1942 • Guerrillas in Killara

February 1942. Panic. Sydney’s Herald and Telegraph are begging a Labor government to allow a handful of communists to form guerrilla bands armed with petrol bombs and home-made grenades.

The conservative Sun tells its readers to “Smash everything”. The Sydney Telegraph wants a People’s Army, modelled on “the Russian combat group”:

42-02-01 lets have real p army

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph (2 February 1942) explained how to make petrol bombs and home-made grenades. (I have removed some labels from this image.)

More HERE.

 

Author: RED the Book

I have been writing and editing since 1986. My latest book is RED. This site has further information about the people and episodes in the book.

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