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The following military books
are also avialable from Oceans Enterprises. These are one-off books. All
books are new except where stated.
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE
UNITED STATES NAVY.
George R. Clark and others.
Secondhand, Good condition. $30.00
An excellent history from
the late 18th century through to a decade before the Second World War.
Hardcover, 560 pages, mono prints. J.B.Lippincott Company, 1939.
My survival of Japanese
Imprisonment During World War II.
Preston John Hubbard. Vanderbilt
University Press, 1990. Hardcover, dust jacket, 262 pages, a few mono prints.
The fascinating biography of a young mn who actually survived the Bataan
Death March, and was imprisoned for over four years in a cmap where dysentery
and thirst killed on average 400 men a day. Onc again we are shown the
true horrors of war and the cruelty and lackm of appreciation of human
life by a dominant yet bewildered Japan. New.
AIR WAR AGAINST JAPAN
Series 3, Volume 2 in the
Australia in the War of 1939-1945 officla series. $48.00 Second hand copy,
archive plastic cover on dust jacket, good condition.
This voluime describes the
operations and problems of the RAAF in the war against Japan from
April 1943 till the end of hostilities - the period when the Allies held
air superiority. It includes the decisions made my MacArthur, and Japanese
reactions to Allied air operations as documented from enemy records.
Hardcover, dust jacket,
$530 pages, mono prints. Canberra War Memorial, 1957.
BAMBOO AND BUSHIDO.
A.G.Allbury. Robert Hale
Limited, London, 1955. Hardcover, 192 pages, no photographs. The author
was a British gunner captured by the Japanese when Singapore fell, and
survived the horrors of the Burma Railway camps. Book on offer is secondhand,
ex library, originally with a dustjacket but now with the front of the
dustjacket pasted on the front board. Otherwise in reasonable condition.
United States Battleshipm
in World War 2.
William H. Garzke. Naval
Institute Press, Marylnd, USA, 1976. Hardcover, large formt, dust jacket,
290 pages, mono photographs, and many fold out drawings and ship plans.
Covers the North Carolina Class, South Dakota Class, Iowa Class, Montana
Class, Alaska Class, with chapters on development of the battleship, armourment,
modern design. A most important work. A new copy is offered, with a slight
blemish on the front fly due to the removal of a price tag.
Unit and the Iranian Hotage Rescue Mission.
Colonel Charlie A. Beckwith,
and Donald Knox. Arms and Armour Press, London, 1983. Hardcovr, dust jacket,
310 pages, mono photographs. This is the inside story of the U.S. raid
on Teheran, Iran on the night of 24 April 1980, and the landing of Desert
First-hand accounts of the
atomic terror that changed the world, edited by Adrian Weale.
Robinson, London 1995. Softcover,
252 pages, mono prints. New copy.
GLORY PASSED THEM BY $15.00
Ewart Brookes. Mines and
mining operations in British waters during the Second World War.
Second hand, reasonable
condition ex library.
Jarrolds Publishing, 1958.
Hardcover, 180 pages, mono prints.
Edwin P. Hoyt.
The full story of the South
Pacific campaign that turned the tide of war, recreated from newly available
information from both sides of the battle. Hardcover, dust jacket, 302
pages.Stein and Day Publishers, 1981.Secondhand copy, excellent condition.
Pearl harbour and Its Aftermath.
John Toland. Methun, London,
1982. Hardcover, dust jacket, 366 pages, mono prins.
They say it was the start
of the Pacific War, but the attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941 was
well planned and should have been forseen by American intelligence. This
is one of the most famous, ie most rspected, of the documentaries on the
bombing of Pearl Harbour. Secondhand copy on offer is in prfect condition
complete with dust jacket.
JAPANESE AIRCRAFT OF WORLD
WAR 2. $25.00
Basil Collier. Sidgwick
& Jackson Ltd, 1979. Hardcover, dustjacket, 144 pages, mono and colour
photographs. A definitive work, includes many wrecked and visible aircraft
in Papua New Guinea and elsewhere. Secondhand, very good condition.
SOLD **JAPAN'S SOUTHWARD ADVANCE AND AUSTRALIA.
From the Sixteenth Century
to World War 2. Henry P. Frei. $42.00
Japan's role in the Pacific
can be traced to the sixteenth century, with more recent expansionism culminating
in the Pacific War. The author has singled out Australia as the focus for
gauging the complexity of Japan's southward interests. Of particularl interests
are the different policies of Japan's Army and Navy. Hardcover, dustjacket,
302 pages. Melbourne University Press, 1991.
KEMPEITAI - JAPAN'S DREADED
MILITARY POLICE $40
Raymond Lamont-Brown. Budding
Books. First pulsihed 1998 by Sutton Publishing, UK. Hardcover, dustjacket,
182 pages, mono prints. Covers a complete history of the formation of the
dreaded Japanese militay police and their devastating influence on the
Pacific war. Includes actions in Manchuria, the Pacific theatre, and their
treatment of prisoners. New.
