World War II at home (19391945)
Once again, dozens of men from the Douglas region, and 11 women, signed up with the armed forces during World War Two.
While the soldiers saw duty in Europe, North Africa and Asia, the war had an impact much closer to home as well.
Carmela Zulla of Miallo was the only Australian to be injured by enemy fire in eastern Australia when a stray bomb landed on a cane paddock on 31 August 1942.
The whole district became part of the war efforts, building air raid shelters, practicing marine assaults and joining groups such as Coastwatchers, the Voluntary Defence Corps and Voluntary Air Observation Corps.