The brave women of the Azerbiajan

The brave women of the Azerbiajan

4th July 1942 We got picked up by the Zaafaran, thank heaven for the Convoy Rescue Ship Service. Bit crowded on here but got fresh clothes and kit, and you get to hear a bit of news. Talking of which, just heard a funny story. Seems the air raid that did for us got a Russian Tanker as well. Burst into flames, down by the Bow, and most of the Men got into the boats. The girls though, did I tell you that Russian ships carry both men and women in their crews? Well, the lasses stayed on board, fought the fire – Linseed oil fortunately – and got the ship[ going again. Bet the lads looked sheepish when they got back on.

1.2M x 85cm Acrylic on canvas. Unframed £460.

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