Our Gallant Doctor: Enigma and Tragedy : Surgeon Lieutenant George Hendry and HMCS Ottawa, 1942

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Dundurn, 30 Απρ 2007 - 280 σελίδες

During the Battle of the Atlantic, Dr. George Hendry had just finished performing two major surgical operations on board the destroyer HMCS Ottawa when his ship was ambushed by 13 German U-boats. Canadian warships like Ottawa had inadequate radar sets that were incapable of detecting submarines approaching in the dark. On September 13, 1942, U-91 stole in and torpedoed Ottawa, sinking her in 20 minutes. utterly exhausted, Dr. Hendry was lost along with 113 of his shipmates.

George Hendry was a much-loved man, a great university athlete, and a very good doctor. Unfortunately, he was also naive and too trusting. One night in January 1941, he committed a very foolish indiscretion. He would spend the rest of his tragically short life making amends for this mistake.

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Foreword by Michael Bliss CM
9
Chapter
27
Chapter
43
Chapter Three
65
Chapter Four
81
Chapter Five
109
Chapter
131
Chapter Seven
149
Chapter Eight
179
Epilogue
193
Appendices
211
List of Survivors HMCS Ottawa September 13 1942
225
Transcript of a Taped Interview of Captain T C PullenOC
245
Bibliography
268
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Σελίδα 39 - Ten to make and the match to win — A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the selfish hope of a season's fame, But his Captain's hand on his shoulder smote — " Play up! play up! and play the game! " The sand of the desert is sodden red — Red with the wreck of a square that broke; — The Catling's jammed and the Colonel dead, And the regiment blind with dust and smoke. The river of death has brimmed his banks,...
Σελίδα 59 - How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gasmasks here because of a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing.
Σελίδα 21 - ETERNAL Father! strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep ; Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee For those in peril on the sea...
Σελίδα 20 - FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear brother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope...
Σελίδα 210 - Wills or other Testamentary Dispositions by me at any time heretofore made, and declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament.
Σελίδα 69 - You did not seem able to take in any point of view but your own ... I do not think you have ever realized the shock, which the attitude you took up caused your family and the whole Nation. It seemed inconceivable to those who had made such sacrifices during the war that you, as their King, refused a lesser sacrifice...
Σελίδα 211 - TO pay all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and all succession duties and inheritance and death taxes that may be payable in connection with any insurance or any gift or benefit given by me to any person either in my lifetime or by survivorship or by this my Will or any Codicil thereto.
Σελίδα 210 - EF of etc. to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will and I declare that the expression
Σελίδα 84 - Kelly has been in one scrap after another — but even when we have had men killed the majority survived and brought the old ship back. Now she lies in fifteen hundred fathoms and with her more than half our shipmates. If they had to die, what a grand way to go, for now they lie all together with the ship we loved, and they are in very good company.

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James Goodwin obtained his MD from the University of Toronto and went on to the Harvard Medical School for his postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynecology. he has taught and practised perinatology at four Canadian universities and abroad. Dr. Goodwin and his wife, Alison, live in Toronto, where he is studying medical history at the University of Toronto.

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