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The Crossroad

The Crossroad

Mark Donaldson

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On 2 September 2008, in a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life.

His display of extraordinary courage that...
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    A penetrating and significant exploration of the nature of the modern Australian soldier - fighter, peacekeeper, street-level diplomat, aid worker.

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    Without warning, Private Damien Thomlinson's life changed forever.

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    The miracle dog of Tarin Kot.

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    This outstanding book tells the stories of eight courageous women through diaries, letters, photos, paintings and specially drawn maps.

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    A true story of explosive front line action in Northern Ireland, Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan from Australian former SAS soldier, Rob Maylor.

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    Unknown Anzacs
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    We think we know about the Anzacs who they were and what they endured amidst the horror of World War I.

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    'We have been...
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    The story of the Australians brutally imprisoned in Sandakan, the Japanese POW camp whose very name came to symbolise cruelty and ill-treatment.

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    From Gallipoli to Afghanistan, many Australians have been awarded military honours for acts of selfless courage. Others have missed out.

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    In 1942 Australia lay weak and unprepared as a succession of victories saw the rampant Japanese Imperial Army and Navy sweep southwards.

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  • The Price Of Valour
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    From the bestselling author of Goodbye Cobber, God Bless You and Gallipoli Sniper.

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    February 1942. The Japanese invasion of Timor has begun and attempts to evacuate a group of 29 Australian airmen are thwarted.

    Under the leadership of Bryan Rofe, a 24-year-old...
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  • The Battle for Lone Pine
    The Battle for Lone Pine
    David W. Cameron
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    Most Australian have heard of Lone Pine. Too few know why.

    Over four days in August 1915, Australians and Turks were thrown into some of the fiercest fighting of the war, on a small...
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  • First Victory
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    Mike Carlton
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    HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider, Emden.

    In the opening months of the First World War, Emden's trail of destruction was tremendous. This one small ship and her skilled and...
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  • 1914: The Year the World Ended
    1914: The Year the World Ended
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    The lives of millions of young men would be wasted in a doomed struggle to control a trench line running from Belgium to France, which barely moved in four years.

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  • Jack's Journey
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    The moving and extraordinary story of an unknown ANZAC action at Gallipoli during the period of the Landing on 1 and 2 May, 1915.

    Kit Cullen began tracing Jack Collyer's story...
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  • Exit Wounds
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    John Cantwell, Queensland country boy, enlisted in the army as a private and rose to the rank of major general.

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  • Cruiser: The Life and Loss of HMAS Perth and Her Crew
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    Of all the Australians who fought in the Second World War, none saw more action as the crew of the cruiser HMAS Perth.

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  • Sandakan
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    The untold story of the Sandakan Death Marches of the Second World War.

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    On 25 April 1915, with the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) below the slopes of Sari Bair on the Gallipoli peninsula, the ANZAC legend was born. Nine months later, having suffered...
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    Tim Cook
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    In 1915, news of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landing and the slaughter at Gallipoli stirred tens of thousands of young men to go to war.

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