The Mighty Krait

The Mighty Krait

The Mighty Krait is a compelling, uplifting and unforgettable story of Australian military history - and the importance of reminding all Australians of the courage and service of our armed forces.

Author: Ian McPhedran

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9781460709801

Category: History

Page: 256

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The little boat with a big past: the fight to save one of the most important artefacts of Australian military history. For many years, thousands of people have walked past an unassuming black timber fishing boat bobbing in the water down at the wharves of Sydney's Darling Harbour. But appearances can be deceptive. This humble little trawler played a key role in one of World War II's most audacious and successful commando raids. In September 1943, fourteen young Z special operatives sailed the small fishing boat from Australia to Japanese-occupied Singapore. Battling deadly tides, fierce storms, hostile ships and detection from the air, this little ship and its courageous young crew made it to the heart of the enemy stronghold to make a daring raid that destroyed 30,000 tonnes of enemy shipping. Operation Jaywick still rates as one of the greatest Special Forces operations of all time. But its story doesn't end there. Neglected and left to rot for years, it has taken a mighty and concerted effort by a dedicated few to save and restore the little ship with a big past and display it as a permanent memorial to Australian Special Forces. The Mighty Krait is a compelling, uplifting and unforgettable story of Australian military history - and the importance of reminding all Australians of the courage and service of our armed forces.
Categories: History

The Mighty Krait Dyslexic Edition

The Mighty Krait  Dyslexic Edition

The little boat with a big past: the fight to save one of the most important artefacts of Australian military history.

Author: Ian McPhedran

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1102272629

Category: Large type books

Page: 337

View: 450

The little boat with a big past: the fight to save one of the most important artefacts of Australian military history. For many years, thousands of people have walked past an unassuming black timber fishing boat bobbing in the water down at the wharves of Sydney's Darling Harbour. But appearances can be deceptive. This humble little trawler played a key role in one of World War II's most audacious and successful commando raids. In September 1943, fourteen young Z special operatives sailed the small fishing boat from Australia to Japanese-occupied Singapore. Battling deadly tides, fierce storms, hostile ships and detection from the air, this little ship and its courageous young crew made it to the heart of the enemy stronghold to make a daring raid that destroyed 30,000 tonnes of enemy shipping. Operation Jaywick still rates as one of the greatest Special Forces operations of all time. But its story doesn't end there. Neglected and left to rot for years, it has taken a mighty and concerted effort by a dedicated few to save and restore the little ship with a big past and display it as a permanent memorial to Australian Special Forces. The mighty Krait is a compelling, uplifting and unforgettable story of Australian military history and the importance of reminding all Australians of the courage and service of our armed forces.
Categories: Large type books

Mighty Krait 16pt Large Print Edition

Mighty Krait  16pt Large Print Edition

The little boat with a big past: the fight to save one of the most important artefacts of Australian military history.

Author: Ian McPhedran

Publisher:

ISBN: 0369320360

Category:

Page: 426

View: 532

The little boat with a big past: the fight to save one of the most important artefacts of Australian military history. For many years, thousands of people have walked past an unassuming black timber fishing boat bobbing in the water down at the wharves of Sydney's Darling Harbour. But appearances can be deceptive. This humble little trawler played a key role in one of World War II's most audacious and successful commando raids. In September 1943, fourteen young Z special operatives sailed the small fishing boat from Australia to Japanese-occupied Singapore. Battling deadly tides, fierce storms, hostile ships and detection from the air, this little ship and its courageous young crew made it to the heart of the enemy stronghold to make a daring raid that destroyed 30,000 tonnes of enemy shipping. Operation Jaywick still rates as one of the greatest Special Forces operations of all time. But its story doesn't end there. Neglected and left to rot for years, it has taken a mighty and concerted effort by a dedicated few to save and restore the little ship with a big past and display it as a permanent memorial to Australian Special Forces. The Mighty Krait is a compelling, uplifting and unforgettable story of Australian military history - and the importance of reminding all Australians of the courage and service of our armed forces.
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In Green s Jungles

In Green s Jungles

At the moment of death, it seemed to me that the mighty trees bent over Krait as I
did—that he was in some sense their son as well as in some sense mine. I was
conscious of their trailing lianas as female presences, wicked women in green ...

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142991548X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 277

Gene Wolfe's In Green's Jungles is the second volume, after On Blue's Waters, of his ambitious SF trilogy, The Book of the Short Sun. It is again narrated by Horn, who has embarked on a quest from his home on the planet Blue in search of the heroic leader Patera Silk. Now Horn's identity has become ambiguous, a complex question embedded in the story, whose telling is itself complex, shifting from place to place, present to past. Horn recalls visiting the Whorl, the enormous spacecraft in orbit that brought the settlers from Urth, and going thence to the planet Green, home of the blood-drinking alien inhumi. There, he led a band of mercenary soldiers, answered to the name of Rajan, and later became the ruler of a city state. He has also encountered the mysterious aliens, the Neighbors, who once inhabited both Blue and Green. He remembers a visit to Nessus, on Urth. At some point, he died. His personality now seemingly inhabits a different body, so that even his sons do not recognize him. And people mistake him for Silk, to whom he now bears a remarkable resemblance. In Green's Jungles is Wolfe's major new fiction, The Book of the Short Sun, building toward a strange and seductive climax. "Wolfe's narrative glows, rich and seductive as ever."--Kirkus Reviews At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

Night of the Krait

Night of the Krait

With renewed energy I gave it one last , mighty heave . With a crash the sink
came right off the wall and I tumbled into the wall opposite . The sink fell on my
back , fell off , shattered on the floor , the plastic pipe bending easily under my
weight .

