War historian Frank celebrates 100 years (UK)





ONE of the West Country's finest military historians has celebrated his 100th birthday.

Frank Pearce, a veteran of the Second World War's Arctic and Atlantic convoys, enjoyed his special day surrounded by friends and family at the Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton.

He is the author of more than 20 books, including Sea War: the Great Naval Battles of World War Two, and The Ship that Torpedoed Herself.

Frank, who lives in Brixham, has also written histories about Torbay, Paignton, Brixham and Dawlish, as well as Torquay's Marine Spa, where he worked for five years.



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