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The high life of Oswald Watt : Australia's first military pilot, Chris Clark

Label
The high life of Oswald Watt : Australia's first military pilot
Title
The high life of Oswald Watt
Title remainder
Australia's first military pilot
Statement of responsibility
Chris Clark
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Father of the Flying Corps' and 'Father of Australian Aviation' were two of the unofficial titles conferred on Oswald ("Toby") Watt when he died in tragic circumstances shortly after the end of the First World War. He had become the Australian Army's first qualified pilot in 1911, but spent the first 18 months of the war with the French Air Service, the Aeronautique Militaire, before arranging a rare transfer to the Australian Imperial Force. Already an experienced combat pilot, he rose quickly through the ranks of the Australian Flying Corps, becoming a squadron leader and leading his unit at the battle of Cambrai, then commander of No 1 Training Wing with the senior AFC rank of lieutenant colonel. For the first time, this book attempts to establish the true story of Watt's life and achievements, and provide a proper basis for evaluating his place in Australian history
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coulthard-Clark, Christopher David
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Watt, Oswald
  • Australia
  • Fighter pilots
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
The high life of Oswald Watt : Australia's first military pilot, Chris Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-295) and 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
p225842058
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781925275797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225842058
  • (Sirsi) p225842058
Label
The high life of Oswald Watt : Australia's first military pilot, Chris Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-295) and 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
p225842058
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781925275797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225842058
  • (Sirsi) p225842058

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