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  Australia Under Attack: The Bombing of Darwin 1942
Australia Under Attack: Bombing Darwin


 
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 232 pages
Author: D. Lockwood
Year: 2005
Other Data: b&w photos, sketches, bibliog, appendixes, index
ISBN: 9781741102697

Availability: Out of Print
Product Code: NHP002
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The morning of 19 February 1942 saw the grim face of war on Australian shores for the first time as a Japanese task force attacked Darwin. Two hundred and forty-three people died as Japanese fighters and bombers struck terror into the minds of Australians who were experiencing the real threat of invasion for the first time.

A correspondent for the Melbourne Herald at the time of the bombings, author Douglas Lockwood, witnessed the event with his own eyes. Lockwood spent many years after the war interviewing servicemen from both sides who were involved in the conflict making 'Australia Under Attack' the most comprehensive account of the events of the worst wartime disaster in Australia's history.

Contents:
Author's Note
Introduction
1. The Japanese Task Force
2. The Irresolute Evacuation
3. The Warnings Ignored
4. The Aerodromes: Raid I
5. Pearl Harbor Parallel
6. The Much Maligned Wharfies
7. The Militia Tested
8. The Silent Lines
9. Death and Escape at Government House
10. "All Patient Under Beds!'
11. RAAF - Second Raid
12. 'Kill Twenty Japs Each!'
13. The Adelaide River Stakes
14. The Forsaken Aborigines
15. Aftermath
 - The Military Inquest
 - The Civil Inquest
 - Reckoning for the Japanese
Bibliography
Appendix 1. Civilian Evacuation Order
Appendix 2. Fate of the Reverend Leonard Kentish
Appendix 3. Attack on 'Florence D' and Catalina
Appendix 4. Japanese Aircraft Used and Lost
Appendix 5. Japanese Activity near Darwin before February 19, 1942
Appendix 6. Air-raids on Darwin after February 19, 1942
Index


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