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Subject: [Leica] WWII veteran (OT Gear)
From: r.s.taylor at (Richard S. Taylor)
Date: Thu Apr 6 08:29:10 2006
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Graham - Can't really add much to what's been said except that I 
agree the second in not only the better of the two but an absolutely 
wonderful portrait to boot.  But you've heard that before, haven't 
you.  I also think showing him in what looks like might be a bunker 
enhances his story.  Terrific!

>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
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information


Boston MA

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