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Operation Jaywick artefacts to be returned to Australia

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  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    "Historical items related to an Allied WWII raid which destroyed seven Japanese ships in Singapore in 1943 will be reunited with the operation's ship in Sydney.
    The artefacts relating to a storied Allied raid on ships in Japanese-occupied Singapore in World War II are set to be reunited with the vessel which helped make it happen.
    As part of Operation Jaywick, Allied forces in September 1943 paddled folding kayaks into Singapore Harbour and severely damaged seven Japanese ships via the use of limpet mines.
    The soldiers had been deployed from a confiscated Japanese fishing boat, the MV Krait, which travelled undercover from Exmouth in Western Australia.
    They all returned safely to Australia and the special operation is considered one of the most daring of the war.
    The operation was so successful that the Japanese never realised how the ships had been sunk, and blamed local saboteurs. However this resulted in the mass torture and execution of European internees from Changi prison and local Chinese and Malay civilians."
    www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9488869/Historical-items-Allied-WWII-raid-reunited-operations-ship-Sydney.html
     
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    Z Force
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Wasn't there a '70s Aussie tv show with the same name/subject?
     
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    The great and still alive Jack Thompson starred in Spy Force...a take off of Z Force.

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    Peter Sumner on the left, Thompson on the right...You might Remember Peter Sumner in the original Star Wars...

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    Actually you might remember Jack Thompson in Star Wars too...He played Annikan's/Darth Vaders step father!

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    Spy Force-that was it!
    Used to be on ITV on a Monday night. Good show.
     
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    The Japanese seemed to think by showing how deadly and cruel they could be that they could terrify others into submission. Look what they did to the Chinese after the Dolittle raid. The Japanese knew the raiders had to have the help of the Chinese to escape and as punishment one city of ten thousand every man woman and child we're killed even the animals. Must have heard of the Huns. Days after the raiders and escape of the raiders 250,000 Chinese we're killed. The commander during the war crimes trial was sentence to life but paroled in54. The Japanese even used biological and warfare chemicals that backlassed causing ten thousand troops to be hospitalized and 1500 dead. Wonder if they sent guys to the SS academy.
     
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    The Japanese made the Nazis look like amateurs...
     
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    Never seen it, never heard of it...must have been a stinker...
     
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    I wonder why, the Germans had the nerve gases already was it the late 1930 ( Sarin, Tabun ) created they never used it. However, the Japanese I think used the biolocigal weapons against the Chinese to see how effective they were. The Germans had no problem using Zyklon B,though.
     
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    First I heard of it was reading an old newspaper where the Chinese ambassador to Australia complained of it. Then I found some modern newspaper (online) where Japanese mentioned it in their diaries. Generally, if a Chinese soldier/guerilla/franc tireur took a shot at the Japanese and the Japanese didn't want to go in to wipe out the village, they just gassed it. They also used gas in Chengdu. Why? Because they knew the Chinese could not retaliate with gas.
     
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