The bombing of Darwin: an awkward truth DVD

Artemis International

As seen on the History Channel.

Available for the first time on DVD, The bombing of Darwin reveals the extraordinary events surrounding the Japanese bombing of Darwin in February 1942. This new 55-minute documentary explores why the Australian government kept the attack a dark secret and why the Australian military was totally unprepared for the attack. Inspired by the book by Peter Grose, this fascinating documentary was produced to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack. Drawing on long-hidden documents, and incorporating rarely-seen archival footage, eyewitness accounts from survivors and expert commentary, The bombing of Darwin reveals the true story surrounding the attack, as well as the disturbing events that occurred in the aftermath.

PAL DVD, Exempt From Classification, duration 55 mins.