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Second fire engine required, 1942

Copy of a letter from John Dedman, Prime Minister's Dept to Premier of NSW, 23 Jan 1942, asking for a second fire engine to be supplied for Darwin. The letter reflects the growing concern of the Japanese push into the Pacific region following the bombing of Pearl Harbour in December 1941. Singapore was to fall to the Japanese on 15 February 1942. Dedman foreshadows what was to happen the next month when he writes "Darwin is in danger of an attack from the air." NRS 476 [20/14783, file 599 Darwin]
Second fire engine required, 1942
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