The Story of the Krait
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 A gripping special of intrigue, heroism and tragedy. More powerful than fiction because it actually happened. The story of Z special unit and its men. It is the story of operation "JAYWICK" - a mission that should never have   succeded. It is also the story of a follow up mission that went tragically wrong. Until now, little was known about the men of Z special unit . They were sworn to secrecy. They would never speak of their experiences, not even   to each other. The Story of the Krait takes you on the two missions to experience the intrigue, danger and emotions of men at war.





documentary_Krait_img2 Fourteen men and a tiny ex-Japanese fishing boat the "KRAIT" set out from Exmouth Gulf to the islands south of Singapore. Reaching their destination, they transfer to canoes and armed with limpet   mines proceed to   destroy the forty thousand tons of Japanese shipping before returning through Japanese infested waters to Australia. never have succeeded. It is also the story of a follow up mission   that went tragically wrong. Until now,   little was known about the men of Z special unit. They were sworn to secrecy. They would never speak of their experiences, not even to each other. The Story   of  the Krait takes you on the two missions to experience the   intrigue, danger and emotions of men at war.


 

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The second mission "RIMAU" took place almost exactly one year later and with many of the original men. Their objective, much the same as the first mission, enter Singapore Harbour and sink as much as you can. With their target in sight, something went horribly wrong - not one man survived. Why?

We talk to some of the survivors of Operation "JAYWICK" and find out why men volunteer for missions where violent death is an everyday experience.

Duration: 45 minutes + 38 min Horrie Young interview
 
 
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