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1942 : Australia's greatest peril

Author: Bob Wurth
Publisher: Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the real story of the genuine and terrifying threat the Imperial Japanese Navy posed to Australia. 1942 is a story of desperate bravery and criminal stupidity. Most of all, it is the story of Australians left high and dry, expecting attack, and the steps that an inexperienced leader, John Curtin, took to save his country in its darkest days."--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: John Curtin; John J Curtin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Wurth
ISBN: 9781405038607 1405038608
OCLC Number: 271720791
Description: 463 p. [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 A sea of tranquillity --
2 A gesture of great struggle --
3 The coming conquests --
4 Blossoms raised to fall --
5 Glorious victory --
6 A nation exposed --
7 Invasion planning --
8 Dawn of a fearful year --
9 Plotting against Australia --
10 The indefensible continent --
11 An illusion of superiority --
12 Australia attacked --
13 A day of decision --
14 A clash of philosophies --
15 Scorching Australia --
16 Australia's reprieve --
17 Bold, new targets --
18 The boy who saw the Japanese --
19 Rowboat reconnaissance --
20 From chaos to confidence --
21 A scene of dreadful carnage --
22 The submariners' revenge --
23 Return of the hero gods --
24 Savagery and dishonour --
25 Turning the tide --
26 Death of an empire --
27 Surrender --
28 Not the war but the game --
Epilogue: Boys, resting peacefully --
Notes --
Select Bibliography.
Other Titles: Nineteen forty-two
Responsibility: Bob Wurth.
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"This is the real story of the genuine and terrifying threat the Imperial Japanese Navy posed to Australia. 1942 is a story of desperate bravery and criminal stupidity. Most of all, it is the story of Australians left high and dry, expecting attack, and the steps that an inexperienced leader, John Curtin, took to save his country in its darkest days."--Provided by publisher.

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