Peter J. Dean, ed. Australia 1942: In the Shadow of War (Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2013). A collection of essays originating in a Military History and Heritage Victoria conference held in Melbourne earlier this year, which I'm now regretting not having attended. There are contributions on the Australia-Japan relationship before the Second World War (Pam Oliver), the RAAF in 1942 (Mark Johnston), Australian home defence (Albert Palazzo) and the home front (Kate Darian-Smith), the battles at Kokoda and Milne Bay (Karl James), Japan's Australia strategy (Steven Bullard), the air raids on Darwin (Alan Powell) and more.

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