Love, luck and larceny - John Thompson-Gray

Second World War (1939-45)
Air Force

Drawing on 5 years of research and interviews with centenarian airmen, Cambridge scholar and author John Thompson-Gray reveals untold stories of love, luck and grand larceny during the strafing at Broome in 1942. Discover the truth behind the disappearance of 30,000 Amsterdam diamonds from a plane shot down near Broome on 3 March 1942, a mystery which has baffled historians for decades. This talk followed the Darwin Defenders commemorative service.

Reviewed 11 January 2021

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