Churchill's Gratitude to the Merchant Seamen

In August 1945, the British Prime Minister, Mr. Winston Churchill, stood in the House of Commons and spoke of the debt owed by the country to all British Merchant Seamen who had endured such misery and horror to enable the supplies required to win the war, to be delivered to Britain and so many other areas in the world.

The supplies he referred to, were not only fuel, ammunition and weapons but also grain, meat, butter, eggs and other food stuffs which were so badly needed by the British people.

Harry was one of the British Merchant Seamen.