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The battles that shaped Australia : the Australian's anniversary essays

Author: D M Horner
Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1994.
Series: Australian series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 and the fighting on the north coast of Papua a year later, Australians were involved in a number of decisive battles that have become part of the folklore of Australian history. These were battles that helped shape their national identity and dramatically influenced the course of their history. Suddenly Australia's focus moved from the war in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D M Horner
ISBN: 1863737049 9781863737043
OCLC Number: 32906608
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Pearl Harbour; the fall of Singapore; Singapore - an assessment; after the fall - the POW experience; under threat of invasion; the Battle of the Coral Sea; the attack on Sydney Harbour; Guadalcanal; the Kokoda track; Milne Bay; the battle of El Alamein; conscription.
Series Title: Australian series.
Other Titles: Australian (Canberra, A.C.T.)
Responsibility: edited by David Horner.

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This is a collection of writings by some of Australia's most prominent military historians and journalists on the major battles of World War II fought in 1941 and 1942, as commemorated in "The  Read more...

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