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The War.


The War. Aberamanite's Terrible Ordeal. One of three survivors of a recent sub- marine attack is an Aberaman boy, Mr. Robert Andrews, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Andrews, Clifton Crescent, Aberaman, who arrived home on Tues- day morning. Bob, who was third engineer on the ill-fated boat, seen by I our representative, narrated his terrible experience. About 10 a.m. he happened to he on deck when he saw a torpedoe striking the ship right into her boilers, causing a terrible explosion. It sank in a couple of seconds. The crew numbered 27, of whom 24 went down. Whilst in the water he was drawn under twice by e, f? 01i ^e s^ip going down, but through a hard struggle he eventu- ally succeeded m getting hold of a piece of wreckage, which was about four feet long and 12 teet wide, to which he clung until picked up. He had been in the water for 2! hours, and had swam a distance of about 200 yards. Some dis- I tance away from him were two Man- Chester lads, who were also clinging to some of the wreckage. Unfortunately all the other crew went down with the boat- "I can remember/' says Bob, "seeing the cook coming up on deck' and the chief engineer. One of the two Manchester lads, who had also been in the water about N hours, took off his coat, and kept on waving it on the top of a stick, which resulted in their being, sighted and picked up by one of the destroyers, and were landed at Liver- pool." Andrews, who sustained a badly- bruised foot, had only his vest and nnnfi on when the boat was torpedoed. He lost all his belongings.


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Up and Down the Valley.


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