The Resource On a wing and a prayer : the race that stopped the world, Di Websdale-Morrissey

On a wing and a prayer : the race that stopped the world, Di Websdale-Morrissey

Label
On a wing and a prayer : the race that stopped the world
Title
On a wing and a prayer
Title remainder
the race that stopped the world
Statement of responsibility
Di Websdale-Morrissey
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1934, Melbourne's Lord Mayor announced a London-to-Melbourne air race to celebrate his city's centenary. The audacious plan captured imaginations across the globe: newspapers and magazines everywhere were filled with it; the world's pilots scrambled to get sponsorship; and the organisers scrambled to get the rules straight and permission to fly in foreign air space. Sixty-four entrants from eleven countries signed up, but only twenty planes eventually took off on 20 October 1934. The winner arrived in Melbourne seventy-one hours later -- but three planes crashed and two pilots died in the attempt. The world followed the progress and applauded the winners, Britain's Grovsenor House (outright) and The Netherlands' Uiver (on handicap), but the real climax of the story is the astonishing efforts by the town of Albury in saving the Uiver as it battled through a fierce thunderstorm with no navigational aids, guiding the tiny plane to an emergency landing in the middle of the town with the most quick-thinking, imaginative response to its terrifying predicament. This heroic race, considered the greatest single sporting event in the history of aviation, is a tale of eccentric characters, daring deeds and sublime courage
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Websdale-Morrissey, Di
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Narrated by John Sharpe
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sharpe, John
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  • MacRobertson International Air Race
  • Airplane racing
  • Aeronautics
  • Air pilots
Target audience
adult
Label
On a wing and a prayer : the race that stopped the world, Di Websdale-Morrissey
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Publication
Note
  • Queensland Narrating Service: 4082MP3
  • Print edition published: 2019
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251574974
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 MP3 CD
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
4082MP3
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
On a wing and a prayer : the race that stopped the world, Di Websdale-Morrissey
Publication
Note
  • Queensland Narrating Service: 4082MP3
  • Print edition published: 2019
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251574974
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 MP3 CD
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
4082MP3
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3-enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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