A Very Rude Awakening: The night the Japanese midget subs by Peter Grose

By Peter Grose

In could of 1942, the struggle appeared very far-off to so much Sydneysiders - until eventually the evening the 3 eastern midget submarines crept into the harbour and prompted an unforgettable evening of mayhem, excessive farce, chaos and braveness. A ground-breaking new examine some of the most remarkable tales of Australia at battle.

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During the early years of the war in the desert this type of reconnaissance vehicle was the only one available to the british in sufficient numbers. the vehicle proved to be very reliable over the hostile terrain encountered in north africa, although it was considered to be under-armed with a boys anti-tank rifle and a bren gun as its only offensive weapons. com 49 XXXX Panzergruppe Afrika AXIS FORMATIONS ROMMEL A B C D E 90. leichte-Division 15. Panzer-Division 21. Panzer-Division 25a Divisione ‘Bologna’ 132a Divisione Corazzata ‘Ariete’ TOBRUK TOBRUK FORTRESS PERIMETER 9 XXX DAK CRÜWELL XXX 8 9 EL ADEM D 10 4 EL DUDA XXI NAVARRINI VIA BALBIA 15 1 14 XXX BELHAMED A SIDI REZEGH 2 B C XX 1 GAMBARA 13 1 BIR EL GUBI B 11 E C 7 16 17 B 5 TRIGH EL ABD 4 3 12 6 3 EVENTS 5 GABR SALEH 8 B 1 Morning, 20 November: The 7th Support Group moves up to the Sidi Rezegh area to support the 7th Armoured Brigade, which had arrived the previous day.

Again the action was quickly obscured by smoke and dust as the two sides became locked in combat. Tanks were pitted against tanks and guns, and the losses on both sides once again began to mount. In the centre, the guns of the 7th Support Group gave sterling service to the tanks. Again and again they were charged down by enemy Panzers whilst their crews struck steadfastly to their task. Confusion reigned as British tanks withdrew, regrouped and came at the Germans. Some control was exercised in person by the Support Group’s commander, Brig.

Panzer-Division stopped to refuel and to rejoin Kampfgruppe Stephan. The 15. Panzer-Division was ordered to wheel southwards and continue towards Gabr Saleh, with the 21. com 43 brigadier arthur Willison, Commander 32nd army tank brigade, briefs tank crews on how he plans to execute the armoured thrust during the breakout battle from tobruk. the brigadier uses a sand table to show the terrain over which they will fight and indicates the expected axis positions that will have to be captured. (IWM, e6850) the night.

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