My dad is in the upper barracks photo in the white shirt…

Each time I get a comment from a relative of one of the HMCS Athabaskan sailor, it makes me feel good.

This blog is mainly dedicated to those sailors.


Collection Jim L’Esperance

My dad is in the upper barracks photo in the white shirt.

He survived the sinking of the Athabaskan.

His name was (in the army) Harry Hurwitt, altered so that if he was picked up by the Germans, his Jewishness would not be used an excuse for maltreatment.

(As it so happens, someone informed on him and he was thrown into isolation).

He also has a log book, with some of these photos, and we all enjoy his stories and pics.

He is a hearty 88 today.

This is a warm and hearty story… like this one.

Collection Yves Dufeil

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