He was somewhere on the north side of the Island, or possibly at the Naval Base, when the Japanese sent a tank onto the causeway to inspect the damage caused by the British when they blew it up. Apparently, a gun from a merchant ship opened fire and blew the tank to smithereens - to quote him "cogs went flying everywhere."
Has anyone else heard this story? Does anyone know which ship opened fire?
I have read a description of this in a book, but unfortunately cannot remember which one! Any information about this appreciated.
Edited by daisy1942, 27 May 2010 - 06:52 AM.