By Bob Wurth
1942 was once the 12 months of Australia's maximum peril - as Darwin was once destroyed through bombing, Australian ships have been torpedoed within reach of our coast, midget eastern submarines attacked delivery in Sydney Harbour, and the japanese military invaded New Guinea on its inexorable march south. this can be the genuine tale of the true and forthcoming possibility to Australia in that fateful year.
On the attractive 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 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 possibilities of retaining Darwin. For months, Australia's destiny hung within the balance.
1942 is a narrative of determined bravery and legal stupidity. so much of all, it's the tale of Australians left excessive and dry, less than the looming shadow of a bad 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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