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The Forgotten War -- Dutch Martin Bombers
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,870. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
One of the the first twin-engined all-metal US bombers in the inter-war years built for the USAAC was already obsolete when ordered by the Dutch KNIL to help stem the Japanese invasion of the Dutch East Indies. Not used operationally by the US This was the only time this machine used in combat and ML KNIL crews put up a courageous fight in this theate, the 'Forgotten War'. This is their story...
The Forgotten War -- Dutch Mitchell Bombers
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
This book continues the story of the Dutch ML KNIL who having run out of Martin bombers continued to fight the 'Forgotten War' in the Pacific with NA B-25 Mitchell bombers from the relative safety of Northern Australia. In particular the activites of No.18 Squadron KNIL.Operations continued into 1946 and on return to the Dutch East Indies to problems with Indonesia before returning to Europe.
The Short Life of a Valiant Ship
By Barry Friedman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,820. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
On October 15, 1942 the destroyer USS Meredith, and the tug USS Vireo, were attacked and sunk by Japanese aircraft carrier planes. For four days, the survivors floated in oil-covered waters, and watched helplessly while their comrades died or drowned or were devoured by sharks. Only ninety-six of the 329 crewmen of both ships, survived to be rescued
The Battle of Brisbane: Australia and America at War
By Robert Macklin
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 104,170. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011 by BWM Books. Category: Nonfiction
For two days in November 1942, the city of Brisbane became a war zone when Australian servicemen attacked American troops. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and unpublished documents, the authors strip away the sentimental gloss to reveal the startling truth about the shameful 48 hours when the Allies went to war with each other.
The Tub: A story of Australian POWs on the Burma-Thailand Railway
By Hugh V. Clarke
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 62,050. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012 by BWM Books. Category: Nonfiction
"Mota Koi!" Slowly Tony walked to the edge of the platform. The Jap they called Rat-face made a long speech. Patiently, Tony listened. Suddenly Rat-face kicked him violently in the stomach - a silly thing to do, Tony thought in a detached way, to a man suffering from dysentery. Bent double with pain, Tony fell against the opposite bed platform and fouled the hut. At this there were angry outcries.
The Mangroves
By John L. Campbell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,940. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Fiction
Based upon actual events. In February, 1945, a thousand man Japanese garrison on Ramree Island began a retreat to mainland Burma, marching into a massive mangrove swamp. Only twenty would emerge, survivors of the most horrific crocodile massacre in history.
To Sydney by Stealth - Midget Subs Attack Sydney, 1942
By Hugh V. Clarke
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,020. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012 by BWM Books. Category: Nonfiction
The Japanese midget submarine raid on Sydney Harbour on the night of 31 May 1942 provoked real fear of enemy invasion of Australia — particularly following the bombing of Darwin a few months earlier. This book presents the graphic story behind the submarine attack on Sydney from both Australian and Japanese viewpoints.
Cages of Smoke
By Markham Turner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,150. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: September 2, 2012 by Moulin Publications. Category: Fiction
A Soldier’s Story of Expat Living Harry Weston thinks he has finished his military career and is set to settle down in New Zealand. His girlfriend is killed in a car crash and his world changes. Back in the military he is sent on a mission to Hong Kong to try and prevent Kiwi forces going to Vietnam. The mission fails, as does his first attempt at love after the earlier tragedy. Now Harry
Second Time Around
By Michael E. Sedgwick
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,770. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction
A naval lieutenant has a romantic liaison with an attractive young woman soon after the Pearl Harbor attack, and wonders if he's made the right decision about marrying her; a retiree's frustrating post-Christmas shopping experience; a police officer displays racial bias; four archangels provides a new insight into the foundation of the Creation; two women exchange trans-Atlantic Christmas letters.
Marines in World War II Commemorative Series - From Makin to Bougainville: Marine Raiders in the Pacific War - Weapons and Equipment, Raider Training Center, Enogai, Bairoko, Operation Cleanslate
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,240. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
The historic battle of the Marines in Okinawa is recounted in this U.S. Marines history book. Some of the subjects covered include: Major James Roosevelt, weapons and equipment, raider training center, New Georgia, Solomon Sea, Enogai, Bairoko, Operation Cleanslate.