By Kim Beazley,Peter Dean

In 1942, the shadow of contemporary warfare reached Australia's shorelines for the 1st time. during this compelling quantity, major historians discover why 1942 was once one of these pivotal yr in Australia's background and clarify how the country faced a few of its maximum demanding situations. This wide ranging research covers key concerns from political, monetary and residential entrance reform to the institution of a brand new partnership with the us; the function of the Air strength and the military; the bombing of Darwin; in addition to the battles of Kokoda, Milne Bay, the Beachheads and Guadalcanal. Australia 1942 offers a special and in-depth exploration of the talk surrounding the potential of invasion. jap and Australian historians provide views on eastern army intentions and techniques in the direction of Australia and the South Pacific. Generously illustrated, it really is crucial examining for somebody attracted to considered one of Australia's such a lot decisive and significant years.

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