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New PDF release: Australia 1942 (Australian Army History)

By Kim Beazley,Peter Dean

In 1942, the shadow of contemporary struggle reached Australia's shorelines for the 1st time. during this compelling quantity, best historians discover why 1942 used to be one of these pivotal yr in Australia's background and clarify how the state faced a few of its maximum demanding situations. This vast ranging research covers key matters from political, monetary and residential entrance reform to the institution of a brand new partnership with the USA; 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 distinct and in-depth exploration of the debate surrounding the opportunity of invasion. jap and Australian historians supply views on eastern army intentions and methods in the direction of Australia and the South Pacific. Generously illustrated, it truly is crucial interpreting for a person attracted to one in every of Australia's such a lot decisive and significant years.

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