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I WAS A WITNESS TO THE SINKING OF THE BISMARCK!!
FOR many of us World War II occupies a distant place in history, far removed from our every day lives, yet immortalised for a generation who paid heavily for the price of freedom.
For Durban North’s Ray Lock, the recent publication of his book Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories, is a recollection of events documenting his eyewitness account to one of the major historical events in WW II that has rightly found a place in historical archives.
In 1939, at the tender age of 16, Ray, eager not to miss the action of WW II, falsified his age by two years and managed to enlist as a seaman for the Royal Navy.
After spending a couple of months undergoing military training at the Natal Command in Durban, Ray was assigned as a crew-member aboard the battleship, the Dorsetshire.
His book is an eyewitness account…