The Battle of the Coral Sea. Burnside Library.

The Battle in the Coral Sea with Lieutenant Ron Read

The Battle in the Coral Sea was fought between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Navy’s of the United States and Australia in the Coral Sea (approximately 400 miles ENE of Townsville) between the 4 – 8 May, 1942.

Hear from Lieutenant Ron Read RAN (Rtd), an expert on this subject, who will discuss what led to this action, how the ‘engagements’ occured, the collateral damage sustained and the resulting outcomes for Australia, the USA and for Japan.

Presented by Burnside Library