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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Caught in the Crossfire : An Australian Peacekeeper beyond the Front-Line
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'In 2006, while part of an un-armed UN peacekeeping team at the border junction of Lebanon, Israel and Syria, Australian Major Matina Jewell and her colleagues were caught in a full-scale war with tragic consequences. In the days that followed she and her team-mates reported hundreds of violations of the peace agreement as Israeli artillery, tank fire and aerial bombs, as well as rockets fired by Hezbollah fighters, exploded only metres away and shrapnel rained down around them. But the story does not end there...

'Matti Jewell is the kind of soldier every country is proud to have - fearless, honourable and highly skilled. A star graduate from Duntroon by the age of only 24, she became a highly valued army commander. In the years that followed, she earned eight war medals, tracking militia leaders in the Solomons, fast-roping out of Navy helicopters and boarding smuggler ships in the Arabian Gulf, as well as serving on operations with the American Navy SEALS and Australian Special Forces.

'Caught in the Crossfire is a frighteningly dramatic first-hand account of what really happens in modern warfare and the high price our soldiers pay for their country.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my team-mates, my brothers: Wolf, Big Mack, Du and Hans-Peter

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2011 .
      Extent: x, 288p., [8]p. of platesp.
      Description: col. illus., map, ports
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: May 2011.
      • Includes author's note pp. 281-284
      ISBN: 9781742375670 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Non-Fiction Steven Carroll , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 14 May 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Caught in the Crossfire : An Australian Peacekeeper beyond the Front-Line Matina Jewell , 2011 single work autobiography ; William Hughes : Australia Carl Bridge , 2011 single work biography
Non-Fiction Steven Carroll , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 14 May 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Caught in the Crossfire : An Australian Peacekeeper beyond the Front-Line Matina Jewell , 2011 single work autobiography ; William Hughes : Australia Carl Bridge , 2011 single work biography
Last amended 14 Nov 2011 09:06:01
Subjects:
  • c
    Lebanon,
    c
    Middle East, Asia,
  • c
    Israel,
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    Middle East, Asia,
  • c
    Australia,
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  • 2000s
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