Want to know what the best selling Australian unit history books are?Here’s the latest Regimental Books Top 10 Best Sellers – these are flying off our shelves!
1) Fighting Nineteenth – History of the 19th Battalion AIF 1915 – 1918
One of the best written unit histories of all time, this title by David Wilson and Wayne Matthews covers the story of one of the famous NSW Battalions during World War 1 – the 19th Battalion AIF.
2) Battle Scarred – The 47th Battalion in the First World War
In a tight battle for the No 1 spot, this is another easy to read and supurbly written unit history on a combined Queensland and Tasmanian unit in World War 1 – the 47th Battalion AIF.
3) Gallipoli to Tripoli – History of the 10th Light Horse Regiment AIF 1914-1919
A fantastic Light Horse unit history. This all new regimental history seeks to complement and add to Arthur Olden’s earlier history, first published in 1921.
4) “Legs-Eleven” – Being the Story of the 11th Battalion (A.I.F.) in the Great War of 1914 – 1918
Love the title! One of the best written contemporary unit histories and a must read for any more interested in this famous Western Australian battalion.
5) Leane’s Battalion – History of the 48th Battalion A.I.F.
Written by one of Australia’s prominent military historians, this is the detailed history of the battalion from its formation in Egypt in 1916 to its war service on the Western Front.
6) Hell’s Bells and Mademoiselles
Hell’s Bells and Mademoiselles is the thrilling eyewitness account of the role of 18th Battalion AIF in the First World War by one of its most decorated soldiers, the irrepressible Joe Maxwell.
7) Canister! On! Fire! Australian Tank Operations in Vietnam
Years in the writing and meticulously researched, this is unit history of Australian tanks in the jungles of South Vietnam. The author, Bruce Cameron was a decorated Troop Leader with the 1st Armoured Regiment in South Vietnam.
8) History of the 15th Battalion AIF 1914 – 1918
A contemporary account of the 15th Battalion AIF, a Queensland battalion who landed on Gallipoli on the 25th April, 1915 and later saw extensive service on the Western Front. A fascinating read!
9) The 7th Light Horse Regiment 1914-1919
A superior quality reprint of one of the scarcest and most sought after World War One Light Horse unit history books. This book has been very rare and much sought after for many years, and is now made available by Regimental Books. his is the only edition to contain a Nominal Roll – a list of all the soldiers who served in the regiment. The names of the soldiers are listed by Squadron and reinforcements.
10) The Fighting Thirteenth – History of the Thirteenth Battalion AIF
Sneaking into 10th spot is Thomas White’s contemporary account of the 13th Battalion – another famous infantry battalion which was raised in New South Wales.
Well there you go – 10 great military titles and all a jolly good read.
If your interested in a copy, just click on the link for the book, “Add to Cart” and then follow the check out process and you’ll soon enjoy reading about the cracking exploits of the men and women who made the Anzac legend!
Glenn and the Regimental Books Team