FASCINATING: A portrait after the completion of Operation Jaywick showing the men who carried out the operation.
FASCINATING: A portrait after the completion of Operation Jaywick showing the men who carried out the operation. AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL

Ringsfield House to screen Australian WWII drama

THE Ringsfield Film Society will screen a movie from the National Film and Sound Archives at its cinema on Sunday, July 22.

The movie will play in the old chapel in the grounds of Ringsfield House at 41-45 Alfred St, Nanango, from 3pm.

The session will start with an afternoon tea before a screening of the selected movie, The Highest Honour.

The Highest Honour is a 1982 Australian movie about Operation Jaywick and Operation Rimau, carried out by Z Special Unit during World War II, and starring John Howard and Steve Bisley.

It's a tale of misfortune that starts with a team of Australian soldiers from Z Special Unit, including Ivan Lyon and Robert Page, successfully leading an expedition to destroy ships in Singapore harbour during Operation Jaywick.

An attempt to duplicate this success, Operation Rimau, ends in disaster with the team either killed or captured.

Those soldiers captured are interrogated by the Japanese in Singapore, with Page forming a friendship with Minoru Tamiya.

The film's producer, Lee Robinson, said it was intended to show the human side of war, about how a friendship can develop among enemies and how human spirit rises above the atrocities of war.

The movie session is free but the afternoon tea will cost $8 per person.

Bookings are essential.

Phone 0439 709 214 to secure your place.

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