Kapooka training tragedy in 1945 guarded embarrassment: author

By Ken Grimson
Updated April 30 2015 - 10:52am, first published 10:29am
KAPOOKA TRAGEDY: Andrew Johnston with his book on the Kapooka training tragedy.
KAPOOKA TRAGEDY: Andrew Johnston with his book on the Kapooka training tragedy.

THE deaths of 26 soldiers in a training accident at Kapooka in 1945 is so little known that even most people in the Australian Army do not know about it, according to former soldier who has written a book about the disaster.

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