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Ted Briggs passed away

Postby José M. Rico » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:59 pm

Hello all,

Frank W. Allen has just informed me that Ted Briggs, the last of the three survivors from the ship, died last Friday. The people of the HMS Hood Association have set up a post in their forum so you can send your condolences.

http://www.readybb.com/hmshood/viewtopic.php?t=472

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Re: Ted Briggs passed away

Postby Vic Dale » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:26 pm

Go well Ted.

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Re: Ted Briggs passed away

Postby Gary » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:16 pm

R.I.P. Ted.
They dont make men like you anymore.

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Re: Ted Briggs passed away

Postby Karl Heidenreich » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:10 am

The last one of those who survived an historical ordeal. I believe the following quote from Briggs itself (from Bruce Taylor´s book about Hood) speaks a lot for him:

"Everything was cold and unreal. The ship which had been a haven for me the last two years was suddenly hostile... This was it, I realized. But I wasn´t going to give easily...."

Well, he didn´t. He was a hero and an old soldier. And as the old soldiers, in McArthur´s words, "he just faded away"...

Rest In Peace

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Re: Ted Briggs passed away

Postby RF » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:16 pm

This was reported in the Wolverhampton Express & Star in yesterday evenings edition.

Another sad passing, at age 85. He was 18 when Hood was sunk, and I find it incredible that an intervening period of more than 67 years of his life was as one of the very few survivors of this ship. Indeed he had outlived all the survivors of Bismarck, and this now marks the end of an era.


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