Atlantic stars they were and are! Interviewing royal and merchant navy veterans of ww2 was a heartwarming experience.
Stories of valour and humility were on parade today as veterans showed modesty and humanity not just for their own colleagues but also for their foes who were sent to their deaths during the horrors of war. I felt humbled and proud to be asked by FACT to take part. I felt my own confidence growing during the interviews which had sad, comic and obviously tragic stories. to be part of this was exciting and to think this is captured on film for eternity gives me and i hope the veterans a sense that although war is wrong, at least, both sets of seafarers allied and german did not entirely die in vain! “lest we forget!” hopefully we can learn from a brutal century of war!