Another disgrace was the fact that the British government failed to recognise and appreciate what the merchant navy did for this country. Fortunantly Russia did and still does show her appreciation.
I watched the program and I do like the way Clarkson presented it. He shows a genuine interest around the subject. I know he is not everyones cup of tea but he is able to portray well the difficulties in trying to understand what these men went through. And it was a massive balls up by another donkey in charge of British forces.