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Beacon 4th December 2012

The Gellibabies were treated to a history lesson this week courtesy of historian Rod Noonan following his trip to Darwin to attend the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin in February 1942.  We all learned a lot about how inadequately equipped our forces were both before the after the bombing and how panic set in with people fleeing which ever way they could.  Shrouded in secrecy for many years the happenings up the ‘Top End’ are a stark reminder of how the support for the war in Europe made Australia vulnerable to the Asian theatre of war by failing to recognise the need for protection at home.

To read the full Beacon click here Beacon Volume 27 Bulletin No 23

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