Small lead model Japanese midget submarine made from the ballast of the two submarines sunk during the raid on Sydney Harbour in May They measure In a composite midget submarine made from parts of the two submarines recovered from Sydney Harbour were taken on a 4, kilometer tour to raise money for the war effort, under the command of Lieutenant-Commander John Sydney Bovrill, Royal Australian Navy. Souvenirs and postcards of the submarines were sold along the way, and "Periscope certificates" issued to those who had taken a submariner's view of the world.
Proud of dwarfism, Japanese woman keeps pursuing dreams
Japanese Midget Submarine Attack on Sydney Harbour | Royal Australian Navy
Leather flying helmet with a fold-down brim secured by a single snap fastener. The helmet has a leather chinstrap with a leather covered steel buckle. At the ears are holes for the insertion of communication equipment. The holes are covered by leather flaps, secured by snap fasteners.
Japanese Midget Sub Souvenir, WWII
Life for Hitomi Goto had always been about trying to blend in and the envy she felt as a person dealing with dwarfism from an early age, especially when it came to the fashion of her peers. But the year-old Goto now sees herself in a different light: a standout among the crowd as she has successfully pursued her dreams of fashion modeling and getting married, while motherhood, she says, is just around the corner. In October , Goto was one of the members of the "Real Seven Dwarfs" dressed up in colorful outfits and rainbow-colored hats when she took part in a Halloween event at Tokyo Disneyland to the delight of the theme-park crowd.
On 29 May five large Japanese I Class submarines rendezvoused some 35 nautical miles northeast of the entrance to Sydney Harbour. Before daylight the next morning an E14Y Glen float plane launched from one of the submarines, I , and crewed by Warrant Flying officer Susumo Ito and Ordinary Seaman Iwasaki, flew a daring reconnaissance mission over the harbour, twice circling the cruiser USS Chicago before flying off to the east. The aerial intrusion was observed and reported but it did not initiate any special harbour defensive measures being implemented.