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  Motorcycles
The Classic Motorcycling Compendium  A-Z of Motorcycles. Classic Galleries, Crash and Burn Galleries, Top 100 Motorcycles, Classic Racing Motorcycles, A-Z of Famous Motorcycle Racers. Grand prix Champions
Classic Suzuki Two-Strokes Compendium  Complete coverage of the Suzuki T500 plus coverage of GT750, TR750, TR250, GT380, GT550, T250, T350 and other Suzuki two-strokes
Motorcycles and How to Manage Them This CD-ROM includes a full scan of the early 1903 edition of the classic book -  by AJ Wilson  - dozens of photographs and illustrations of veteran motorcycles
Motorcycles and Sidecars A classic treatise on motorcycles and sidecars by Victor Page: This CD-ROM includes a full scan of the early 1920 edition of the classic book -  by Victor Page  - 350 photographs and illustrations of veteran and vintage motorcycles and 624 pages in all
The Motorcyclist's Handbook This CD-ROM includes a full scan of the early 1900s book  by "Phoenix" - 100s of photographs and illustrations of veteran motorcycles and 322 pages
Speed and How to Obtain It:  Fascinating 1920s discussion on vintage speed tuning  - with many photos and illustrations: Vintage tuning advice and information. Great old photos, diagrams and advertisements.
"Tracing Motorcycle Troubles." This CD-ROM includes a full scan of the classic veteran and vintage motorcycling help manual  This post-war edition includes a special section on the Two-Stroke engine and dynamo lighting sets. Set out in an easy manner to trace problems the book has over 2000 specific entries and a number of period advertisements
ABC of the Motorcycle This CD-ROM includes a full scan of the early 1916 edition of the classic book -  by WJ Jackman  - includes photographs and illustrations of veteran and vintage motorcycles and 220 pages
All about Motorcycles and the Art of Driving Them Early 1920s edition of the classic book - Motor Cycling Manual -   - includes photographs and illustrations of veteran and vintage motorcycles and 276 pages
T500 Suzuki Service Manual, GT500 Technical Supplement, T500 Parts Book and GT500 Parts Book - All in one service guide for the popular Suzuki 500 two-stroke twins
GT750 Suzuki Parts Book and Service Manual  - Service guide to the popular Suzuki GT750 triple cylinder watercooled two-stroke motorcycle.

Special DVD offer
Four Classic Motorcycle titles on one disk

Motorcycles and How to Manage Them, Speed and How to Obtain It, Tracing Motorcycle Troubles and All about Motorcycles and the Art of Driving Them - Four titles on one DVD at a special price.
  Automobiles
A Practical Treatise on the Theory, Construction, Operation, Care and Management of all forms of Automobiles -  1908 Ed. By James E. Homans - with upwards of 500 illustrations and diagrams, giving the essential details of construction and many important points of the successful operation of the various types of motor carriages driven by steam, gasoline and electricity. This CD-ROM includes a full scan of the rare 1908 edition of this classic book -  over 350 photographs and illustrations of veteran automobiles and components and 600 pages
Automobile Driving Self-Taught By Thomas Russell 1909 "An exhaustive treatise on the operation, management and care of motor-cars."This CD-ROM includes a full scan of this early 1900s book - with illustrations and 222 pages
Dyke's Supplement - 1920s Gasoline Fuel-feed Systems, Air Cleaners, Superchargers, Ricardo Cylinder Head, Engine Bearings. This CD-ROM includes a full scan of this classic book -  lavishly illustrated and 120 pages over all. There also several fold-out diagrams of carburetors. Supplement to the famous Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopaedia
  Cats and Dogs
Our Friend the Dog  (late 1800s) - A complete practical guide to all that is known about every  dog breed of dog in the world. This  CD-ROM includes a full scan of the late 1800s book Our Friend the Dog - 368 pages in all. Includes many illustrations and full page plates and some old advertisements
Book of the Dog 1st published 1870s complete with colour plates - includes a full scan of the 28 colour plates and a scan of the 100s of pages of  text and pictures from the 1880s Book of the Dog by Vero Shaw. Over 660 pages
The Book of the Cat  - Beautiful old illustrated book on cats c/w colour plates: This  CD-ROM includes a full scan of the 1903 book The Book of the Cat - 12 colour plates, 350 illustrations and 380 pages
  Australian History
Rock Art of the Burrup Peninsula (Murujuga) - A personal exploration - (includes a description of the Flying Foam Massacre)  This CDROM Ebook incorporates several hundred images of the Burrup Peninsula and the ancient petrolglyphs (rock art) which abound in this area. Along with the photograph record this CDROM includes a description of the area and it's heritage value. In the 1860s the original inhabitants of the peninsula were dispersed in an action known as the Flying Foam massacre. Photos of the location and a description of this event are included on this CDROM
Two books on 1 CD:
 
Australian Aborigines

and

"
The Aborigines of Western Australia"

Australian Aborigines: Fascinating Nineteenth Century books on the Australian Aborigines: This  CD-ROM includes a full scan of the 1888 book by Roderick J. Flanagan. A humane and unbiased, sympathetic view of the Australian Aborigine. Includes a description of the "Rising" of 1842-3 and the Myall Creek massacre. 167 pages. One illustration.

