Sybil’s War (4,600 words, 25 minutes)

This is a fictional account of a real incident involving the WW2 Submarine HMS Sybil.

From what we know about my father, Ordinary Submariner Jack Bonthron, he must have been aboard.

Like many who survived WW2 my father found it difficult to talk of his experiences but, as he got older, they did dribble out, piecemeal.

He did mention to me that most of what the Sybil did was drop off and pick up spies. The phrases “Black Ops or Special Ops” were not mentioned.

This story is accompanied by another piece called “An Ordinary Submariner” which gives some ‘factual’ information about Jack Bonthron’s War.

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