A few week ago foraging around Bookfinders I noticed a Penguin handbook called ‘One of our Submarines’ by Edward Young, a book that writes about life on a British submarine during World War 2.
It was unusual as it had ‘1000’ prominently displayed and I think this was because it was the 1000th Penguin to be published way back in 1954.
Our paths crossed again after buying a box of postcards with Penguin covers that happened to contain the same book cover. So yesterday I popped back into Bookfinders to pick it up and match postcard and book.
While on Google the first result that came up was ‘One of our Submarines‘ by Thomas Dolby. It turns out that the song was inspired by Dolby’s late uncle who died on a submarine accident during World War 2.