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Fifty days

Fifty days
Feature; Special
TX Date
28 Dec 1985
Year of production
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Saturday Feature: Fifty Days. Extensive interview with Bill Cooke, a merchant seaman shipwright, recalling how he spent fifty 50 days at sea in an open raft after the ship SS Lulworth Hill was torpedoed by the Italian submarine Leonardo da Vinci in the South Atlantic in the Second World War. He survived along with A.B. Colin Herbert Armitage, others died. And on how he went back to sea to cure his fear of water. Rodney Bennett interviews. The continuity announcer is not identified (poss. Douglas Cameron).
Rodney Bennett; Douglas Cameron?; Bill Cooke
Deaths; Shipwrecks; Second World War (1939-1945); Submarines; Reminiscence; Seaborne disasters; Ships; Merchant seamen; Maritime warfare; Medical rehabilitation; Phobias; SS Lulworth Hill; South Atlantic; Bill Cooke; A. B. Colin Herbert Armitage

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