9781760293932

Courage in the Skies

Eames Jim


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781760293932
Published: November 2017

Price: $29.99

This is a new book. Condition: Brand New.

This is the extraordinary and little known story of Qantas' significant role during World War II, particularly in its campaigns against the Japanese. It is a story of truly heroic deeds during the fall of Singapore, taking munitions and military personnel up and refugees back, of escape and subterfuge as crews prepared for these dangerous operations. It tells of how Qantas confronted the Japanese advance into Indonesia and on to Timor, of its planes being shot down by Japanes Zeros, and the little mentioned bombing of Broome during which 14 flying boats were destroyed and many lives were lost. Then there are the Papua New Guinea campaigns, the highlights of which are the rescue of 90 Australian civilians who made it through to Mt Hagan after the Japanese took Rabaul and the airline's involvement in the great battles of Kokoda, Buna and Gona.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.

Details

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9781760293932
  • Published: November 2017
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Width: 6 mm
  • Height: not specified
  • Depth: 9 mm
  • Publisher: not specified

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