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The Resource Khaki Town, Judy Nunn ; read by John Derum

Khaki Town, Judy Nunn ; read by John Derum

Label
Khaki Town
Title
Khaki Town
Statement of responsibility
Judy Nunn ; read by John Derum
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'It seems to have happened overnight,' Val thought as she pulled the beers. 'We've become a khaki town.' It's March 1942. Singapore has fallen. Darwin has been bombed. Australia is on the brink of being invaded by the Imperial Japanese Forces. And Val Callahan, publican of The Brown's Hotel in Townsville, could not be happier as she contemplates the fortune she's making from lonely, thirsty soldiers. Overnight the small Queensland city is transformed into the transport hub for 70,000 American and Australian soldiers destined for combat in the South Pacific. Barbed wire and gun emplacements cover the beaches. Historic buildings are commandeered. And the dance halls are in full swing with jazz, jitterbug and jive. The Australian troops begrudge the confident, well-fed 'Yanks' who have taken over their town and their women. And there's growing conflict, too, within the American ranks. Because black GIs are enjoying the absence of segregation and the white GIs don't like it. Then one night a massive street fight leaves a black soldier lying dead on the pavement, and the situation explodes into violent confrontation
Cataloging source
VALP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nunn, Judy
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by John Derum
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Derum, John
  • Penguin Random House Australia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Americans
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Segregation
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Khaki Town, Judy Nunn ; read by John Derum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
0655625117-246
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container.
Edition
MP3 edition ; Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (13 hr., 9 min.)
Isbn
9780655625117
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Specific material designation
sound cartridge
System details
MP3 cds can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems
Label
Khaki Town, Judy Nunn ; read by John Derum
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
0655625117-246
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container.
Edition
MP3 edition ; Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (13 hr., 9 min.)
Isbn
9780655625117
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Specific material designation
sound cartridge
System details
MP3 cds can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems

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