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Australian Notes

Australian notes

18 March 2023

9:00 AM

18 March 2023

9:00 AM

The announcement of the route we will take to acquire nuclear submarines is good only in parts. Down the road a decade or so it will seem the stuff of nightmares

It starts off with a pleasant vision – three of the best subs in the world, the USA’s Virginia class, partly crewed by the US Navy.

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Dr Tom Lewis OAM is a former naval officer, military historian and author of 20 books. His latest book ‘Attack on Sydney Harbour’ analyses the failure of leadership in the midget submarine raid of 1942, and asks why none of the small-ship commanders who actually sank two of the raiders were decorated.

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