The Resource Line of fire, Ian Townsend

Line of fire, Ian Townsend

Label
Line of fire
Title
Line of fire
Statement of responsibility
Ian Townsend
Title variation
Line of fire
Title variation remainder
after Pearl Harbor came Rabaul. The true story of a forgotten battle, a lost family, and an 11-year-old Australian boy shot as a spy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After Pearl Harbor, the Japanese swept into the South Pacific to capture the beautiful and strategic port of Rabaul, in the Australian Mandated Territory of New Guinea. Rabaul was to become the focus of one of the bloodiest wars and longest battles in history. Germany wanted it; the US wanted it; the British hadn't wanted Australia to get it in the first place; and Australia desperately needed it. The true, previously untold, story of an 11-year-old Australian boy Richard Manson and his mother, Marjorie, is a story of gold and volcanoes, poverty and ambition, secrets and betrayal. It's the story of a tropical paradise destroyed by the geology that made it beautiful and strategically desirable. It's the story of the tectonic forces that made Rabaul a battlefield in two world wars, and a story of the small steps that can lead to disaster. But ultimately it’s the gripping and tragic story of a seemingly ordinary family on the wrong side of history - the young boy would be taken by Japanese secret police to the base of a volcano in New Guinea and shot as a spy. So ended a young life and a remarkable journey for what seemed to be an average working-class family caught up in one of the biggest battles of the Pacific War
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10557151
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Townsend, Ian
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manson, Richard
  • Manson, Richard
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Children and war
  • Australians
  • Papua New Guinea
Target audience
adult
Label
Line of fire, Ian Townsend
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Fourth Estate an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso
  • Contains biographical information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-306)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058945247
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9781460750926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, black and white maps, black and white portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)963827745
Label
Line of fire, Ian Townsend
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Fourth Estate an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso
  • Contains biographical information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-306)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058945247
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9781460750926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, black and white maps, black and white portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)963827745

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