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Darwin's Submarine I-124
Author: Dr Tom Lewis

ISBN: 9780957735194
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1 July 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 17.5
Description:
The first attacks on Australia by the Japanese were made by four submarines of the Sixth Submarine Squadron of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Together, these 80-man boats laid mines, and then waited in their killing zones for targets to torpedo.

On 20 January 1942, it all went horribly wrong. Sunk with all hands, the submarine I-124 remains outside Darwin today, testimony to bravery but also to folly.

Avonmore Books' new edition of a 1990s work features new and improved graphics; a host of photographs, and the complete story of the submarine action, and events through the decades beyond - for the sunken vessel did not lie easy. Code seekers; treasure hunters; and potential salvors eventually led to the formation of the Historic Shipwrecks Act.

About the Author

Dr Tom Lewis OAM is the award-winning author of several history books describing World War II in northern Australia. His best-selling A War at Home, detailing the attacks on Darwin by the air armada of February 1942, is now in its 4th edition. Seeing combat depl...

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