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The Resource The Empire strikes south : Japan's air war against Northern Australia 1942-45, Tom Lewis ; Illustrated by Michael Claringbould

The Empire strikes south : Japan's air war against Northern Australia 1942-45, Tom Lewis ; Illustrated by Michael Claringbould

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The Empire strikes south : Japan's air war against Northern Australia 1942-45
Title
The Empire strikes south
Title remainder
Japan's air war against Northern Australia 1942-45
Statement of responsibility
Tom Lewis ; Illustrated by Michael Claringbould
Title variation
Empire strikes south
Title variation remainder
Japans air war against Northern Australia 1942-45
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Very few Australians today know of the fierce air battles fought across the Top End of Australia in World War II. For more than two years Japanese aircraft crossed the coast and bombed relentlessly. Savage dogfights were fought between the legendary Zero fighter and Allied Kittyhawks and Spitfires. Big twin-engine Betty bombers rained down blast and fire upon airfields and towns, even penetrating as far inland as Katherine, some 300 kilometres from the coast. Nearly 200 Japanese aircrew died in the onslaught. This book lists all of their names and describes all of the combat missions - and reveals for the first time that the number of combat flights, aircraft shot down, and aircrew who died is far higher than previously thought. Scores of aircraft were downed in combat operations ranging from Exmouth to Townsville, with the majority of action taking place in the Northern Territory. This new extensive research shows the number of air raids was higher than the previously suggested figure of 64, with 77 raids on the Territory alone, while 208 enemy combat flights were carried out across Northern Australia. 186 Japanese airmen died when their aircraft were brought down. In many cases their bodies lie in remote sites across the vast bush and coastal waters of the north. Many of the wrecks have never been found. The Empire Strikes South describes all of the aircraft used, and gives an insight into the world of fighter pilots and aircrew. With a full range of new colour graphics by renowned illustrator Michael Claringbould, this significant new research reveals a battle for Australia that has been previously unknown
Summary
Very few Australians today know of the fierce air battles fought across the Top End of Australia in World War II. For more than two years Japanese aircraft crossed the coast and bombed relentlessly. Savage dogfights were fought between the legendary Zero fighter and Allied Kittyhawks and Spitfires. Big twin-engine Betty bombers rained down blast and fire upon airfields and towns, even penetrating as far inland as Katherine, some 300 kilometres from the coast. Nearly 200 Japanese aircrew died in the onslaught. This book lists all of their names and describes all of the combat missions -- and reveals for the first time that the number of combat flights, aircraft shot down, and aircrew who died is far higher than previously thought.
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10643195
Cataloging source
ANL
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1958-
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Lewis, Tom
Dewey number
940.5426
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Claringbould, Michael John
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Darwin (N.T.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Japan's air war against Northern Australia 1942-45
Label
The Empire strikes south : Japan's air war against Northern Australia 1942-45, Tom Lewis ; Illustrated by Michael Claringbould
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-207)
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
000059516346
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780994588913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)958224231
Label
The Empire strikes south : Japan's air war against Northern Australia 1942-45, Tom Lewis ; Illustrated by Michael Claringbould
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-207)
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
000059516346
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780994588913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)958224231

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