Australian people realised that the war had come to Australia. Before this, the war was in a far away place and didn't really effect the way they lived their daily lives.
The most haunted place in Australia is Darwin, northern territory because of the bombing of Darwin
The Bombing of Darwin changed the relationship between Britain and Australia in 1942. The British refused to send the Aussie troops back to Australia to help defend the country from the Japanese attacks.
The bombing of Darwin pulled Australia into the war against Japan. Australia was totally unprepared for this attack. This bushed the country into a wartime economy which is actually advantageous for growth.
Singapore did not play a part in the Bombing of Darwin, which was carried out by Japan against Australia in 1942. Singapore's connection would be that the country fell to Japan just days before the bombing.
Bombing of Darwin happened on 1942-02-19.
They Did not have much choice, since it was the Australians being bombed by the Japanese.
Australia developed a defensive strategy of abandoning the North and defending the 'Brisbane Line'.
its was Darwin okay stuppid person asked this question how dumb could u be!! Japan did not invade any part of Australia. There was a bombing raid on Darwin.
The Japenese bombed Darwin at 9.58 in the morning which got Australia and Japan involved. They were trying to take out the forces of Darwin because they wanted to take over Indonesia and Darwin was defending themAustralia, Indonesia, and Japan
Because the government didn't want to have an Australian wide worry.
The Japanese bombed Darwin in Australia on February 19, 1942. A total of 242 Japanese aircraft took part in the attack, bombing ships in Darwin's harbor.
The Darwin Bombing happened on February 19, 1942. Japan bombed ships in Australia's Darwin Harbor in order to prevent the Allies from using them against them.
Depends which bombing of Darwin you are referring to since Darwin was bombed 64 times during WW2. However, if you mean the first attack on Darwin then it occurred on the 19th of February 1942.
No. However, Japan did make numerous bombing runs across Australia during World War II. The most well-known of these were the bombing attacks on Darwin, but other centres such as Broome and even Townsville were also bombed.
10 million dollars was spent on defence on Darwin
Australia saved itself. Australia had seven army divisions defending the country. Japan could not moster even a full division when it moved down the Kokoda Track.
On 19 Feb 1942, there were two wartime bombing raids by 99 Japanese bombers & fighters on Darwin (NT) Australia,s harbour
Australia's National Security was greatly threatened, especially with the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese. A story that a lot of people don't know about, is that after the bombing of Darwin, a Japanese plane came down the east coast of Australia, and circled over Melbourne for hours and hours doing reconnaissance work for the Japanese.
The bulk of the bombing of Australia in WW2 occurred in Darwin over an 18 month period by the same Japanese forces that bombed bombed Pearl Harbour just a month prior. The estimate of bombing raids is roughly 550, and for a far more (sad) and explicit rendition of wartime records, can I refer to the book; "Timothy Hall, Darwin 1942, Australia Darkest Hour, Methuen Australia, 1980".The Japanese had hopeless intelligence on Darwin at the time, and did not know that 95% of all the conscripted defence people had literally fled Darwin in the first week.The Pearl Harbour story was turned into a film, but the the bombing story in Darwin in 1941 even nowadays is nothing short of the most amazing war story I've ever read or seen.
Australians were targets.
There is no argument - it happened.