Sailor with ship's cat, 15 February 1940.

Tomlin, Harold

Sailor with ship's cat, 15 February 1940.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm


Sailor from HMS Exeter holding Pincher - ship's cat and mascot . HMS Exeter took part in the battle which resulted in the sinking of the German battleship, Graf Spee. On their return to port the Exeter's crew were greeted by Winston Churchill (1874-1965), then the First Lord of The Admiralty. Photograph taken by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper.

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