On all Fronts - Australia's World War II
On all Fronts looks at the key milestones of Australia’s participation in the major theatres of the Second World War. More than a million Australians served in campaigns against Germany and Italy in Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East, and against Japan in Southeast Asia and other parts of the Pacific. The realities of war finally came to our own shores in 1942, when Japanese aircraft bombed towns in northwest Australia and Sydney Harbour came under attack from Japanese midget submarines. Jim Haynes presents little known accounts of the battles that Australians troops were called to, giving a glimpse into the human and social impact. This easy to read book celebrates the strength and determination of Australians who rose up to meet the extraordinary challenges faced on the frontline and back on the home front. Soft cover, photographs, 316 pages.