Hull of North Melbourne, Vic, lights a cigarette for a wounded Japanese prisoner of war (POW), lying on a stretcher at a mobile surgical team's headquarters at Kumbarum.
[Photo] Wreck of the Japanese midget submarine sunk in Sydney Harbor aboard a truck enroute between Sydney and Melbourne during an exhibition tour to raise money for the naval relief fund, Australia, Nov 1942
Bombed House at Bellevue Hill 8th June 1942. During World War II Australia came under direct attack from Japanese Forces. In June of 1942 Japanese submarines shelled Australia's East Coast. The 8th of June 1942 saw a simultaneous attack on Sydney and Newcastle by Japanese submarines. The objective of the Sydney attack was destruction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The attack on Sydney damaged homes in the Eastern suburbs. The Bellevue Hill area was one of the worst hit areas during the…
JUL 29 1942 Battle of the Kokoda Track erupts The remote Kokoda airfield high in the tropical jungles was the only airstrip for a hundred miles – the only way of getting troops in and out apart from a long trek.
The explosion of an oil storage tank and clouds of smoke from other oil tanks, hit during the first Japanese air raid on Australia's mainland, at Darwin on 19 February In the foreground is HMAS Deloraine, which escaped damage. From Wikipedia.