An Illustrated History.
Edited by Richard Humble.
Orbis Publishing, London, 1983. Large format hardcover, dustjacket, 304
pages, mono and colour photographs throughout. The author is former head
of the Royl Navy Histoical Branch. This is a superb volume, and covrs in
six parts: The Ancient World, The Middle Ages, The Age of the galleon,
The Ship-of-the Line, The Age of Steam and Shell, and World War 2 and after.
A definitive work on the ships, strategies and mn at war at sea over the
years. New copy offered.
OUT OF THE SMOKE $36.00
Ray Parkin. Second
hand, in excellent condition.
The last voyage of the Australian
cruiser HMAS Perth was tragedy that harboured tales of heroism and courage.
The Perth, strained by long months of unrelieved war service and coming
from the Battle of the Java Sea, ran into a huge Japanese fleet escorting
the enemy'ss invasion forces. Out of the Smoke does not end with the sinking
of the destroyer, as there were many survivors, the author being one. Hardcover,
dust jacket, 310 pages. William Morrow and Co, 1960.
SOLD *** PACIFIC AIRCRAFT WRECKS... AND WHERE TO FIND
Charles Darby. Kookaburra
Technical Publications Pty Ltd, Melbourne, 1979. Hardcover, dustjacket,
A4 size, 80 pages, mono and colour prints. A most sought after book showing
the wrecked aircraft in the Pacific as a result of World War 2. Mainly
Japanese, many in Papua New Guinea; a few under the sea. Details of recovery
and restoration of some of the aicraft.
P.O.W. PRISONERS OF WAR.
From 1942 to 1945 some 22
000 Australian service personnel, including 71women of the Australian Army
Nursing Service, became Japanese prisoners-of-war. They were held in more
than a dozen camps scattered throughout Southeast Asia, including Timor,
Ambon, Manchuria and Japan. Only 14 000 survived the brutal years at the
hands of their captors. In POWs: Australians Under Nippon, ex-prisoners,
interviewed by Hank Nelson, describe their many bitter experiences to create
unforgettable accounts of deprivation, fortitude and courage in unbelievably
inhumane conditions. There have been mny books written by, and on, prisoners-of-war,
which can be rather overwhelming if seeking an overall view of just what
did happen to the Australkian under Japanese imprisonment. This book stands
alone in its value, expressing the fears and attitudes of the men, during
their imprisonmenbt and subsequent release. An important book in the history
of Australia. The well-repected author is a professor in the Department
of Pacific and Southeast Asian History at the Australian National University.
The book is based on the ABC's Tim Bowden's award-winning radio series
of the same name. Softcover, 224 pages, mono drawings and charts, selected
SOLD **RABAUL 1942.
Douglas Aplin. First published
1980. This reprint 1994. $30.00
The tragic sstory of the
2/22nd Australian Army Infantry Battalion, the men and women of Lark Force,
including units of the RAN, RAAF, New guinea Vokunteer Rifles, 1st Independant
Company, and New Guinea residents who werew all caught up in the calamity
following the January 1942 Japanese invasion of the new Guinea islands.
Soft cover, 290 pages,mono prints.
RUST IN PEACE. $60.00
South Pacific Battlegrounds
Bruce Adams. Antipodean
Publishers, Sydney, 1975. Hardcover, dust jacket, large format, 240 pages,
mono and colour photographs. Covers the wreckage - of ships, aircraft,
artillery and anything else military, left behind after the Pacific War
- in New Guinea, Papua, Solomon Islands, Gilbert Islands and Darwin. A
most useful book for anyone interested in the Pacific War; much sought
after. Copy on offer is secondhandbut in excellent condition.
SEA WAR IN THE PACIFIC
Several authors. Marshall
Cabendish Books, London, 1978. Hardecover, dust jacket, A4 size, 64 pages,
mono and colour photographs, charts. Covers the major sea battles, including
Santa Cruz, Tarawa, Biak, Iwo Jima. Very well produced - the action charts
are particularly useful. New.
SINGAPORE - THE JAPANESE
Colonel Masanobu Tsuji.
Ure Smith, Sydney, 1960.
initially published in Japanese as , 'Shonan, The Hinge of Fate'.
Tsuji was a thorough bastard,
but a clever one at that, a man who outwitted the British at the beginning
of the Pacific War, and did the same to the Americans at the end of the
war, simply by surviving, and becoming one of Japan's leading post-war
politicians. This is however a remarkable read, written by an educated
man, and one of the few books published in English that recall ewvents
from a Japanese perspective, a retrospective perspective it should be added,
as one wonder what Tsuji would have written had Japan won the war. Hardcover,358
pages, some mono prints. Secondhand, in excellent condition with no dust
jacket but interestingly printed boards.
BY TO SURFACE $20.00
Richard Baxter. Cassell
& Co., London, 1944. Hardcover, no dustjacket, 208 pages, mono photographs.
