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The Resource An awkward truth : the bombing of Darwin, February 1942, Peter Grose

An awkward truth : the bombing of Darwin, February 1942, Peter Grose

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An awkward truth : the bombing of Darwin, February 1942
Title
An awkward truth
Title remainder
the bombing of Darwin, February 1942
Statement of responsibility
Peter Grose
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bombing of Darwin on February 19, 1942 is the battle Australia tries to forget. Although there was much to be proud of that day—courage, determination, and improvisation—the dark side of the story lingers: looting, desertion, and a calamitous failure of Australian leadership. The Japanese struck with the same carrier-borne force that devastated Pearl Harbor only 10 weeks earlier. There was a difference: they dropped more bombs on Darwin, killed more civilians, and sank more ships than in Pearl Harbor. It remains the single deadliest event in Australian history. Absorbing, spirited, and fast-paced, this is a story of the day war first came to Australia, and of the soldiers and civilians who faced their toughest test on home soil
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10639914
Cataloging source
ANL
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1941-
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Grose, Peter
Dewey number
940.5426
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Bombing, Aerial
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Darwin (N.T.)
Target audience
adult
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the bombing of Darwin, February 1942
Label
An awkward truth : the bombing of Darwin, February 1942, Peter Grose
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. 250-251 and index
Control code
000043314691
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 258 p.
Isbn
9781741756432
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports. [8] p. of plates
Label
An awkward truth : the bombing of Darwin, February 1942, Peter Grose
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. 250-251 and index
Control code
000043314691
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 258 p.
Isbn
9781741756432
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports. [8] p. of plates

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