By Bob Wurth
1942 used to be the 12 months 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 eastern submarines attacked delivery 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 chance to Australia in that fateful year.
On the gorgeous Inland Sea of Japan - the heartland of the Imperial jap army - and in frenetic wartime Tokyo, zealous employees officials and their illogical admirals debated the invasion of a virtually defenceless country. The Imperial jap military, in the meantime, hostile the assault, foreseeing a looming army quagmire. In Australia, Allied defence chiefs all yet disregarded the possibilities of protecting Darwin. For months, Australia's destiny hung within the balance.
1942 is a narrative of determined bravery and legal stupidity. such a lot of all, it's the tale of Australians left excessive and dry, below the looming shadow of a poor invasion, and the stairs that an green chief, John Curtin, took to avoid wasting his nation in its darkest days.
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1942: Australia's Greatest Peril by Bob Wurth