Do you know that today is the 70th Anniversary of Japan's Bombing of Darwin.
I don't know too much about it as we werent' taught about it in school but I have been watching Sunrise and various other sources to find out more.I think I will even get a book on the subject just to be more informed of our history.
243 people were killed and a further 300 -400 were injured.
188 Japanese aircraft attacked Darwin. Actually they were on their way to bomb Timor and Java but change tatics to bomb Australia to damage our morale.
The Japenese lost 10 planes.
Our Government has kept this quiet from the rest of Australia to avoid panic,
Here are couple of photos of Darwin showing the destruction that was caused.
Why am I blogging about this as it really is a different post to what I usually do --but I just wanted to pay my respect for the soilders and civilian's who died on this day in 1942.