Also included the full text plus illustrations of Albert F Calvert's book printed in 1894. 55 pages and 4 illustrations. Fascinating descriptions of a clash of cultures.

Views of Western Australia Late 1890s book. Each picture can be viewed full-screen and has been enhanced from the original. These rare pictures of Western Australia taken only 60 years after the founding of the colony. The effect of the gold-rushes can be seen in the new magnificent public buildings as well in the pictures of the actual gold-field.
1916/17 Road Guide to Western Australia This CD-ROM includes a full scan of this book . Includes strip maps of the roads of the South-West and the Goldfields. Has detailed description of the roads and sights. Also includes many period advertisements. 130 pages - available in PDF for PC Windows and Mac
Springtime in WA, The Western Third and Perth in Pictures 3 Period publications -  - from the 1940s: This CD-ROM includes a full scan of the 1940s tourist guides to Western Australia - Springtime in WA, The Western Third and Perth in Pictures. All scans are full-screen and provide a fascinating insight into the Perth and State of Western Australia in the mid 1940s - 90 pages and 120 pictures
Australian Scenes Period publication - July 1914 - early pictures from all States of Australia - all pre-automobile and a very rare publication - 82 pages - full page photos - plus statistics on each State of the Commonwealth of Australia
Souvenir of Western Australia  Period publication - turn of the century 1900s - pre autombile - early full page photographs of Western Australia - and very rare - 39 pages in excellent condition. All scans are full-screen and provide a fascinating insight into pre World War One Western Australia. Shots of Perth city, river, Rottnest, Fremantle, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Albany, Bunbury, Albany, Darling Range, aborigines etc
Spinifex and and Sand David Carnegie was the fourth son of the Earl of Suffolk, England. After education as an engineer, David Carnegie worked on tea plantations in Ceylon, but joined the rush to Coolgardie when gold was discovered in Western Australia in 1892. Over a period of five years he prospected, and led several important exploring expeditions into some of Australia's most arid areas. In 1896-1897, the Hon. David Wynford Carnegie, born in 1871, youngest son of the Earl of Southesk, led one of the last great expeditions in the exploration of Australia. His route from Lake Darlôt to Halls Creek and return, took thirteen months and covered over three thousand miles. Carnegie financed his expedition from the results of a successful gold strike at Lake Darlôt.
Journal of a tour of discovery across the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in the year 1813 This eBook contains the "JOURNAL OF A TOUR OF DISCOVERY ACROSS THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, NEW SOUTH WALES, IN THE YEAR 1813" written by George Blaxland that was published in 1913, to coincide with the centenary celebrations of the first crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1813 by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth. This edition includes a number of photographs from 1913 which record the route of the explorers.
Explorations in Australia - by John Forrest 1. Explorations in Search of Dr Leichardt and Party,  2. From Perth to Adelaide, Around the Great Bight and 3. From Champion Bay, Across the Desert to the Telegraph and to Adelaide, with an Appendix on the condition of Western Australia. First printed in 1875 with illustrations and maps. An account of several of the most arduous exploring trips in Australia, where survival was reliant on superb bushmanship, Aboriginal guides and good fortune. A classic in Australian exploration on CDROM.
Western Australia - A History from its Discovery to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth. - J.S. Battye 1924 Edition - 480pp c/with maps and charts. It includes maps and charts and additional illustrations to accompany the text. This book covers the discovery of Western Australia and its transition from a small settlement into a bustling mining boom endowed State of the Commonwealth within the short period of 70 years. Written by a renowned historian of the State of Western Australia this account by JS Battye is a significant contribution to the understanding of the challenges faced by this remote colony of the British Empire.
Australian Discovery By Ernest Scott published in 1929. An excellent description of the voyages of discovery of the Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, French and English. Read of the wrecks and disasters on the West coast hundreds of years before Cook reached the East Coast. Also has extensive coverage of discovery on land from Blaxland to Stuart. Engaging extracts from explorer's journals never better presented than in this collection by the eminent Australian historian Ernest Scott.
The Present Picture of New South Wales, 1811  By D D Mann - published 1811 - illustrated with 4 coloured views taken from drawings on the spot of Sydney, the seat of Government with a plan of the Colony taken from actual survey by public authority.
A Source Book Of Australian History Compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne - published 1919. The aim is to place the reader in contact with the evidence of history in order that he may become his own historian by drawing his own deductions from the contemporary records. These are the records written by the men who gave their life and health to lay the foundation of Australia. They are aglow with the heat of action; they are inspiring in their quiet modesty and strength.
The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765  By J. E. Heeres, LL. D. Professor at the Dutch Colonial Institute Delft - published 1899. Here in Dutch and English from original documents is a description of the discoveries of Western and Northern Australia hundreds of years before Cook landed on the East Coast. Amazing tales of shipwreck, mutiny, conflict with aborigines and voyages in unknown waters.
Discoveries in Australia: with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of HMAS Beagle, in the years 1837 - 38 - 39 - 40 - 41 - 42 - 43

