1942: Australia's Greatest Peril by Bob Wurth

By Bob Wurth

1942 used to be the yr of Australia's maximum peril - as Darwin used to be destroyed by way of bombing, Australian ships have been torpedoed nearby of our coast, midget jap submarines attacked transport in Sydney Harbour, and the japanese military invaded New Guinea on its inexorable march south. this is often the genuine tale of the true and coming near near danger to Australia in that fateful year.

On the attractive Inland Sea of Japan - the heartland of the Imperial eastern military - and in frenetic wartime Tokyo, zealous employees officials and their illogical admirals debated the invasion of a virtually defenceless kingdom. 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 maintaining Darwin. For months, Australia's destiny hung within the balance.

1942 is a narrative of determined bravery and legal stupidity. so much of all, it's the tale of Australians left excessive and dry, lower than the looming shadow of a bad invasion, and the stairs that an green chief, John Curtin, took to save lots of his nation in its darkest days.

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