Born in 1941? What Else Happened?

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 184 pages
Author: R. Williams
Year: 2020
ISBN: 9780648771647
Other: 2nd ed.
Publisher: Boom Books

What happened in Australia back in 1941? Most people aren't likely to remember.

So what made news in 1941? In Europe, Hitler made his biggest mistake in the War when he invaded Russia. Churchill made his own big mistake when he sent Australian troops to the slaughter in Greece and Crete. In the Pacific, Japan was getting more frustrated as America cut off her resources by blockades. In Oz, we ignored obvious signs of imminent war, and were shocked to the core when the Japs bombed Pearl Harbour in December. A Pacific War started, and Hitler made his second biggest blunder by siding with Japan. We in Australia could not believe that our own shores were under threat.  

This is one in a series of year-by-year books ranging from 1939-1971. They are a great read to see what made news throughout the years.

Please note this book is filled with articles from the year, not photographs, 

Introduction to the Series
The war in Oz
Japan and Asia: News and views
Europe in Spring
Japan hits the headlines
Hitler does it again
Liquor laws
Oz attitude to Britain
Foreign languages
Petrol war fuelling debate
Battle for Crete
No political unity here
Petrol ration
Australian politics
America's attitude
Clergy and war
The war clock is ticking
Oz production of munitions
Dietitians on the menu
Events in Europe
Public opinion on readiness
December: Tora Tora Tora
Oz reaction: who to blame?
Summing up 1941


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