In a couple of weeks time, Vee and I will be visiting Australia (and New Zealand) with stops in Bangkok and San Francisco that will literally take us round the world. To put us even more in the mood, this weekend, we rented the Baz Luhrmann film “Australia” [my review here].
The movie features the Japanese air attack on Darwin which took place on 19 February 1942. This was the first and the largest of almost 100 air raids which the Japanese made on northern Australia. Some 242 aircraft were involved, dropping more bombs than were used at Pearl Harbor, and the death toll was around 250-300.
I confess that this is an aspect of the war that was not familiar to me and you can find more details here.