The bombing of Darwin, 19 February 1942
On 19 February 1942 Australia was directly attacked for the first time by an external enemy. A few minutes before ten o'clock a force of Japanese aircraft swept over Darwin to begin the first of two raids on that day.
Roll of Honour talk, presented by Dr Peter Stanley on 19 February 2002 (transcript and audio)
Items from the collection: A leaflet "Darwin has been bombed – but not conquered" that was distributed to help mobilize the war effort and a report of the first air raids on Darwin by the Headquarters, Anti Aircraft Defence, Darwin.
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