Battles for the Coral Sea

Reprinted from Chapter 17  from ‘Japan to the Rescue, Australian Security around the Indonesian Archipelago during the American Century’ Heinemann, 1991, pp. 285-94.

by Humphrey McQueen

[Editor’s note:

My partner’s uncle Ellis, not long deceased, told us that he (as a boy) could remember sitting on the back steps of his family home in Camp Hill, Brisbane looking out towards Old Cleveland Road during the battle of the Coral Sea.Go to Article