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Darwin Spitfires the Real Battle for Australia by Anthony Cooper
  

Darwin Spitfires the Real Battle for Australia

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Darwin Spitfires the Real Battle for Australia by Anthony Cooper

In 1943, a small band of inexperienced Australian and British fighter pilots fought an ongoing air battle in defense of north-western Australia, flying against a formidably skilled and proficient opponent. The air raids on Darwin during 1942-43 constituted the only sustained and intensive direct assault on Australian mainland territory in the whole of World War Two and yet, surprisingly, most Australians have no idea that it ever happened. Following the RAAF's No 1 Fighter Wing, Darwin Spitfires tells this little-known story, and in so doing, recovers this important aspect of Australian history.

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Publication date

1st June 2011

Author

Anthony Cooper

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Publisher

UNSW Press

Format

Paperback
548 pages

Categories

Second World War
Air forces & warfare

ISBN

9781742232270

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