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Newsletter, Commando Association - MV Krait

From the Collection of Rye RSL Sub Branch 5-11 Nelson Street Rye Victoria

Description
The newsletter has a typed story and pictures of members of M and Z Special Force. Krait took a small force on one of its missions and they sank about 38,000 tons of Japanese shipping in Singapore Harbour in 1943. The newsletters front page has pink large writng on a white background. The word Krait and a photo of it on the Brisbane River. The newsletter is 4 pages with a photo of the men on board on page 2. Page 3 has another photo of the Krait. It is on loan from Mr.Jim Muir,
Size
315cmh x 220cmw
Object Registration
4093
Keywords
world war two, pamphlet, short story, mv krait, motor vessel, singapore, singapore harbour, 1943
Historical information
One of the most important and successful attacks on merchant ships inside an enemy harbour during world war two by English and Australian Commandoes or Special Unit Forces, launched from Australia. Nil deaths by the Commandoes were recorded, and 40000 tons of enemy ships were damaged or destroyed.
When Made
After 1966
Made By
Jim Muir (Maker)
Significance
To enlighten RSL Members and the public, the history of the MV Krait and the importance of our Military History.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM