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The Resource Anzac & aviator : the remarkable story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to Australia Air Race, Michael Molkentin

Anzac & aviator : the remarkable story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to Australia Air Race, Michael Molkentin

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Anzac & aviator : the remarkable story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to Australia Air Race
Title
Anzac & aviator
Title remainder
the remarkable story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to Australia Air Race
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Michael Molkentin
Title variation
Anzac and aviator
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Language
eng
Summary
The story of extraordinary Australian, Ross Smith, who rode to war at Gallipoli on horseback and by the end of the war, was one of the most highly awarded fighter pilots. In the smouldering aftermath of the First World War a young Australian pilot and his crew prepare to attempt the inconceivable: a flight, halfway around the globe, from England to Australia. The 18,000 kilometre odyssey will take 28 days and test these men and their twin-engine biplane to the limit. It is a trans-continental feat that will change the world and bring the air age to Australia. It will also prove to be the culminating act in the extraordinary and tragically brief life of its commander, Captain Sir Ross Smith. Raised on a remote sheep station in the dying days of Australia's colonial frontier, there was little in Ross Smith's childhood that suggested a future as one of the world's great pioneering aviators. He went to war in 1914, serving with the light horse at Gallipoli and in the Sinai before volunteering for the fledgling Australian Flying Corps. In a new dimension of warfare, Ross Smith survived two gruelling years of aerial combat over Palestine to emerge as one of the most skilled and highly decorated Australian pilots of the war. In 1919 he was a pilot on the first ever mission to survey an air route from Cairo to the East Indies, before gaining international fame as the winner of the government's £10,000 prize for leading the first aircrew to fly from England to Australia. His attempt to exceed this by circumnavigating the world by air in 1922 would end in disaster. Drawing on the rich and extensive collection of Ross Smith's private papers, Anzac & Aviator tells, for the first time, the gripping story of a remarkable aviator, the extraordinary times in which he lived and the air race that changed the world
Biography type
individual biography
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VHEI
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Molkentin, Michael
Dewey number
629.13
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Thomas, Andy
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  • Smith, Ross Macpherson
  • Smith, Ross
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • London-to-Australia Air Race, 1919
  • Biographies
  • Aeronautics
  • Airplane racing
  • Airplane racing
  • Soldiers
  • Air pilots
Target audience
adult
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Anzac & aviator : the remarkable story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to Australia Air Race, Michael Molkentin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066106971
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 406 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742379197
Isbn Type
(paperback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1108142229
Label
Anzac & aviator : the remarkable story of Sir Ross Smith and the 1919 England to Australia Air Race, Michael Molkentin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066106971
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 406 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742379197
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1108142229

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