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The Resource Scorched earth : Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II, edited by Sue Rosen

Scorched earth : Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II, edited by Sue Rosen

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Scorched earth : Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II
Title
Scorched earth
Title remainder
Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sue Rosen
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1942 the threat of Japanese invasion hung over Australia. The men were away overseas, fighting on other fronts, and civilians were left unprotected at home. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Japanese advance south, Prime Minister Curtin ordered state governments to prepare. From January 1942, a team frantically pulled together secret plans for a 'scorched earth' strategy. The goal was to prevent the Japanese from seizing resources for their war machine as they landed, and capturing Australians as slaves as they had done in Malaya and elsewhere in Asia. From draining domestic water tanks to sinking dinghies and burning crops, from training special citizen squads to evacuating coastal towns, 'Total war, total citizen collaboration' was the motto. Today these plans vividly evoke the fraught atmosphere of the year Australia was threatened with invasion. After the war these top secret plans were forgotten. This is the first time they have ever been made public
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
  • plans
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rosen, Sue
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Scorched earth : Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II, edited by Sue Rosen
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: 1942 Imperilled Australia! -- 1. Total War and Total Citizen Collaboration -- 2. The Scorched Earth Code -- 3. The General Citizen Code -- 4. The General Industry Code -- 5. Jetties and Wharves -- 6. Watercraft -- 7. Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant Supplies -- 8. Motor Transport -- 9. Motor Repair Equipment -- 10. Coal Mines -- 11. Public Utility Services -- 12. Organisation of Scorched Earth Support Squads
Control code
p225977601
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925575149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, charts, plans, facsimiles
Label
Scorched earth : Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II, edited by Sue Rosen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: 1942 Imperilled Australia! -- 1. Total War and Total Citizen Collaboration -- 2. The Scorched Earth Code -- 3. The General Citizen Code -- 4. The General Industry Code -- 5. Jetties and Wharves -- 6. Watercraft -- 7. Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant Supplies -- 8. Motor Transport -- 9. Motor Repair Equipment -- 10. Coal Mines -- 11. Public Utility Services -- 12. Organisation of Scorched Earth Support Squads
Control code
p225977601
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925575149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, charts, plans, facsimiles

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