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The Resource The commando : the life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG, Ben Mckelvey

The commando : the life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG, Ben Mckelvey

Label
The commando : the life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG
Title
The commando
Title remainder
the life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG
Statement of responsibility
Ben Mckelvey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On 22 June 2013, Corporal Cameron Baird was a 2nd Commando Regiment Special Forces soldier when he led his platoon into a known Taliban stronghold to back up another Australian unit under heavy fire. In the pronged firefight, Cameron was mortally wounded. In 2014, Cameron's bravery and courage under fire saw him posthumously awarded the 100th Victoria Cross, our highest award possible for bravery in the presence of the enemy. Cameron Baird died how he lived - at the front, giving it his all, without any indecision. He will forever be remembered by his mates and the soldiers he served with in the 2nd Commando Regiment. "The Commando" reveals Cameron's life, from young boy and aspiring AFL player, who only missed out on being drafted because of injury, to exemplary soldier and leader. Cameron's story and that of 4RAR and 2nd Commando personifies the courage and character of the men and women who go to war and will show us the good man we have lost
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mckelvey, Ben
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baird, Cameron
  • Australia
  • Heroes
  • Victoria Cross
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Soldiers
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The commando : the life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG, Ben Mckelvey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "With thanks to Kaye and Doug Baird"
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251019057
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733636493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
Label
The commando : the life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG, Ben Mckelvey
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "With thanks to Kaye and Doug Baird"
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251019057
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733636493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits

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