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Sue Rosen - Scorched Earth

Event Information

  • 6 Jul 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: Free

Sue Rosen - Scorched Earth

In 1942, the government developed secret plans outlining ‘Scorched Earth’ preparations for the event of a Japanese invasion of Australia.

The goal was to prevent the Japanese seizing resources for their war machine as they landed, capturing Australian as slaves as they had done in Malaysia and elsewhere in Asia.

Only a few copies of these plans were ever produced. Historians have been searching for them for decades until heritage consultant and author Sue Rosen came across them unexpectedly in government archives last year.

Join Sue Rosen for the fascinating story of her discovery of these top secret government documents containing phrases  such as “Total War” and “Battle Stations for All”, and the extraordinarily comprehensive plan to thwart Japanese troops.

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