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100 1 _aEames, Jim,
_eauthor.
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245 1 0 _aCourage in the skies :
_bthe untold story of Qantas, its brave men and women and their extraordinary role in World War II /
_cJim Eames.
264 1 _aCrows Nest, New South Wales :
_bAllen & Unwin,
_c2017.
264 4 _c©2017
300 _aix, 352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :
_billustrations, portraits, maps ;
_c24 cm
336 _atext
_btxt
_2rdacontent
337 _aunmediated
_bn
_2rdamedia
338 _avolume
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520 _a"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."--
_cPublisher description.
530 _aAlso available in electronic format.
610 2 0 _aQantas Airways
_xHistory.
_9688547
650 0 _aWorld War, 1939-1945
_xAerial operations.
_9601096
650 0 _aAirlines
_zAustralia
_xHistory.
_9688253
776 0 8 _iElectronic version:
_aEames, Jim.
_tCourage in the skies.
_dSydney : Allen & Unwin, 2017
_z9781760633714
_w(OCoLC)1013823397
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948 _hNO HOLDINGS IN NZPWA - 81 OTHER HOLDINGS