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The rag tag fleet, Ian W. Shaw

Label
The rag tag fleet
Title
The rag tag fleet
Statement of responsibility
Ian W. Shaw
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The unknown story of how a fleet of Australian fishing boats, trawlers and schooners supplied US and Australian forces in the Pacific - and helped turn the course of World War II. Mid-1942: from China to New Guinea, the Pacific belonged to the Japanese. In this desperate situation, a fleet of hundreds of Australian small ships is assembled, sailing under the American flag, and crewed by over 3000 Australians either too young or too old to join the regular armed forces. Their task: to bring supplies and equipment to the Allied troops waging bloody battles against Japanese forces across the South Pacific. This is the unknown story of the final months of 1942 - when these men ran the gauntlet of Japanese air attacks, malaria and dysentery, reefs, and shallow, shark-infested waters to support the US and Australian troops that defeated the entrenched Japanese forces at Buna on the New Guinea coast, and so helped turn the war in the Allies' favour. Their bravery, ingenuity and mettle helped turn the tide of the war
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaw, Ian W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fishing boats
  • Fishing boats
  • Civilians in war
  • Military service, Voluntary
  • Military supplies
  • Military sealift
  • Pacific Area
Target audience
adult
Label
The rag tag fleet, Ian W. Shaw
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in standard format by: Sydney, NSW: Hachett Australia, 2017
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-429)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251018268
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xxv, 437 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525251139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Physical substance
large print (16 point)
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The rag tag fleet, Ian W. Shaw
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in standard format by: Sydney, NSW: Hachett Australia, 2017
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-429)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251018268
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xxv, 437 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525251139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Physical substance
large print (16 point)
Specific material designation
large print

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