Anthony Cooper is the author of four books on aspects of Australian military history, including the award-winning 'Darwin Spitfires'. His previous book was 'Kokoda Air Strikes' on the New Guinea campaign in 1942. His books are focused upon the earlier air campaigns of World War II, when Allied forces faced their greatest adversity. He is a school teacher in Brisbane, Australia, teaching history. Anthony has a Ph.D in German aviation history, is a former RAAF air defence controller, and a lifelong reader, book collector, scale modeller, and wargamer.