An ANZAC Day contribution by PAUL OATES
I thought I might relate to you a little bit of history. War often brings out the good and the bad in people but leaves very little in between except the waiting.
I saw a few years ago in the news that HMAS Anzac was about leave Albany in WA and to 're enact' the 90th anniversary of the original 1915 voyage of the ANZAC force to the Middle East.
A little known part of that convoy's voyage concerns
As the convoy steamed westward away from
A German ship and raider, the SMS Emden, had been sinking shipping in the
Early on 9 Nov 15 the
Now comes the interesting part.
Knowing that the
Now comes the really interesting part.
Those German sailors, left stranded on
Now comes the part that as an Australian, always gives me a lump in my throat.
While all the action was taking place, the ANZAC convoy kept steaming on to
But the Sydney (who had been damaged by the
As the damaged