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Centaur sinking remembered

It was 76 years ago today that one of the greatest atrocities of the Second World War occurred off Moreton Island when the hospital ship Centaur was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine.

Of the 332 people on board, only 64 survived the attack, which happened despite the ship being clearly identified as a non-combatant.

Terri-Anne Simmonds from the AWM’s Places Of Pride Project tells Mark a Last Post Ceremony today will honour one of the victims.

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