Red Lead

The legendary Australian ship's cat who survived the sinking of HMAS Perth and the Thai-Burma Railway

Roland Perry
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The legendary Australian ship's cat who survived the sinking of HMAS Perth and the Thai-Burma Railway

From the author of the bestselling Bill the Bastard and Horrie the War Dog comes a fascinating new story of an Australian animal at war, Red Lead the Australian Navy cat.

Red Lead is a sea cat with attitude and uncanny instincts. She uses up her nine lives and more in escaping a succession of disastrous events in World War II, from the sinking of the HMAS Perth off Java, to Japanese edicts to kill her on the deadly Thai-Burma Railway, where she moves, in secret, with a group of Australian POWs - known as The Big Cats, who protect her. Red Lead, in turn helps them and becomes the spirit of the prisoners, who feel obligated to keep the faithful animal alive as a symbol of hope for their own survival.

Author bio:

Roland Perry is one of Australia's best known authors. He has written 28 books, many of them going on to become bestsellers, including The Queen, Her Lover and the Most Notorious Spy in History, Horrie the War Dog, Bill the Bastard, Bradman's Invincibles, The Changi Brownlow, The Australian Light Horse and Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War.

Category: History
ISBN: 9781760297145
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: September 2020
Page Extent: 344
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Australasian & Pacific history

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