The trouble with Harry is that we've forgotten him

John Fahey

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The evidence that Dr John Fahey has amassed points strongly towards Harry Freame, decorated Great War hero, and Japanese translator and interpreter, having been a spy for Australia whose death came at the hands of the Kempeitai, the notorious Japanese military police.

Dr Fahey worked at the Defence Signals Directorate (1988–1996) and served in a number of regimental and intelligence postings during his service in the British and Australian armies between 1975 and 2014. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie University.

Dr Fahey adapted the following article from his book, Australia’s First Spies (Allen and Unwin, 2018), which will be reviewed presently in News Weekly.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationNews Weekly
PublisherFreedom Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2018


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