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The Resource After the blast : an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, Garth Callendar

After the blast : an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, Garth Callendar

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After the blast : an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan
Title
After the blast
Title remainder
an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Garth Callendar
Title variation
Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2004 Garth Callender, a junior cavalry officer, was deployed to Iraq. He quickly found his feet leading convoys of armoured vehicles through the streets of Baghdad and into the desert beyond. But one morning his crew was targeted in a roadside bomb attack. Garth became Australia's first serious casualty in the war. After recovering from his injuries, Garth returned to Iraq in 2006 as second-in-command of the Australian Army's security detachment in Baghdad. He found a city in the grip of a rising insurgency. His unit had to contend with missile attacks, suicide bombers and the death by misadventure of one of their own, Private Jake Kovco. Determined to prevent the kinds of bomb attacks that left him scarred, Garth volunteered once more in 2009 to lead a weapons intelligence team in Afghanistan. He was helicoptered to blast zones in the aftermath of attacks, and worked to identify the insurgent bomb-makers responsible
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Biography type
autobiography
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Callendar, Garth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
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  • Callendar, Garth
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Soldiers
Target audience
adult
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After the blast : an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, Garth Callendar
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  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
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volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
43002304
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
v, 286 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781459696587
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 43002304
  • (Sirsi) 43002304
Label
After the blast : an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, Garth Callendar
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
43002304
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
v, 286 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781459696587
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 43002304
  • (Sirsi) 43002304

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