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The Resource Scorched earth : Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II, edited by Sue Rosen

Scorched earth : Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II, edited by Sue Rosen

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Scorched earth : Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II
Title
Scorched earth
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Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II
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edited by Sue Rosen
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  • Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II
  • Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War Two
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Australias secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II
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eng
Summary
In 1942 the threat of Japanese invasion hung over Australia. The men were away overseas, fighting on other fronts, and civilians were left unprotected at home. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Japanese advance south, Prime Minister Curtin ordered state governments to prepare. From January 1942, a team frantically pulled together secret plans for a ?scorched earth? strategy. The goal was to prevent the Japanese from seizing resources for their war machine as they landed, and capturing Australians as slaves as they had done in Malaya and elsewhere in Asia. From draining domestic water tanks to sinking dinghies and burning crops, from training special citizen squads to evacuating coastal towns, ?Total war, total citizen collaboration? was the motto. Today these plans vividly evoke the fraught atmosphere of the year Australia was threatened with invasion. After the war these top secret plans were forgotten. This is the first time they have ever been made public
Summary
Hidden for 75 years, the top secret government documents outlining preparations for the event of a Japanese invasion of Australia in 1942 have finally been discovered. They reveal an extraordinarily comprehensive plan to thwart Japanese troops, and a population that would go to great lengths to avoid being enslaved
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Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10571391
Cataloging source
APLS
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1956-
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Rosen, Sue
Dewey number
940.5394
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1956-
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Rosen, Sue
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military planning
  • Australia
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adult
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Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II
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Scorched earth : Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II, edited by Sue Rosen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
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  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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Contents
Introduction: 1942?Imperilled Australia! -- 1. Total War?and Total Citizen Collaboration -- 2. The Scorched Earth Code -- 3. The General Citizen Code -- 4. The General Industry Code -- 5. Jetties and Wharves -- 6. Watercraft -- 7. Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant Supplies -- 8. Motor Transport -- 9. Motor Repair Equipment -- 10. Coal Mines -- 11. Public Utility Services -- 12. Organisation of Scorched Earth Support Squads
Control code
000060000264
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925575149
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portrait, facsimilies
System control number
(OCoLC)974557523
Label
Scorched earth : Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II, edited by Sue Rosen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: 1942?Imperilled Australia! -- 1. Total War?and Total Citizen Collaboration -- 2. The Scorched Earth Code -- 3. The General Citizen Code -- 4. The General Industry Code -- 5. Jetties and Wharves -- 6. Watercraft -- 7. Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant Supplies -- 8. Motor Transport -- 9. Motor Repair Equipment -- 10. Coal Mines -- 11. Public Utility Services -- 12. Organisation of Scorched Earth Support Squads
Control code
000060000264
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925575149
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portrait, facsimilies
System control number
(OCoLC)974557523

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