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Forgotten Hero

This is George, who served on board HMS Somali (F33), while she was engaged in the Arctic Convoys. In constant danger of the elements, and German U boats, the crews fought hard to keep the supply lines to Russia open. George left this destroyer in 1942, and on the next trip she was torpedoed.
These brave people were largely forgotten, only the Russians acknowledged their bravery early on. The British government is only now awarding medals.

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ABERS   [Nov 09, 2014 at 03:10 AM]
Someone you sit next to on a bus, a gentle face that hides extremes of a turbulent and horrific past. The gentle angle of the head makes for a great picture.
Reinardina   [Nov 09, 2014 at 08:47 AM]
Thanks Alan. He is indeed a quiet, gentle and very friendly man, who has lived through hell.
Beaux Reflets   [Nov 27, 2017 at 11:17 PM]
Lovely work Reinardina (I missed this the first time round Embarrassed )
Reinardina   [Nov 28, 2017 at 09:44 AM]
Thanks Andy. Sadly, George passed away about a year ago.

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