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Pre-sales of history book begin

Date : 11 / 11 / 2016
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

The WIA Bookshop is now taking orders for the ‘Wireless Men and Women at War’ publication that details the history of wireless communications before World War I, and in later years and conflicts. The price is $29.95 plus postage for members and $35 for non-members, plus postage.

The pre-sale period is now available, with a discount applying for orders received by December 21. The pre-sale price for Members is $23.00 and non members $28.00

WIA Historian Peter Wolfenden VK3RV has fully researched the content. Together with numerous additional contributors, the WIA Board fully supports this timely record of history as a must read volume.

Selected Contents
World War I:
 An inspired experimenter and leader: Walter Hannam – his part of the jigsaw!
 The spark gap signal that changed ANZAC history: Telegrapher William Wolseley Falconer, RAN

Between the Wars:
 Bert Billings XJP, his service through WWI and WWII [The First and Last ANZAC Wireless Operator?]
 YLs at War
 HK Love A3BM/VK3KU: WW1 fighter pilot, engineer, magazine editor, explorer, electronics developer, WIA executive

World War II:
 “Snow” Campbell VK3MR, International DXer, Prisoner Of War
 Making ‘Winnie the war winner’
 Recollections of Air Warning and Coast Watching in New Guinea

The modern Era:
 Australians at war get a radio station –  Radio DJ Vietnam
 Things Naval

 The ANZAC 100 activities begin
 The Centenary of Gallipoli: The opening address for the Centenary celebrations
 Closure of the ANZAC Centenary
 Stories from Centenary activation events.

Plus many more articles previously published in Amateur Radio magazine and several new stories.

The WIA Publications Committee is proud to make it available and after printing the book will be a mail order item from the WIA Bookshop. To secure your limited edition copy, visit the WIA website via this Link. Be sure to let others know of its availability. A campaign has begun seeking a wider market for the publication, including libraries, RSL clubs, and those with an interest of this historical subject.

Purchase your copy today click the following Link


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