Grave of wartime submariner in Italy identified after 75 years

Leading Telegraphist Victor Crosby was shot dead by German military police and buried in an unmarked grave when he was barely 20 miles from Allied lines.

The 34-year-old from Portsmouth survived the sinking of HMS Saracen, lost off Corsica in August 1943 – the very last British boat knocked out by the Italians in WW2.

Taken to a camp near Rome with fellow survivors, they were marched south Рtowards Allied lines Рwhen the Italians surrendered on September 8.  Click the picture below to read more.

 

 

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