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Winter Catalogue #244

Posted On Aug 01, 2021 | Military Biography,Military General,Naval,SIMMO,Special Forces and Airborne,The Great War 1914-1918,Vietnam,World War 2 1939 - 1945 | No Comments

Welcome to list #244, August 2021. For various reasons this is a shortened list with various categories given a rest for a month or so. In close analysis, it has been determined that these ‘rested’ categories were attracting little interest, so this month, we would stick to the main areas of interest, ie, WWI and WW2. But rest assured, we will...

Winter Musings Catalogue #242

Posted On Jun 05, 2021 | Aviation,Espionage,Military Biography,Military General,Naval,Special Forces and Airborne,The Great War 1914-1918,Vietnam,World War 2 1939 - 1945 | No Comments

Welcome to Catalogue #242—at the onset of winter here in Perth. It’s been a savage summer here in Perth, a season I don’t relish as I get older. When young and fit it’s a glorious season but for us septagenarians, it’s a real hassle. We got our first serious rain over the last few days which was fantastic. Let’s hope it rains all winte...

Winter musings – Catalogue #242

Posted On Jun 02, 2021 | Aviation,Espionage,Military Biography,Military General,Naval,SIMMO,Special Forces and Airborne,The Great War 1914-1918,Vietnam,World War 2 1939 - 1945 | No Comments

Welcome to Catalogue #242—at the onset of winter here in Perth. It’s been a savage summer here in Perth, a season I don’t relish as I get older. When young and fit it’s a glorious season but for us septuagenarians, it’s a real hassle. We got our first serious rain over the last few days which was fantastic. Let’s hope it rains all wint...

Catalogue #241

Posted On May 01, 2021 | Aviation,Espionage,Military Biography,Military General,Naval,Special Forces and Airborne,The Great War 1914-1918,Vietnam,World War 2 1939 - 1945 | No Comments

Welcome to Catalogue #241 of May 2021. We woke this morning to the tragic news of the untimely death of the formidable JIM TRUSCOTT, OAM, aged 64, adventurer, mountaineer, ex commander of 2 Cdo Company Melbourne, SAS major who made his mark in Timor when Tim McOwan took a squadron over there to vanquish the Indonesians and fellow travelers, loving...

Catalogue #240

Posted On Apr 04, 2021 | Aviation,Espionage,Military Biography,Military General,Napoleonic,Naval,SIMMO,Special Forces and Airborne,The Great War 1914-1918,Vietnam,World War 2 1939 - 1945 | No Comments

Welcome to Catalogue #240, April 2021. The world is still in pretty big strife coping with the COVID 19 pandemic although we are infinitely better off here in Australia compared to many other places. There have been 128,000,000 cases world wide with 2,790,000 dying from it so far. Another 72,500,000 have recovered. Australia’s figures are way do...

Catalogue #239 March 2021

Posted On Mar 01, 2021 | American Civil War 1861-1865 | No Comments

Welcome to Catalogue #239, March 2021. As I plug away at this list, it’s Labour Day weekend in WA. The Hyde Park Fair was in full swing yesterday with kids running everywhere and the trinket stalls were in abundance. Not really my cuppa tea! Had quite a nice beef and cheese burger with chips then wended our way home. We live literally 150 metres...

Imprimatur Books Catalogue #238 – our first list of the year

Posted On Feb 17, 2021 | American Civil War 1861-1865 | No Comments

Welcome to 2021, Catalogue 238, our first list of the year. Perth has been mild this January but sweltering mid 30s temperatures came at the end of the month and it will get hotter in February. It’s hoped that everyone got through the Festive season unscathed. We had a lovely holiday in beautiful Tasmania with our daughter Georgia and her husban...

Christmas Catalogue #237 20% Discount

Posted On Dec 01, 2020 | Aviation,Espionage,Military Biography,Military General,SIMMO,Special Forces and Airborne,The Great War 1914-1918,Vietnam,World War 2 1939 - 1945 | No Comments

Welcome to our Christmas 20% off Catalogue 237. As we head into the festive season it is also the disconcerting season. The unprecedented attack on my Regiment SASR by the disgraceful media, politicians of all stripes and lastly by the military leadership who have turned their faces to the wall for over a decade. But it appears the Government have...

Come November – Catalogue #236 – Imprimatur Books

Posted On Dec 01, 2020 | Aviation,Espionage,Military Biography,Military General,Napoleonic,Naval,SIMMO,Special Forces and Airborne,The Great War 1914-1918,Vietnam,World War 2 1939 - 1945 | No Comments

Welcome to Catalogue 236 November 2020. A burst of summer heat then raining like cats and dogs. It was ever thus. Sunday in lovely Perth is something for which we are ever grateful. The PICA Vernissage last night was most impressive and the red wine flowed. I was most interested in the Caravaggio-like ’Narcissus in Metamorphosis’ trio of frame...

Catalogue 234 September 2020

Posted On Oct 11, 2020 | Aviation,Espionage,Military Biography,Military General,Napoleonic,Naval,SIMMO,Special Forces and Airborne,The Great War 1914-1918,Vietnam,World War 2 1939 - 1945 | No Comments

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...