By Bob Wurth
1942 used to be the 12 months of Australia's maximum peril - as Darwin was once 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 real and coming near near hazard to Australia in that fateful year.
On the attractive Inland Sea of Japan - the heartland of the Imperial eastern army - and in frenetic wartime Tokyo, zealous employees officials and their illogical admirals debated the invasion of a nearly defenceless kingdom. The Imperial eastern military, in the meantime, antagonistic the assault, foreseeing a looming army quagmire. In Australia, Allied defence chiefs all yet disregarded the probabilities of preserving Darwin. For months, Australia's destiny hung within the balance.
1942 is a narrative of determined bravery and felony stupidity. so much of all, it's the tale of Australians left excessive and dry, less than the looming shadow of a negative invasion, and the stairs that an green chief, John Curtin, took to save lots of his kingdom in its darkest days.
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1942: Australia's Greatest Peril by Bob Wurth