By Bob Wurth
1942 used to be the 12 months of Australia's maximum peril - as Darwin used to be destroyed by means of bombing, Australian ships have been torpedoed within reach 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 true tale of the true and impending danger 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 virtually defenceless country. The Imperial eastern military, in the meantime, adversarial the assault, foreseeing a looming army quagmire. In Australia, Allied defence chiefs all yet disregarded the probabilities of conserving 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, lower than the looming shadow of a negative 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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1942: Australia's Greatest Peril by Bob Wurth