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The Resource Eleven bats : a story of combat, cricket and the SAS, Anthony 'Harry' Moffitt

Eleven bats : a story of combat, cricket and the SAS, Anthony 'Harry' Moffitt

Label
Eleven bats : a story of combat, cricket and the SAS
Title
Eleven bats
Title remainder
a story of combat, cricket and the SAS
Statement of responsibility
Anthony 'Harry' Moffitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Anthony 'Harry' Moffitt spent more than 20 years in the SAS. His decades of service and his multiple tours in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan made him one of the regiment's most experienced and respected figures. Alongside the SAS, Harry's other lifetime love is cricket. An improvised game of backyard cricket was often the circuit-breaker Harry and his team needed after the tension of operations. Recognising the effect of the game on his fellow soldiers, he began a tradition of organising games and matches wherever he was sent, whether it was in the mountains of East Timor with a fugitive rebel leader, or on the dusty streets of Baghdad, or in exposed Forward Operating Bases in the hills of Afghanistan. Soldiers, locals and even visiting politicians played in these spontaneous yet often bridge-building games. As part of the tradition Harry also started to take a cricket bat with him on operational tours, eleven of them in total across his career. They'd travel with him, often go outside the wire with him, and end up signed by those he met or fought alongside. These eleven bats have formed the basis for Harry's extraordinary memoir. It's a book about combat, and what it takes to serve in one of the world's most elite formations. It's a book about the toll that war takes on soldiers and their loved ones. And it's a book about the healing power of cricket, and how a game can cross boundaries and break down borders even in the most desperate of circumstances
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moffitt, Anthony
Dewey number
356.16092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moffitt, Anthony
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Special forces (Military science)
Label
Eleven bats : a story of combat, cricket and the SAS, Anthony 'Harry' Moffitt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068057756
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 366 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760877842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1184237034
Label
Eleven bats : a story of combat, cricket and the SAS, Anthony 'Harry' Moffitt
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068057756
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 366 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760877842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1184237034

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