[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.