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Viewing Entry - Turning point (E15498)
by Veitch, Michael.

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Playing time for epub/audio formats : 8 hours 45 minutes


TitleTurning point : the battle for Milne Bay 1942 - Japan's first land defeat in World War Two
Author / Responsible partyVeitch, Michael.
GenreHistory, War stories.
TopicsHistory, War stories. Australia. -- Australian Army -- History -- World War, 1939-1945. World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Papua New Guinea -- Milne Bay. Pacific Ocean -- Milne Bay.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


September 1942 marked the high-point of Axis conquest in World War II. In the Pacific, Japan's soldiers had seemed unstoppable. However, the tide was about to turn. On Sunday, 6 September 1942, Japanese land forces suffered their first conclusive defeat at the hands of the Allies. At Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea, a predominantly Australian force - including 75 Squadron (fresh from their action in 44 Days) - fought for two weeks to successfully defend a vital airstrip against a determined Japanese invasion. The victorious Australian army units were crucially supported by two locally-based squadrons of RAAF Kittyhawks. The Battle for Milne Bay and victory for the Allies was a significant turning point in the Pacific War, but while it received worldwide publicity at the time, it has since been largely forgotten. It deserves to be remembered.

Additional Information

System control numberE15498
Original Print PublisherSydney, Australia : Hachette Australia, 2019.
Narrator NameMichael Veitch.
Participant or performer noteMichael Veitch.
Narrators GenderMale narrator