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61 books

  1. Dawn of D-DAY

    By David Howarth

    The power and the glory of the D-Day landings as recounted by the men who fought their way ashore. A tale told by a master of prose this account is among the best you'll ever read of the greatest amphibious invasion ever.  12,000 aircraft, 7,000 vessels and three-quarters of a million men committed by both sides of the flight on D-Day.

    • Published on 2008
    • 272 pages

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  2. Monash's Masterpiece

    By Peter FitzSimons

    Peter FitzSimons brings to life the story of the battle of Le Hamel - the Allied triumph masterminded by Australian commander Sir John Monash, whose strategies became the blueprint for modern warfare The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. A largely Australian force, commanded by the brilliant Sir John Monash, fought what has been described as the first modern battle - where infantry, tanks, artillery and planes

    • Published on 2018
    • 384 pages

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  3. RAAF Black Cats

    By Robert Cleworth and John Suter Linton

    The secret and dangerous operations of Australia's Pacific War Catalina crews told for the first time.

    • Published on 2019
    • 288 pages

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  4. Life and Death in the Battle of Britain

    By Carl Warner

    This book offers an intimate account of the Battle of Britain, related by young pilots in their most unguarded moments, talking with their chaplain. Guy Mayfield was the Station Chaplain at the Royal Air Force's Duxford base in the summer of 1940, and his diary is full of stories told by the pilots in his charge during that period of heroism and danger. Mayfield's notes on his conversations deliver unique insights into the mindset of these young men as they took to the skies night after night, r

    • Published on 2018
    • 176 pages

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  5. Bert Hinkler

    By Grantlee Kieza

    A man whose life was filled with secrets, including two wives on two continents at the same time. Bert Hinkler lived a life of soaring highs and turbulent lows, a restless, adventure-filled existence as one of the Lords of Distance in the golden age of flight.

    • Published on 2012
    • 473 pages

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  6. The Man Who Saved Smithy

    By Rick Searle

    Patrick Gordon 'Bill' Taylor was a pioneer of Australian aviation. As a fighter pilot during the First World War, he was awarded the Military Cross and discovered a life-long passion for flight and air navigation. Returning to Australia after the war, he became a close friend of Charles Kingsford Smith; they went on to form an incredible flying partnership, setting records around the globe. It was on a flight across the Tasman in Smithy's famous Southern Cross that Taylor earned the Empire's hig

    • Published on 2015
    • 400 pages

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  7. Ernest K. Gann's Flying Circus

    By Ernest K. Gann

    A treasure of stories about these adventurous men and their planes in an age of flight infinitely more exciting than the supersonic era.

    • Published on 1976
    • 224 pages

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  8. Fate is the Hunter

    By Ernest K. Gann

    Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.

    • Published on 1986
    • 390 pages

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  9. Defending the Motherland

    By Lyuba Vinogradova

    Translated from the Russian.  Drawing on original interviews with survivors, Lyuba Vinogradova weaves together their untold stories.  Her panoramic account of these women's lives follows them from society balls to unmarked graves, from landmark victories to the horrors of Stalingrad.  Battling not just fearsome Aces of the Luftwaffe but also prejudice from their own leaders, women such as Lilya Litvyak and Katya Budanova are brought to life by the diaries and recollections of those who knew them

    • Published on 2015
    • 350 pages

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  10. Naked Pilot

    By David Beaty

    Discusses human errors which impact the safety of air travel, including fatigue, communication, education, stress, boredom, conformity, and illusion

    • Published on 1995
    • 310 pages

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