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From: "Hugh EG" <>
Subject: DUCHESS OF BEDFORD
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 11:41:28 -0000


These accouts are fascinating. Talk about unpublished history! What is or will be taught in schools bears no relation to the facts of war.

You all might remember the recent tv poll which elected Churchill as the greatest Britisher? How many of us knew - I didn't - that his WW! instructions to merchant fleets forced merchant officers to be belligerants without giving them the protection of the 'rules of war'.

What do ex-RN listers think of this?

Hugh Gibbon


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