By Peter Grose
In might of 1942, the warfare appeared very distant to so much Sydneysiders - until eventually the evening the 3 eastern midget submarines crept into the harbour and prompted an unforgettable evening of mayhem, excessive farce, chaos and braveness. A ground-breaking new examine probably the most striking tales of Australia at warfare.
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In 1936 Iachino commanded Italian naval forces in Spain. In June 1940 he led the 2nd Fleet and was second in command to Admiral Inigo Campioni at the Battle of Cape Spartivento. On 9 De cember 1940 Mussolini named Iachino, considered a rising star and a superb tactician as well as a strict disciplinarian who did not tolerate independent subordinates, to replace Campioni as battle fleet (1st Fleet) commander. In this capacity, Iachino led the Italian battleships in all of their major sorties, earning a reputation for caution and hard luck.
Others followed on 12 and 24 Febr uary and 1, 3, 8, 9, and 12 March. On 1 Febr uary there were thirteen operational British submarines in the Mediterranean of which seven were Malta-based. From this traffic Allied submarines sank just two merchant ships and the light cruiser Diaz and damaged several others. One problem was a shortage of torpedoes. Ordered to economize, submarines often fired just one torpedo against a target. The RAF bombers flying from Malta concentrated on raiding enemy ports, and only an FAA Swordfish squadron went after shipping.
A Very Rude Awakening: The night the Japanese midget subs came to Sydney Harbour by Peter Grose