INTRODUCTION, BY YOUR VIRTUAL CHAIRMAN
This Bulletin-17 is dated 22nd September 2021, a special day for us all, exactly 107 years after the disaster off the Dutch Coast. Today we remember the men on the three cruisers, they are not forgotten.
A fine day perhaps to view the documentary again https://www.dutchmaritimeproductions.com/portfolio-item/live-bait-squadron/. Enjoy!!
At this moment it seems the hardest (covid)times have passed. This (brief) Bulletin is a restart, I am back again, safe and sound. To start with: my best wishes to you all. And: as always looking forward to your reactions.
The (more extended) Bulletin-18 is scheduled next Christmas, covid-19 allowing.
Henk H.M. van der Linden
A SPECIAL APPEAL
As time goes by I realize that my book ‘The Live Bait Squadron’ lacks a final chapter. I did not investigate the aftermath of the disaster for the families. We all know that the qualification ‘Missed at sea’ meant ‘no pensions’. With your help I trust I can add this chapter to my book. Please write me about what happened to your family in the days and years after the fatal date of 22nd September. I’ll do research too and have me assisted by relevant historians. In my next Bulletin-18, I’ll report about the results of this appeal.
I’ll be back!