National Geographic : 1942 Jul
Life in Dauntless Darwin Self-service Is the Rule Today in Darwin's Once Cosmopolitan Hotel In the doorway stand refugees from Malaya, Netherlands Indies, and Singapore. A week after this photo graph was made, they had fled southward, and with them went most of Darwin's civilian population. Australian and American Fighting Men Take Over Darwin's Main Street Here, from left to right, an Australian seaman and soldier, then a U. S. sailor, another Digger, and an Aussie tar spreadeagle the sidewalk. All are eager for action. When Darwin's first air-raid alarm sounded, the military population of the town joyfully rushed to battle stations. "It's about time something happened to this place," the author heard one big, tin-helmeted fellow grunt (page 124).