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Subject: [Leica] WWII veteran (OT Gear)
From: luisripoll at (Luis Ripoll)
Date: Wed Apr 5 15:25:03 2006

Hi Graham,

I'm impressed with the history and the pictures tell very well what you are
commenting, well done, I prefer the second one but both are very good.

Saludos desde Barcelona

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Enviado el: mi?rcoles, 05 de abril de 2006 22:28
Para: LUG
Asunto: [Leica] WWII veteran (OT Gear)

I met this guy in a hide at a local wildlife sanctuary and was in awe at
what he had seen and done and the matter of fact way that he told me.
George Hooton served aboard HMS Savage and two of the four torpedoes that
were fired from her hit the Scharnhorst. When the Scharnhorst sank all but
36 of her crew of 2000 went down with her.

George told me about life on board. Four hours on four hours off, foul
weather, freezing temperatures, sleeping in wet clothes. He is eighty years
old, sharp as a tack and I could bankrupt the English language and still not
do justice to how much we owe him and his generation. He is a real life hero
and meeting him was a privilege.

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