Monday, 10 May 2010

A Quick History Lesson

I took my History of the British Empire FINAL EXAM today! I loved this class. There is one thing from this class that I will always remember:

During WW2, not long after Pearl Harbor,  Japan tried to invade Austalia in the Battle of the Coral Sea. The United States sent what ships they had available to help blunt the attack. Australia's national language is not Japanese, so we can deduce the results....but Japan was trying pretty hard to make it that way. In fact, the Japanese govenment  paid their troops in Japanese currency only redeemable in  the "Japanese province of Australia". What a motivator!

Not only for the Japanese. When the American troops found the currecny they passed the bills out to Australian soldiers.

3 comments:

  1. Found you on 20sb.

    Love your blog. I'll follow you if you follow me.

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  2. Hi, dropping in from 20sb. I'm a fellow wedding planner/baking lover and I was always Queen Elizabeth (or Queen Victoria) in that name game where you have a famous name pinned to your back and you can only ask yes/no questions to other people and you have to find out who you are. (Phew, run on there a bit!)
    Anyways, just wanted to say I'm following your blog. See you around!

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  3. I love that game! Thanks for following!

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