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Naval gazing

What’s on Labor’s defence shopping list?

24 February 2024

9:00 AM

24 February 2024

9:00 AM

Once again Australia prepares for war, this time with a new class of warship, called light frigates or corvettes. They have just been announced by the federal government. 84 years ago a class of corvettes was announced by the government – it’s corvette time again, or should we call it, playing catch-up with Defence.

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Dr Tom Lewis is a military historian whose latest work The Sinking of HMAS Sydney studies living, fighting and dying aboard WWII cruisers. His book Eagles over Darwin looks at the US air defence of northern Australia in the dark days of 1942.

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