By Bob Wurth
1942 was once the 12 months 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 true tale of the true and coming near near danger 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 nearly defenceless state. The Imperial jap military, in the meantime, hostile the assault, foreseeing a looming army quagmire. In Australia, Allied defence chiefs all yet brushed aside the probabilities of protecting 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, below the looming shadow of a poor 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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