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Help a foggy memory.

#1 Post by tired bear » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:17 am

I was thinking about a movie I saw many years ago, about an Australian attempt to sink anchored Japanese shipping in their harbor using midget submarines. They failed and were all taken prisoner. I can't remember the name of this film, it's supposed to be based on a true story. Does anyone know it's name?
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#2 Post by vandle » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:56 pm

Hi tired bear

the movie i think your after is "The Hero's" 1989 about the MV Krait and Z force whose mission was to blow up shipping in Singapore Harbour.

There was another movie called the "Highest Honour" from 1982 about the same raid.

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#3 Post by DaleH » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:10 pm

The Heroes, rated 7.9/10 = https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0095297/

Highest Honor, rated 6.4/10 = https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0084071/

”Z Special Force was a secret operations unit of the Australian Army in World War Two. It was made up of volunteers from all branches of the Allied Forces and came under the direct command of General Douglas Macarthur. Z Special carried out two hundred and eighty four undercover missions in the South West Pacific Area, the most famous being two daring raids codenamed 'Jaywick' and 'Rimau'. In the first of these, the 'KRAIT', a captured Japanese fishing boat set out from Australia on the longest range seaborne raid ever undertaken in the history of war. It penetrated deep into Japanese held territory covering, on the voyage, a total distance of eleven thousand miles. The events depicted are true and are recorded in the military archives of the British, Australian and Japanese forces."

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#4 Post by tired bear » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:25 pm

I was betting I'd get the answer from one of our brothers "down under". Highest honor may be the one I was thinking of. Thanks to you both.
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#5 Post by vandle » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:39 am

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#6 Post by vandle » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:06 am

http://www.anmm.gov.au/whats-on/vessels/krait

Hear is a link to the Museums Web page on the Krait if one is interested

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#7 Post by tired bear » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:25 pm

I wasn't aware of that one on the Krait. I'll have to try and find that one on DVD also. Thanks for the info.
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