1942: Australia's Greatest Peril by Bob Wurth

By Bob Wurth

1942 was once the yr of Australia's maximum peril - as Darwin used to be destroyed by way of bombing, Australian ships have been torpedoed close by of our coast, midget jap submarines attacked transport in Sydney Harbour, and the japanese military invaded New Guinea on its inexorable march south. this can be the true tale of the real and drawing close risk to Australia in that fateful year.

On the gorgeous Inland Sea of Japan - the heartland of the Imperial jap military - and in frenetic wartime Tokyo, zealous employees officials and their illogical admirals debated the invasion of a nearly defenceless state. The Imperial jap military, in the meantime, adverse the assault, foreseeing a looming army quagmire. In Australia, Allied defence chiefs all yet brushed off the possibilities of preserving Darwin. For months, Australia's destiny hung within the balance.

1942 is a narrative of determined bravery and felony stupidity. such a lot of all, it's the tale of Australians left excessive and dry, below the looming shadow of a negative invasion, and the stairs that an green chief, John Curtin, took to avoid wasting his kingdom in its darkest days.

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