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

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

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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 Callender
Title variation
Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan
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Language
eng
Summary
A very Australian story of heroism and healing. 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
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
Writing style
Award
Waverley Council Library Awards, Military History Prize, 2016.
Biography type
individual biography
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10470715
Cataloging source
ANL
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Callender, Garth
Dewey number
355
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Callender, Garth
  • Soldiers
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
Target audience
adult
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an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan
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After the blast : an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, Garth Callender
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
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  • cri
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  • rdacontent.
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Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
247 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781863957380
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781863957380
Label
After the blast : an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, Garth Callender
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
247 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781863957380
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781863957380

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