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Secret Side of Hervey Bay from World War II

Secret Side of Hervey Bay from World War II

Hervey Bay in Queensland has a secret side from WorldWar II that was the topic of a recent show on the Channel Seven’s Queensland Weekender programme.   Australian Bunker and Military Museum is proud to have contributed to the programme ...

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The Secret Guerrilla Army

The Secret Guerrilla Army

Research suggests that the rumoured invasion caches were not for the use of regular troops. The rationale for this statement is that even highly classified wartime documents which describe defence schemes for the various Line of Communications Areas, contain no ...

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The Japanese Invasion Threat

The Japanese Invasion Threat

Japanese intentions to invade mainland Australia during World War Two have long been the subject of passionate debate amongst historians worldwide. Some scholars are convinced that the Japanese had made solid preparations to invade mainland Australia but their plans were thwarted ...

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Z-Force War Crimes Account – AG Weynton

Z-Force War Crimes Account – AG Weynton

AUSTRALIAN WAR CRIMES BOARD OF INQUIRY VX28397 LIEUT ALEXANDER GORDON WEYNTON, sworn and further examined: I have already given evidence before Mr Justice Mansfield. I have read the transcript of that evidence, and except for some minor alterations and additions ...

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Castle Hill

Castle Hill

Castle Hill first came to our attention in early 1995. Information came from a former Allied Intelligence Officer during WW2. He said there were a number of entries on Castle Hill. An ex-serving member from 11 Stores Group mentioned he ...

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Z’s courage not forgotten

Z’s courage not forgotten

ON March 25, 1945, eight British and Australian men parachuted into the Kelabit Highlands to begin an onslaught against the Japanese army occupying Borneo. Led by Major Tom Harrisson, they were members of the voluntary Z Special Unit participating in ...

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Operation Rimau (What went wrong) Pt2

Operation Rimau (What went wrong) Pt2

AFTER JAPANESE ATTACK – MERAPAS ISLAND 31. Saturday, 4 November, 1944 – The surviving party Included the Merapas members and the Kasoe escape party, namely: Cameron, Carey, Craft, Falls, Fletcher, Gooley, Hardy, Huston, Ingleton, Marsh, Pace, Page, Reymond, Rigg, Sargent, ...

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Operation Rimau (What went wrong) Pt3

Operation Rimau (What went wrong) Pt3

SCREH AND TAPAI 83. LTCOL Lyon, LCDR Davidson, LT Ross, CPL Campbell – Furuta the Japanese interpreter was interrogated by ‘E’ Group South on 21 October, 1945. He confirmed the death of four white Servicemen on the Islands of Soreh ...

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Operation Rimau (What went wrong) Pt1

Operation Rimau (What went wrong) Pt1

The following is a report regarding “Operation Rimau” and the subsequent events after the operation. We have tried to present this report as authentically as possible & thus have used the same layout, terms & grammar as the original report ...

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The awkward truth about Mt Louisa. Part 5

The awkward truth about Mt Louisa. Part 5

The Mt Louisa bunker first came to our attention in 1994, via the way of several ex-servicemen, who said they had either worked in or knew of it. Aerial photography from archives was not of great significance. A chance sighting ...

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