Video: Australia's 'Unknown Sailor' Mystery Solved After 80 Years


Photo: Australian War Memorial

An Australian man who had come to be known as the 'unknown sailor' after his unidentified remains were found following an epic World War II naval battle has reportedly been identified at long last. Considered by historians to be the country's biggest maritime mystery, the case began back on November 19, 1941, when the HMAS Sydney was attacked by the German cruiser Kormoran as it was sailing off the coast of Western Australia. The explosive encounter ultimately saw both ships damaged to the point that they wound up sinking into the ocean and the Sydney lost its entire 645-man crew.

More on this story at the Coast to Coast AM website.


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