Ex-sailor relives torpedoed ship and POW camp terror Read more: http://www.thisisglo

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  1. FROM telegraphist in the Second World War to working at GCHQ, life was always a covert mission for 90-year-old Ernest Glanville, from Hatherley.
    The former sailor was on his way to Malta to help the war effort in the Siege of Malta when his ship, the HMS Manchester, sunk off the coast of Algeria.

    Ex-sailor relives torpedoed ship and POW camp terror | This is Gloucestershire
    (Source: This Is Gloucestershire)
  2. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    My late neighbour, Bob Cooper, was a Sub Lt(E) in the Manchester when she was torpedoed. He always maintained that there was no need to scuttle her. He also said that when the Germans took over his PoW camp from the Vichy French, things were a bit less nasty.

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