Saturday, September 8, 2012

On the Idyllic Outer Banks....

[image credit Gary]

The bodies of four British sailors from the HMT Bedforshire washed ashore on Ocracoke Isalnd, NC, in May 1942.  The ship had been torpedoed a few miles offshore by German U-boat 558.

The British cemetery, leased in perpetuity to the British government for as long as the interred men rest there, serves as a tangible reminder of when men again had lost their minds to war.

These guys were not some dim historic figures.  They were as real as you or me.

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