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The Resource Flagship : the cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific war on Japan, Mike Carlton

Flagship : the cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific war on Japan, Mike Carlton

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Flagship : the cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific war on Japan
Title
Flagship
Title remainder
the cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific war on Japan
Statement of responsibility
Mike Carlton
Title variation
Cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific war on Japan
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1928 the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) acquired the fast and heavy cruiser HMAS Australia, the second RAN ship to bear this name. After being virtually mothballed in the Depression years she would come in to her own as the flagship of the Australian fleet when the world awoke to the menace of Hitler's Germany. Australia saw her first action of the Second World War against the Vichy French, during the abortive 1940 attempt to install the young General de Gaulle in Dakar, West Africa, as the Free French leader. She then patrolled the North Atlantic on the lookout for German battleships and was bombed by the Luftwafe in Liverpool. The flagship returned home to join the war against the Japanese. She fought in the Battle of the Coral Sea near Papua New Guinea, the first sea battle to stop the Japanese advance in the Pacific - and then took part in the greatest sea battle of all time, the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines. There, she was struck by a kamikaze bomber, killing her captain and 28 other men. The next year, 1945, she was hit again and again, by no fewer than four kamikaze planes on four successive days, with another 44 men killed. This is the story of the last of our ships ever to be called Australia, as the RAN has now retired the name. Based on naval records, diaries and interviews with the handful of remaining survivors, it vividly brings to life our great sea battles of the Second World War in the Pacific, and also the private hopes and fears of Australia's crew, even encompassing a disturbing murder aboard ship."--Book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carlton, Michael
Dewey number
940.545
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • Australia II (Cruiser)
  • Sailors
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Australia
  • Australia
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Flagship : the cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific war on Japan, Mike Carlton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 603-609) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pt.1.: Between the wars -- pt.2.: Going into battle -- pt.3.: The tide starts to turn -- pt.4.: End game
Control code
000057422256
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 642 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857987778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, colour maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)949948993
Label
Flagship : the cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific war on Japan, Mike Carlton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 603-609) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pt.1.: Between the wars -- pt.2.: Going into battle -- pt.3.: The tide starts to turn -- pt.4.: End game
Control code
000057422256
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 642 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857987778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, colour maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)949948993

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