Forgotten hero of the First World War to be remembered in exhibition

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A new exhibition is to reveal the story of how a heroic British merchant navy captain tried to ram a German U-boat intent on sinking his vessel before he was executed by the Germans for his actions.

It was one of the most controversial episodes of the First World War, ruthlessly exploited by both sides for maximum propaganda advantage.

But while other stories from the conflict remain familiar, the act of bravery shown by British merchant sailor Charles Fryatt as he tried to ram an enemy U-boat and his subsequent death by German firing squad have since slipped from public awareness.

A new exhibition featuring artefacts linked to these extraordinary events is due to open on Saturday (16 October) in a bid to restore his place in history....

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