We will remember them
16 August 2017
… because we owe them such a debt. Winston Churchill famously said that the only thought that scared him during WWII was that we might lose the Battle of the Atlantic – our lifeline for all the supplies we needed to fight Nazi Germany. Literally everything had to come across an ocean infested with German submarines – which were highly successful in sinking our shipping. Not least because their crews were brave and skillful, however much the cause for which they were fighting stunk! Some 12,000 merchant seamen (remembered at the Merchant Navy memorial – picture – at London EC3N 4DH) drawn from all nations of the Commonwealth and Empire, died that we might live – so our film for the Wellington exhibition is a hymn of thanks to them and all who sailed with them. Truly, “for our tomorrow they gave their today.”
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.
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