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Imprimatur Books specialises in Australian Unit histories (WWI, WW2 & Vietnam), Special Forces and Gallipoli Campaign.
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SIMMO – A biography of Ray Simpson, VC, DCM One of Australia’s Greatest Soldiers by Michael J Malone, OAM and Peter D Lutley, Perth 2015
After every conflict, there comes a time when historians gather to describe the heroic exploits stemming from that action. In the case of Victoria Cross winners, such histories are ordinarily detailed and numerous, but there are some exceptions – this is the first book of note to commemorate the heroism of one of Australia’s greatest soldiers.
This is probably the best biography of an Aussie soldier I have ever read. None of the others have really got into the basic personality of the man, warts and all, good and bad points, as you have with SIMMO. You’ve really presented a portrait of the men of that era, born in the 1920s, brought up without the benefits everyone enjoys today, no sense of entitlement, and worked with his own abilities to make a living. ….anyone interested in our military history should acquire a copy of this book. – LEX MACAULEY, former Soldier & Author
A limited number of hard back copies with dust wrapper are still available.
The paperback edition ($32) will be released early September 2020 – Vietnam Veterans Day – you can place and order now either by Email or call 0417 964 530.
Most of the books listed are rare ‘one-offs’, and are snapped up quickly – once gone into a private collection they are rarely seen again. The photos shown here are of the actual book, not a downloaded ‘cover’ – so you can see the condition.
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Welcome to Catalogue 234, September 2020. As we go to print on this ‘soon to be spring’ day, we celebrate the remarkable Teddy Sheean who is to be awarded the VC for his actions on HMAS ARMIDALE on 1 December 1942. At 18 years old the youngest member of the crew when it was attacked by Japanese planes off Timor. Instead of abandoning ship like...
Welcome to Catalogue #233, August 2020. The dead of winter here in lovely Perth is quite mild in comparison to the places our kids live—Tasmania and Canada! We had intended to be in Canada for Christmas with the grandies but the lock-down has thwarted our plans. In the past our Canadian trip also meant we could slip down to the States and catch ...