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.
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This film is based on WW II's Operation Rimau. The word Rimau is from the Malay language where it means "tiger". The mission was called this because LTC Ivan Lyon of the earlier Z Force mission Operation Jaywick had a tiger tattooed on his chest. See more
in the attack on the ships in Singapore harbor, mines are placed below the waterline, however the explosions come from the upper decks, when they should come below the water. See more