Now available as a screenplay for a 10 part Television mini-series
After the bombing of Darwin, Townsville and the submarine attack in Sydney, the Australian government became concerned with the possibility of the civilian population abandoning the coastal cities of Brisbane, Rockhampton, and Townsville and the coastal cities of New South Wales.
It was obvious, although the invasion of these cities by the Japanese would be remote it was decided a specialist public relations unit create reassurance movies and newspaper articles that would be charged with showing the civilian population the defences that were in place would, therefore, make any intended invasion difficult if not impossible.
This is a story showing the development of the unit, along with the romances and intrigues that developed.
Young men and young women, with developing a passion for each other and then their horror at the sinking of a hospital ship shortly after their joy of an intimate moment.
A loved one goes, missing in action and the surprising events that followed.
Being a civilian group reporting to the head of the defence ministry and so could not be hindered by the military in their tasks and they were relied on not to expose any details that may give the enemy intelligence.
Even more surprising, would be the developments occurring in Hollywood, Canberra North Queensland, and the war-torn South East Asia.
Although this story takes place during World War 2 and is about a paramilitary unit, it is not a war story. Romances are featured, and yet it is not a romantic book as such.
The Ministry Communications Unit is the story of the men and woman involved and their interaction with each other.
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