Sunday, 25 October 2009

Attack on Melbourne

Interesting details of a colonial harbour defense plan (minus the aerostats and aquanefs of course!)

http://www.awm.gov.au/journal/j35/kitson.asp

1 comment:

SteelonSand said...

Some valuable and fascinating insights there, Tas, many thanks for 'detecting' the article!

Excellent information, touching on all sorts of issues; multi-layered defence, submarine minefields, capabilities of cruisers and commerce raiders, even the amazing fact that Britain at one point might have been at war with Russia and/or France for five days before you Australasians even found out!
Mind you, given the carefully laid defence plans, I'm sure you would have given the Tsar a bloody nose....
Plenty of inspiration for 'what-if' scenarios.

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