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Nicky Barr, an Australian air ace : a story of courage and adventure

Author: Peter Dornan
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2005. ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At 23, Nicky Barr was chosen to represent Australia in the national rugby world tour. The day after the squad arrived in England, war was declared and the tour cancelled. Nicky immediately signed up to become a fighter pilot in the RAAF and while fighting Romel's famed Afrika Corp in North Africa, quickly became a squadron leader.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Andrew W Barr; Andrew W Barr
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Dornan
ISBN: 1741145295 9781741145298
OCLC Number: 156633095
Description: xxiii, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: AcknowledgementsPrologueIntroduction: Beyond the call of duty1 The Early Years2 Khartoum3 Landing Ground 1224 First Victory5 Enter the Kittyhawks6 Senussi Adventure7 Cairo8 Gambut9 Operation Venezia10 Knightsbridge11 Battle of the Cauldron12 Bir Hacheim13 Sidi Rezegh14 Mersa Matruh15 Tobruk16 Bergamo17 Lake Como18 Gavi: The metamorphosis19 Bergamo revisited20 Germany bound21 Pontremoli22 Abruzzi23 Goriono Valli24 The Alpine Route25 Cutello26 Normandy27 AustraliaEpilogue: the years afterAustralian fighter aces of World War TwoFurther reading
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