By Command of the Lord's Commissioners of the Admiralty - also A Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands of the Arafura Sea by J. Lort Stokes Commander RN - Volumes 1 and 2 - 1846. An extraordinary account of the exploration of the coast of Australia and the Arafura Sea.

Australia Twice Traversed - Volumes 1 and 2 - Ernest Giles The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1872 To 1876. Ernest Giles crossed the continent in both directions, an immense achievement despite aboriginal attack, thirst and deprivation. His companion Simpson was lost in the Desert and never found again. A remarkable of narrative of exploration complete with illustrations and expedition maps.
Narrative of an Expedition undertaken under the direction of
the Late Mr. Assistant Surveyor E. B. Kennedy (1849)
 By William Carron. A description of a tragic tale of exploration in the wet Tropics of Far North Queensland. A Victorian heroic tragedy of Australian exploration. Illustrated.
  Europe
Exeter Illustrated Great old illustrated souvenir booklet on Exeter at the turn of the Century - no cars and buildings preserved for centuries. A long lost time captured by the camera. Twentyfive full page land and streetscape shots, plus period advertising. Full title - Exeter illustrated - Photographic views of the cathedral, Public Buildings, Colleges and Places of Interest in the City.
Pictures in Colour of the Isle of Wight CONTAINING FIFTY BEAUTIFULLY COLOURED PICTURES OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT - with descriptive notes -Printed London Jarrold and Sons c. 1910. Reproduced on CDROM.  To those who have never visited the Island, the accompanying illustrations will unfold sufficient of its beauty to give some idea of its resources. Being reproductions from actual photographs they may be relied upon as being true to Nature.
Yorkshire Coast and Moorland Scenes Painted and described by GORDON HOME - Second Edition 1907 - "It may seem almost superfluous to explain that this book does not deal with the whole of Yorkshire, for it would obviously be impossible to get even a passing glimpse of such a great tract of country in a book of this nature. But I have endeavoured to give my own impressions of much of the beautiful coast-line, and also some idea of the character of the moors and dales of the north-east portion of the county."
Yorkshire Painted And Described, by Gordon Home  Painted and described by GORDON HOME - London London: Adam & Charles Black - 1904. 148pp, 31 lovely colour paintings by the author with descriptive text. Reproduced on CDROM
Paris - Photographs in Colour (Paris - Photographies en Couleurs) A fabulous period piece from pre-war Paris, pre-automobile, in all it's Imperial splendour, aprox 1900.
Wonderful hand coloured photographs, 20 in all, in a Souvenir postcard folder. All copied faithfully to CD-ROM and all pictures full screen size and easier to view than in real life. An uncommon survivor of the lost world of "Gaye Pariee"
  Africa
Souvenir of Durban Published by A. Rittensberg, Durban, South Africa c1890-1900s.Wonderful hand coloured postcards of colonial Durban, full screen shots of Durban beaches, city, port, rickshas and other features. Twelve wonderfully preserved plates bringing alive a Victorian city on the edge of Africa
Seven years in South Africa - Sieben Jahre in Süd-Afrika By Emil Holub the cartographer of Victoria Falls (book in German) published 1881
Two Books on CD:
Ancient Egypt
and
History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time

Ancient Egypt- by George Rawlinson, M.A. -  Published 1886 Illustrated, and
History of Egypt (3 volumes) profusely illustrated - Published 1904
  Asia
Wallace - The Malay Archipelago  The land of the Orangutan and the Bird of Paradise - A Narrative of Travel with studies of Man and Nature by Alfred Russel Wallace - 1898

Wallace chose the Indonesian Archipelago for detailed study, travelling to what was referred to in those days as "the Malay Archipelago." He arrived in Singapore on 20 April 1854, to begin what would turn out to be the defining period of his life.

