The Mighty Krait

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by Ian McPhedran

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 24/09/2018

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The little boat with a big past: the fight to save one of the most important artefacts of Australian military history.

For many years, thousands of people have walked past an unassuming black timber fishing boat bobbing in the water down at the wharves of Sydney's Darling Harbour. But appearances can be deceptive. This humble little trawler played a key role in one of World War II's most audacious and successful commando raids.

In September 1943, fourteen young Z special operatives sailed the small fishing boat from Australia to Japanese-occupied Singapore.

Battling deadly tides, fierce storms, hostile ships and detection from the air, this little ship and its courageous young crew made it to the heart of the enemy stronghold to make a daring raid that destroyed 30,000 tonnes of enemy shipping. Operation Jaywick still rates as one of the greatest Special Forces operations of all time.

But its story doesn't end there. Neglected and left to rot for years, it has taken a mighty and concerted effort by a dedicated few to save and restore the little ship with a big past and display it as a permanent memorial to Australian Special Forces.

The Mighty Krait is a compelling, uplifting and unforgettable story of Australian military history - and the importance of reminding all Australians of the courage and service of our armed forces.

ISBN:
9781460755648
9781460755648
Category:
Second World War
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
24-09-2018
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
235x154x20mm
Weight:
0.39kg
Ian McPhedran

Ian McPhedran is a Sydney based journalist and the former national defence writer for News Corp.

He has been a journalist all his working life and has covered conflicts in Burma, Somalia, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq.

In 1993 he won a United Nations Association peace media award and in 1999 the Walkley award for best news report for his expose of the navy's Collins class submarine fiasco.

His first book, The Amazing SAS: the inside story of Australia's special forces, is a national best seller. McPhedran lives in Balmain with his wife Verona and daughter Lucy.

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    Army Cadet Grandson was thrilled to receive this book and his father is waiting impatiently for his son to finish reading so that he can read it too.

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    I loved the book ,a lot of un sung heroes out there, I enjoyed the book couldnt put it down