Darwin 1942

The Japanese attack on Australia

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Darwin 1942

The Japanese attack on Australia

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Following the devastating raids on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, lightning advances by Japanese forces throughout the Pacific and the Far East, and a desperate battle by the Allied command in the Dutch East Indies, it became evident that an attack on Australia was more a matter of “when” and not “if.”

On February 19, just eleven weeks after the attacks on Pearl Harbor and two weeks after the fall of Singapore, the same Japanese battle group that had attacked Hawaii was ordered to attack the ill-prepared and under-defended Australian port of Darwin.

Publishing 75 years after this little-known yet devastating attack, this fully illustrated study details what happened on that dramatic day in 1942 with the help of contemporary photographs, maps, and profiles of the commanders and machines involved in the assault.

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign Chronology Opposing commanders Opposing armies Orders of battle Opposing plans The campaign Aftermath The battlefields today Further reading Index

Product details

Published Feb 21 2017
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472816870
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 70 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 304
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Jim Laurier

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives i…

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