War On Our Doorstep (B)


As the clock struck twelve to signal the start of 1942, Australians did not give the New Year their traditional noisy welcome. Regular events were cancelled, nightclub bookings were down and most people stayed in their blacked out homes. Clocks were put forward an hour for the start of daylight saving, as part of a war-time scheme to save power. As Joseph Alexander, an influential bureaucrat, former journalist and friend of Prime Minister John Curtin, wrote in his diary on 1 January: ‘We begin the New Year with great anxiety for the future of Australia'. All around the Pacific, Japan was making gains. They already occupied most of China; had bombed Pearl Harbour, Guam and Wake; and had sunk the stars of the read more

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ISBN:

9781740661522

Format:

Paperback

Dimensions:

20cm x 13cm

RRP:

$22.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 March 2004

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gabrielle Chan