British officer commanded HMS Foresight in Arctic, 4/1942-5/1942; commanded HMS Jamaica in during Korean War, 6/1950-10/1950
REEL 1 Background in GB, 1901-1919: family; education. Aspects of period as midshipman and officer with Royal Navy, 1919-1939: scuttling of German Fleet at Scapa Flow, 1919; reaction to Invergordon Mutiny, 1931; reaction to outbreak of Second World War, 9/1939. Recollections of operations commanding HMS Foresight in Arctic, 4/1942-5/1942: protective clothing worn; size and disposition of Convoy PQ 14; effectiveness of detection methods; fraternisation with Russians in Mursmansk, Soviet Union.
REEL 2 Continues: shadowing of return Convoy QP 11 by German Air Force; aiding damaged HMS Edinburgh; in action against German destroyers, 1/5/1942; repairs in Murmansk, Soviet Union; second attempt to leave Murmansk, Soviet Union; loss of HMS Trinidad, 15/5/1942; damage to ship; casualties; nature of hospital conditions in Murmansk, Soviet Union; ship's crew. Recollections of operations commanding HMS Jamaica during Korean War, 6/1950-10/1950: patrolling east coast of Korea.
REEL 3 Continues: fending of attack by motor torpedo boats, 2/7/1950; interdiction of communications by ship; shelling of coast; threat of floating mines on west coast of Korea; attack on ship by North Korean Yakovlev Yak 9 fighter aircraft, 17/9/1950; presence of British newspaper correspondent on board.