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Stephen Polkinghorn

Lieutenant RNR. DSC.

 

Lieutenant Commander Stephen Polkinghorn in 1946 after receiving the DSC


The book: LIEUTENANT STEPHEN POLKINGHORN DSC, RNR. Author: Peter Oldham

Lt Polkinghorn was the commanding officer of HMS Peterel, a river gunboat, in Shanghai at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. He refused to surrender and HMS Peterel ship was sunk in the harbour. He and the surviving members of his crew were taken prisoner. His story and that of other British POWs in Shanghai, a few weeks before the first atomic bomb was dropped, is told in the book. Nominal rolls, medical records, details of food, clothing, sports equipment and samples of correspondence are also given in the book.

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