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The Resource The rag tag fleet, Ian W. Shaw

The rag tag fleet, Ian W. Shaw

Label
The rag tag fleet
Title
The rag tag fleet
Statement of responsibility
Ian W. Shaw
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The unknown story of how a fleet of Australian fishing boats, trawlers and schooners supplied US and Australian forces in the Pacific - and helped turn the course of World War II. Mid-1942: from China to New Guinea, the Pacific belonged to the Japanese. In this desperate situation, a fleet of hundreds of Australian small ships is assembled, sailing under the American flag, and crewed by over 3000 Australians either too young or too old to join the regular armed forces. Their task: to bring supplies and equipment to the Allied troops waging bloody battles against Japanese forces across the South Pacific. THE RAG TAG FLEET is the unknown story of the final months of 1942 - when these men ran the gauntlet of Japanese air attacks, malaria and dysentery, reefs, and shallow, shark-infested waters to support the US and Australian troops that defeated the entrenched Japanese forces at Buna on the New Guinea coast, and so helped turn the war in the Allies' favour. Their bravery, ingenuity and mettle helped turn the tide of the war. For the first time, their story is told. 'told with detailed research and a flair for dramatic narrative
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576228
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaw, Ian W
Dewey number
940.545
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fishing boats
  • Fishing boats
  • Civilians in war
  • Military service, Voluntary
  • Military supplies
  • Military sealift
  • Pacific Area
Target audience
adult
Label
The rag tag fleet, Ian W. Shaw
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-308)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059746515
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 310 pages
Isbn
9780733637292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)979543368
Label
The rag tag fleet, Ian W. Shaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-308)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059746515
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 310 pages
Isbn
9780733637292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)979543368

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