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The Resource Darwin spitfires : the real battle for Australia, Anthony Cooper

Darwin spitfires : the real battle for Australia, Anthony Cooper

Label
Darwin spitfires : the real battle for Australia
Title
Darwin spitfires
Title remainder
the real battle for Australia
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Cooper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
In 1943, a small band of inexperienced Australian and British fighter pilots fought an ongoing air battle in defense of north-western Australia, flying against a formidably skilled and proficient opponent. The air raids on Darwin during 1942-43 constituted the only sustained and intensive direct assault on Australian mainland territory in the whole of World War Two and yet, surprisingly, most Australians have no idea that it ever happened. Following the RAAF's No 1 Fighter Wing, Darwin Spitfires tells this little-known story, and in so doing, recovers this important aspect of Australian history
Cataloging source
SALS
Dewey number
940.54269414
Label
Darwin spitfires : the real battle for Australia, Anthony Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Regular print edition published: Sydney : UNSW Press, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 725-777) 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.
Contents
1.Playing catch-up -- 2.The raid on Coomalie Creek -- 3.'A sharp reverse' -- 4.Failure of the big wing -- 5.Dogfights over Millingimbi -- 6.Success at last -- 7.The army raid -- 8.A missed opportunity -- 9.The first Fenton raid -- 10.The second Fenton raid -- 11.The defeat of Japanese reconnaissance -- 12.The accounting of battle
Control code
37364443
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
xii, 824 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781741361063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37364443
  • (Sirsi) 37364443
Label
Darwin spitfires : the real battle for Australia, Anthony Cooper
Publication
Note
Regular print edition published: Sydney : UNSW Press, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 725-777) 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.
Contents
1.Playing catch-up -- 2.The raid on Coomalie Creek -- 3.'A sharp reverse' -- 4.Failure of the big wing -- 5.Dogfights over Millingimbi -- 6.Success at last -- 7.The army raid -- 8.A missed opportunity -- 9.The first Fenton raid -- 10.The second Fenton raid -- 11.The defeat of Japanese reconnaissance -- 12.The accounting of battle
Control code
37364443
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
xii, 824 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781741361063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37364443
  • (Sirsi) 37364443

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