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The Resource After the blast : an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, Garth Callender

After the blast : an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, Garth Callender

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After the blast : an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan
Title
After the blast
Title remainder
an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Garth Callender
Title variation
Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan
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Author
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Language
eng
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Summary
In 2004 Garth Callender, a junior cavalry officer, was deployed to Iraq. He quickly found his feet leading convoys of armoured vehicles through the streets of Baghdad and into the desert beyond. But one morning his crew was targeted in a roadside bomb attack. Garth became Australia's first serious casualty in the war. After recovering from his injuries, Garth returned to Iraq in 2006 as second-in-command of the Australian Army's security detachment in Baghdad. He found a city in the grip of a rising insurgency. His unit had to contend with missile attacks, suicide bombers and the death by misadventure of one of their own, Private Jake Kovco. Determined to prevent the kinds of bomb attacks that left him scarred, Garth volunteered once more in 2009 to lead a weapons intelligence team in Afghanistan. He was helicoptered to blast zones in the aftermath of attacks, and worked to identify the insurgent bomb-makers responsible
Writing style
Award
Waverley Council Library Awards, Military History Prize, 2016.
Biography type
autobiography
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10470715
Cataloging source
TSL
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Callender, Garth
Dewey number
355.0092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Read how you want 16
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  • Callender, Garth
  • Soldiers
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
Target audience
adult
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an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan
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After the blast : an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, Garth Callender
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Publication
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Original print edition published: Melbourne, Vic. : Black Inc, 2015
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055401820
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
v, 286 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781459696587
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)921134009
Label
After the blast : an Australian officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, Garth Callender
Publication
Note
Original print edition published: Melbourne, Vic. : Black Inc, 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055401820
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
v, 286 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781459696587
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)921134009

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