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The Resource 44 days : 75 Squadron and the fight for Australia, Michael Veitch

44 days : 75 Squadron and the fight for Australia, Michael Veitch

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44 days : 75 Squadron and the fight for Australia
Title
44 days
Title remainder
75 Squadron and the fight for Australia
Statement of responsibility
Michael Veitch
Title variation
Forty-four days
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In March and April 1942, RAAF 75 Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for 44 days when Australia truly stood alone against the Japanese. This group of raw young recruits scrambled ceaselessly in their Kittyhawk fighters to an extraordinary and heroic battle, the story of which has been left largely untold. The recruits had almost nothing going for them against the Japanese war machine, except for one extraordinary leader named John Jackson, a balding, tubby Queenslander - at 35 possibly the oldest fighter pilot in the world - who said little, led from the front, and who had absolutely no sense of physical fear. Time and time again this brave group were hurled into battle, against all odds and logic, and succeeded in mauling a far superior enemy - whilst also fighting against the air force hierarchy. After relentless attack, the squadron was almost wiped out by the time relief came, having succeeded in their mission - but also paying a terrible price. Michael Veitch, actor, presenter and critically acclaimed author, brings to life the incredible exploits and tragic sacrifices of this courageous squadron of Australian heroes
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
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Veitch, Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Read how you want 16
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  • Australia
  • Australia
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
44 days : 75 Squadron and the fight for Australia, Michael Veitch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1839534
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
x, 383 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525233708
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
Specific material designation
large print
Label
44 days : 75 Squadron and the fight for Australia, Michael Veitch
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1839534
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
x, 383 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525233708
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
Specific material designation
large print

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