Albert Simon as an engineer with the Maritime Services Board, 1939-1945, interviewed by Andrew Jack

Accession Number S02648
Collection type Sound
Measurement 45 min 29 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description digital audio tape (DAT); BASF DM 124; stereo
Maker Simon, Albert
Jack, Andrew
Australian War Memorial
Preston, Lenny
Date made 2 November 2001
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to AWM Oral History Program
Description

Simon speaks of his family background; employment in defence construction work during the Second World War; the entanglement of a Japanese midget submarine in the boom net in Sydney Harbour on the night of 31 May-1 June 1942; the Navy's raising of the submarine; shelling of Sydney's eastern suburbs; impressions of public reaction to these events at the time.
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