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The Resource The high life of Oswald Watt : Australia's first military pilot, Chris Clark

The high life of Oswald Watt : Australia's first military pilot, Chris Clark

Label
The high life of Oswald Watt : Australia's first military pilot
Title
The high life of Oswald Watt
Title remainder
Australia's first military pilot
Statement of responsibility
Chris Clark
Title variation
high life of Oswald Watt
Title variation remainder
Australias first military pilot
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Father of the Flying Corps' and 'Father of Australian Aviation' were two of the unofficial titles conferred on Oswald ("Toby") Watt when he died in tragic circumstances shortly after the end of the First World War. He had become the Australian Army's first qualified pilot in 1911, but spent the first 18 months of the war with the French Air Service, the Aeronautique Militaire, before arranging a rare transfer to the Australian Imperial Force. Already an experienced combat pilot, he rose quickly through the ranks of the Australian Flying Corps, becoming a squadron leader and leading his unit at the battle of Cambrai, then commander of No 1 Training Wing with the senior AFC rank of lieutenant colonel. For the first time, this book attempts to establish the true story of Watt's life and achievements, and provide a proper basis for evaluating his place in Australian history
Summary
Father of the Flying Corps' and 'Father of Australian Aviation' were two of the unofficial titles conferred on Oswald (''Toby'') Watt when he died in tragic circumstances shortly after the end of the First World War. For the first time, this book attempts to establish the true story of Watt's life and achievements, and provide a proper basis for evaluating his place in Australian history.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10667453
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coulthard-Clark, C. D.
Dewey number
940.44994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Watt, Oswald
  • Australia
  • Fighter pilots
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Australia's first military pilot
Label
The high life of Oswald Watt : Australia's first military pilot, Chris Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Note
DEF.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058585777
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781925275797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimile
System control number
(OCoLC)958112136
Label
The high life of Oswald Watt : Australia's first military pilot, Chris Clark
Publication
Note
DEF.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058585777
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781925275797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimile
System control number
(OCoLC)958112136

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