Kokoda: That Bloody Track is a factual graphic novel (or traditional comic) that tells the true story of the Kokoda battles in July and August 1942. It is issue 2 in a series by Z Beach True Comics. This campaign is placed within the wider context of the Second World War. Eyewitness accounts and original diaries are included to add a personal perspective. The human tragedy of warfare is clear; warfare was not (and is not) noble or glamorous. The Japanese perspective is included through the use of soldiers’ diaries. Where possible, Japanese and native languages (Motu and Pidjin) are
The Gallipoli legend that we know is not our own. Somehow, we have stolen the British experience of a dawn slaughter on a beach further south, under Turkish guns. The Australian landing on Z Beach, our allotted coast, was tactically brilliant. ANZAC officers planned their own amphibious assault without the interference of British officers, who were content to row ashore in daylight against a prepared enemy. Z Beach True Comics presents the facts. Issue No. 1 Gallipoli: The Landing is a non-fiction account of how ANZAC officers used all available intelligence to plan a surprise night assault using stealth. This
John Hoehn’s “Commando Kayak” follows the intriguing story of the invention and development of the Hoehn Folboat as used by Australian special forces units in the Second World War.
$38.00 including postage
“Long Tan & Beyond is the true story of the soldiers of Alpha Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR) and their tour of duty in Vietnam in 1966-67; including their crucial role in the Battle of Long Tan.
$39.95 + $11 postage
“Men of the Third” by Darren Robins.
At 166 pages, this book lists the more than 800 men who served with the 2/3rd Australian Independent Company/Commando Squadron during its 4 ½ years of existence during World War Two.
$49.00 including postage