Australia: The Bombing of Darwin
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The Japanese conduct a surprise aerial attack on Darwin harbor in Australia. Despite the Australian people's efforts to defend themselves, they suffer heavy losses, as Darwin is lightly defended.

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  1. How effective does the Japanese attack on Darwin seem?
  2. What does this tell us about the Allies preparation and anticipation for this attack?
  3. What effects do you think this attack will have?

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