Sunday, 27 April 2008

Montevideo Maru

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I'm very excited to hear that Channel Nine has raised awareness of the sinking of the Japanese vessel, the Montevideo Maru.
My grandfather was one of the 1056 Prisoners of War who died when the ship was sunk off the coast of the Philippines in 1942. The men were captured when the Japanese Imperial Army invaded Rabaul in January, 1942.
Even though this event is Australia's biggest maritime disaster, with more Australians dying than did during the Vietnam war, it remains shrouded in mystery and controversy.
Want to know more about this little known incident and its far reaching effects?
Read my new book, Finding Darcy, which is coming out this week.
I'm hoping it will also help to raise awareness of this important World War II incident.

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