By Tom Frame
On 19 November 1941, the delight of the Australian military, 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 in charge of negligence by way of permitting his send to manoeuvre inside of diversity of Kormoran’s weapons? Did the Germans feign quit sooner than firing a torpedo on the Sydney as she ready to despatch a boarding occasion?
This up-to-date variation covers the new discovery of the ruin – 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 finished and compelling account of the lack of HMAS Sydney up to now. His decisions are reasonable and his conclusions reasoned. for those who in simple terms learn one booklet in this tragic occasion in Australian naval background, and wish the entire proof and theories provided in a balanced means, Tom Frame’s ebook is for you’ - Vice Admiral Russ Shalders AO CSC RANR leader of military, 2005-08.