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Aug 2020

Identifying Friend or Foe – The Hilfskruezers

Tue 25 Aug, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented by Commodore Bob Trotter OAM RAN Retired To join this Zoom meeting just click on the following link 5 to 10 minutes before the presentation. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82854830442 Meeting ID: 828 5483 0442

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Sep 2020


Tue 15 Sep, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by Karim (Kez) Hasanic. To join this Zoom meeting just click on the following link 5 to 10 minutes before the presentation. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86565070600 Background HMAS AUSTRALIA (I) - THE FORGOTTEN FLAGSHIP On a beautiful sunny day in October 1913 the flagship of our new navy, HMAS Australia, a dreadnought battlecruiser and the most powerful warship in the southern hemisphere led the fleet into Sydney Harbour for the first time. Crowds lined the shores, children were given the day off…

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Nov 2020

The Sydney / Kormoran Battle and Locating the Ships

Tue 24 Nov, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

NHSA Online zoom presentation by Gillian Lewis & Noel Phelan     Overview The 19th November was the 79th anniversary of the battle between HMAS SYDNEY II and HSK KORMORAN a German armed raider. They came within point blank range where whoever fires first accurately will inflict serious damage on the other. The element of surprise is everything here. Both ships sink with 318 survivors from the KORMORAN and no survivors from the 645 men on SYDNEY. Lots of questions…

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Oct 2020

Virtual Tour of the Garden Island Tunnels

Tue 20 Oct, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Background The Garden Island Tunnel Complex is unique. This complex of tunnels and chambers provides evidence of the desperate days of World War II. Just four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941, tunneling commenced to provide Air Raid Protection for the skilled workers on the Garden Island Naval Base. Designed initially to protect 1,400 men standing up, it was expanded to accommodate 2,500 men. The subsequent surrender of Singapore, bombing of Darwin, attack on Sydney…

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