Henry Breault

On October 14th, 1900 in Putnam, Connecticut in the Breault family, a healthy boy was born. Parents named him Henry. Since an early age, Henry loved oceans and always talked about sailing. He grew up listening to stories of his relative’s voyages. What his parents thought to be a childish love was going to shape this little boy’s life in a whole different direction. Even before he could finish his schooling he made a choice.

Navy Calling

It was during the First World War that the oceans were calling Henry and he knew he must go. Royal Navy needed more dedicated men and Henry was ready to become one of those. At the age of 16 when most of the boys are lost in their first love charms, Henry put his name for selection in the navy and got selected. His family didn’t want him to go but he knew where he belonged.

The Golden Opportunity

Indeed getting selected in the Royal Navy was a golden opportunity for 16-year-old Henry. Being selected in the navy meant getting paid for doing what he loved. Henry always dreamt of doing both. So, the young boy worked for the White Ensign in the Royal Navy. He was just one face among thousands of others, wearing the same uniform, brought together with the aim of winning the war. 

An Untold Story

While watching movies like “Dunkirk”, “Hacksaw Ridge”, “The Great Escape” all of us have wondered for at least once about how long these people’s stories stayed unknown. And how they were unaware that their names will be recorded in the books of history forever. We all know that even today most of the greatest stories to stay unknown to us and so we brought Henry’s story for you today.

The Underwater World

Submarines have been used in the wars and have proved to be one of the most effective methods. Unlike jet planes, submarines can reach its target without being noticed. Not to ignore that it involves the highest risk factor. Trying to get an exit from the bowels was always a difficult thing. Uncountable sailors lost their lives with no ways to get out of the submarine and eventually drowned in the ocean.

An Urge To Learn

Henry was always eager to learn more and for the next couple of years, he learned the amazing art of seamanship. He became a professional as he knew it all about the naval tradition and fortunately he received all this knowledge from the experts who spent most of their lives on the oceans. Who knew all these lessons will soon fall short in front of the game of life.