80 years after ‘Australia’s Pearl Harbor,’ tensions with China are raising fears of another attack Down Under – Business Insider February 15, 2022

I saw this recently on Business Insider – 80 years after ‘Australia’s Pearl Harbor,’ tensions with China are raising fears of another attack Down Under: https://www.businessinsider.com/tensions-with-china-raise-fears-of-another-darwin-australia-attack-2022-2. Longer article.

Benjamin Brimelow February 15, 2022

Just before 10 a.m. on February 19, 1942, 188 planes from Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carriers arrived over Darwin, Australia, and attacked the city and its port. They were followed about an hour later by a second wave of 54 land-based bombers.

It was the largest attack on Australia ever by a foreign power and the first of what would be more than 100 Japanese air raids on mainland Australia by war’s end.

Eighty years later, it is remembered as a sobering moment in Australian history, both because of the damage to Darwin and the effect it had on the early war effort.

Today, amid rising tensions with China and as China’s military increases its capabilities and reach, the attack is a reminder of Australia’s vulnerabilities.

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