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Where hell freezes over : a story of amazing bravery and survival, David A. Kearns

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Where hell freezes over : a story of amazing bravery and survival
Title
Where hell freezes over
Title remainder
a story of amazing bravery and survival
Statement of responsibility
David A. Kearns
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At the tail end of 1946, the United States Navy sent an expedition into the stark cold of Antarctica to photograph the terrain from the air and lay claim to the huge continent at the bottom of the globe. Many of the navy's men on the expedition were fresh from service in the recently ended World War II. This is the story of nine of those men, facing an enemy of another kind." "As their plane flew above the most desolate part of that continent, the weather threw a 'whiteout' - a combination of a slanting sheet of ice on the land and low clouds that makes it seem the air ahead is clear when it is not. The blinded plane slammed into a mountainside and exploded. Three men were killed; all the others were injured, most of them seriously. Their only shelter was the badly damaged fuselage. They had a food supply intended for a few days' trip, and no way to communicate with their would-be rescuers." "For thirteen days the men waited for discovery - or death. Even when they made contact with another seaplane, which led them from the air, they had to struggle, wounded, several miles through blizzard winds, snow, and ice to reach safety."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
613.6909116
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL553.9
LC item number
.K43 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Where hell freezes over : a story of amazing bravery and survival, David A. Kearns
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Where hell freezes over : a story of amazing bravery and survival, David A. Kearns
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-286)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
436343
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 286 pages, [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780312342050
Lccn
2005045526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP436343
  • (BNAtoc) 2005045526
  • (DLC) 2005045526
  • 9299674
  • (NLNZils)1170414

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