On submarines in the European war; the Safari, Sealion, Thrasher, Truant,
Trusty and many others. Includes Dutch, Greek and Polish submrines. Copy
offered is secondhand in reasonable condition, with corner of front board
THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL.
Samuel B. Griffith II.
Walter Lord said of this
book: "Sam Griffith's The Battle for Guadalcanal is that rarest of rarities:
a book about a truly crucial campaign by an author who is not only a gifted
military historian but a masterful story-teller and an actual participant
in the dramatic events he sso vividly describes. It is, quite simply, the
best book I've ever read on Guadalcanal." Hardcover, dustjacket, 282 pages.
The nautical and Aviation Publicshing Co. Of America, Fourth Printing,
THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH
Garrett Mattingly. Jonathan
Cape publishers, London, 1959. Hardcover, dustjacket, 382 pages, mono photographs
and prints. The author is professor of European History at Columbia Unversity,
who regards the event as the first great international crisis in modern
history. A definitive work on the politics behind the raid, how it
was offset by the British, and the consequences. Copy offered is secondhand
in excellent condition with intact dustjacket.
JAPANESE SUBMARINE FORCE AND WORLD WAR 2. $50.00
Carl Boyd and Akihiko Yoshida.
Airlife publishers, England, 1995. Hardcover, dust jacket, 270 pages, mono
photographs. Covers the ships, the men, weapons, equipment, and the campaigns,
the attrition of war and the use of the submarine. A very important work
on the Pacific war.
THE JAPANESE WAR MACHINE
Edited by S.L. Mayer. Second
hand, good condition.
Excellent pictorial on the
Japanese and the Pacific War, covering her rise to power in S.E. Asia,
the Japanese Army, Imperial Navy, Perl Harbour, and on to the nuclear holocaust.
A4 size, hardcover, dust jacket, 258 pages, many many mono photos and maps.
An excellent reference.
Bison Books, 1976.
THE NAKED ISLAND.
Russell Braddon. Werner
Laurie (publishers) of London, first published 1952.
The hugely acclaimed book
has gone through numerous reprints, and is perhaps the most well known
of the Australian prisoner-of-war biographies. Braddon, an exceptional
author, takes us through the Malaya campaign, and the subsequent sufferings
in prisonr of war camps. He extends his own experiences into an attempt
at describing the mindset of the japanese, and their bhaviour, as well
as other events that eventually saw the end to their terribl incarceration.
Copy on offer is second-hand, impression December 1954, with dustjackt
slightly torn on front, otherwise in excellent condition.
SOLD **THE NEW GUINEA VOLUNTEER RIFLES - N.G.V.R. - 1939-1943
- A HISTORY. Ian Downs. $48.00
Story of the civilian volunteers
who led th defence of New guinea in the Pacific War. Hardcover, dust
jacket, 356 pages, mono prints.Pacific Press 1999.
SOLD **THE PRIVATE WAR OF THE SPOTTERS
A History of the New Guinea
Air Warning Wireless Company, February 1942 - April 1945.
Compiled by Alex Perrin.
\Between them the spotters rescued or buried more than 200 American and
Australian crashed airmen, caring for the injured and aarrangeing safe
transsport for others.
Hardcover, dust jacket,
294 pages. Mono prints. Published 1990.
An Illustrated History.
Nathan Miller. American
Heritage Publishing Co., and U.S.Naval Institute Press. 1977. Hardcover,
large format, dustjacket, 420 pages, mono and colour photographs throughout.
Perhaps the definitive popular work on the United States nvy from around
1776 for the nextv two hundred years. Superbly produced, fascinating and
informative. The copy offered is new; there is a slight tear and fold to
the bottom of the front of the dust jacket.
THE WAR WITH JAPAN.
A Concise History. $35.00
Charles Bateson. Ure Smith,
London & Sydney, 1968. Hardcover, 417 pages, mono prints. To cover
the war ewith Japan over the whole of the Pacific theatre in one volume
is quite an effort, but the well known author is up to the task. This is
perhaps the most concise and most popular of the book that cover the 'whole
war' theme, documenting in detail Japan's pre-war policies through to her
final downfall. Copy on offer is second-hand in fine condition with light
scuffing on the dustjacket.
Paul Kemp. Brockhampton
Press, London, 1996. Hardcover, dustjacket, 256 pages, mono photographs.
Covers in great details the development and use of miniature submarines
and wet chariots, as used by th Japanese, British, Italians and Germans
upto and including World War 2. A major work on the subject.
WAR FISH $20.00
George Rider with Lydel
Sims. Cassell, London, 1958. Hardcover, no dust jacket on the editin ofered,
214 pages, no photographs. Concerns the US submrine Wahoo in the
western Pacific during World War 2. I havn't read it but I gather that
the author was an officer on board.
WRECKS AND RELICS
Ken Ellis. Midland Publishing,
UK, 1994. Hardcover, laminated boards, 340 pages, mono prints. Provides
a detailed catalog of what wartime wrecks and relics of aircraft that may
be found in the United Kingdom, be it on opublic display or privately owned.
14th edition offered, new.