War. Author Adam Holloway, a direct...


by Michael Tyquin Big Sky Publishing (July 15, 2012)

To be successful, a modern army needs logistical support to survive - to arm, feed, transport, and care for its soldiers. As history shows us the maintenance of health in any army , is a key factor in warfare....

Game to the Last

by James Hurst Big Sky Publishing (October 01, 2011)

Game to the Last reveals the story of the men who would become "one of the finest battalions which served in the war", the West Australian 11th Infantry Battalion, AIF, during the gruelling Gallipoli Campaign...


by David W. Cameron Big Sky Publishing (March 01, 2011)

In early August with the failure of the August Offensive at Gallipoli the senior commanders still believed that victory was possible. To help prepare for a new offensive sometime in the first half on 1916 the...

Shadows on the Track

by Jan McLeod Big Sky Publishing (January 05, 2019)

At Templeton’s Crossing in October 1942, Private Nick Kennedy paused to write in his diary: ‘One wonders why all this strife should be … these men in the prime of their life cut down like flowers’. As...

Shadows of ANZAC

by David W. Cameron Big Sky Publishing (March 01, 2013)

On 25 April 1915, with the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) below the slopes of Sari Bair on the Gallipoli peninsula, the ANZAC legend was born. Nine months later, having suffered...

Shot Down

by Alex Kerr Big Sky Publishing (May 05, 2015)

Alex’s Wellington, a twin-engine bomber, was shot down over Germany in 1941. At first hospitalised with hopes of repatriation, he unexpectedly found himself a prisoner in a German POW camp. Throughout those...

Sir William Glasgow

by Peter Edgar Big Sky Publishing (August 01, 2011)

Sir William Glasgow is a fascinating and valuable book that tells the story of this once famous figure: his early service in the Boer War, a career in the AIF which included serving at Gallipoli and distinguished...

Snowy to the Somme

by Tim Cook Big Sky Publishing (February 02, 2014)

In 1915, news of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landing and the slaughter at Gallipoli stirred tens of thousands of young men to go to war. They answered the call and formed battalions of the Australian...

The Empire Has An Answer

by Tony James Brady Big Sky Publishing (June 05, 2019)

‘If we do not win the battle of training, we shall win no other battle in the air.’ In 1943 the Royal Air Force recognised that training a vast amount of aircrew for a high attrition war was essential to...

Exploring Gallipoli

by Glenn Wahlert Big Sky Publishing (February 01, 2011)

This book provides both practical touring information on Gallipoli for the independent traveller, and a guide to the amazing First World War Anzac battlefields. Written by a serving Australian Army officer with...

My Vietnam War

by Dave Morgan Big Sky Publishing (August 05, 2014)

My Vietnam War is Dave Morgan's story. A typical 20 year old, he was forced into extraordinary circumstances in Vietnam. Far from his carefree youth, the Vietnam War would expose Dave to an atmosphere of ever-present...