By Stuart Macintyre
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Darwin was once a conflict Australia could fairly put out of your mind. but the japanese assault on 19 February 1942 used to be the 1st wartime attack on Australian soil. the japanese struck with an analogous carrier-borne strength that devastated Pearl Harbor in simple terms ten weeks past. there has been a distinction. extra bombs fell on Darwin, extra civilians have been killed, and extra ships have been sunk.
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A Concise History of Australia (Cambridge Concise Histories) by Stuart Macintyre