Darwin's Submarine I-124: The Story of a Covert Japanese Squadron Waging a Secret Underwater War Against Northern Australia
The Fifth Army In March 1918
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Autor: Tom Lewis
Data publikacji: 2012-01
Wydawca: Avonmore Books
Wymiary: 25 x 17.5 centimetres
Liczba stron: 192
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The Story of a Covert Japanese Squadron Waging a Secret Underwater War Against Northern Australia. The first attacks on Australia by the Japanese were made by 4 submarines of the Sixth Submarine Squadron of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Together, these 80-man boats laid mines, and then waited in their killing zones for targets to torpedo. On 20 January 1942, it all went horribly wrong. Sunk with all hands, the submarine I-124 remains outside Darwin today, testimony to bravery but also to folly. New edition of a 1990s work featuring new and improved graphics; a host of photographs, and the complete story of the submarine action, and events through the decades beyond - for the sunken vessel did not lie easy. Illustrated with 103 photos and color illustrations. 192 pages.
For anyone interesed in Australia's military history, this is a great little book. Easy to read and well presented. I-124 was the only full size submarine sunk in Australian waters during WWII. One of the most important questions is put to bed by Dr Lewis: which ship was responsible for its destruction. Past history has avoided the issue to the extent that four ships were credited with the kill. Having read the story, I now have no doubt that the little corvette, HMAS Deloraine is solely entitled to this distinction.