Found

 

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FOUND

Where bound?

Show your secret signal!

Turn around!

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Sixty-five years, later they find,

HMAS Sydney shipwrecked, from back in that time;

November 1941…

“645” MEN

Had tragically lost their lives.

 

Exchanges of fire with Kormoran: a warship attack

Where, clearly, no correct signals were given at that…

 

With sympathy and all due respects, back in World War II

Deeply regretting, that we never knew

 

That once they were all lost

But now they are Found

 

Each brave man, has been taken into a count.

On this hauntingly, isolated and lonely, cliff path.

 

A reminder memorial of exchange of fire

 

The fight, the torpedoes, the blast

Full steam ahead, plummeting, sinking fast…

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So sombrely, silently, acknowledging, remembering heroic men,

Here, I then took my pen…

 

No,

 

It’s not always fun and happy tales, when roaming new roads

Memories of times gone past will always unfold.

Where the desert meets the sea,

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Sombrely

 

Laid to rest…

 

To each of our valiant Men,

God Bless

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Victoria Healing ~ 26.9.2018

Lost is Found

"On 19 November 1941, a battle occurred between the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney and the German raider, the 
auxiliary cruiser HSK Kormoran. Based on the accounts of 
German survivors, Sydney closed to identify and was mortally
 damaged by hits from gunfire and a torpedo. 
Both ships sank, 80 perishing in Kormoran.

While there were NO SURVIVORS from SYDNEY’s complement
 of “645”

The absence of Australian survivors left many questions on the precise circumstances of the loss, which continues to arouse controversy" —

 

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HMAS Sydney II – Found. The wreck of the HMAS Sydney (II) was found by the Finding Sydney Foundation on 16th March 2008 approximately 207km (128 miles) from the west coast (Steep Point) of Western Australia at a depth of approximately 2,468 metres.

Relatives react

Royce Laycock was son of an engine stoker who worked on the ship and was only four when his father died. “It’s good news to know that they’ve found the ship, because you really didn’t realise or know what happened,” he said.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2008-03-17/wreck-of-hmas-sydney-found/1074222

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h61lu_dMYzM

quobba station best beach.jpgTo be continued>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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