Stranded at sea

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Captain Robert Nichols, 89, holds the record for the longest lifeboat journey during WWII. He came to the booth to tell the tale of how a German torpedo sunk his ship, leaving him stranded at sea for 18 days with little more than the light of the stars to guide him and water to survive on. One of his most vivid memories from that journey was his first meal once finally on land. “Soft boiled eggs…” he said with a squint, “…no bacon.”



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