The Japanese midget submarine raid on Sydney Harbour on the night of 31 May 1942 provoked real fear of enemy invasion of Australia — particularly following the bombing of Darwin a few months earlier. This book presents the graphic story behind the submarine attack on Sydney from both Australian and Japanese viewpoints.
Slowly Tony walked to the edge of the platform. The Jap they called Rat-face made a long speech. Patiently, Tony listened. Suddenly Rat-face kicked him violently in the stomach - a silly thing to do, Tony thought in a detached way, to a man suffering from dysentery. Bent double with pain, Tony fell against the opposite bed platform and fouled the hut. At this there were angry outcries.