My Old Man and the Sea (Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories)

My Old Man and the Sea (Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories)

My Old Man and the Sea (Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories) [Kindle Edition]

My Old Man and the Sea (Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories) [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

I WAS A WITNESS TO THE SINKING OF THE BISMARCK!!I was born with the sea, the smell of the sea (and salt) flowing through my veins…

Ray Lock was an eye-witness to the sinking of the German battleship, Bismarck. In these memoirs the author recalls details of this epic battle, as well as many other memoirs from his fascinating life.
Ray Lock, a South African, tried to join the South African Air Force at the age of 16 as a pilot. Told he would have to wait, he like many others went to a service that would take him, then and there. He thought the war would be over by the time he allowed to join the air force. Joining the Royal Navy instead, he had in fact lots of time to get involved in some well known and some lesser, but equally important actions. Throughout this book is packed with detail and without doubt will prove of interest to those who like the nitty, gritty of Naval Life. The author served on DORSETSHIRE, prior to the BISMARCK action for some time and until the ships loss in the Indian Ocean, where he was wounded Both CORNWALL and DORSETSHIRE were sunk by Japanese aircraft attack. The survivors, many wounded, including Mr Lock, were then machine gunned in the water. Sighted by an aircraft, the group was rescued by HM Ships ENTERPRISE, PANTHER and he was personally picked up by PALADIN. After extensive recovery time in hospital Mr Lock was selected for Officer Training, after which he was seconded again to the Royal Navy. Further service in small craft including HDMLs in the Mediterranean with even more operational diversity concluded the author’s war. This is another good book, produced privately, that we are fortunate to be able to read and learn more about a sailor’s war. This one is beautifully presented.

“I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the rich and varied life of the author, including being an eye-witness to the sinking of the Bismarck. Young readers will be especially interested and fascinated by Ray’s well-written experiences from an earlier generation….and the horrors of war. A most revealing and interesting read!”


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One Response to “My Old Man and the Sea (Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories)”

  1. craiglock Says:

    Reblogged this on From Seeds of Hope To Endless Possibilities.


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