By Peter Grose
In may possibly of 1942, the conflict appeared very far-off to such a lot Sydneysiders - until eventually the evening the 3 jap midget submarines crept into the harbour and brought on an unforgettable evening of mayhem, excessive farce, chaos and braveness. A ground-breaking new examine probably the most awesome tales of Australia at conflict.
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Jack and I were at the pub to listen to Mr. Chamberlain today. Like George said it has come as no surprise to any of us but we all hoped that it would not happen. Everyone went very quiet as the day went on. I suppose we are all wondering where it will all end. The King said on the wireless that there will be dark days to come. MONDAY 4th All the papers are full of the news: Britain’s first day of war and the King’s speech. It is a very serious war and I do not think that it will be over as quick as some people are saying.
Tyke A puppy who was, by any measure, most fortunate. Harry Wainwright Lived just outside Ilminster, Somerset. He had one of the best dog acts in the business. He gave Monty and Ruby, two terrier puppies to Betty and Mr Head. Freddie Walton A local black marketer, twenty-ish. He was a helpful boy and an indispensable person to those he supplied. He was always cheerful, but often reckless and a true entrepreneur. He failed his Army medical due to the after effects of a childhood illness, which he did not make public.
FRIDAY 12th Well, we went to Dereham but did not spend much time at the market. Jack saw someone he knows from Kirby Bedon who works for a poultry breeder. He asked us to meet him round the back of the Kings Arms with the van. He put four baskets in the back and we came home. They are lovely looking birds especially the cockerel. As Jack said he could never have afforded to buy them normally. SATURDAY 13th I went to the Collins’s (owners of the ‘big house’) tonight. Their maid came round with a note this afternoon.
A Very Rude Awakening: The night the Japanese midget subs came to Sydney Harbour by Peter Grose