By Bob Wurth
1942 used to be the yr of Australia's maximum peril - as Darwin was once destroyed by means 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 genuine tale of the real and forthcoming hazard to Australia in that fateful year.
On the attractive 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 nearly defenceless kingdom. The Imperial jap military, in the meantime, adverse the assault, foreseeing a looming army quagmire. In Australia, Allied defence chiefs all yet disregarded the possibilities of keeping 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 bad invasion, and the stairs that an green chief, John Curtin, took to avoid wasting his kingdom in its darkest days.
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1942: Australia's Greatest Peril by Bob Wurth