Wallace's name is now inextricably linked with his travels in the Indonesian region. He spent nearly eight full years there; during that period he undertook about seventy different expeditions resulting in a combined total of around 14,000 miles of travel. He visited every important island in the archipelago at least once, and several on multiple occasions. His collecting efforts produced the astonishing total of 125,660 specimens, including more than a thousand species new to science. The volume he later wrote describing his work and experiences there, The Malay Archipelago, is the most celebrated of all writings on Indonesia, and ranks with a small handful of other works as one of the nineteenth century's best scientific travel books. Highlights of his adventures there include his study and capture of birds-of-paradise and orangutans, his many dealings with native peoples, and his residence on New Guinea (he was one of the very first Europeans to live there for any extended period).

Beasts, Men and Gods  By Ferdinand Ossendowski - a tale of escape and mystery
The Story of the Guides By Col. G.J. Younghusband, C.B. - Queen's Own Corps of Guides. Author of "Eighteen Hundred Miles on a Burmese Tat," "Indian Frontier Warfare," "The Relief of Chitral," "The Phillipines and Round About," ETC."  Printed 1908 with illustrations.

"The duties of the Corps of Guides were clearly and concisely defined..... It was to contain trustworthy men, who could, at a moment's notice, act as guides to troops in the field; men capable, too, of collecting trustworthy intelligence beyond, as well as within, our borders; and, in addition to all this, men, ready to give and take hard blows, whether on the frontier or in a wider field. And finally, they were to be a new feature in the fighting forces of the Empire".

This book is a grand description of a famous unit which fought on the frontiers of India under the Raj. great pictures and a fascinating tale.

The Indian Mutiny

This  CD-ROM includes a full scan of the 1858 book The Indian Rebellion - Its Causes and Consequences by Alexander Duff- 409 pages in all.  An important eye witness account by a leading and far sighted missionary who had long worked in India.

Insightful descriptions written at the time of the mutiny in India which bring to life the fears and concerns of a British expatriate in the thick of the rebellion. Describes in graphic detail the rebellion as it happened across Northern India from Meerut, Delhi, Lucknow to Cawnpore. An ultimate Victorian nightmare for Europeans stranded in a hostile land.

Accompanying this book is a Description of the Indian Mutiny, its causes, major campaigns and effects. Includes a detailed map of India at the time of the Mutiny and the disposition of British and Native Indian forces. Illustrated by period photos and drawings.

Also included is the full text of the 1910 book - A Narrative of the Seige of Delhi with an account of the Mutiny at Ferozepore in 1857 by Charles John Griffiths late Captain 61st Regiment

  Military
The Anzac Book The Book of Anzac was written in the trenches of Anzac at Gallipoli late in 1915. Nearly every word was written and every line under fire.   Day and night, during the whole process of its composition~ the crack of the Mauser bullets overhead never ceased. At least one good soldier that we know of, who was preparing a contribution for these pages, met his death while the work was still unfinished. The ANZAC Book was to have been a New Year Magazine to help this little British Australasian fraternity in Turkey to while away the long winter in the trenches.

This CD includes, in addition, a detailed description of the Gallipoli Campaign, reports and despatches related to the campaign, with extra photographs and maps.

