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  • Adam-Smith, Patsy, the ANZACS, (Penguin, Melbourne, 1978-1991).
  • Allan, Sheila, Diary of a Girl in Changi 1941-45, (Kangaroo Press, Sydney, 1994, 2nd ed inc Changi quilts 1999).
  • Army News, Published by Defence News. For dates see Endnotes.
  • Bean, C.E.W. (ed), The Anzac Book, Written and Illustrated in Gallipoli by The Men of Anzac, (Cassell and Co, London 1916).
  • Bean, C.E.W., Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18, (Angus & Robertson, Sydney), vols I, II, VI.
  • Bevege, Margaret, Behind Barbed Wire, Internment in Australia during World War II, (UQP, 1993).
  • Bird, David, Apex Avenue of Honour & Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, (The Apex Club of Albany brochure, 1998).
  • Bloom, Freddy, Dear Philip, A diary of captivity, Changi 1942-45, (The Bodley Head, London, 1980).
  • Carlyon, Les, Gallipoli, (Pan Macmillan Australia, Sydney, 2001).
  • Cassells, Vic, Shipmates, Illustrated Tales of the Mascots carried in R.A.N. Ships and Establishments, (self published, Queensland, 1998).
  • Chatto, R.H., The Seventh Company (Field Engineers) AIF 1915-1918, (Smith’s Newspapers Ltd., Sydney, 1936).
  • Cochrane, Peter, Simpson and the Donkey: The Making of a Legend, (MUP, Melbourne, 1992).
  • Cooper, Jilly, Animals in War, (William Heinemann Ltd., London, 1983).
  • Coulthard-Clark, Chris, The Encyclopaedia of Australia’s Battles, (Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1998-2001).
  • Curran, Tom, Across the Bar, The story of ‘Simpson’, The Man with the Donkey: Australia and Tyneside’s great military hero, (Ogmios Publications, Brisbane, 1994).
  • Darley, Major T.H. OBE, With the Ninth Light Horse in the Great War, (The Hassell Press, Adelaide, 1924).
  • Dennis, Peter, et al, The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History, (OUP, Melbourne, 1995, 1999).
  • Fischer, Gerhard, Enemy Aliens, Internment and the Homefront experience in Australia 1914-1920, (UQP, 1989).
  • Gammage, Bill, The Broken Years, Australian Soldiers in the Great War, (Penguin, Melbourne, 1974).
  • Gullett, Henry; Barrett, Charles (eds), Australia in Palestine (Angus & Robertson, Sydney 1919). Gullett also wrote Vol VII of the Official History, ‘The AIF in Sinai and Palestine 1914-1918’, (Angus & Robertson, 1924).
  • Haran, Peter, Trackers, The Untold Story of the Australian Dogs of War, (New Holland, Sydney, 2000).
  • Idriess, Ion; Horrie The Wog Dog, With the AIF in Egypt, Greece, Crete and Palestine, Written from the Diary of Private VX13091 J.B. Moody, AIF, (Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1945).
  • Jones, Ian, The Australian Light Horse, (Time-Life Books, Australia, Sydney, 1987).
  • Kilgower, Ian and Robert, Australian Racing Pigeons, (Rigby, Adelaide, 1982).
  • Long, Valmai, Mascot of the 7th Field Company 1st AIF, paper based on interview with Leslie Ross, undated, AWM Education Section.
  • Moody, Leonie, Cpl Horrie EX1 (The Wog Dog), (Produced with the assistance of an Australia Remembers grant 1995, and the State Library of Queensland. Three private copies, one lodged at the Library.) Contains Jim Moody’s diary typescript, official correspondence, private letters, poems, newspaper articles, and photographs.
  • Monash, Sir John; Cutlack, F.M. (ed), War Letters of General Monash, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1934).
  • Navy News, Published by Defence News. For dates see Endnotes.
  • Nutting, Lt G.W., History of the Fourth Light Horse Brigade, AIF.  (W.R. Smith & Paterson, Brisbane, 1953).
  • Olden, Lieut-Col. A.C.N. DSO, Westralian Cavalry in the War, The story of the Tenth Light Horse Regiment, AIF, in the Great War, 1914-1918, (Alexander McCubbin, Melbourne, undated, 1920s).
  • Parkin, Ray, Out of the Smoke, The Story of a Sail, (The Hogarth Press, London, 1960).
  • Parfitt, Iris, Jail-Bird Jottings, The Impressions of a Singapore Internee, (The Economy Printers, Kuala Lumpur, 1947).
  • Quadrant magazine, Sydney.
  • Remembrance booklet for Charles Francis Fryer, 1875-1942 (South Australian Religious Society of Friends, The Hassall Press, c.1942).
  • RSPCA, A Memorial to Animals that Served Australia in War, (RSPCA & AWM brochure, 2003).
  • Salt, (WW2 Army Education Journal) 10 September 1945, p 9 article on mascots.
  • Smith’s Weekly, (Sydney, for dates see Endnotes.)
  • Soldiering On, The Australian Army At Home and Overseas, Prepared by Some of the Boys, (Australian War Memorial, Canberra 1942).
  • The Australian.
  • The Canberra Times.
  • The Daily Mirror.
  • The Daily Telegraph, Sydney.
  • The Herald, Melbourne.
  • The Kia Ora Coo-ee, The magazine for the Anzacs in the Middle East, (Reprint, introduction by David Kent, Cornstalk, 1981).
  • The Sydney Mail.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald.
  • The Times, London.
  • The Truth, Sydney.
  • Wallace, R.L. The Australians at the Boer War, (AWM & AGPS, Canberra, 1976).
  • Wartime, Official Magazine of the Australian War Memorial, (AWM, Canberra, for issues see Endnotes).
  • Weekly POW-WOW, (Changi news sheet, ed Freddy Bloom. Typewritten copies lodged by Mrs Bloom at Imperial War Museum, London).
  • White, Thomas, The Fighting Thirteenth, History of the Thirteenth Battalion AIF, (Tyrrells Ltd., Sydney, 1924).
  • Whiting, Brendan, Ship of Courage, The epic story of HMAS Perth and her crew, (Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1994).
  • Yarwood, A.T., Walers, Australian Horses Abroad, (MUP, Melbourne, 1989).