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The Resource Bastard behind the lines : the extraordinary story of Jock McLaren's escape from Sandakan and his guerrilla war against the Japanese, Tom Gilling

Bastard behind the lines : the extraordinary story of Jock McLaren's escape from Sandakan and his guerrilla war against the Japanese, Tom Gilling

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Bastard behind the lines : the extraordinary story of Jock McLaren's escape from Sandakan and his guerrilla war against the Japanese
Title
Bastard behind the lines
Title remainder
the extraordinary story of Jock McLaren's escape from Sandakan and his guerrilla war against the Japanese
Statement of responsibility
Tom Gilling
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'The way I look at it is this...When you're behind the line and get yourself into trouble, you've got to get your bloody self out irrespective of anybody else. That's why I like it.' Jock McLaren was a true Australian hero. He escaped Singapore twice, participated in numerous raids on the Japanese in small, armed coastal vessels and was so successful in his land and sea guerrilla actions to disrupt enemy operations that the Japanese eventually placed a bounty on his head. In command of a 26-foot whaleboat called The Bastard, McLaren sailed into Japanese controlled ports in broad daylight, shot up the supply vessels and piers with machine guns and mortar, then turned tail and ran. He also made many solo forays into Japanese held areas to gather intelligence for the US and Australian high commands. Eventually he was transferred to the sabotage Z Special Unit, the joint Allied Special Forces unit formed to operate behind enemy lines. But his extraordinary feats and death-defying courage went beyond his secret missions. One of the many tales told of McLaren was the removal of his own appendix without anaesthetic and with the use of a mirror and an 'ordinary knife'. Action-packed and surprising, A Bastard Between the Lines gives rich life to one of Australia's great World War II diggers
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Gilling, Tom
Dewey number
940.548694
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • McLaren, Robert Kerr
  • Australia
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
Target audience
adult
Label
Bastard behind the lines : the extraordinary story of Jock McLaren's escape from Sandakan and his guerrilla war against the Japanese, Tom Gilling
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Oh, Americano, Americano!
  • ch. 5
  • sorry collection of men
  • ch. 6
  • Sandakan incident
  • ch. 7
  • Permission to proceed
  • ch. 8
  • Mindanao
  • ch. 9
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Playing cat and mouse
  • ch. 10
  • This is it, Mac
  • ch. 11
  • Get back, you bloody hero
  • ch. 12
  • Near death
  • ch. 13
  • Bastard
  • ch. 14
  • ch. 1
  • ships are on the way
  • ch. 15
  • Ỳou two will be in it'
  • ch. 16
  • Platypus
  • ch. 17
  • Agas
  • ch. 18
  • Semut
  • ch. 19
  • Beyond the wire
  • No fixed address
  • ch. 2
  • Mata-mata 142
  • ch. 3
  • Wallace
  • ch. 4
Control code
MSTDDA6458443
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 247 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781761061035
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Bastard behind the lines : the extraordinary story of Jock McLaren's escape from Sandakan and his guerrilla war against the Japanese, Tom Gilling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Oh, Americano, Americano!
  • ch. 5
  • sorry collection of men
  • ch. 6
  • Sandakan incident
  • ch. 7
  • Permission to proceed
  • ch. 8
  • Mindanao
  • ch. 9
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Playing cat and mouse
  • ch. 10
  • This is it, Mac
  • ch. 11
  • Get back, you bloody hero
  • ch. 12
  • Near death
  • ch. 13
  • Bastard
  • ch. 14
  • ch. 1
  • ships are on the way
  • ch. 15
  • Ỳou two will be in it'
  • ch. 16
  • Platypus
  • ch. 17
  • Agas
  • ch. 18
  • Semut
  • ch. 19
  • Beyond the wire
  • No fixed address
  • ch. 2
  • Mata-mata 142
  • ch. 3
  • Wallace
  • ch. 4
Control code
MSTDDA6458443
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 247 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781761061035
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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