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The Resource Barney Greatrex : from bomber command to the French Resistance, Michael Veitch, Alex Lloyd, Angus Hordern

Barney Greatrex : from bomber command to the French Resistance, Michael Veitch, Alex Lloyd, Angus Hordern

Label
Barney Greatrex : from bomber command to the French Resistance
Title
Barney Greatrex
Title remainder
from bomber command to the French Resistance
Statement of responsibility
Michael Veitch, Alex Lloyd, Angus Hordern
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A school and university cadet in Sydney, Barney Greatrex signed up for RAF Bomber Command in 1941, eager to get straight into the very centre of the Allied counterattack. Bombing Germany night after night, Barney's 61 Squadron faced continual enemy fighter attacks and anti-aircraft fire - death or capture by the Nazis loomed large. Very few survived more than 20 missions, and it was on his 20th mission, in 1944, that Barney's luck finally ran out: he was shot down over occupied France. But his war was far from over. Rescued by the French Resistance, Barney seized the opportunity to carry on fighting and joined the Maquis in the liberation of France from the occupying German forces, who rarely took prisoners.Later, Barney was awarded the French Legion of Honour, but for seventy years he said almost nothing of his incredible war service - surviving two of the most dangerous battlefronts. Now, aged 97, Barney Greatrex has revealed his truly great Australian war story to acclaimed bestselling author Michael Veitch
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Veitch, Michael
Dewey number
940.5481
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lloyd, Alex
  • Hordern, Angus
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greatrex, Barney
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Great Britain
  • Australia
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Aeroplane crash survival
Label
Barney Greatrex : from bomber command to the French Resistance, Michael Veitch, Alex Lloyd, Angus Hordern
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059803716
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 316 pages. 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733637230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)982191857
Label
Barney Greatrex : from bomber command to the French Resistance, Michael Veitch, Alex Lloyd, Angus Hordern
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059803716
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 316 pages. 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733637230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)982191857

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