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Australia 1942 (Australian Army History) by Kim Beazley,Peter Dean

By Kim Beazley,Peter Dean

In 1942, the shadow of contemporary warfare reached Australia's shorelines for the 1st time. during this compelling quantity, prime historians discover why 1942 used to be the sort of pivotal yr in Australia's heritage and clarify how the country faced a few of its maximum demanding situations. This vast ranging research covers key matters from political, fiscal and residential entrance reform to the institution of a brand new partnership with the U.S.; the function of the Air strength and the army; the bombing of Darwin; in addition to the battles of Kokoda, Milne Bay, the Beachheads and Guadalcanal. Australia 1942 offers a different and in-depth exploration of the debate surrounding the opportunity of invasion. eastern and Australian historians provide views on eastern army intentions and methods in the direction of Australia and the South Pacific. Generously illustrated, it truly is crucial examining for a person attracted to one in every of Australia's such a lot decisive and significant years.

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