A Battle in Australian Waters: The Story of Lieutenant Bruce Harvey DSC, RAN
A story involving the corvette HMAS 'Deloraine' and Lieutenant Bruce Harvey, RAN, the ship’s anti-submarine equipment operator. Harvey’s skill with the revolutionary new equipment gave 'Deloraine' the upper hand in a naval battle unique to Australian waters.

On this day

On this day
30 January

1942 — Japanese troops attacked AMBON, Netherlands East Indies, (Indonesia). Australian troops of “Gull Force” and about 2,600 NEI soldiers tried to defend the island but were defeated

1951 — Women’s Royal Australian Air Force formed

1968 — The TET OFFENSIVE began in Vietnam. A series of co-ordinated attacks by communist forces were defeated but the Offensive proved to be a propaganda  victory for the communists, accelerating the American public’s growing opposition to the war. Australian troops of 2nd, 3rd, and 7th Battalions, Royal Australian Regiment were involved in the Offensive