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The Resource HMAS Canberra : casualty of circumstance, Kathryn Spurling

HMAS Canberra : casualty of circumstance, Kathryn Spurling

Label
HMAS Canberra : casualty of circumstance
Title
HMAS Canberra
Title remainder
casualty of circumstance
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Spurling
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the story of HMAS Canberra from the time the ship was commissioned in 1928 to the last terrifying moments when HMAS Canberra's fate was sealed. Some may know the fate of HMAS Canberra on 9 August 1942 in a war-ravaged Pacific Ocean. World War II was in full force and it was about to overwhelm those onboard the Australian Navy cruiser. But the events that lead to Canberra's demise on that dark night are not so well known - until now. A tribute to the 84 men whose lives were lost, this book tells their stories and those of the men who survived - all share their motivations for joining the Navy and tell what it was like onboard. If there were questions about the readiness of Australian warships for modern warfare, or about the power of the British Admiralty over Australian Royal Navy Officers, this book has the answers. What was the role of the American fleet? Was there an international cover-up concerning friendly fire on that night? Be informed about a significant event in our naval history. Be inspired by the stories of the men who served. But most of all be prepared to be shocked."--
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spurling, Kathryn
Dewey number
940.545
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Intended audience
General
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • Canberra (Cruiser : 1928-1942)
  • Cruisers (Warships)
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
HMAS Canberra : casualty of circumstance, Kathryn Spurling
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An inspiring true story of mateship, duty and courage"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000058047946
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781742578859
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)954169925
Label
HMAS Canberra : casualty of circumstance, Kathryn Spurling
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An inspiring true story of mateship, duty and courage"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000058047946
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781742578859
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)954169925

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