An online exhibition delving into the events and impact of the Pacific War on the battlefront and at home, 75 years after they occurred.

Australian, Japanese and U.S. perspectives highlight the immense impact of the war on everyone it touched.

 Stories

Guardians of Sundra Strait: The world war II loss of HMAS Perth and USS Houston

Guardians of Sunda Strait

28 February 1942

The night of Feb 28, 1942 saw the HMAS Perth and USS Houston face off against a large portion of the Imperial Japanese. This is their story of facing overwhelming odds, and the battle's aftermath.

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Battle of the Coral Sea

Battle of the Coral Sea

4-8 May 1942

Three navies, four aircraft carriers, 255 aircraft and 76 ships in a four-day battle that changed naval warfare forever. Eight ships sunk, 161 aircraft destroyed and 1622 men killed.

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Bombing of Darwin

Bombing of Darwin

9 December 1941

The Bombing of Darwin was the first attack by Japanese forces on the Australian mainland after Australia had officially declared war on Japan on the 9th December 1941.

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Pearl Harbour

Pearl Harbor Remembered

7 December 1941

I grew up hearing my dad’s tales of the Second World War, the good and the bad. One of my joys was him tucking me into bed of a night, Navy fashion; nice and tight.

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