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The shadow's edge : Australia's northern war

Author: Alan Powell
Publisher: [Carlton, Victoria] : Melbourne University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Darwin was first bombed by the Japanese in February 1942 for the first time in the history of European Australia, some part of its people faced the full impact of modern war: destruction,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Powell, Alan, 1936-
Shadow's edge.
[Carlton, Victoria] : Melbourne University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)654662729
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Powell
ISBN: 0522843719 9780522843712
OCLC Number: 19059893
Description: xvi, 346 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Challenge: northern defence to 1939; The "Phoney War", September 1939--February 1942; The long retreat; Hard living, 1942; Land and sea operations 1943--1945; Air operations 1943--1945; The northern experience: armed services; Civilians and spies; Aborigines
Responsibility: Alan Powell.

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The Second World War's effects on Australia's Northern Territory.

by briankn (WorldCat user published 2016-12-26) Excellent Permalink

Alan Powell's The Shadow's Edge is an comprehensive account of the Second World War in Australia's sparsely-populated Northern Territory,  It recounts the effects of the war on the few pre-war inhabitants of the territory, principally those of the capital of Darwin, and the many who joined them...
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