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Darwin's Submarine I-124


 
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 182 pages
Author: T. Lewis
Year: 2011
Other Data: 2nd ed., b&w & colour photos, maps, index
ISBN: 9780957735194

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Product Code: AVM004
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The first attacks on Australia by the Japanese were made by four submarines of the Sixth Submarine Squadron of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Together, these 80-man boats laid mines, and then waited in their killing zones for targets to torpedo.

On 20 January 1942, it all went horribly wrong. Sunk with all hands, the submarine I-124 remains outside Darwin today, testimony to bravery but also to folly.

Avonmore Books’ new edition of a 1990s work features new and improved graphics; a host of photographs, and the complete story of the submarine action, and events through the decades beyond – for the sunken vessel did not lie easy. Code seekers; treasure hunters; and potential salvors eventually led to the formation of the Historic Shipwrecks Act.

Contents:
Foreword
Explanatory Notes
Acknowledgements
1. A Submarine's Story in War and Peace
2. A Darwin Sketch
3. Naval Combatants: Submarine Versus Corvette
4. A Strategic Picture
5. Combat Leaders
6. Battle!
7. Death on the Seabed
8. A Second Submarine?
9. Codebooks and HMAS Sydney?
10. The Salvage Attempt Begins
11. Between Sinking and Salvage
12. The 1970s and Salvage Attempts
13. A Series of Visitors
14. Mercury and a Proposal to Raise
15. I-124 Today
Appendix: HMAS Deloraine - Ships Company
Appendix: I-124 - Ships Company
References
Index


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Interesting insight into unknown history November 20, 2011
Reviewer: pilot  
Bought this the other day when visiting the Top End for business. Never knew Darwin was attacked by four huge subs a month before the air raids.  Easy to read with lots of photos and graphics.

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