World Battlefronts: Toward Australia

At tiny Broome (pop. 750) in western Australia, there is a Japanese cemetery. In it rest Japanese divers who went to Australia's pearling grounds, dove to depths no white man would attempt, and died at their labors. Australians knew that Japanese divers, shore laborers and fishermen for years had done other chores as well: they had minutely mapped the northern coasts, sent back home better charts than any in Sydney or Melbourne.

Last week Japanese Zero fighters roared over the graves at Broome. Machine guns and aircraft cannon peppered the town and its airdrome, while 650 miles around the curve of the...

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