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Remembering German bombers over Suez (1941?)
by william penna

Yes, I remember that occasion very well. I was
only 14 or so at the time, and I was so scared
that my teeth were chattering uncontrollably at
one point. We had a very good view of the
harbour, and one of the ships that we saw bombed
and set on fire was the Georgic, a passenger ship
converted for wartime use and carrying British
families and, ironically, Italian prisoners-of-
war. It eventually sank in shallow water in Suez
Bay. Subsequently, the ship was raised and
underwent extensive repair, and then used to
transport troops for the remainder of the war.

posted on Monday, March 24, 2008
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