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Tuesday 17th September: Signalman Andrew "Canada" Brown receives the Victoria Cross from King George VI for escaping from the German raider Essen and, armed with only a German Mauser, singlehandedly pinning it down in Resolution Inlet of the Galapagos Islands for eighteen hours until the British cruiser HMS Stratford could arrive to sink her. Admiral Richard Saville, captain of the Stratford receives a knighthood. What is unbeknownst to both Saville and Brown is that they are father and son. (Buckingham Palace, London, England)

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