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Charles Kingsford-Smith: and those magnificent men / Peter FitzSimons ; read by Richard Aspel.

Charles Kingsford-Smith: and those magnificent men / Peter FitzSimons ; read by Richard Aspel.
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ISBN 9781742145075
Author FitzSimons, Peter
Title Charles Kingsford-Smith [sound recording] : and those magnificent men / Peter FitzSimons ; read by Richard Aspel.
Edition MP3 ed.
Publisher/Date Tullamarine, Vic. : Bolinda Audio, 2009.
Pagination etc. 2 sound discs (MP3 CD) (26 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Contents note Complete & unabridged.
MP3 CD.
Bolinda Audio: BAB 091122.
Final CD contains an interview with the author Peter FitzSimons.
Performer note Read by Richard Aspel.
Summary Note Known to millions of Australians simply as 'Smithy', Sir Charles Kingsford Smith was one of Australia's true twentieth-century legends. In an era in which aviators were superstars, Smithy was among the greatest and, throughout his amazing career, his fame in Australia was matched only by that of Don Bradman. Among other achievements, Kingsford Smith was the first person to fly across the Pacific, he broke the record for the fastest flight from England to Australia, and at one point he held more long-distance flying records than anyone else on the planet. If that wasn't enough, Smithy was also a war hero, receiving the Military Cross for gallantry in action after being shot and losing three toes during one of many flying missions during World War I. Smithy was not the lone adventurer of the skies. Early aviation drew to it a company of daredevils who all challenged gravity and fear.This comprehensive biography, written with typical flair by bestselling author Peter FitzSimons, covers the triumphs and tragedies of not only Kingsford Smith's daring and controversial life but also those of his companion aviators.
Subject - Name Kingsford-Smith, Charles, -- Sir, 1897-1935
Subject Talking books
Air pilots -- History
Aeronautics -- History
Air travel -- History
Added Author Aspel, Richard narrator.
Shelf Location CD 629.13 FITZ
Catalogue Information 677282 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 677282 Top of page .