Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -

            World History: First World War

            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 11.3K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›
            Artillery at Anzac: Adaptation, Innovation and Education
             

            Artillery at Anzac: Adaptation, Innovation and Education (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Roberts, Chris; Stevens, Paul

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $37.99
            • Save $2.00
            • Temporarily out of stock

            This meticulously researched book provides the first comprehensive study of the employment of artillery and naval gunfire support at Anzac. Faced with huge difficulties on inferior ground the Australian, New Zealand, Indian, and British gunners quickly adapted to a hostile enviro...nment, employing innovative techniques to counter superior numbers of Ottoman artillery and provide fire support to their infantry and light horse colleagues. How well they performed is a central theme of The Artillery at Anzac. Using a host of primary sources including official manuals, war diaries, operation orders, letters, and private papers the authors trace the story of this neglected feature of the Gallipoli campaign. Commencing with an evaluation of the nascent pre-war Australian and New Zealand artillery, they take the reader through the testing introduction to the realities of modern warfare, the trials and difficulties the gunners experienced throughout the campaign, to the phased evacuation in December, without alerting the Ottomans to the re-duced number of guns. Along the way, they challenge a long held controversy concerning the light horse charge at the Nek, and evaluate the effectiveness of the fire support provided to the infantry attacks, including that at Lone Pine, the attacks on the Sari Bair Range, and at Hill 60. In doing so, the authors illuminate long-buried information to provide new and penetrating insights into the campaign at Anzac. The Artillery at Anzac reveals a largely unknown aspect of the campaign, deepening our understanding of it, and providing a new perspective that is of value not only to Gunners past and present, but to historians, and the wider public. Although occurring over a century ago the experience at Anzac offers lessons to today's Gunners.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781922387936
            Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Title is temporarily out of stock
            View details for this title
            Krithia: Gallipoli
              

            Krithia: Gallipoli (Paperback)

            By Chambers, Stephen

            • RRP: $41.99
            • $41.12
            • Save $0.87
            • Not Yet Available

            After the landings at Gallipoli, the three battles of Krithia dominated the fighting in Helles. These battles also involved troops from Australian and New Zealand, whose contribution in the area is often neglected.

            ISBN 9781473875470
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Battleground II
            Availability
            Showing not yet available from supplier. Ships once released.
            View details for this title
            The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History
             

            The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History (Hardback, Main)

            By Fox, Margalit

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $31.19
            • Save $8.80
            • Pub Date
              17 Aug 21

            The astonishing true story of two First World War prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time.

            ISBN 9781788162715
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            The Western Front: A History of the First World War
             

            The Western Front: A History of the First World War (Hardback)

            By Lloyd, Nick

            • RRP: $61.37
            • $61.37
            • Reprinting locally

            In the annals of military history, the Western Front stands as an enduring symbol of the folly and futility of war. However, The Western Front, by bestselling military historian Nick Lloyd, reveals that the story is not, as so many assume, one of pointlessness and stupidity. Rath...er, it is an epic triumph against the odds. With a cast of hundreds and a huge canvas of places and events, Lloyd tells the whole tale, revealing what happened in France and Belgium between August 1914 and November 1918 from the perspective of all the main combatants - including French, British, Belgian, US and, most importantly, German forces. Drawing upon the latest scholarship on the war, wrongly overlooked first-person accounts, and archival material from every angle, Lloyd examines the most decisive campaigns of the Great War and explains the achievements that have been too long obscured by legends of mud, blood and futility. Far from being an arena of static, stale attrition - and despite mistakes and wrong turns along the way - the Western Front was a 'cauldron of war' that saw unprecedented innovation, adaptation and tactical development. Lloyd conveys the visceral assault of the battlefield, and skilfully moves the focus in and out, giving both the bigger picture and telling detail. He recreates the decision-making and experiences of the war as it was at the time as well as with hindsight, and in doing so redefines our understanding of this crucial theatre in this monumental tragedy.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780241347164
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
            View details for this title
            The French on the Somme 1914 - 30 June 1916: South of the River

            The French on the Somme 1914 - 30 June 1916: South of the River (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By David, O'Mara,

            • RRP: $44.99
            • $44.99
            • Delayed Release

            Provides a detailed guide to the early fighting on the Somme in 1914 and 1915 in what became the British area.

            ISBN 9781526722447
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Battleground Books: WWI
            Availability
            Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
            View details for this title
            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered

            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered (Hardback)

            By Merriam, Frederick Warren

            • RRP: $69.99
            • $69.99
            • Temporarily out of stock

            Author was one of the UK s early aviation pioneers. As manager and chief instructor of the Bristol Flying School at Brooklands, he had many pupils who subsequently became famous

            ISBN 9781526726209
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Title is temporarily out of stock
            View details for this title
            The Last Maopo
              

            The Last Maopo (Paperback)

            By Simpson, Tania

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $34.19
            • Save $3.80
            • In Stock At Publisher

            A moving personal story of love, loss and prejudice, woven around Wiremu Maopo's service to his country during the First World War

            ISBN 9781877514661
            Published NZ 10 Apr 2014
            Publisher Oratia Media
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            82 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            Great War to Great Escape: The Two Wars of Flight Lieutenant Bernard 'Pop' Green Mc
             

            Great War to Great Escape: The Two Wars of Flight Lieutenant Bernard 'Pop' Green Mc (Hardback)

            By Green, Laurence

            • RRP: $69.99
            • $69.99
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Laurence Green has pieced together the story of his grandfather, Bernard Green, who survived both the First and Second World War. In WWI, he endured the trenches, suffering serious injury and earning the Military Cross. In WWII, he flew a Hampden bomber and managed to escape from... Stalag Luft III as part of the 'Great Escape' in March 1944.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780956269638
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2015
            Publisher South Pacific Books Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            12 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
            View details for this title
            Pilgrimage: A Traveller's Guide to New Zealanders in Two World Wars
              

            Pilgrimage: A Traveller's Guide to New Zealanders in Two World Wars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hutchinson, Garrie

            There are more than 30,000 New Zealand men and women, casualties of the two world wars, buried in cemeteries and named on memorials around the world. From Gallipoli to the Western Front, Palestine and the Middle East, Greece, Crete, Italy, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, New Zealan...ders have fought and died for their country. On a journey through time and place, Garrie Hutchinson takes you to these foreign battlefields, revealing their past and present. With GPS co-ordinates, written descriptions, maps and handy hints, and illustrated with exquisite photography throughout, Pilgrimage is a practical and up-to-date travel companion intertwined with a rich and elegantly told history. For those interested in visiting the battlefields and cemeteries in person, and others wanting to simply read about the story of New Zealanders in the two World Wars, Pilgrimage is a timely and touching reminder of the impact New Zealand soldiers made in the global arena of war, and their legacy that lasts today.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780143567790
            Published NZ 22 Aug 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
            View details for this title
            The Lost Legions of Fromelles: The true story of the most dramatic battle in Australia's history
             

            The Lost Legions of Fromelles: The true story of the most dramatic battle in Australia's history (Paperback)

            By Barton, Peter

            • RRP: $27.99
            • $27.99
            • Back Order Indent title

            Controversial and groundbreaking, this is the most authoritative book ever written on the battle of Fromelles - the worst day in Australia's entire military history.

            ISBN 9781760290283
            Published NZ 22 Jun 2016
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            Total 11.3K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›