Report on the loss of HMAS Sydney II

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Re: Report on the loss of HMAS Sydney II

Post by askropp » 30 Mar 2022 22:07

It had escaped my attention until last week that the "unknown sailor from Christmas Island" has recently been identified. The Australian government used the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the battle to announce his name:

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/min ... r-80-years
https://www.navy.gov.au/biography/able- ... lsby-clark

This event inspired me to read the Cole report again after all those years since its publication. I am still very impressed by Judge Cole and the professionalism with which he and his team pieced the facts together and even took the time to refute myriads of silly conspiracy theories.
There are times in history when staying neutral means taking sides.

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