Australia in the Great War - The Story told in Pictures The object of this publication (which was produced over eight issues in 1917-18) was to present a pictorial record of the Australian Imperial Force in France, Great Britain, Egypt and elsewhere.
GALLIPOLI DIARY - Vol 1 by General SIR IAN HAMILTON, G.C.B. Published 1920. Hamilton spent six fruitless months unimaginatively bombarding the Turks at Gallipoli, making little progress but incurring severe casualties. Made a scapegoat for the failure of the operation (despite being hopelessly undermanned and having faced formidable logistical difficulties), Hamilton was recalled to London on 16 October 1915, effectively ending his military career. He published a two volume diary of his wartime experiences, Gallipoli Diary, in 1920. This Ebook is of the first volume of his wartime experiences, the most important covering the period before and after the landing and the lead-up to stalemate.
The 7th Battalion AIF - Resume of the activities of the 7th Battalion in the Great War  1914-18  The 7th Battalion was among the first infantry units raised for the AIF during the First World War. It  took part in the ANZAC landing on 25 April 1915, as part of the second wave. Ten days after the landing, the 2nd Brigade was transferred from ANZAC to Cape Helles to help in the attack on the village of Krithia. The attack captured little ground but cost the brigade almost a third of its strength. The Victorian battalions returned to ANZAC to help defend the beachhead, and in August the 2nd Brigade fought at the battle of Lone Pine.  The battalion's first major action in France was at Pozières in the Somme valley where it fought between 23-27 July and 15-21 August 1916.
The History of the Fourteenth Battalion AIF Principally from Melbourne and its suburbs the 14th Bn landed at ANZAC Cove on the afternoon of 25 April 1915. On 19 May the Turks launched a massive counter-attack. During this fighting Lance Corporal Albert Jacka of the 14th was awarded the AIF's first Victoria Cross.  The battalion served at ANZAC until the evacuation in December. In June 1916 they sailed for France and the Western Front. From then until 1918, the battalion took part in bloody trench warfare. In March and April 1918, the battalion helped stop the German spring offensive. It subsequently participated in the great allied offensive of 1918, fighting near Amiens on 8 August 1918. This advance by British and empire troops was the greatest success in a single day on the Western Front, one that German General Erich Ludendorff described as "..the black day of the German Army in this war...".
The Fighting Thirteenth - The History of the 13th Battalion AIF The 13th Battalion AIF was raised from late September 1914, six weeks after the outbreak of the First World War. The battalion was recruited in New South Wales, and with the 14th, 15th and 16th Battalions formed the 4th Brigade, commanded by Colonel John Monash. The 4th Brigade landed at ANZAC Cove late in the afternoon of 25 April 1915. The battalion served at Gallipoli until the evacuation in December. In June 1916, the 13th sailed for France and the Western Front. From then until 1918, the battalion took part in action at Pozières , Bullecourt and in advancing to the Hindenburg Line.
The Old Sixteenth - being a record of the 16th Battalion AIF during the Great War 1914-18 Published by the 16th Battalion Association 1929. Illustrated 274pp. Battle Honours - Landing at ANZAC, Sari Bair, Pozieres, Bullecourt, Messines, Ypres, Polygon Wood, Hamel, Amiens and the Hindenburg Line. The Sixteenth Battalion was recruited in Western Australia and South Australia.
The Red and White Diamond - The Official History of the 24th Battalion Australian Imperial Force 1915 - 1919: The 24th Battalion was formed during the first week of May 1915. On 4 September 1915 the Battalion went ashore at Gallipoli. It spent the next 16 weeks sharing duty in the Lone Pine trenches with the 23rd Battalion. The Battalion proceeded to France in March 1916. It took part in its first major offensive around Pozières and Mouquet Farm in July and August 1917.In May 1917 the battalion participated in the successful, but costly, second battle of Bullecourt. It was involved for only a single day - 3 May - but suffered almost 80 per cent casualties. The AIF's focus for the rest of the year was the Ypres sector in Belgium, and the 24th's major engagement there was the seizure of Broodseinde Ridge. When the Allies took to the offensive, the 24th fulfilled supporting roles during the battles of Hamel and Amiens. At Mont St Quentin, however, it played a major role by recapturing the main German strong point atop the summit on 1 September 1918.
 
