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❰Download❯ ✤ An Awkward Truth Author Peter Grose – Bchipdigital.co.uk The bombing of Darwin on February 19 1942 is the battle Australia tries to forget Although there was much to be proud of that day—courage determination and improvisation—the dark side of the storyThe bombing of Darwin on February 19 1942 is the battle Australia tries to forget Although there was much to be proud of that day—courage determination and improvisation—the dark side of the story lingers looting desertion and a cala.

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ePUB bchipdigital.co.uk ì An Awkward Truth PDF ä An Awkward PDF/EPUB ² Started work as a journalist on the Sydney Daily Mirror then moved to London as correspondent for The Australian Returned to Sydney to set up the Australian office of Curtis Brown the literary agency then moved back to London to work for Curtis Brown there Switched to publishing as publishing director for Martin Secker & Warburg in London Worked briefly and none too successfully as an indep

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    ePUB bchipdigital.co.uk ì An Awkward Truth PDF ä An Awkward PDF/EPUB ² awkward pdf, truth epub, An Awkward free, An Awkward Truth KindleI don't often read non fiction but I decided to give this a go for several reasons The main reason was that it was chosen this month in my real life book club This month will be the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Darwin I'm currently living in Darwin and I have seen damage on a building in the RAAF base caused by machine guns during the second raid I was never interested in learning about history at school so I thought I should educate myself about some relevant Australian historyThis book was well researched and gave a non biased picture of what took place before during and after the bombing of Darwin There was explanation into the politics of the time and what led the Japanese to attack Australia and prior to that Pearl Harbour Detailed information about the weapons aircraft and other military aspects Personal accounts from military and civillian Phot


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    ePUB bchipdigital.co.uk ì An Awkward Truth PDF ä An Awkward PDF/EPUB ² awkward pdf, truth epub, An Awkward free, An Awkward Truth KindleMy mother was 4 years old when Darwin was attacked by air the first time any attack on mainland Australia had occurred She remembers the wholesale destruction of public buildings and pro


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    ePUB bchipdigital.co.uk ì An Awkward Truth PDF ä An Awkward PDF/EPUB ² awkward pdf, truth epub, An Awkward free, An Awkward Truth KindleExcellent readNot enough Australians understand or appreciate the complexities of Darwin’s existence This book is extremely well written and teases apart a complex event with clarity and empathy An outstanding read


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    ePUB bchipdigital.co.uk ì An Awkward Truth PDF ä An Awkward PDF/EPUB ² awkward pdf, truth epub, An Awkward free, An Awkward Truth KindleGreat read had no idea of the extent of the raid compared to Pearl HarbourAlso about the militancy of the dock workers or inadeuacies of administrator Abbot


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    ePUB bchipdigital.co.uk ì An Awkward Truth PDF ä An Awkward PDF/EPUB ² awkward pdf, truth epub, An Awkward free, An Awkward Truth KindleReally fascinating and detailed look at the bombing of Darwin There are very few resources on this event so it was really great


  6. John Sheahan John Sheahan says:

    ePUB bchipdigital.co.uk ì An Awkward Truth PDF ä An Awkward PDF/EPUB ² awkward pdf, truth epub, An Awkward free, An Awkward Truth KindleA longer discussion is posted on my website jjsheahancomPeter Grose had previously written about the effect of the midget submarine attack on Sydney in May 1942 in A Very Rude Awakening 2007 so he is developing a bit of a theme with this one in looking behind the official story of our military history I haven’t read the earlier book yet but based on this one I will seek it out In his preface to this book Grose challenges the idea that the bombing of Darwin was


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    ePUB bchipdigital.co.uk ì An Awkward Truth PDF ä An Awkward PDF/EPUB ² awkward pdf, truth epub, An Awkward free, An Awkward Truth KindleThis is not the kind of book I would normally read because I am just not very interested in books about war but I’ve always been rather intrigued by the snide comments I’ve heard about the debacle in Darwin The author Peter Grose uotes one of these in his introduction to An Awkward Truth The Bombing of Darwin February 1942 published by Allen and Unwin The uotation doesn’t seem like the kind of comment that ought to be made at a commemorative ceremony and it fits ill with the Anzac tradition not to mention the stirring scenes we saw in Baz Luhrmann’s Australia Yet this is what Paul Hasluck Australian Minister for Territories said in 1955 and this scornful epithet to a tragic day is what most people believe about it“Speaking to the Northern Territory Legislative Council while unveiling a plaue commemorating the civilians killed by bombs in the Darwin Post Office Hasluck described 19 February as ‘not an anniversary of national glory


  8. Jane Routley Jane Routley says:

    ePUB bchipdigital.co.uk ì An Awkward Truth PDF ä An Awkward PDF/EPUB ² awkward pdf, truth epub, An Awkward free, An Awkward Truth KindleGuess where I went on holiday in June And while I was driving around I noticed how omnipresent WW2 was up there Air strips everywhere Af


  9. Geoff Wooldridge Geoff Wooldridge says:

    ePUB bchipdigital.co.uk ì An Awkward Truth PDF ä An Awkward PDF/EPUB ² awkward pdf, truth epub, An Awkward free, An Awkward Truth KindlePeter Grose has done a very good job in researching and bringing together in a coherent and entertaining way various accounts many unreliable and self serving of the bombing of Darwin by a large Japanese air armada on 19 February 1942It is a sad tale not only of destruction and considerable loss of life but also of unpreparedness incompetence and a stunning lack of leadership at many levels However there are certainly stories of individual heroism and determination especially by the anti aircraft gunnery crewsIt remains a national shame that this event and the subseuent62 Japanese air attacks on Darwin and a total of 97 raids across northern Australia is not better known by Australians It was in many respects a bigger event than Pearl Harbor It


  10. Alyce Alyce says:

    ePUB bchipdigital.co.uk ì An Awkward Truth PDF ä An Awkward PDF/EPUB ² awkward pdf, truth epub, An Awkward free, An Awkward Truth KindleA highly engaging recount of the events in Darwin during February 1942 Grose favours a highly accessible style of writing that provides the necessary information without resorting to dryness The result is an informative and respectful account of events that are largely forgotton or ignored by the world to this day There are no evil personalities in the course of these events and Grose presents a balanced view of the utterly human nature of the leaders military ranks and civilians during this period I came away remembering the heroics and the cowardice eually It was and remains impossible to vilify people for their actions when the overwhelming nature of events


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