By Bob Wurth
1942 used to be the yr of Australia's maximum peril - as Darwin used to be destroyed through bombing, Australian ships have been torpedoed nearby of our coast, midget jap submarines attacked delivery 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 approaching possibility 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 aside the probabilities of maintaining 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 bad 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