• The bombing of Darwin, 19 February 1942

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    Darwin has been bombed – but not conquered.

    One of a number of leaflets distributed in Australia after the attack on Darwin by the Government, in an attempt to use the fear of what could happen to mobilize Australians to support the war effort.

    Leaflet
    From: Leaflets – Second World War, 1939-1945 (150Kb PDF file), Australian Leaflets, War effort, Statements signed by John Curtin.

    Report of the first air raids on Darwin on 19 February 1942.

    Report written by the Staff Captain, Headquarters, Anti Aircraft Defence, Darwin.

    AWM 54, 625/3/1
    From AWM 54, 625/3/1 PART 1 (1Mb PDF file), Darwin - Air Activity (Enemy):] Enemy Air Activity - Darwin Area, February - March 1942

    Encyclopedia

    Darwin air raids encyclopedia entry.