BATTLE OF AUSTRALIA: Edges of a Battle?

The battle of Australia had patently entered a new phase. Australia itself now waved no flags, hung up no bunting for the victory in the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Australia now understood that it was only the first phase of the Jap's attempt to extend to the south and that he would try again, stronger than before.

Into Sydney and other ports came grim human mementos of the fight already fought. The survivors came back unannounced ; Sydney did not know they were there until three battle-worn U.S. sailor-men turned up at...

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