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The Resource Fearless : the extraordinary untold story of New Zealand's great war airmen, Adam Claasen

Fearless : the extraordinary untold story of New Zealand's great war airmen, Adam Claasen

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Fearless : the extraordinary untold story of New Zealand's great war airmen
Title
Fearless
Title remainder
the extraordinary untold story of New Zealand's great war airmen
Statement of responsibility
Adam Claasen
Title variation
Extraordinary untold story of New Zealand's great war airmen
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Author
Publisher
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
More than 1000 New Zealanders served in the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Air Force. Several, including Sir Keith Park, later became senior air commanders of the Second World War. Among them were leading air aces, including Keith Caldwell, Ronald Bannerman and the famous tennis player Anthony Wilding. A special type of New Zealander who craved risk and adventure, and who loved speed and engines, they went up in tiny, fragile aircraft to face enormous danger. If they survived their training - and many did not - then they had to survive encountering the German air aces. Historian Adam Claasen tells their fascinating and little-known story, and explains how their courage enabled military aviation to develop
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YDX
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Classen, Adam
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Massey University Press
Series statement
First World War centenary history
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Airmen
  • Air pilots, Military
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Fearless : the extraordinary untold story of New Zealand's great war airmen, Adam Claasen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 480-483) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The pioneers, 1908-1912 -- Flying fever, 1912-1914 -- Lucky devils, 1914-1915 -- Above the fray, 1915 -- Dust and dysentery, 1915 -- Airmen for the empire -- Bashed into shape -- Death from above, 1916 -- Fire in the sky, 1916 -- Bloody April, 1917 -- The supreme sacrifice, 1917 -- A bigger endeavour, 1917 -- The 'greatest show ever seen', 1918 -- Spring offensive, 1918 -- Sea assault, 1918 -- One hundred days, 1918 -- Conclusion -- Roll of honour and maps
Control code
on1004470151
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
495 pages
Isbn
9780994140784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, colour maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1004470151
Label
Fearless : the extraordinary untold story of New Zealand's great war airmen, Adam Claasen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 480-483) and index
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
Contents
The pioneers, 1908-1912 -- Flying fever, 1912-1914 -- Lucky devils, 1914-1915 -- Above the fray, 1915 -- Dust and dysentery, 1915 -- Airmen for the empire -- Bashed into shape -- Death from above, 1916 -- Fire in the sky, 1916 -- Bloody April, 1917 -- The supreme sacrifice, 1917 -- A bigger endeavour, 1917 -- The 'greatest show ever seen', 1918 -- Spring offensive, 1918 -- Sea assault, 1918 -- One hundred days, 1918 -- Conclusion -- Roll of honour and maps
Control code
on1004470151
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
495 pages
Isbn
9780994140784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, colour maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1004470151

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