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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
Title variation
Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II
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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
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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
Note
  • Originally published in standard format by: Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2017
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • 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
p225995833
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xxvi, 341 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525249983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimilies, maps
Physical substance
large print (16 point)
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Scorched earth : Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II, edited by Sue Rosen
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in standard format by: Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2017
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • 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
p225995833
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xxvi, 341 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525249983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimilies, maps
Physical substance
large print (16 point)
Specific material designation
large print

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