Line of fire ian townsend

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line of fire ian townsend

Line of Fire by Ian Townsend

The little known and intriguing WWII story of an eleven-year-old Australian schoolboy who was shot by the Japanese in Rabaul in 1942 as a suspected spy.

Its hard to imagine this story as being part of our past, but in 1942, an eleven-year-old Australian boy, Richard Manson, and his parents either side of him, were shot by the Japanese for suspected spying in Rabaul in Papua New Guinea.

Acclaimed 4th Estate author and award-winning science journalist Ian Townsend has uncovered a fascinating story of WWII, little known to most Australians. Centring on the hotspot (in every sense) that was Rabaul in WWII, his account is an intriguing narrative, which weaves together Australian history, military conflict and science - with volcanology being the peculiar science which drew the Americans, Japanese and Australians together in conflict in the Pacific in the 1940s - and the story of one ordinary but doomed Australian family.

Like The Hare with Amber Eyes, this is a fascinating work of narrative non-fiction, a story of spies, volcanoes, history, conflict and war, set against the romantic, dramatic and ultimately tragic backdrop of Rabaul in WWII.
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Ian Townsend. The little known and intriguing WWII story of an eleven-year-old Australian schoolboy who was shot by the Japanese in Rabaul in as a suspected spy — a compelling story of spies, volcanoes, history and war … Ian Townsend has uncovered a fascinating story that sheds new light on a largely forgotten but desperate battle fought on Australian territory. Set against the romantic, dramatic and ultimately tragic backdrop of Rabaul in WWII, this is a wholly intriguing narrative of Australian history, military conflict and volcanology, woven together with the story of one ordinary but doomed Australian family. Margaret Pender reviews the book for Honest History. The author talks about the book ; includes pictures of Marjorie and Dickie Manson. Townsend, Ian: Line of Fire.

The result is his book Line of Fire , published by Fourth Estate this month. And then he discovered Dickie Manson. For 75 years, the facts behind his death have been a painful mystery to his relatives back in Australia and a long-forgotten footnote to one of the most shameful episodes in Australian military history. Famous for its volcano and spectacular harbour formed in a volcanic caldera — or crater — after an eruption about years ago, Rabaul was also of major strategic value during the war, leading to its bombing and subsequent occupation by the Japanese in January The truth was far stranger, and much more compelling, than fiction.

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