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Rescued from HMS Royal Oak, WW2, 1939

In the early hours of October 14, 1939, when the battleship ‘Royal Oak’ was torpedoed in the harbour at Scapa Flow, 810 officers and men lost their lives.  Those who managed to survive the ordeal had great difficulty in reaching safety, as it shows … Continue reading

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We were on HMS Courageous when she was hit! (1939)

The following stories are taken from the War Illustrated, October 1939 and are personal stories reported to the magazine about the sinking of the Aircraft Carrier “HMS Courageous”. One of the youngest survivors was Bugler RD Emerson of the Royal … Continue reading

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