On 11 September 1944, a squad of 23 Australian and British soldiers lead by Lieutanant-Colonel Ivan Lyon leave Fremantle bound for Indonesia as part of Operation Rimau, an attempted repeat of the highly-successful Operation Jaywick the previous year in which nearly sixty ships in Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour were destroyed. Written by
Did You Know?
The movie features Z Special Force aka Z Special Unit aka Z Force aka the Services Reconnaissance Department (SRD). This outfit was an Allied Special Foreces WW 2 specialist reconnaissance and sabotage unit which was also the subject of the producers' (John McCallum
and Lee Robinson
) previous film, Attack Force Z
(1982). Z Force went on missions behind Japanese enemy lines in South-East Asia. The unit was comprised mainly of Australians but also included soldiers from New Zealand, Brtitain, Timor and Indonesia. See more