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An awkward truth : the bombing of Darwin, February 1942

Author: Peter Grose
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Darwin was a battle Australia would rather forget, yet the Japanese attack on 16 February 1942 was the first foreign assault on Australian soil since 1788. The raid was bigger than the first wave that attacked Pearl Harbor. Hundreds of Australians were killed. The police station and police barracks were totally destroyed, the hospital wrecked, the administration building shattered. And the people of Darwin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grose, Peter, 1941-
Awkward truth.
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2009
(OCoLC)271861660
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Grose
ISBN: 1741764734 9781741764734
OCLC Number: 320617733
Awards: Winner of Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award 2010 (Australia)
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents: Part Title; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: 'Big flight of planes ... Very high'; Chapter 2: A very sinful people; Chapter 3: Horribly strained relations; Chapter 4: One suitcase, one small calico bag; Chapter 5: No place and no time for argument; Chapter 6: The judge sums up; Chapter 7: Convoy for Koepang to return to Darwin; Chapter 8: 'Zeroes! Zeroes! Zeroes!'; Chapter 9: QQQ QQQ QQQ de VZDN; Chapter 10: Between the raids: Can anyone drive?; Chapter 11: The second raid: Chinese whispers; Chapter 12: Things go badly wrong; Chapter 13: The military takes over.
Responsibility: Peter Grose.

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A compelling and very human story of the attack on Darwin by the Japanese in 1942.  Read more...

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