The Thirty-Seventh - The History of the 37th Battalion AIF The 37th Battalion was formed, as part of the 10th Brigade of the 3rd Australian Division, in February 1916 in Victoria. Its recruits were drawn from Melbourne, north-east Victoria and Gippsland. The battalion moved to France on 23 November 1916.  The 37th fought in its first major battle at Messines, in Belgium, between 7-9 June 1917. For his actions during this battle, Captain Robert Grieve was awarded the Victoria Cross. The battalion fought in the battle of Broodseinde, and the battle of Passchendaele. In September 1918 several battalions were ordered to disband to provide reinforcements for others. The 37th was one such battalion. Its CO, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Story, was dismissed for questioning the order. The men of the battalion subsequently mutinied. On 23 September the order to disband was temporarily suspended, and the battalion fought its last battle - St Quentin Canal - six days later.
The Forty-First - Being a Record of the 41st Battalion AIF During the Great War 1914-18 The 41st Battalion was raised in February 1916 with recruits from Brisbane, northern Queensland and the northern rivers district of New South Wales. When the German Army launched its last great offensive in March 1918, the battalion was rushed south to France and played a role in blunting the drive towards the vital railway junction of Amiens. The Allies launched their own offensive on 8 August 1918, and the 41st played an active role both in the initial attack and the long advance that followed throughout August and into September. The 41st participated in its last major action of the war between 29 September and 2 October 1918 as part of the Australian-American operation that breached the formidable defences of the Hindenburg Line along the St Quentin Canal.
The Spirit of the Forty-Second - 42nd Battalian AIF The 42nd Battalion was raised at Enoggera, on the outskirts of Brisbane, in December 1915 and became part of the 11th Brigade of the 3rd Australian Division. The battalion became known as the "Australian Black Watch". This association was recognised with a bagpipe band. After training in Australia and Britain, the 42nd deployed to France on 26 November 1916 and in 1917, the operations of the 3rd Division were focussed on the Ypres sector of Belgium. The 42nd participated in major battles at Messines on 7 June, Warneton on 31 July, Broodseinde on 4 October, and Passchendaele on 12 October. On 20 September 1918 the 42nd was ordered to disband to provide reinforcements for other battalions. Its men mutinied winning the Battalion a temporary reprieve. On 2 October the order to disband was once again issued. The men still disobeyed, but pressure from the AIF hierarchy eventually forced compliance. The 42nd Battalion was disbanded on 22 October 1918.
The Forty-Third - the story and official history of the 43rd Battalion AIF The battalion embarked in June 1916 and, after landing briefly in Egypt, went on to Britain for further training. The battalion arrived on the Western Front in late December. In June 1917 the battalion took part in the battle of Messines and in October the Third Battle of Ypres.The battalion spent much of 1918 fighting in the Somme valley. In April they helped stop the German Spring offensive at Villers-Bretonneux. In July the battalion was part of General Monash's attack at Hamel. In August and September the battalion helped drive the Germans back to the Hindenburg Line.
44th Battalion - Eggs-a-Cook - The story of the Forty-Fourth Bn AIF in the Great War - War as the Diggers Saw It The 44th Battalion was raised at Claremont, Western Australia in February 1916. The battalion fought in its first major battle at Messines, in Belgium, between 7 and 10 June. In the months that followed it was heavily employed in the Ypres sector, taking part in another major battle to capture Broodseinde Ridge. The 44th took part in the preparatory battle of Hamel on 4 July 1918, and was part of the first wave when the offensive itself was launched on 8 August. The 44th's last major action of the war was fought between 29 September and 3 October 1918 as part of the Australian-American operation that breached the formidable defences of the Hindenburg Line along the St Quentin Canal.
Two Unit Histories:
1. The Story of the 21st - Being the Official History of the 21st Bn AIF plus
2, The 38th Battalion AIF - The Story and Official History of the 38th Bn

The 21st Battalion arrived in Egypt in June 1915 and proceeded to Gallipoli in late August. In early May 1917, the battalion fought at Bullecourt, and then in October participated in the 3-kilometre advance that captured Broodseinde Ridge, east of Ypres. The 21st battalion participated in the battles - Hamel, Amiens and Mont St. Quentin. The 21st could barely muster a company after the 1918 offensive. It was ordered to disband and in response, the men of the 21st mutinied on 25 September 1918. By the end of that day, the order was withdrawn, and the battalion fought its last battle at Montbrehain on 5 October. The following day it became the last Australian battalion to withdraw from active operations on the Western Front, and.....

The 38th Battalion -  After training in both Australia and Britain, the 38th Battalion crossed to France in late November 1916. In February 1917 the 38th Battalion provided 400 troops, with a similar party from the 37th Battalion, to form a special raiding "battalion". The 38th fought in its first major battle at Messines, in Belgium, between 7-9 June 1917. It fought in another two major attacks in this sector - the battle of Broodseinde on 4 October, and the battle of Passchendaele on 12 October. It was the 38th's most costly operation of the war, resulting in 62 per cent casualties. The 38th participated in its last major action of the war between 29 September and 2 October 1918 as part of the Australian-American operation that breached the formidable defences of the Hindenburg Line along the St Quentin Canal. It was disbanded in April 1919.

History of the Second Light Horse Regiment - Australian Imperial Force - Aug 1914 - Apr 1919 - with introduction by Lt General Sir Harry Chauvel:

The 2nd Light Horse Regiment was raised at Enoggera in Queensland on 18 August 1914. The 2nd Light Horse Regiment deployed to Gallipoli without its horses and landed there on 12 May 1915, joining the New Zealand and Australian Division. Back in Egypt, the 2nd Light Horse joined the ANZAC Mounted Division. The 2nd Light Horse Regiment rejoined the Allied advance across the Sinai in November and was subsequently involved in the fighting to secure the Turkish outposts on the Palestine frontier. The 2nd Light Horse Regiment participated in the advance to Jaffa that followed, and was then committed to operations to clear and occupy the west bank of the Jordan River.

