The Resource Line of Fire

Line of Fire

Label
Line of Fire
Title
Line of Fire
Statement of responsibility
Ian Townsend
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In May 1942, in the town of Rabaul in the Australian territory of New Guinea, five Australian civilians were taken by Japanese soldiers to a pit at the base of a volcano and executed as spies. A mother, her brother, her husband and her friend. And her 11-year-old son. Who were these people and what had led them to this terrible end, under the shadow of a volcano?Acclaimed 4th Estate author and award-winning science journalist Ian Townsend has uncovered a fascinating story that sheds new light on a largely forgotten but desperate battle fought on Australian territory. The Australian Government, unable to reinforce its small garrison, abandoned more than 1500 Australian soldiers and civilians as ‘hostages to fortune' in the face of the irresistible Japanese advance.Set against the romantic, dramatic and ultimately tragic backdrop of Rabaul in WWII, this is a wholly intriguing narrative of Australian history, military conflict and volcanology, woven together with the story of one ordinary but doomed Australian family
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10557151
Cataloging source
ANL
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Townsend, Ian
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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History
Target audience
adult
Label
Line of Fire
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_410350
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460705520
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Line of Fire
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_410350
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460705520
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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