The Resource Line of fire, Ian Townsend

Line of fire, Ian Townsend

Label
Line of fire
Title
Line of fire
Statement of responsibility
Ian Townsend
Title variation
Line of fire
Title variation remainder
after Pearl Harbor came Rabaul. The true story of a forgotten battle, a lost family, and an 11-year-old Australian boy shot as a spy
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Language
eng
Summary
The little known and intriguing WWII story of an eleven-year-old Australian schoolboy who was shot by the Japanese in Rabaul in 1942 as a suspected spy - a compelling story of spies, volcanoes, history and war. In May 1942, in the town of Rabaul in the Australian territory of New Guinea, five Australian civilians were taken by Japanese soldiers to a pit at the base of a volcano and executed as spies. A mother, her brother, her husband and her friend. And her 11-year-old son. Who were these people and what had led them to this terrible end, under the shadow of a volcano? Acclaimed 4th Estate author and award-winning science journalist Ian Townsend has uncovered a fascinating story that sheds new light on a largely forgotten but desperate battle fought on Australian territory. The Australian Government, unable to reinforce its small garrison, abandoned more than 1500 Australian soldiers and civilians as 'hostages to fortune' in the face of the irresistible Japanese advance. Set against the romantic, dramatic and ultimately tragic backdrop of Rabaul in WWII, this is a wholly intriguing narrative of Australian history, military conflict and volcanology, woven together with the story of one ordinary but doomed Australian family
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10557151
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Townsend, Ian
Dewey number
940.5426585
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manson, Richard
  • Manson, Richard
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Children and war
  • Australians
  • Papua New Guinea
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Line of fire, Ian Townsend
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Publication
Copyright
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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.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9781460750926
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Line of fire, Ian Townsend
Publication
Copyright
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.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9781460750926
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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