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Policy of Appeasement - Britain and France
Australia and Appeasement by Examines Australia's role in Britain's policy of appeasement from the time Hitler came to power in 1933 through to the declaration of war in September 1939. Focusing on the five leading figures in the Australian governments of the 1930s - Joe Lyons, Stanley Bruce, Robert Menzies, Billy Hughes and Richard Casey - Waters examines their responses to the rise of Hitler and the growing threat of fascism in Europe. Australian governments accepted the principle that the Empire must speak with one voice on foreign policy and were therefore intimately involved in the decisions taken by successive governments in London.
Call Number: 327.94091 WAT
Publication Date: 2011-12-15
Wartime government controls
Fall of Singapore and Australia's response
Bombing of Darwin - February 1942
Australia under attack: the bombing of Darwin 1942 by Darwin was bombed in broad daylight by members of the Japanese Carrier Task Force which had been engaged at Pearl Harbour two months earlier. Not a single operational R.A.A.F fighter aircraft was available to meet this attack, imminent and inevitable though it was.
At the time of the raid, Douglas Lockwood was a correspondent for the Melbourne Herald in Darwin. In the years that followed, he travelled the world interviewing survivors of and participants in the attack to produce the first complete reconstruction of that tragic day.
North Africa - Rats of Tobruk
Australia's involvement and enlistment
Pearl Harbour - 7 December 1941
Kokoda: Exploring the Second World War campaign in Papua New Guinea This secondary school resource has been developed to mark the 70th anniversary of the battles along the Kokoda Trail. Covers the significance and strategic importance of Kokoda, the different peoples involved in the war, the fighting and living conditions, casualties, the personal experience of Australian and Japanese soldiers, General Blamey's "Rabbit Speech" and modern-day commemorations and pilgrimages to the site.
Call Number: 940.54 KOK
Publication Date: 2012
Australia's War, 1939-45 by A lively one-volume survey of the Second World War's military, social, political and economic impact on Australia.
Call Number: 940.53 AUS
Publication Date: 1997-02-01
Japanese submarine attack in Sydney - June 1942
The Brisbane Line - myth or reality?
Women in the armed forces
Nuremberg war crimes trial
Nazi War Criminals by Explores the lives of six Nazi war criminals and the roles they played in implementing the Final Solution to the Jewish Question.
Call Number: 341.6 RIC
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
D-Day landings - Battle of Normandy