excerpt from 'An octogenarian's personal life story' pp. 41-42 (112 words)

excerpt from 'An octogenarian's personal life story' pp. 41-42 (112 words)

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An octogenarian's personal life story

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Back to sea once more, this time it was HMS Cleopatra […] naturally, it was the Mediterranean again—one was very lucky if one could get drafted to a Home Service ship. There was always a big Fleet in the Mediterranean […]

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Beautiful Italian operas were staged on shore at the Opera House in Valetta. The cafes and bars in Strata Reale and Strata Stretta were brilliantly lit at night, providing entertainment. One could get a nice coffee royal before going on board at 7am in the morning; good coffee, laced with rum—a fine pick-me-up. 

 

That’s why I say, Malta, in those days, was a home from home to the British sailor. 

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