Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/05

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Subject: [Leica] WWII veteran (OT Gear)
From: nickbroberts at (Nick Roberts)
Date: Wed Apr 5 15:26:08 2006

Great shot, great story. With the pic and the words,
what more can I say?


--- GeeBee <> wrote:

> 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.
> Olympus OM2 SP : Zuiko 35mm f2 : Ilford HP5 @400
> --Graham
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