German U-35 Lands Prisoners at Ventry Harbour Kerry 1939

#OnThisDay 1939 Captain Werner Lott & German sub U-35 landed 28 Greek prisoners at Ventry harbour, Kerry after sinking their ship Diamantis. Lott knee the sea was too rough to leave the Greek sailors in lifeboats so took them on board his sub and gave them clothes, food and cigarettes.
This affair made the cover of Life Magazine & Lord Mountbatten later thanked Lott. Lott visited Kerry in the 1980s and met the owners of the house that the prisoners were kept in until the authorities arrived.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s