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By Bob Wurth

1942 used to be the yr of Australia's maximum peril - as Darwin was once destroyed via 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 can be the genuine tale of the real and forthcoming chance 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 kingdom. The Imperial eastern military, in the meantime, adverse the assault, foreseeing a looming army quagmire. In Australia, Allied defence chiefs all yet disregarded the probabilities of maintaining 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, below the looming shadow of a bad invasion, and the stairs that an green chief, John Curtin, took to save lots of his state in its darkest days.

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