UNDER THE WATER UNDER THE WIRE
and the men who sank the Sydney
This story takes you on a journey, in and around Australia during World War 2. In November 1941, the cruiser HMAS Sydney approached a cargo ship plodding slowly off the coast of Western Australia. Named the Straat Malacca, it was flying a Dutch flag. The Sydney sailed closer to investigate, and within seconds, the Dutch flag was struck and replaced by the war flag of the German Kriegsmarine. Concealed guns appeared and immediately began firing directly at the Sydney. It was the German raider Kormoran. The battle soon had both vessels on fire. Later they sank.
Three reviews on Amazon.
5.0 out of 5 stars. Highly recommended for anyone that likes Australian history.
Wonderful story encompassing the sea battles around the Australian coastline during WW2. It is unusual to read an account from the enemies eyes and it reminds us that so many of the enemy were no different to our own troops, men with families back at home, some who had already lost their families in the war. It was also heartening to be reminded how well we treated POW's on our shores while so many of our own POW's were treated inhumanely. By Jo. 1 November 2015.
5.0 out of 5stars.
If you really want an excellent, comprehensive, scholarly detailed work on what was happening in the waters around Australia during WW2, then you must purchase this book. By owning and reading this book you will get an understanding of what really happened during WW2, not what you've been told in school and history books. Very well written along with some great photos. By Peter Ellis 14 January 2016.
4.0 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed reading this book.
I enjoyed reading this book. It was interesting without being dry. The story came alive by the author giving a voice to the characters from history. I learned about aspects of World War II I hadn't known about. Verified Purchase.
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Constant Reader 27 Willoughby Rd. Crows Nest 2065 phone 9906-4639
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lindfield Bookshop 328 Pacific Hwy. Lindfield 2070 phone 9416-8956
Other bookshops in the North Sydney Area may soon carry copies.
Also on Amazon, Itunes and soon to Booktopia.
. . . It has just been accepted by Brendon Nelson, Director of Australian War Museum in Canberra. It will be
available for researchers in their reading room.
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