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The Resource Valiant for truth : the life of Chester Wilmot, war correspondent, Neil McDonald with Peter Brune

Valiant for truth : the life of Chester Wilmot, war correspondent, Neil McDonald with Peter Brune

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Valiant for truth : the life of Chester Wilmot, war correspondent
Title
Valiant for truth
Title remainder
the life of Chester Wilmot, war correspondent
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Neil McDonald with Peter Brune
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Language
eng
Summary
Chester Wilmot (1911-1954) was a renowned Australian war correspondent, broadcaster, journalist and writer. Covering the first triumphant North African battles of Bardia, Tobruk and Derna, the heartbreaking disaster of the Greek Campaign, the epic struggle along the famed Kokoda Track, the momentous amphibious invasion at Normandy and the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany, his voice stood above all others during BBC and ABC broadcasts throughout WWII. Following the war he continued reporting and broadcasting, and published The Struggle for Europe, his classic account of the Normandy invasion and its aftermath. He was tragically killed in the crash of the BOAC Comet over Greece in 1954, returning from Australia where he had been covering the Royal Tour. Valiant for Truth charts Wilmot's exceptional life as he reported key events of the twentieth century. It contains the most complete account to date of the command crisis in New Guinea in 1942 and his extraordinary feud with Australian Commander-in-Chief General Sir Thomas Blamey. Bestselling authors Neil McDonald and Peter Brune unite to tell the story in this, the first full biography of one of the most important correspondents of WWII
Summary
Chester Wilmot (1911-1954) was a renowned Australian war correspondent, broadcaster, journalist and writer. Covering the first triumphant North African battles of Bardia, Tobruk and Derna, the heartbreaking disaster of the Greek Campaign, the epic struggle along the famed Kokoda Track, the momentous amphibious invasion at Normandy and the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany, his voice stood above all others during BBC and ABC broadcasts throughout WWII. Following the war he continued reporting and broadcasting, and published The Struggle for Europe, his classic account of the Normandy invasion and its aftermath. He was tragically killed in the crash of the BOAC Comet over Greece in 1954, returning from Australia where he had been covering the Royal Tour. Valiant for Truth charts Wilmot's exceptional life as he reported key events of the twentieth century. It contains the most complete account to date of the command crisis in New Guinea in 1942 and his extraordinary feud with Australian Commander-in-Chief General Sir Thomas Blamey. Bestselling authors Neil McDonald and Peter Brune unite to tell the story in this, the first full biography of one of the most important correspondents of WWII
Biography type
individual biography
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10603277
Cataloging source
ANL
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1940-
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McDonald, Neil
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1951-
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Brune, Peter
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True
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  • Wilmot, Chester
  • Journalists
  • War correspondents
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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the life of Chester Wilmot, war correspondent
Label
Valiant for truth : the life of Chester Wilmot, war correspondent, Neil McDonald with Peter Brune
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 476-481) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057865785
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 493 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742235172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)953413706
Label
Valiant for truth : the life of Chester Wilmot, war correspondent, Neil McDonald with Peter Brune
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 476-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057865785
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 493 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742235172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)953413706

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