The Resource Pilgrimage to Crete, W.E. Welbourne, (ebook)

Pilgrimage to Crete, W.E. Welbourne, (ebook)

Label
Pilgrimage to Crete
Title
Pilgrimage to Crete
Statement of responsibility
W.E. Welbourne
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At the outset of the Second World War on September 1, 1939, young Aussie diggers are rushed to assist Britain in its hour of need to the nearest European war zone in the Middle East and North Africa. My Uncle Arthur, young Arty is one of these a sapper with 6 years militia training as an army engineer. The ANZAC forces sweep through Libya, from Egypt to Benghazi, defeating superior numbers of heavily armed Italians the first Allied land victory of the war. Ill-equipped and lacking promised supplies, the ANZACs are then inappropriately redirected from North Africa to Greece to help the Greeks face the overwhelming German advance. Retreating to Crete, Arty is captured in the Battle of Crete and becomes a POW. I am motivated to visit the conflict zones of Gallipoli and to follow my uncles wartime exploits from the time of his capture in June 1941 until his third and final escape from a German work camp in Czechoslovakia in 1945. Modern day travel makes it possible to visit not only the more recent wartime scenes of Central Europe, but also to visit the sites of classical civilizations to discover the history, art and cultures of the Mediterranean. Accompanying me on my journey is Avril who was born in England and has vivid wartime memories of the conflict from her childhood
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Welbourne, W. E
Dewey number
940.5472495092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Dawson, Arthur
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Pilgrimage to Crete, W.E. Welbourne, (ebook)
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Color
multicolored
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text
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781514496053
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12093935
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remote
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12093935
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MWT12093935
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Pilgrimage to Crete, W.E. Welbourne, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781514496053
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12093935
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12093935
System control number
MWT12093935
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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