History of The Fifth Light Horse Regiment 1914-19 Unit history of the 5TH Light Horse Regiment in the First World War which covers operations in the First World War. This CDROM reproduction of the book includes photos, charts and maps from the Unit history. The history covers the monumental activities of this unit as a member of the ANZAC Corps at Gallipoli and as part of the Desrt Mounted Corps in Palestine (where the unit took part in the last great cavalry action in history - The Battle of Bersheeba)
History of The Eleventh Light Horse Regiment 1914-19

The formation of the 11th Light Horse Regiment as part of it, was announced on 11 February 1915. Two squadrons of the 11th Light Horse were subsequently formed in Queensland, and a third in South Australia. The regiment deployed to Gallipoli as infantry at first. Returning to its mounted role, the 11th Light Horse joined the forces defending the Suez Canal. It joined its first major battle when it attacked Gaza. The 11th Light Horse participated in the pursuit that followed, and moved into the Jordan Valley in time to participate in the Es Salt raid.

Over the Top with the 3rd Australian Division  By GP Cuttriss  1917/1918. 139pp plus bw plates and other illustrations on CDROM. Contemporary stories, sketches and poetry relating to the 3rd Division in World War One.  Illustrated by Neil McBeath. With Introduction by Major-General Sir John Monash.
The Story of Dunsterforce - Stalky's Forlorn Hope The amazing story of the intervention in Persia/Iraq/and the trans-Caucasia to try to prevent German and Turkish troops capturing Baku and entering Persia after the collapse of Russia to the Bolsheviks in 1918.  A campaign that rings down through the years to today where the conflict between the Kurds, Armenians, Arabs, Iranians, Turks etc still rages.
With Horse and Morse in Mesopotamia - The Story of ANZACs in Asia The fascinating histories during World War One in the middle east of the 1st Australian Pack Wireless Signal Troop, The NZ Wireless Signal Troop, the 1st Australian and New Zealand Wireless Signal Squadron, the 1st Cavalry Divisional Signal Squadron, the Light Motor Wireless Sections, the Australians of Dunsterforce (Persia and Russia), the Australian Nurses in India and the Australian Representative at Bombay. Photos and text of this rare book. Rare insight into an area of great interest to the world until this day.
The Leicestershires Beyond Baghdad  Battles in Mesopotamia in World War I with the Leicestershire Regiment - Beled, Harbe, The First Battle of Istabulat, The Battle for Samarra, Huweslet; The Battle of Juber Island, Daur, Aujeh, Tekrit and down to Busra. Terrible conditions and terrible battles in this ancient and continuing war zone.
Germany's High Seas Fleet  By Admiral Reinhard Scheer 1920 - profusely illustrated in this new edition available only on CDROM.  This edition of Admiral Reinhard Scheer's memoirs is a transcript of the original English version which was published in 1920. Germany"s High Seas Fleet in the World War is not a history of the German navy in World War 1, it is rather a history of the Imperial fleet stationed in Germany which challenged the British Royal Navy for control of the North Sea. This is one of the principal books on naval operations in World War 1.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom With Lawrence in Arabia: The classic work by T.E. Lawrence on the Arab Revolt during the First World War in the Middle East. "This book offers a classic understanding of the differences between feudal tribes and the need to harness their strengths to bring them around. The book is still relevant to our times in the Middle East and Iraq in particular.
Lawrence articulated the complex, and often overlapping, religious and tribal loyalties and motivations of the region. A fascinating account of the campaign in the desert which still has implications for today.
Two World War One Books on One CD:
1. Book of the War
and
2.
The Geography of the Great War
Book of The War - A Concise View of its Causes, Countries Involved, Theaters of Action, Leaders and Chief Events shown in Parallel Columns and Striking Picture Maps - Compiled from official reports and edited by Henry W Ruoff. Published 1918, and
The Geography of the War - by Frank McMurry Ph.D Printed 1919
The Second Battle of the Marne - Michelin Guide  (in French - La deuxième bataille de la Marne) - a fascinating battlefield guide to the dreadful battle of the Marne in World War One - illustrated with numerous photos and maps. Published 1919.
Letters From France By Charles Bean 1971 - an account of the Australian Imperial Force on the Western Front in the Great War
Soldaten-Atlas Wehrmacht 1941 Tornisterschrift des Oberkommandos der Wehrmacht (Wehrmacht Soldier' Atlas - 1941) In German on  CD. For use inside the Wehrmacht only. Published for the soldiers at front to inform them about the  ongoing war.
Japan's Mein Kampf - the Tanaka Memorial  A description of Japan's plans for conquest - published 1942
Two WW1 books on 1 CD
Into the Jaws of Death

