Letters to the editor

Brave troops on SS Mendi deserve to be honoured

24 February 2019 - 00:00

This week I have read two stories of brave men in ships in war. One concerns World War 2 when the German battleship Scharnhorst put to sea against a British convoy bound with war supplies to the thankless Soviets in the sub-Arctic port of Murmansk. The Scharnhorst was trapped by superior forces under Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser and salvos from the 15-inch guns of HMS Duke of York and gunfire and torpedoes from her supporting cruisers eventually sank Scharnhorst, her colours still flying to the end...

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