Welles aboard the Andrea Doria, what mirth...
- From: Baldoni <baldoniXXV@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 10:53:11 +0100
My former classics tutor "Old Genna" (his name was Jenner) told me that Welles was extremly good company in the first class dining saloon aboard the Andrea Doria.
Welles had the captains table in raucous laughter when he described how he got drunk in Livorno and wound up in a barrel of oil with an otter, while wearing a strawberry on his head. He was surrounded by 15 bearded submariners at the time.
Old Genna informed me that the radio officer on the next table had to be sedated because he could not stop laughing.
Alas 10 years from that date Welles was in hiding and the majestic Andrea Doria lay on the bottom of the Atlantic after being sunk by incompetent lying Swedes.