AT SEA: Daring at Dakar

The bowler hat, black jacket, sponge-bag pants and white spats, which he wore as a broker in London's "City" until a few months ago, were far away and forgotten by 6 ft. 3 in. Robert H. Bristowe as he cruised south along the west coast of Africa one night last week in a special service detachment of His Majesty's Royal Navy. Broker Bristowe, a nautical-minded man since boyhood, retired from the Navy five years ago but now, ranked Lieut. Commander, he was back, and in the hot night off France's colony of Senegal, there was desperate work to do.

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