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 Random House, Sydney, 1992. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good in Very Good dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Illustrated with black & white photographs and colour maps. 304 pages During 1942-44 the Japanese Imperial Navy drew up plans to sever the lifelines between Australia and the United States, and allocated a significant proportion of its submarine force to operations off the Australian coast. This book describes in detail these Japanese operations, almost all of which have, until recently, been veiled in secrecy. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 190358
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
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Book Description Random House Australia, Sydney, Australia, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 304 pages with b/w illustrations. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004031
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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
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