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The jungle dark, Steve Strevens

Label
The jungle dark
Title
The jungle dark
Statement of responsibility
Steve Strevens
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On 21 July 1969, 3 Platoon, A Company, 6 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment forced their way through the damp Vietnamese jungle on a patrol as part of Operation Mundingburra. With the insects biting and the humidity sapping their strength, the platoon established a safe harbour and listened as the news came across the radio: Neil Armstrong had become the first man on the moon. Moments later, their skipper, Platoon Commander Lieutenant Peter Hines, stepped on a mine and exploded in a maelstrom of dirt, smoke and blood. Memories of that fateful day stayed with the members of 3 Platoon for more than a decade before singer-songwriter John Schumann transformed the story into a ballad that would capture the spirit of a generation and become the anthem for the veterans of the Vietnam war. This is the true story of Frank 'Frankie' Hunt and the other soldiers of 3 Platoon who were the inspiration for Redgum's 1983 hit song I Was Only Nineteen. Using first-hand accounts, The Jungle Dark is both a fascinating Australian yarn and enthralling military history. Vividly told, informative and poignant, it also traverses the deep unhealed wounds left in the minds and hearts of Vietnam soldiers long after they had left the battlefield
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strevens, Steve
Dewey number
959.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hunt, Frank
  • Australia
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • War songs
  • Soldiers
  • Australia
Label
The jungle dark, Steve Strevens
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"He was only nineteen when he went to war"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054446695
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 295 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742612270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Stock number
21650
System control number
(OCoLC)904959721
Label
The jungle dark, Steve Strevens
Publication
Note
"He was only nineteen when he went to war"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054446695
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 295 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742612270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Stock number
21650
System control number
(OCoLC)904959721

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