Author: Shashi Warrier

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143064371

Category: Indic fiction (English)

Page: 406

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Terrorists From The Free Kashmir Front Hijack A Coach On The Shatabdi Express With Forty People, Just Outside Madras. A Nephew Of The Defence Minister Is Among The Passengers. Within The First Five Minutes They Have Killed A Railway Guard And Caused The Authorities To Panic. The Special Operations Force, A Team Of Crack Commandos From The Army, Is Called In To Deal With The Crisis. Heading The Operation Is Lieutenant Colonel Rajan Menon&Mdash;Raja&Mdash;Who Is Soon Convinced That These Are Not Ordinary Terrorists. They Have The Backing Of A Highly Intelligent But Crooked Head. He Dubs The Ruthless Genius The Krait. Raja Leads His Men In A Brilliant Rescue Operation In Madras, But He Knows This Is Only The Opening Gambit In A Sinister Plan Devised By The Terrorist Mastermind; The Krait Will Strike Again. And He Realizes With Dismay That The Enemy Might Be One Of Them . . .
Categories: Indic fiction (English)

Eurydice Reclaimed

Eurydice Reclaimed

It is not surprising to find echoed in James ' s preface to Maisie ( 1897 ) — the
plenitude and idealistic fervor of Kraitsir ' s ... occurs : the “ imperfect signs ” of
Maisie ' s childhood give way to a new language , the heart of James ' s " mighty
oak ...

Author: Lynda Sue Boren

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038579418

Category: English language

Page: 145

View: 859

Categories: English language

The Kaliani Wind and other Jungle Stories

The Kaliani Wind and other Jungle Stories

I was confused, a child of Class–III could handled such powerful snake, a mighty
king cobra, where from he got the ... The mice in the village attracted all kind of
snakes, cobra, common krait, banded krait, vipers, dhaman etc. were found in the
 ...

Author:

Publisher: Pustak Mahal

ISBN: 9788122312683

Category: Animals

Page: 351

View: 244

Categories: Animals

MacArthur s Undercover War

MacArthur s Undercover War

Had this aircraft with the Rising Sun emblems glistening in the sun spotted the
Krait earlier and was now closing in for the kill ? With a mighty roar , the
Japanese aircraft was almost overhead . Lyon and the other “ Malay fishermen ”
on deck ...

Author: William B. Breuer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015034286677

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 699

Guadalcanal . . . Midway . . . the battle for the Philippines. In each of these critical conflicts, intelligence played a crucial role in bringing about an Allied victory. General MacArthur's brilliant Pacific campaign was designed around espionage and guerrilla warfare. This is the story of his undercover war. Praise for William B. Breuer's Previous Works... "An exciting narrative presented by a first-rate story teller." —Publishers Weekly on The Great Raid on Cabanatuan "A first-class historian." —The Wall Street Journal "Another smasher by Breuer, who specializes in thrilling reports of WWII spycraft and warfare." —Kirkus Reviews on Race to the Moon "Fast-paced, detailed, and satisfyingly dramatic." —World War II magazine on Devil Boats "Vivid . . . skillfully written." —Los Angeles Times on Retaking the Philippines "Brings to life how airborne soldiers survived, how the human will prevails . . . against overwhelming enemies, tactical failures, and even death." —The New York Times on Geronimo: American Paratroopers in World War II MACARTHUR'S UNDERCOVER WAR The covert war General Douglas MacArthur waged against Japanese forces in the Pacific arena was the largest undercover operation ever undertaken. Here, for the first time, is the complete story of the legendary exploits and heroism of the thousands of courageous individuals who fought as spies, guerrillas, propagandists, and saboteurs behind enemy lines. When the Japanese war juggernaut overran the Philippines, it took a near miraculous PT-boat escape for MacArthur to make his way to safety in Australia. He left behind a force of seventy thousand American and Philippine troops marooned on the Bataan Peninsula. To these brave men the general vowed, "I shall return." Against overwhelming odds, MacArthur succeeded. Crucial to his success was his massive covert war effort. MacArthur created his own undercover warfare agency, the super-secret Allied Intelligence Bureau (AIB), to organize the many far-flung resistance groups. They were the coast watchers—jungle-wise miners, traders and planters, missionaries, and telegraph operators who occupied remote Pacific islands, living in the most primitive conditions while keeping a constant vigil for Japanese movement. They were American soldiers who escaped the Bataan Peninsula and were commanding guerrilla armies in the interior mountain and jungle locations of the Philippines. And they were double agents operating right under the noses of the Japanese in Manila, occupying positions close to the Imperial Army and in the collaborationist Philippine government. The phenomenal success of MacArthur's island-hopping "hit-'em-where-they-ain't" campaign was built on the accuracy of the intelligence gathered by the AIB. Early in the conflict, the Americans cracked the secret Japanese naval code and established a chain of intelligence radio-monitoring posts circling the Japanese empire from Alaska to Australia. The information garnered from their interceptions of Japanese transmissions and from operatives on the ground allowed MacArthur to pick soft targets—islands the Japanese had left relatively unguarded—for invasion. It was the steel nerves and unbounded resourcefulness of those who fought the secret war that paved the way for MacArthur's "Great Return" to the Philippines and saved the lives of countless American soldiers. In an action-packed narrative, MacArthur's Undercover War tells of thrilling feats of valor and derring-do—impossible missions to blow up harbors, kidnap heads of state, undermine currency, and arrange prison escapes, all deep within enemy territory. Firsthand interviews with veterans and information from previously unpublished documents reveal a riveting tale of World War II that has never been fully told.
Categories: History

