Russian soldiers under heavy fire 1942

This photograph was brought back from Russia by Stalin and presented to Lord Beaverbrook.

Back in 2001.

Seven long years. At sea the time doesn’t really pass in quite the same way as on land. When patrolling in a box backwards and forwards, hunting for pirates or exercising with foreign nations,  you learn to fill your spare time with things you would rather do.  I used to walk the ship looking for images.  Lucky for me sailors are often jokers,  playing up for the camera when it’s presented to them.

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