The Resource The desert column, Ion Idriess ; read by John Derum

The desert column, Ion Idriess ; read by John Derum

Label
The desert column
Title
The desert column
Statement of responsibility
Ion Idriess ; read by John Derum
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One hundred years after the charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba in October 1917. The Desert Column is based on the diaries that Ion Idriess kept through out the war. Published in 1932, it is one of Idriess' earliest works. Harry Chauvel noted in the foreword that it was the only book of the campaign that to his knowledge was 'viewed entirely from the private soldier's point of view.' Idriess served as a sniper with the 5th Australian Light Horse. Enlisting in 1914, he began his diary 'as we crowded the decks off Gallipoli' and he continued writing until returning to Australia. The diaries cover his experience of some of the war's major events from life in the trenches at Gallipoli to the battles at Romani and Beersheba. One of Idriess' strengths as a writer is his ability to place the reader at the scene of the action. The diaries reveal a keenness of observation and a descriptive and pacey style that Idriess would develop further in The Desert Column
Cataloging source
VALP
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1890-1979
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Idriess, Ion L.
Dewey number
940.48194
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
  • memoirs
  • history
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by John Derum
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Derum, John
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  • Idriess, Ion L.
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The desert column, Ion Idriess ; read by John Derum
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Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000060700688
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition ; Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio disc (MP3 CD) (12 hr., 47 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781489410894
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1003655276
System details
MP3 cds can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The desert column, Ion Idriess ; read by John Derum
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000060700688
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition ; Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio disc (MP3 CD) (12 hr., 47 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781489410894
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1003655276
System details
MP3 cds can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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