and
The Story of the 28th (North West) Bn 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade
Into the Jaws of Death -  Private O'Brien's story of capture and escape and  The Story of the 28th - Canadian Unit History from WW1 
The 7th Manchesters - 1917-1919 By Captain SJ Wilson MC - 1920. Unit History in action in the Sinai and the Western Front
A General Sketch of the European War By Hillaire Belloc - 1915
World War 1 book - Georges Guynemer - Knight of the Air  WW1 French air Ace
World's War Events  Edited by Francis Reynolds - WW1 stories recorded by the Statesmen, Commanders, Historians and men who fought or saw the Great Campaign
World War One Book: Ambassador Morgenthau's Story By Ambassador Morganthau, Formerly American Ambassador to Turkey - Illustrated. Published 1918. Inside story on the war in Turkey, the Gallipoli campaign, the downfall of the Sultan and the massacre of the Armenians.
Three WW1 books on 1 CD:
1. The Army and The Navy of the USA - 1917
2. Manual for NCOs and Privates of Infantry of the Army of the US - 1917
3. America's Army and its Part in the Great War
Fascinating books illustrating America's view of the Great War
 
Two WW1 books on 1 CD:
1. The Plattsburg Manual 1918
and
2. The Military Instructors Manual 1918
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 The Plattsburg Manual -  written by Majors Ellis and Garey, will prove very useful to men who are contemplating military training. It will also be of great value to those who are undergoing training. It is full of practical information presented in a simple and direct manner and gives in detail much data not easily found elsewhere. It is a useful book, easily understandable by those who have had little or no military experience.

The MIlitary Instructors Manual condenses and systematizes general military instruction and the work done at Plattsburg so that it may be easily utilized in training  troops.

North Sea Days - A Brief History of the USS Texas - and  life generally in the North Sea during a war

A record of the Battleship USS Texas whilst it served as part of the Grand Fleet in the North Sea during World War 1.

History of the World War By F. A. March- published 1919 - 736 pgs, well illustrated c/w maps
A Short History of the Great War by A F Pollard A concise history of World War I written from the perspective of the early 1920s. Includes 19 foldout maps
Raemaekers' Cartoons - Two Books on one CD Propaganda publications from 1916. One a 38 page book of cartoons of atrocities in Belgium and the Great War. Secondly, a large book of cartoons attacking Germany's role in the War with each cartoon accompanied by a description by a famous British author. Both books published in 1916.
Two WW1 Books on One CD:
1. Kitchener - Organiser of Victory
and
2. Foch the Man - A Life of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies
 

 Kitchener by Howard Begbie. Published 1915. Illustrated

 Foch by Clara E. Laughlin. Published 1918. Illustrated
  History General
Two History Atlases on 1 CD: An Atlas of Ancient and Classical History and A School Atlas of English History Fascinating coloured maps illustrating European history and surrounding continents
The Cambridge Modern History Atlas Edited by Sir Adolphus William Ward, G.W. Prothero, Sir Stanley Mordaunt Leathes, and E.A. Benians. Cambridge University Press; London. 1912. Wonderful coloured maps of the history of Europe and the rest of the World from 1490 - 1910
An excellent reference source for the student or the history buff.
Wonders of the past - 2 Volumes - Hammerton  1252 pages, 1450 illustrations and 45 colour plates - A vast reference to the Ancient World
  Literature
  Invasion Literature - read about this fascinating genre here

Battle of Dorking
by George Chesney


The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann

When William Came by Saki

World peril of 1910 by George Griffiths

War of the Worlds - illustrated 1898 version - by HG Wells

The World Set Free - by HG Wells

Little Wars and Floor Games by HG Wells

The War in the Air by HG Wells

The Outlaws of the Air by George Griffiths

The Raid of the Le Vengeur - by George Griffiths

Angel of the Revolution - A Tale of the Forthcoming Terror by George Griffiths

Riddle of the Sands _ Erskine Childers

The Great War in England in 1897 - by William Le Queux

The Land Ironclads - by HG Wells

Olga Romanoff - The Syren of the Skies - by George Griffiths

The Swoop or How Clarence Saved England - PG Wodehouse

Banzai! - by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff

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Invasion Literature Compendium - on CDROM, all of the above titles plus:

The New Zealanders are Coming
New Worlds for Old
Dr Trifulgas
by Jules Verne
If London were Like New York



 

  America - General
 

South America - The Making of Nations (Illustrated)

US History - The Fight for a Free Sea - War of 1812

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