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The Resource Australia's Greatest Escapes

Australia's Greatest Escapes

Label
Australia's Greatest Escapes
Title
Australia's Greatest Escapes
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Summary
Australia’s Greatest Escapes is a collection of stories about the most hazardous aspect of the prisoner of war experience – escape. Here is all the adventure, suspense and courage of ordinary Australians who defied their captors; men who tunnelled to freedom, crawled through stinking drains, or clawed a passage beneath barbed wire in a desperate attempt to flee captivity. They were willing to risk the odds and even death in the loneliest war of all – the fight to be free. Each possessed in spades the noble qualities of boldness, resourcefulness, cunning, determination and mateship we have come to admire about our Australian service men and women under adversity. Featuring stories of Australian POWs from all theatres of war, including one who fled a German work camp during World War I, another involved in a mass tunnel escape from a notorious Italian camp, and an airman who brazenly attempted to steal a German fighter and fly it back to England. We also re-live the tragic saga of the Sandakan death marches in which six Australian escapers became the only survivors from 2000 POWs, and follow the perilous journeys to freedom undertaken by Australian infantrymen following the appalling massacre of their fellow soldiers on the Japanese-held island of Ambon
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Burgess, Colin
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Politics & Current Affairs
  • Biography
  • History
Label
Australia's Greatest Escapes
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Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_918038
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760854300
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Australia's Greatest Escapes
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_918038
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781760854300
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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