Thursday 17 November 2016
This is your first look at the story of how Nazi ‘pirates’ brought WWII to our doorstep – attacking our harbours and sinking unsuspecting merchant ships, while masquerading as harmless freighters.
Terrorising the South Seas, they slipped breathtakingly close to shore, mining the approaches to our major ports and shutting down shipping lanes while the Australian Navy hunted them across the Tasman Sea, Bass Strait and the Great Australian Bight. They sank or captured 62 ships in a forgotten naval war now told in its entirety for the first time.
False Flags is also the story of the Allied sailors who encountered these raiders and fought suicidal battles against a superior foe as well as men, women and children who endured captivity on board the raiders as prisoners of the Third Reich.
Author Stephen Robinson is an officer in the Australian Army Reserve who has also taught at the Royal Military College. He studied Asian history and politics before working at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, researching British atomic weapons tests. Learn more.
Stephen will be available after the talk to sign your book purchases.
Includes: Afternoon tea.
Enquiries: phone +61 2 9298 3646 or email email@example.com.
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