The A R R L Antenna Book

The A R R L  Antenna Book

... BANDMASTER TRANSMITTER AMATEUR BANDS BAND - SWITCHING
Factory built & tested ( NOT A KIT ) T - 90 90 WATT TRANSMITTER The midget
with a MIGHTY PUNCH RA.O 10 MOO PLATE KRAIT LOW MED OFF HIGH
POWER 0 ...

Author: American Radio Relay League

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924004658088

Category: Antennas (Electronics)

Page: 306

View: 206

Categories: Antennas (Electronics)

A History of India from the Earliest Times to 1939

A History of India from the Earliest Times to 1939

Snakes range from the great python to the deadly little krait . There are several
varieties of vipers and the cobra and hamadryad or king cobra among the
poisonous snakes together with tree snakes and water snakes . The non -
poisonous ...

Author: John Cadwgan Powell-Price

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5273593

Category: India

Page: 679

View: 546

Categories: India

Bhaskara Patellar and Other Stories

Bhaskara Patellar and Other Stories

... the steps leading to the courtyard , when a krait moved out from under it and
slipped away to the tapioca garden nearby . ... or St . George , the mighty saint of
the church at Aruvithura , whom the people of Meenachil call Areethra Valyachan
.

Author: Sakkar̲iya

Publisher: Manas

ISBN: UVA:X002650814

Category: Short stories, English

Page: 245

View: 342

Categories: Short stories, English

Centenary of the Geological Survey of India 1851 1951

Centenary of the Geological Survey of India  1851 1951

Most of the snakes are harmless , some slightly poisonous and a few deadly
poisonous such as the cobra , the hamadryas , often 12 feet in length , the krait
and Russell's viper . Three kinds of crocodile inhabit India , two with broad snouts
and ...

Author: Geological Survey of India

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:38380226

Category: Geology

Page: 81

View: 357

Categories: Geology

Far Eastern Economic Review

Far Eastern Economic Review

... Denzil Peiris Business Editor : Philip Bowring Focus Editor : Bill Kraitzer News
Editor : Michael Lynch Assistant Editors ... ping a final mighty “ shove in the back "
and the Cultural Revolution seemed more than just a memory away , page 13 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105072084028

Category:

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The Holy Bible with Notes

The Holy Bible     with Notes

... up the fea , I make the rivers thalt bave , after thou haft loft che a wilderness :
their fish finketh , Other , thali fay again ja thine ears , because there is no water ,
and The place is too krait for me : give dieth for thirft . place to me that I may dwell
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017081990

Category:

Page: 12

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Come Along to Thailand

Come Along to Thailand

Yan Hee Dam project financed by the International Bank , and designed to
harness the mighty Mekong River through the ... Unfortunately , the grass may
conceal an energetic Cobra or pretty little Banded Krait , the most deadly of
Thailand's ...

Author: Louise Boylston Prechtl

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433038524041

Category: Thailand

Page: 148

View: 364

Categories: Thailand

Chambers s Journal

Chambers s Journal

... of virgin soil borne by the mighty rivers of the occasions are a sufficient
protection , provided delta from far up - country . ... endures with as much fortitude
as extremely poisonous genus , such as the krait or possible the scorching heat
of April ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0058473232

Category: British periodicals

Page:

View: 159

Categories: British periodicals

Los Angeles School Journal

Los Angeles School Journal

The lights could be heard the hum of jungle insects like the sound of a mighty
river names alone spell romance — Prah Khan ... BANDED KRAIT fore the
ancient touring car , seriously . demeaned “ avocat ” birds coldly surveyed our
passing ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2984064

Category:

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