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Shot Down

Shot Down
 

The first full telling of what happened to MH17 and the stories of those who were killed on that tragic day.

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ISBN 9781760871635
Published 1 July 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By van Velzen, Marianne
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781760871635
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 1 July 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By van Velzen, Marianne
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
True Stories
True Crime
Transport Technology
Aircraft: General Interest
Australian
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 363.12465
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

On 17 July 2014, Malaysian Airlines MH17 was shot out of the sky above Ukraine. Aboard were 298 people, 38 of whom were Australians. No one survived. Subsequently it was shown that the airliner was almost certainly hit by a Buk surface-to-air missile fired by Ukrainian separatists aided by the Russian military. The debris from the plane's disintegration mid-air was spread over 50 square kilometres, but for weeks rescue teams and investigators were denied access. The Russians have refused to take any responsibility for the deaths. This is the story of some of the people who boarded that fatal flight and the conflict below them that was doomed to destroy their lives and the happiness of the people they left behind. The fullest account yet published, it is also the story of a continuing clamour for justice. Unsettling, compelling and revealing, Shot Down will provoke both outrage that this criminal act could have happened and deep sadness for the lives lost. 'A compelling account of one of the most appalling aviation atrocities of our time.' JIM EAMES, author of Courage in the Skies

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Author's Bio

Marianne van Velzen was born in the Netherlands in 1953 but emigrated to Australia with her parents as an infant. Returning to the Netherlands in later life, she became a journalist working in both Australia and the Netherlands. She has written a number of books.

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