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Battle of the Bismarck Sea, The

Veitch, Michael


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In the thick of World War II, during the first week of March 1943, Japan made a final, desperate lunge for control of the South West Pacific. In the ensuing Battle of the Bismarck Sea, a force of land-based Australian and American planes attacked a massive convoy of Japanese warships. The odds were against them. But a devastating victory was won and Japan’s hopes of regaining the initiative in New Guinea destroyed. More importantly for Australians, the victory decisively removed any possibility that Australia might be invaded by Japanese forces. It was, for us, one of the most significant times in our history – a week when our future was profoundly in the balance. Bestselling author Michael Veitch tells the riveting story of this crucial moment in history – how the bravery of young men and experienced fighters, renegades and rule-followers, overcame some of the darkest days of World War II. In March 1943, in the sky and sea near New Guinea, Australian and American pilots faced some of the darkest days of World War II. Bestselling author Michael Veitch (Turning Point, 44 Days) tells the dramatic tale of the battle that thwarted Japan’s final, desperate lunge for the South West Pacific. #231021

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AuthorVeitch, Michael
Number of pages342
PublisherHachette Australia
Year Published2021
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