The night war came to Sydney Harbour

Now 90, Don Roberts believes he is the only serviceman still alive who was on duty the night Sydney was last attacked. It was a Sunday, May 31, 1942. Australia had been at war for three years, but the Japanese had been ”neutral” until Pearl Harbour five months earlier.  That night they were bringing the war to Sydney Harbour, smuggling three mini-submarines through the Heads in an audacious attack on the US cruiser Chicago. This time, there had been a warning. Unfortunately, it had been ignored.  For full story, including a video interview with Robin Hutcheon, click here.

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