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    "An appeal on behalf of an author who has contacted me in connection with a book he writing which is to feature merchant ships during WW2"



    Historian Hugh Sebag-Montefiore would like to make contact with the families of men, or the men themselves, who served on merchant ships
    while participating in the Arctic Convoys to Murmansk and Archangel during World War 2.

    This is in connection with a book which he has been commissioned to write about the convoys to Russia by Harper Collins.

    Hugh is particularly keen to find vivid personal accounts of men who witnessed such ships being sunk or damaged, or photographs of these incidents.

    Families who would like to know the kind of books Hugh writes could google ‘Hugh Sebag-Montefiore Official Author Website’.

    To contact Hugh, either email him at sebags@hsmontefiore.com or telephone 020-7-435-1035 or mobile 07726-131941.
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    I have a DVD from Bob Fairley, he died a few years ago,
    Bob was sunk in the Arctic Ocean on one of the Russian Convoys,
    The Russians invited him and several others to go to Leningrad and then onto Murmansk and Archangel
    They were treated as Heroes, all the way..
    The Russians then took the Veterans out to the site of each ship that they were sunk on and had a Service and cast the wreaths into the ocean above the wrecks, then they had a parade through Murmansk,
    A wonderful trip for those Veterans.
    Ron B Manderson has the same DVD.
    I do not know how to post a DVD film.
    Brian.

    below some photos of Bob from the DVD and one of Bob taken a year before he died, between me and Ernie, a small man BUT A GIANT OF A HERO.
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    Hi Brian.
    I hope he gets many replies, my brother was at sea then but not on the Arctic convoys. The book will help to remember all those Heroes whose lives should never ever be forgotten.
    Cheers Des

    Lest we forget

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    I don't suppose it would be possible to copy that DVD and send one to me, I am sure that Hugh would be absolutely thrilled to see it.

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    Hi Brian

    I do not know how to copy a DVD and do not have the means to do so,
    BUT, .................................
    Ron Manderson maybe able to help, he also had a copy from Bob. and he recently copied a DVD of me on the Esther Rantzen Show on BBC TV,

    Hi Ron,
    if you read this , can you help please?
    Cheers
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    #PS, How can I play it on the site?
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    It would be great to see it on here if possible Brian, also the one of yourself on the Ester Ranzen show, someone may be able to help, kt
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    The interview on the Esther TV Show was about my mate Ken Hignett who drowned on Bonza Bay, East London, I tried to save him but very nearly drowned, I was saved by a South African school boy , 1953,
    I never saw him as I was a gonner and then in hospital, so I spent many years searching for him. All I ever knew was his name , but he had moved around Africa The Salvation Army found him in Scotland, and 48 years later we meet up for the first time on the ESTHER SHOW. the man who saved my life.
    I would post it if I could.
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    I am just watching the DVD of Bob`s ,

    The first half is the Battles around convoy PQ17
    NON STOP BOMBING AND TORPEDO ATTACKS SHIPS SINKING , 150,000 TONS OF SHIPPING SUNK. 153 sEAMEN KILLED
    Listing the names of the ships sunk.
    Filmed from German planes and ships , British ships etc. Incredibnle film, this is before the Hertoes were invited to Murmansk.
    I wish I could post it.
    How???

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    If you have a Desktop Computer then just Copy that DVD to your Computer first then get a Blank DVD and insert it in the DVD Drive, Now locate the Copy of that DVD and then Copy and Paste it to the Blank one.
    This works for me and is very simple to do.

    Cheers

    or go here and follow the links for software
    https://www.winxdvd.com/resource/dvd-to-iso.htm


    Free Windows 10 DVD Burning Software

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    Thanks Vernon,
    Just off to bed, I will look in the morning.
    Cheers Brian

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