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Ship Exploding After Being Hit 1940s

Ship Exploding After Being Hit 1940s

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“From close inspection I believe it was a ship being just hit by mines. The depth charges were an extra danger but the U-boats were cunning with torpedoes. After having a closer look it was probably the latter, as a white tell-tale mark leads up to the explosion. The quickness of the torpedoes were very swift, so it must have been a sea battle. Some puffs of smoke indicates gunfire too, so aeroplanes may have been involved too.

“Likely to have been in ‘Pom-Pom Alley’ which father often talked of.” – Evelyn Muir (née Mobbs)

Photograph from collection of Ernest Mobbs who served in both World Wars.

Donor number: 0127-021

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