By Tom Frame
On 19 November 1941, the satisfaction of the Australian army, the sunshine cruiser Sydney, fought a close-quarters conflict with the German armed raider HSK Kormoran off Carnarvon at the West Australian coast. either ships sank – and never one of many 645 males on board the Sydney survived.
Was Sydney’s captain to blame of negligence by means of permitting his send to manoeuvre inside variety of Kormoran’s weapons? Did the Germans feign quit sooner than firing a torpedo on the Sydney as she ready to despatch a boarding social gathering?
This up-to-date variation covers the hot discovery of the spoil – with the sunshine this sheds at the occasions of that day sixty seven years in the past, and the closure it has delivered to such a lot of grieving households.
‘Tom body has produced the main entire and compelling account of the lack of HMAS Sydney thus far. His decisions are reasonable and his conclusions reasoned. in the event you in simple terms learn one publication in this tragic occasion in Australian naval heritage, and wish the entire proof and theories awarded in a balanced manner, Tom Frame’s publication is for you’ - Vice Admiral Russ Shalders AO CSC RANR leader of army, 2005-08.
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