Despatches from Agent Orange – Despatch 21. 62 minutes
Agent Orange dives in the history books agin to bring the story of HMAS Sydney (II)
Originally meant for release on 19th November 2008, it was held back a view days, due to unforeseen circumstances.
HMAS Sydney (II) was a Modified Leander Light Cruiser of the Royal Australian Navy during the Second World War. Her sinking and loss of all hands stunned the nation and her whereabouts remained a mystery until March 2008.
This despatches covers Sydney’s short, but stunning WWII career, her final battle with the German raider HSK Kormoran and her discovery in 2008.
Yours in Orange,
B turret showing evidence of direct hit between the guns
HMAS Sydney near the Sydney Harbour Bridge