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Obituaries: Admiral Sir William O’Brien & Samuel Willenberg


Two obituaries were recently published in the Daily Telegraph (who I think have some of the most interesting obituary subjects) of men whose lives provide insights in to the Second World War in very different ways. Sir William O’Brien was a British naval officer who took part in many interesting operations, including Churchill’s plan to mine the River Rhine and escorting Arctic convoys to Russia. Polish Holocaust survivor Samuel Willenberg was the last survivor of an extraordinary prisoner revolt at the Treblinka death camp, from which he then escaped.


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