In many ways, the Australian civilian experience of the war mirrored that of the British. As the British fought the Germans in Europe, the Australians fought the Japanese in the Pacific. As the Germans bombed civilian targets in London and other major British cities, the Japanese bombed Darwin and other cities on the north coast of Australia. Though air raids on Australian cities were less intense than the Blitz, between February 1942 and November 1943, Darwin alone was bombed sixty-four times. And just as Australians feared a Japanese invasion, Britons feared a Nazi one. Neither invasion ever happened.