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Eric Ravilious – Drawn to War

Eric Ravilious – Drawn to War is the first feature-length film about Eric Ravilious (1903-1942), the much loved but hugely underestimated British Official War artist, killed in a plane crash over Iceland in 1942. Written by Alan Bennett and Robert Macfarlane, ‘Eric Ravilious – Drawn to War’ recounts a life as compelling and enigmatic as…


HMT Windermere

For the next 14 months (26 July 1942 until 11 October 1943) Signalman Brooks served under Skipper Jack Mawer RNR aboard HMT Windermere (FY 207.) HMT Windermere belonged to the Lake Class of anti-submarine whalers. There were six in the class, originally designed and built as commercial whalers but taken over by the Admiralty midway…