Writers at Stanton - Sue Rosen

14-Jun-2017 • 1pm

Scorched Earth - Australia's secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War 2

Hidden for 75 years, the top-secret government documents outlining preparations for a Japanese invasion of Australia in 1942 have finally been discovered. 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.

Now available for all to see Scorched Earth includes an introduction explaining the situation in 1942 and is illustrated with photos and posters from the period. Altogether they reveal an extraordinarily comprehensive plan to thwart Japanese troops, and a population that would go to great lengths to avoid being enslaved.