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The Resource Answering the call : life of a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and beyond, Bob Grandin

Answering the call : life of a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and beyond, Bob Grandin

Label
Answering the call : life of a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and beyond
Title
Answering the call
Title remainder
life of a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Bob Grandin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1966, Bob Grandin was a Royal Australian Airforce helicopter pilot stationed in Vietnam. This book is written from the logbook he kept while working in Nui Dat and is a fascinating look at life during war - the dangers, the challenges and the mundaneness. On 18 August he was co-pilot on a 9 Squadron Iroquois 'Huey' helicopter that flew over the enemy to resupply desperate solders engaged in battle at the Long Tan rubber plantation. Enduring extremely poor weather conditions and enemy fire the critical role played by Bob and 9 Squadron in the Battle of Long Tan contributed to the success of this battle. The narrative of his war experiences are interwoven with stories of his life after Vietnam, revealing the difficulties he faced back home, the impact of the war on his psyche and relationships, and his struggles with PTSD. A collection of Australian newspaper articles saved by Bob's father feature throughout, giving further insight into how important helicopters were in Vietnam, and also how the press reported the war to the Australian public. Answering the Call provides the unique perspective of a wartime helicopter pilot and is an important addition to Vietnam War history
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grandin, Bob
Dewey number
959.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grandin, Bob
  • Grandin, Bob
  • Grandin, Bob
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Air warfare
  • Long Tan, Battle of, Vietnam, 1966
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Helicopter pilots
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
Label
Answering the call : life of a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and beyond, Bob Grandin
Instantiates
Publication
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
000065447278
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9781922265401
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1107870028
Label
Answering the call : life of a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and beyond, Bob Grandin
Publication
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
000065447278
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9781922265401
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1107870028

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