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The salvage party at work on a Japanese midget submarine

1986.0117.4772

The salvage party at work on a Japanese midget submarine

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An unused postcard featuring a photograph of a Japanese midget submarine being hauled from the water by a crane with people watching. The people appear to be all male and some of them wear naval uniforms including white caps. At the left of the photograph some men are standing on a boat with the name "Blaxland", while next to the submarine several men are standing on a pontoon. On the back of the card is printed text which reads "This postcard is a / souvenir of the Exhibition / of Japanese Midget Sub- / marines sunk in Sydney Harbour on the night of Sunday May 31st 1942, the night / that the first attack on / Sydney by a foreign power / took place and was / frustrated." and "30th JULY 1942 / SERIAL No. 6 / The salvage party at work on a Japanese midget submarine". Part of the text is surrounded by a wreath of leaves with a bow at the bottom and a crest containing the letters RAN at the top.

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