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The Resource Stealth raiders : a few daring men in 1918, Lucas Jordan

Stealth raiders : a few daring men in 1918, Lucas Jordan

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Stealth raiders : a few daring men in 1918
Title
Stealth raiders
Title remainder
a few daring men in 1918
Statement of responsibility
Lucas Jordan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1918 a few daring low-ranking Australian infantrymen, alone among all the armies on the Western Front, initiated stealth raids without orders. These stealth raiders killed Germans, captured prisoners and advanced the line, sometimes by thousands of yards. They were held in high regard by other men of the lower ranks and were feared by the Germans facing them. Who were these stealth raiders and why did they do it? What made Australian soldiers take on this independent and personal type of warfare? Using their firsthand accounts, as well as official archives and private records, Lucas Jordan pieces their stories together. A gripping account of the crucial summer on the Western Front, Stealth Raiders- A Few Daring Men in 1918 considers the stealth raiders' war experience and training, the unprecedented conditions at the front and the morale of the German Army in 1918. Lucas Jordan argues that bush skills, and the bush ethos central to Australian civil society - with its emphasis on resourcefulness and initiative - made stealth raids a distinctively Australian phenomenon
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jordan, Lucas
Dewey number
940.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • Raids (Military science)
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
Stealth raiders : a few daring men in 1918, Lucas Jordan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published by Vintage in 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060024717
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 303 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143786634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)989726656
Label
Stealth raiders : a few daring men in 1918, Lucas Jordan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published by Vintage in 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060024717
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 303 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143786634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)989726656

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