Author(s): Bob Wurth
This is the real story of the genuine and terrifying threat the Imperial Japanese Navy posed to Australia in 1942. It is a story of desperate bravery and criminal stupidity. Most of all, it is the story of Australians left high and dry, expecting attack, and the steps that an inexperienced leader, John Curtin, took to save his country.
Bob Wurth is the author of Justice in the Philippines, Father Brian Gore, The Church, the State and the Military and Saving Australia: Curtin's Secret Peace with Japan.