A snapshot of life in Australia during the war. Young women fall in love with the virile young men in a story about a country under threat.
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 to 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 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 in the war torn South East Asia.
This as a story about
• Personal Sacrifice
You will be delighted to read
“The Ministry Communication Unit,”
“Reality or fiction?”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Mariuca Asavoaie
Gordon Smith has a way to keep you engaged to the book. His style and the story are as close to perfection as possible, just because of the reality that strikes you, the reader. A piece of what could be considered Australian history, but seems to be fiction, “The Ministry Communications Unit: It didn’t happen, but it could have!” has it all: drama, romance, fiction, adventure, glory, and the list can go on, depending on what you can extract from it. It keeps you on the edge, wanting more.
I don’t usually enjoy the war movies and books, but this one raised my interest. Written in an accessible style, with great characters and some engaging stories, this book managed to keep me reading it until the end, without wanting for it to end rapidly. I was afraid of the fact that it’s a war book, but nothing shocking here; the style in which all the story is presented, makes the book readable by almost anyone.
About the Author
Gordon spent most of his life in sales, public transport and Traffic Management.
He managed traffic movements through and around major road work sites throughout Queensland. His last project was as Traffic Project Manager on the construction of the Gold Coast Light Rail throughout the City of Gold Coast.
After retiring to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in 2014, He took in interest in researching my family. He discovered links back to the 1400’s and even a distant link to the Royal Family of United Kingdom.
During his research he discovered he had 6 relatives who fought in the Great War. He was familiar, with his relatives in the 2nd World War, but knew nothing about the men in his family who had fought in the Great War.
This research led him to write his first book “A Family That Went to War”
After he published the book he realised that this was not enough, so he settled down and commenced writing “An Australian Story – The saga of an Australian Family over two centuries”
In this he has included the stories of Australia’s early settlement and of the events that made Australia and makings of a family.
When the book sat on top of the Amazon.com bestselling list for Kindle history of Australia and Oceania he felt that he was achieving his goals. An Australian Story remained on top of the list for 10 days.
He was amazed that he could write three books in less than 12 months particularly as only recently he discovered that he had mild dyslexia all his life.
His new book “The Ministry Communications Unit” is pure fiction based on a fictitious movie company set up by the Government during World War 2. He based a lot of this story around the locations that surround Caloundra.
Gordon is confident that he will write a lot more novels with his next novel well under way.