By Bob Wurth

1942 was once the yr of Australia's maximum peril - as Darwin was once destroyed via bombing, Australian ships have been torpedoed close by 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 approaching possibility to Australia in that fateful year.

On the attractive 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 virtually defenceless state. The Imperial eastern military, in the meantime, hostile the assault, foreseeing a looming army quagmire. In Australia, Allied defence chiefs all yet brushed off 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 poor 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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