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

Label
An awkward truth : the bombing of Darwin, February 1942
Title
An awkward truth
Title remainder
the bombing of Darwin, February 1942
Statement of responsibility
by Peter Grose
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Darwin was a battle Australia would rather forget, yet the Japanese attack on 16 February 1942 was the first foreign assault on Australian soil since 1788. The raid was bigger than the first wave that attacked Pearl Harbour. Hundreds of Australians were killed. The police station and police barracks were totally destroyed, the hospital wrecked, the administration building shattered. And the people of Darwin abandoned their town leaving it to looters and a few dogged defenders with single-shot .303 rifles and a few anti-aircraft batteries. Peter Grose tells the real story of the attack and takes us into the lives of the people who were there
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grose, Peter
Dewey number
940.5426
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • H.M.A.S. Swan (Ship)
  • H.M.A.S. Warrego (Ship)
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Darwin (N.T.)
Target audience
general
Label
An awkward truth : the bombing of Darwin, February 1942, by Peter Grose
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn697390937
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
16 EasyRead Large ed.
Extent
vii, 365 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781458755773
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
An awkward truth : the bombing of Darwin, February 1942, by Peter Grose
Publication
Note
First published: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn697390937
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
16 EasyRead Large ed.
Extent
vii, 365 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781458755773
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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