1942: Australia's greatest peril
1942 is a story of desperate bravery and criminal stupidity. Most of all, it is the story of Australians left high and dry, under the looming shadow of invasion, and the steps that an inexperienced leader, John Curtin, took to save his country in its darkest days. It was the year of Australia's greatest peril - as Darwin was destroyed by bombing, Australian ships were torpedoed within sight of our coast, midget Japanese submarines attacked shipping in Sydney Harbour, and the Japanese army invaded New Guinea on its inexorable march south. This is the real story of the genuine and imminent threat to Australia. Small format, Soft cover, photographs, 463 pages.