On this day: World War Two in Australia

Western Australia, 27th November, 1941.

Eight days after the Battle between HMAS Sydney and the German Kormoran, German lifeboats with survivors are towed to shore by the British Merchant Vessel Centaur.

The battle between Australia and Nazi Germany resulted in all 645 Australians on board the Sydney killed, and 82 Germans killed and 317 captured. Both ships were destroyed.

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OFF CARNARVON, WA, 1941-11-27. GERMAN SURVIVORS FROM THE AUXILIARY CRUISER KORMORAN, WHICH HAD BEEN SUNK BY THE CRUISER HMAS SYDNEY, IN LIFEBOATSOF THE BRITISH MERCHANT VESSEL CENTAUR, WHICH TOWED THEM TO PORT.

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