Nov The Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney was sunk with all 645 sailors on board by the Germans off the west coast of Australia. The German ship "Kormoran" was disguised as a Dutch merchant marine ship. None of the Australians survived.
HMAS Sydney crew marching through Sydney city streets, 11 February 1941. Sam Hood Collection, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=85940