By Bob Alford,Jim Laurier

Following the devastating raids on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, lightning advances by means of jap forces during the Pacific and the a ways East, and a determined conflict by means of the Allied command within the Dutch East Indies, it turned obtrusive that an assault on Australia was once extra a question of 'when' and never 'if'.
On 19 February, simply 11 weeks after the assaults on Pearl Harbor and weeks after the autumn of Singapore, an identical jap conflict workforce that had attacked Hawaii was once ordered to assault the ill-prepared and under-defended Australian port of Darwin.
Publishing seventy five years after this little-known but devastating assault, this totally illustrated learn info what occurred on that dramatic day in 1942 with assistance from modern images, maps, and profiles of the commanders and machines serious about the assault.

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