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43 Canadian Seaman Ray Fitchett POW and HMS Exeter,

43 Canadian Seaman Ray Fitchett POW and HMS Exeter,

Update: 2019-05-31
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HMS Exeter was sunk in Pacific waters during the second world war. Ray Fitchett made a recording of his tale of survival in Japan – abandoning ship in shark infested waters followed by three years’ captivity as a POW. 

Hear the terrifying tale of how he survived.

"They decided to put some of us down the coal mine but I didn't fancy that. So I went to the tail end of the queue of guys and I thought I'd get a job at the top of the mine".

"If you got lucky you might pick up some orange peel - You couldn’t eat the whole lot but you could scrape the white part out and that was luxury".

More great unpublished history - of the Second World War.

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43 Canadian Seaman Ray Fitchett POW and HMS Exeter,

43 Canadian Seaman Ray Fitchett POW and HMS Exeter,

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