A VERY RUDE AWAKENING: NEW DOCUMENTARY The Night Japanese Midget Submarines Came to Sydney
A documentary based on Peter Grose's bestselling book A Very Rude Awakening. Narrated by the author, the engaging 48 minute production puts to rest all the misinformation that has persisted about that infamous Sunday winter night in 1942.
This is a neutral, balanced, critical analysis of what did happen and why anything that could go wrong, did go wrong. We lay bare mistakes that turned best-laid military plans into an embarrassing failure with tragic loss of life on both sides.
"When military plans are drawn up, they're drawn up with all the best information and Intelligence that can be gathered. You're sending in your best team to undertake that plan of operation, but normally at the very first shot, the plan tends not to go the way it was actually intended" - Commander Shane Moore, RAN (retired)