Grey Gladiator HMAS Sydney Mediterranean WW2 By G Johnston

Grey Gladiator HMAS Sydney Mediterranean WW2 By G Johnston


Grey Gladiator by George Johnston


Grey Gladiator



This book is the story of HMAS Sydney during 7 months war service in the Mediterranean during World War II. The actual period documented is from June 1940 to January 1941.
This book was actually written in 1941 before the sinking of the Sydney on 19 November 1941 in a battle with the disguised German raider Kormoran.

During these operations in the Mediterranean she was deemed in this book to be a lucky ship. Under the command of Captain John Collins she had considerable success in operations culminating in the sinking of the Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni.

Upon her return to Australia, Captain Collins was transferred and the Sydney undertook various duties including escort work out of Perth.
The Rest as they say, is history.
Have a look at how well the Sydney is preserved - quite remarkable and the video is so clear.
Click to see HMAS Sydney wreck movie.

Data sheet

Book Condition:
Used book: dust jacket worn on edges some small pieces missing around spine grips, some yellowing tone to pages not excessive for the age, paper in nice condition.
Publication Date:
1st edition
Dimensions in mm :
145 x 220 x 35
Cover Type:
Heavy Hard Boards with Dust Jacket

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