GREAT BRITAIN: Death & the Captain

Handsome Captain Roy Alexander Farran had often been close to death. The son of an Irishman who had served in India. he went to Sandhurst and became one of the heroes of World War II. He fought with Wavell in the desert, went along on the ill-fated British expedition in Greece, saw his comrades blown to bits, was wounded and captured by the Germans. Clad in a pair of blue pajamas, boots and a white panama he had stolen from a Greek plumber, Farran escaped, drifted on a caique for nine days until a British destroyer picked him up. He...

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