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
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In the producers' previous movie, Attack Force Z
(1981), it's opening prologue referred to events portrayed in this film. It states: "Z Special Force was a secret operations unit of the Australian Armed Services in World War Two. It was made up of volunteers from all branches of the Allied Forces and came under direct command of General 'Douglas Macarthur'. Z Special carried out two hundred and eighty-four war time missions in the Pacific. The most publicised of these were the successful canoe raid on Singapore harbour from the 'Krait' and the subsequent Rimau raid in which all twenty three participants were either killed in action or executed. The events depicted in this film are an honest and unflinching account of the type of operation carried out by our unit during the war." 'John R. Gardner' President Z Special Force Association of New South Wales See more