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Courage in the Skies: The untold story of Qantas, its brave men and women and their extraordinary role in World War II (16pt Large Print Edition)
  

Courage in the Skies: The untold story of Qantas, its brave men and women and their extraordinary role in World War II (16pt Large Print Edition) (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By Eames, Jim

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Between 1942 and 1943, Qantas lost eight aircraft during its involvement in Australia's war against the Japanese. Over sixty passengers and crew died as a result. Yet Qantas' exemplary contribution to Australia's war effort and the courage of its people in those difficult times h... read full description below.

ISBN 9780369309280
Barcode 9780369309280
Published 22 November 2017
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9780369309280
ISBN-10 0369309286
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Publication Date 22 November 2017
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Eames, Jim
Category World History: Second World War
Australasian & Pacific History
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 678
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 35mm
Weight 936g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Between 1942 and 1943, Qantas lost eight aircraft during its involvement in Australia's war against the Japanese. Over sixty passengers and crew died as a result. Yet Qantas' exemplary contribution to Australia's war effort and the courage of its people in those difficult times has been forgotten. Courage in the Skies is the remarkable story of Qantas at war and the truly heroic deeds of its crew and ground staff as the Japanese advanced towards Australia. Flying unarmed planes through war zones and at times under enemy fire, the airline supplied the front lines, evacuated the wounded and undertook surprising escapes, including carrying more than forty anxious civilians on the last aircraft to leave besieged Singapore. Absorbing, spirited and fast-paced, above all this is a story of an extraordinary group of Australians who confronted the dark days of World War II with bravery, commitment and initiative. They just happened to be Qantas people. 'In this most readable book, Jim Eames captures the experiences of a small band of brave, professional and pioneering aircrew who confronted the dangers of war, the challenges of unforgiving oceanic and tropical weather and the uncertainty of navigation in unarmed flying boats and conventional aircraft.' - Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd)

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Author's Bio

Jim Eames has been involved in aviation since he began work as an aviation writer in the 1960s. He has been a ministerial press secretary and aviation adviser to governments and a senior executive with Qantas. He is the author of eight books including Taking to the Skies: Daredevils, heroes and hijackers, Australian flying stories from the Catalina to the Jumbo and The Flying Kangaroo: Great untold stories of Qantas...the heroic, the hilarious and the sometimes plain strange.

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