One of these were hit there is a small story on the back: "The Back Description Reeds: The Royal Oak after taking a nose dive into it. The Lucia landed at Gibraltar 36 hrs adrift, she had to hoist her awning as sails. Her engine failed. ", taken off the back of the ship by my hubbies Dad who was a Royal Marine, I thaught it was a stunning photograph. Tom was from Durham, up at Sherburn Hill, he entered the Royal Marines at 16 way before the war 1939…. during the war he became a ‘Leftenant’ not un-usual, but when they got back to base his commision was taken off him as he was well a commoner as it were, but a week later they gave his commision back for an impecable record.
However during D day they got in a rowing boat and got a tad lost, to find themselfs back in germany behind enimy lines :)