Darwin was a battle Australia would rather forget. Yet the Japanese attack on 19 February 1942 was the first wartime assault on Australian soil. The Japanese struck with the same carrier-borne force that devastated Pearl Harbor only ten weeks earlier.
A WAR AT HOME. Footnotes: Story of the Japanese bombing of Darwin and the carnage that followed. DARWIN 1942. Subtitle: The Bombing of Darwin - 1942. Subtitle: A comprehensive guide to the first Japanese attacks on Darwin.
Destined Meeting. by Leslie Bell. WE SURVIVED. by Nell Van der Graaf. BEHIND BAMBOO. Three Books mainly about POWs of Japan in Java & Singapore during WWII. A Mother's Story of Japanese Captivity in Java diring WW2.
This excellent collection of sea stories, recounted in part by the participants, is a unique work reflecting a very personal aspect of the history of the Royal Australian Navy. Part of the book is devoted to Corvette tales, providing a memorable supporting volume to the author's earlier book on Corvettes.
The career of Commander J H Walker MVO DSC RAN and the sinking of HMAS Parramatta in 1941. The Price of Admiralty. HMAS HOBART. Oxford Univ. Press, Melbourne, 1944, illustrated withblack & white photos, colour decorated endpaper maps, 2 parts, 3 sections, 27 chapters, index, 328pp.