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The Resource Rescue at 2100 hours : the untold story of the most daring escape of the pacific war, Tom Trumble

Rescue at 2100 hours : the untold story of the most daring escape of the pacific war, Tom Trumble

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Rescue at 2100 hours : the untold story of the most daring escape of the pacific war
Title
Rescue at 2100 hours
Title remainder
the untold story of the most daring escape of the pacific war
Statement of responsibility
Tom Trumble
Title variation
Rescue at twenty one hundred hours
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Language
eng
Summary
Timor, 1942. Twenty-nine Australian airmen are ordered to destroy an aerodrome, military documents and ciphers. They take cover in the jungle as the Japanese advance. This is the meticulously reconstructed story of their extraordinary survival in extreme conditions before being rescued in a secret mission.Flight Lieutenant Bryan Rofe, a 23-year-old meteorological officer from working-class Adelaide with no combat training or military experience, was appointed leader of the stranded party. With the aid of a 30-kilogram radio transmitter, Rofe led the party into the mountainous interior and made for the north-western coast of the island in the hope of being rescued by flying boat. So began a 58-day ordeal where the men endured and in some cases succumbed to malaria, dysentery and starvation while evading Japanese capture until, after three abortive rescue attempts, their radio picked up a strange signal sent from an American submarine, The Searaven.In 2011, Rofe's grandson Tom Trumble travelled to Timor and retraced the footsteps of the stranded airmen in the hope of tracking down the decedents of the Timorese who helped the men survive. His aim was to learn about the grandfather he never met. In the end, Tom says, 'I am inclined to believe everything my grandmother ever told me about Bryan Rofe. My grandfather was a great man.'
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10264298
Cataloging source
ANL
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Trumble, Tom
Dewey number
940.5481
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Australians
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Timor-Leste
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adult
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the untold story of the most daring escape of the Pacific war
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Rescue at 2100 hours : the untold story of the most daring escape of the pacific war, Tom Trumble
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Viking an imprint of Penguin Books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [314]-318) and index
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volume
Content category
still image
Control code
000050703461
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
332 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780670076239
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Rescue at 2100 hours : the untold story of the most daring escape of the pacific war, Tom Trumble
Publication
Copyright
Note
Viking an imprint of Penguin Books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [314]-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Control code
000050703461
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
332 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780670076239
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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