New historic newspaper article – The invasion of Christmas Island

Christmas Island is the only Australian territory to have been invaded by the Japanese during World War 2 (though it wasn’t an Australian territory at the time). What makes this newspaper article so interesting is that it is told in the words of a Japanese war correspondent of the naval press section who was there during the invasion.

The sight of the white flag thrilled our troops who saw through their binoculars that the flag was flying from the top of the piers and buildings.

Read the newspaper article here.

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