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The Resource The crossroad, Mark Donaldson, VC ; read by David Tredinnick

The crossroad, Mark Donaldson, VC ; read by David Tredinnick

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The crossroad
Title
The crossroad
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Mark Donaldson, VC ; read by David Tredinnick
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Summary
On 2 September 2008, in a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life. His display of extraordinary courage that day saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the first Australian to receive our highest award for bravery in wartime since Keith Payne in 1969. Yet Mark's journey to those crucial moments in Afghanistan was almost as exceptional as the acts that led to his VC. He was a rebellious child and teenager, even before the death of his father, a Vietnam veteran, when Mark and his brother were in their mid-teens. A few years later, their mother disappeared, presumed murdered. Her body has never been found. Mark's decisions could have easily led him down another path, to a life of self-destructiveness and petty crime. But he chose a different road: the army. It proved to be his salvation and he found himself a natural soldier, progressing unerringly to the SAS, the peak of the Australian military. From his turbulent early years to the stark realities of combat in the mountains and valleys of Afghanistan, Mark's book is the frank and compelling story of a man who turned his life around by sheer determination and strength of mind
Cataloging source
VALP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donaldson, Mark
Dewey number
355.0092
PerformerNote
Read by David Tredinnick
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tredinnick, David
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Donaldson, Mark
  • Australia
  • Afghan War, 2001
  • Afghan War, 2001
  • Victoria Cross
  • Soldiers
Label
The crossroad, Mark Donaldson, VC ; read by David Tredinnick
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Published by Bolinda Audio under the ABC audio imprint
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
37803748
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (13 hr., 47 min.)
Isbn
9781486218073
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio
Specific material designation
sound cartridge
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37803748
  • (Sirsi) 37803748
Label
The crossroad, Mark Donaldson, VC ; read by David Tredinnick
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published by Bolinda Audio under the ABC audio imprint
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
37803748
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (13 hr., 47 min.)
Isbn
9781486218073
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio
Specific material designation
sound cartridge
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37803748
  • (Sirsi) 37803748

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