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The Resource Charles Kingsford Smith and those magnificent men, Peter FitzSimons

Charles Kingsford Smith and those magnificent men, Peter FitzSimons

Label
Charles Kingsford Smith and those magnificent men
Title
Charles Kingsford Smith and those magnificent men
Statement of responsibility
Peter FitzSimons
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The must-read story of the boy from Brisbane who became a wartime hero and aviation trailblazer. In an action-packed life, the indomitable 'Smithy' went from fighting as a soldier amid the carnage of Gallipoli and the Western Front to taking to the skies against the likes of the Red Baron - for which he won the Military Cross for gallantry - before becoming the greatest peacetime aviator of his generation. Along with Charles Ulm, he was the first to conquer the Pacific by air, the first to fly across the Tasman Sea, the fastest to fly from England to Australia, and the first pilot to circumnavigate the globe by crossing the equator. With typical flair, FitzSimons also tells the story of several breakthroughs, some made in Australia, which laid the foundation for the Wright brothers' success in 1903; the first flight across the Channel in 1908; Germany's Red Baron terrorising the Allies in 1917-18, before being shot down by an Australian; Ross and Keith Smith's first flight from England to Australia in 1919; the formation of Qantas in 1921; Lindbergh's stunning vault between America and Europe in 1927; the Great Centenary Air Race; the loss of the Southern Cloud; the saga of Bert Hinkler and much, much more
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
FitzSimons, Peter
Dewey number
629.13
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kingsford-Smith, Charles Edward
  • Kingsford-Smith, Charles
  • Kingsford Smith, Charles
  • Air pilots
  • Aeronautics
  • Air travel
Label
Charles Kingsford Smith and those magnificent men, Peter FitzSimons
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on end pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058005115
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xviii, 717 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781460751909
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)944325273
Label
Charles Kingsford Smith and those magnificent men, Peter FitzSimons
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on end pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058005115
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xviii, 717 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781460751909
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)944325273

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