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Tobruk Target

Author: W.H. Williams Publisher: Horwitz Published:1959 Pictured: 1963 Paperback edition Book No: 3 Here’s another old Australian war story, published by Horwitz. I don’t have time to read this at the moment, but I thought I would share a little bit about the book. From the back: The tiny desert patrol clawed across the burning […]

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COMMANDO: Operation Arrowhead

Author: Jack Badelaire Publisher: Post Modern Pulp Books Published: August 2012 Commando: Operation Arrowhead is a rapid fire wartime thriller from author Jack Badelaire. The story concerns Corporal Thomas Lynch, and a team of British Commandos who are dropped into France to make contact and assist the French Resistance. Of course, there is a traitor […]

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The Two Edged Sword

Author: L.B. Earle Publisher: Horwitz Published: 1965 Book No: 31 Following on from Tuesday’s post about Prisoner of War pulp fiction, published in Australia in the 1960s. Here’s another one, The Two Edged Sword. Once again, I have not read this one, but it would appear that this time American Marines are the target for […]

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Beasts of Bushido

Author: Michael Owen Publisher: Scripts Published: 1967 Book No: 13 I have not actually read this book, which I picked up in a second hand shop last year. But I have a fascination with the strange sub-genre of war action adventure books that came out in Australia in the mid 1960s. Rather than being stories […]

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Striking Force

Author: L. K. Jackson Publisher: Horwitz Published: 1965 Book No: 32 Striking Force is another men on a mission title from Australian publisher Horwitz. This tale is pretty grim, focusing on the fear of going into battle – and author L.K. Jackson does quite a good job of ratcheting up that tension. Almost too good […]

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Commando Raid

Author: R. Charlett Publisher: Horwitz Publications Published: 1965 Book No:. 3 Commando Raid is a slice of lurid Aussie pulp from Horwitz Publications, who were one of Australia’s leading producers of trashy thrill-a-minute stories. Sadly the likes of Horwitz no longer exist, and Australian genre fiction – although there is a surging groundswell, which I […]

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Kelly’s Heroes (1970)

Director: Brian G. Hutton Starring: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles, Carroll O’Connor, Gavin MacLeod, Stuart Margolin, Jeff Morris, Harry Dean Stanton, Gene Collins, Perry Lopez, Hal Buckley, Karl-Otto Alberty Music: Lalo Schifrin After Where Eagles Dare, Clint Eastwood had starred in two flop movies. First there was Paint Your Wagon, which was […]

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