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The Resource On our doorstep : when Australia faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese, Craig Collie

On our doorstep : when Australia faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese, Craig Collie

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On our doorstep : when Australia faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese
Title
On our doorstep
Title remainder
when Australia faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese
Statement of responsibility
Craig Collie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'I can't understand the mentality of the Australian people,' said John Curtin. 'One day they are in a panic about the war and the next they want more race meetings.' Australia has a history of believing itself to be under threat of invasion. In 1942 that threat, in the form of invasion and occupation by the Japanese, seemed more imminent than the earlier fears. On Our Doorstep is the story of how Australia and Australians - the government, the military and the people - prepared to face this calamity, and the events that persuaded them of its probability. The Japanese had steamrolled through Malaya and Singapore, and bombed Darwin with the same ferocity they had dealt Pearl Harbor. Nothing could stop them. Their next step was inevitable, surely. Meanwhile, wartime leader John Curtin was battling with Winston Churchill to get Australian troops back to defend their homeland, and positioning to ensure America's help to fend off the approaching enemy. At home, people pitched in as best they could and in any way to frustrate the invader, all playing their part, torn between 'she'll be right' and near panic. Amid plans and rumoured plans to abandon the north to the enemy and deny Australia resources through scorched earth, particular attention was paid to northern Australia and the islands beyond. In the end, Japan found it had stretched itself beyond the reliability of its supply line, but had it ever intended to invade Australia?
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collie, Craig
Dewey number
940.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curtin, John
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Curtin, John
  • Japan
  • Military occupation
  • Military planning
  • Australia
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
On our doorstep : when Australia faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese, Craig Collie
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067268861
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760632281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, 1 map, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1156616246
Label
On our doorstep : when Australia faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese, Craig Collie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067268861
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760632281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, 1 map, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1156616246

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