This is an account of Japan's submarine war against Australia during 1942-44. It is a story of a campaign which was far more serious and extensive than anyone in Australia knew at the time. Nearly 40 war patrols were made to Australian waters: Sydney was attacked by midget submarines, Sydney and Newcastle were shelled, spy planes flew over Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart, 17 ships were sunk off the east coast, shipping was attacked off the Western Australian coast, mines were laid off Darwin and Northern Queensland, and patrols were carried out around the Victorian and Tasmanian coast. More than a dozen Japanese admirals were interviewed and they describe day-to-day life on the submarines. A picture emerges of what it was like to hunt and be hunted at sea, and the raw terror of a depth charge attack.
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Book Description 1992. (Milsons Point), Random House, (1992). Quarto, cloth, two corners sl. bumped, bookplate on fly else v.g. in edgecreased d/w, maps, illust., pp. 304. ISBN 0 09 182638 1. Bookseller Inventory # 105338
Book Description Random House Australia, 1992. Hardcover with Dustjacket. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 304 pp. Light browning to page edges. Initials written on lower page edge. Heavy book will require an extra shipping charge. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 38372
Book Description Random, Milsons Point, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First. wonderful copy; larger-format photographic study. Bookseller Inventory # 017400
Book Description Random House Australia, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Jacket. 25 to 30 cm tall, Quarto, (4to). This is a hardback, not a paperback. 304 pages. Illustrated in monochrome. Some wear to jacket. Archive repair to jacket. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 093577
Book Description Random House Australia, Sydney, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Illus. , several in color, maps, color maps, jacket now in a clear protector; 304 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 27079
Book Description Random House, Sydney Australia, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 304 pages b/w photos maps illustrations. This is an ex-library book - it has appropriate stickers, stamps and writing inside. Dustjacket is worn out. Examines each phase of the multi-faceted Japanese operations in the Australian theatre and provides an account of what happened beneath the seas around the Australian coast. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 335612