National Geographic : 1941 Feb
A true experience of THOMAS F.DAVISON, Dover, England,of the hero-ship, Jervis Bay. S"PROTECTING A BRITISH CONVOY, the merchant cruiser Jervis Bay battled a surface raider to the death," writes Mr. Davi son. "Ablaze from stem to ) stern, we were sinking fast. With others, I dove overboard, clutching a flashlight. "UNDER DEADLY SHRAP NEL fire, fourteen of us managed to board a flimsy raft. For hours, we sat in icy water up to our chests. Huge waves battered us ... swept us into the sea. Half dead, we crawled back. Three men died of cold or wounds. "AFTER ELEVEN HOURS, the soaked flashlight saved us.* The Swedish freighter Stureholm saw its beam and picked us up. Without those dependable 'Eveready' fresh DATED batteries, we would have died miserably. (Signed) C~ wfta <5^ CwatAcnr,* *An "Eveready" Flashlight with "Eveready" batteries, will normally continue to burn under water. The word "Eveready" is a registeredtrade-markof National CarbonCompany, Inc. FRESH BATTERIES LAST LONGER....4yo/btMe2 DATE-LlHt "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."