First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Scilly Islands

After 3 British steamers has been torpedoed by the U29 near the Scilly Islands on March 12, the Captain of one of them found that he had lost effects to the value of about £100. Being a member of the Society, he reluctantly applied for the comparatively trifling sum to which he was entitled, as his policy with an insurance company did not cover war risks.
He wrote again, however, shortly afterwards, withdrawing his claim against the Society, as he had been awarded a prize of £100 by the Daily Mail for two
photographs he took of the incident, one of which (of the submarine approaching his ship) being specially illustrative of the sangfroid of a British sailor.

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