Through salt-sprayed eyes
When he was eighteen years of age my son returned home one evening having been chatting with his colleagues as they discussed their fathers’ lives in World War Two. His immediate reaction was to ask me, “Were you in the War, father?”
This was the stimulus to encourage me to write about my experiences believing that they will perhaps answer his questions, knowing that until now they have lain silently buried with the past.
My invitation to the service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic further suggested that members of the Merchant Navy who died should be remembered and those of us who were fortunate to survive should make others aware of the sacrifices that they made.
Author: Robert Welsh
Second edition just published - July 2009