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Ted Briggs, Survivor, HMS Hood

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Here is a long account in Ted Briggs' own hand of his experience in the Royal Navy up to and including the fateful day in the Denmark Straight, from the excellent H.M.S. Hood Association website.

Briggs provides a really fascinating window into that rarely-explored period: the early days of the Second World War at sea.

Read it all in one go if you can: it's powerful. While most histories of the Hood's final hours are technical, disputed, or academic, Briggs' memoir describes the experience like nothing else I've read or seen. The sense of fear and dread has stuck with me since I first read it.

 
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