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The Resource The mighty Krait : the little boat that pulled off Australia's most daring commando raid of WWII, Ian McPhedran

The mighty Krait : the little boat that pulled off Australia's most daring commando raid of WWII, Ian McPhedran

Label
The mighty Krait : the little boat that pulled off Australia's most daring commando raid of WWII
Title
The mighty Krait
Title remainder
the little boat that pulled off Australia's most daring commando raid of WWII
Statement of responsibility
Ian McPhedran
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For many years, thousands of people have walked past an unassuming black timber fishing boat bobbing in the water down at the wharves of Sydney's Darling Harbour. But appearances can be deceptive. This humble little trawler played a key role in one of World War II's most audacious and successful commando raids. In September 1943, fourteen young Z special operatives sailed the small fishing boat from Australia to Japanese-occupied Singapore. Battling deadly tides, fierce storms, hostile ships and detection from the air, this little ship and its courageous young crew made it to the heart of the enemy stronghold to make a daring raid that destroyed 30,000 tonnes of enemy shipping. Operation Jaywick still rates as one of the greatest Special Forces operations of all time. But its story doesn't end there. Neglected and left to rot for years, it has taken a mighty and concerted effort by a dedicated few to save and restore the little ship with a big past and display it as a permanent memorial to Australian Special Forces
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McPhedran, Ian
Dewey number
940.545
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Operation Rimau
  • Operation Jaywick
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The mighty Krait : the little boat that pulled off Australia's most daring commando raid of WWII, Ian McPhedran
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063976605
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781460709801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1040694959
Label
The mighty Krait : the little boat that pulled off Australia's most daring commando raid of WWII, Ian McPhedran
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063976605
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781460709801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1040694959

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