Queen Street, during an air raid test alarm, Brisbane, 1942 ...Brisbane could never claim to be a metropolis. One of the biggest problems for out-of-towners, including Australians from other States, was actually finding the city centre... John Oxley Library, State Library of QLD Neg: 99716

Queen Street, during an air raid test alarm, Brisbane, 1942 .Brisbane could…

[Military marches through Brisbane streets] [picture] , State Library of Victoria

[Military marches through Brisbane streets] [picture] , State Library of Victoria

Australian Air Raid instructions

"The Enemy's purpose is to cause panic" -- Australian Air Raid precautions poster.

Australian Hotel, corner of Queen St and Albert St, Brisbane, 1942 - Photograph taken outside the Australian Hotel during World War II. You can see servicemen outside the hotel crossing the street.

Australian Hotel, corner of Queen St and Albert St, Brisbane, 1942 - Photograph taken outside the Australian Hotel during World War II. You can see servicemen outside the hotel crossing the street.

[Pill box shelters being built during World War II, in Elizabeth Street, Brisbane] [picture] , State Library of Victoria

[Pill box shelters being built during World War II, in Elizabeth Street, Brisbane] [picture] , State Library of Victoria

Picture of / about 'Brisbane' Queensland - Electric trams travelling along Queen Street from the Victoria Bridge, Brisbane, 1939

Picture of / about 'Brisbane' Queensland - Electric trams travelling along Queen Street from the Victoria Bridge, Brisbane, 1939

Arrival of US servicemen, Brisbane, 1941.

Arrival of US servicemen, Brisbane,

Arrival of US servicemen, Brisbane, 1941.

Arrival of US servicemen, Brisbane,

Elizabeth Street Air Raid Shelters, 1942.

Air raid shelters on Elizabeth St,Brisbane in Queensland.

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