By Frank Deford
On the 1936 Berlin Olympics the gorgeous Sydney Stringfellow starts off an extreme love affair with a German however the affair by surprise ends whilst political forces tear them aside.
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Decided to concentrate his ship's fire on the Exeter, which, after suffering heavy damage , was forced to brea k off and retire to the Falklands. Rathe r than pursue the Exeter or continue to engage the two other cruisers. the Graf Spee made for the neutral Uruguayan port of Montevideo in the mouth of the River Plate to effect repa irs. Indecisive and increasingly in fear of a British aircraft carrier and other heavy units reportedly in the offing,on 17 December Langsdorf! The following evening in Montevideo he shot himself.
Pnobably Nenssa (shortly to become the Polish P,OUrun) and Nizorn, and the depot ship Hecla. Other vessels of various types are under construction on the building slips to eitherside. including the aircraft carrier Indefaljgoble. To the bottom right a tramp steamer and coasters lie alongside the quays of the commercial Rothesay Dock. (o ppo sit e) US destroyers arrive in Brita in The first of the ex-US flush-deckers after amval at a British port The censor has blocked out the hull number of the ship In the fonegnound.
Fo r the Nazis it was a stu nning and co mpletely unexpected propaganda cou p 'th e greatest act of scou ndrelism in w o rld history' as one newspaper put it wh ich they quite understan dably ex plo ite d to the full. Recruitment to de Gaulle's Free French forc es w as dealt a severe blow. React ion w ithin France itself wa s one of horro r and outrage. alth o ugh. as ti me passed under N azi do m ination , atti tu des becam e more mixed. In the Royal Navy. and in particular amo ng t he office rs and m en of Force H , the re was utter dismay.
Bliss, Remembered by Frank Deford