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The Resource Stone cold : the extraordinary true story of Len Opie, Australia's deadliest soldier, Andrew Faulkner

Stone cold : the extraordinary true story of Len Opie, Australia's deadliest soldier, Andrew Faulkner

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Stone cold : the extraordinary true story of Len Opie, Australia's deadliest soldier
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Stone cold
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the extraordinary true story of Len Opie, Australia's deadliest soldier
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Andrew Faulkner
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A soldier cast in the image of Anzac, and revered in the post World War II military as a peerless fighter, Len Opie stands alone in the Australian military pantheon. But he was a paradox. A cold-eyed killer who drank nothing stronger than weak tea, he killed people with his bare hands, a sharpened shovel and piano wire. He was a larrikin who went by the book, unless the book was wrong. He set his own bar high and expected others to do the same...This, the first Opie biography, traces his fighting history from the jungles of New Guinea and Borneo to Korea, where he emerged from the ranks to excel in the epic Battle of Kapyong and play a key role at the Battle of Maryang San. Then, as a member of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, Opie joined the CIA's black ops program Phoenix, and as head of training found himself at the heart of the American counterinsurgency war in Vietnam...Andrew Faulkner explores the action-packed and surprising life of an extraordinary Australian soldier
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ANL
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355.0092
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Stone cold : the extraordinary true story of Len Opie, Australia's deadliest soldier, Andrew Faulkner
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
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4322118x
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24 cm.
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xiv, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
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9781742373782
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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illustrations, maps, portraits
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  • (Sirsi) 4322118x
  • (Sirsi) 4322118x
Label
Stone cold : the extraordinary true story of Len Opie, Australia's deadliest soldier, Andrew Faulkner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Control code
4322118x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742373782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 4322118x
  • (Sirsi) 4322118x

Library Locations

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      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
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