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Old February 25 2013, 09:40 PM   #16
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Re: Pertwee was an even bigger badass than we thought

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Is there any independent corroboration for these claims, though?
My thought exactly. Pertwee would have been only about 25 when the war ended, and the Daily Mail is perhaps not he most reputable of sources.
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Old February 25 2013, 10:54 PM   #17
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Re: Pertwee was an even bigger badass than we thought

The Mail were only following a story that aired in DWM though, the James Bond website MI6 had the same story today as well.
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Old February 25 2013, 11:09 PM   #18
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Is there any independent corroboration for these claims, though?
My thought exactly. Pertwee would have been only about 25 when the war ended, and the Daily Mail is perhaps not he most reputable of sources.
Without getting into the actual claims that in itself would not be usual.
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Old March 6 2013, 03:03 AM   #19
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Re: Pertwee was an even bigger badass than we thought

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Is there any independent corroboration for these claims, though?
My thought exactly. Pertwee would have been only about 25 when the war ended, and the Daily Mail is perhaps not he most reputable of sources.
Without getting into the actual claims that in itself would not be usual.
Age-wise, it was not uncommon for young personnel to get promotions if they had a 'knack' for special duties.

I just find it more amazing that prior to WWII, he served on the ill-fated H.M.S. Hood, and had he not been re-assigned, he could well have died when Bismark sent her to the bottom.

As he lost a lot of friends on that ship, it could well have been a motivation for him to give it his all.
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That picture of the young Pertwee reminds me of Arthur Darvill.
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I just find it more amazing that prior to WWII, he served on the ill-fated H.M.S. Hood, and had he not been re-assigned, he could well have died when Bismark sent her to the bottom.
As a side note, Patrick Troughton was almost lost when the ship he was on was sunk at the start of the war, ISTR, and he later served as captain of a minesweeper.
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