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    Very nice one, I like it a lot!
     
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    "The Battlecruiser HMS Hood at speed [1720 x 1291]."
     
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    "[2558X1812] Spring 1913, off Reval (Tallinn). Event: The British-built armored cruiser Rurik marks the revival of the Russian Baltic fleet which was annihilated in the Battle of Tsushima. Submarine Akula (Shark) is in the foreground."
     
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    "Profile conjecture of what a reconstructed HMS Hood may have looked like, c. 1942 [1849 x 359].
    This is based on proposals made in December 1938 and assume she was reconstruced 1939-42. Based on subsequent discussions any reconstruction would have been somewhat later, probably from January 1942 to January 1945. The proposals included:

    • Replacement of the 5.5-inch and 4-inch guns with 16 x 5.25-inch in eight twin mounts.

    • Increase the number of Octuple Pom Poms from 3 to 6.

    • Complete machinery replacement.

    • New superstructure based on that provided for the King George V class.

    • New Admiralty Fire Control Table Mk VII.

    • Elimination of the 5" and 7" belt armour, and the extension of the 12" belt to upper deck level.

    • Increasing the thickness of the upper deck over the magazines to 4" and over the machinery to 2.5".

    • Installation of a fixed crossdeck catapult and hangars.

    • Modification of the bulge and underwater protection system."
     
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    "The HMS Vanguard docks in Gibraltar for the annual underwater inspection, January 28, 1954 [1280 x 940]."
     
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    "Two British Landing Craft Assaults (LCA) no. 1377 and 521 carry Army Rangers of the 5th Battalion near Weymouth during an amphibious exercise from a ship in preparation for upcoming invasion of France, June 1, 1944."
     
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    "Nashorn and Tiger II 502 at patriot park Russia."
     
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    "ANZAC Day 1963. My great grandfather, a Private with the 2nd Light Horse in WWI, leads the parade through Townsville to ANZAC Park."
     
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    "The Boulton Paul Defiant was an RAF “Turret Fighter” without fixed forward-firing guns, the Defiant saw active service during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz but was no match for the German ME 109’s, ME 110’s and FW 190’s."
     
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    You scurvy dog! I knew you had a bit of mongrel bastard in you...! : )
     
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    I don't write the bits in quotes. I'm 99.8% Irish.
     
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    "[1498 x 1221] Destroyer leader USS Norfolk (DL-1) alongside Venezuelan destroyer ARV Zulia (D-21) during UNITAS VI in 1965."
     
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    Australians landing at Gallipoli...
     
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    upload_2021-4-25_11-51-31.jpeg
     
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    "H.M.S. Duke of York fires her guns as waves crash over her decks. Probably during the pursuit of Scharnhorst, Battle of North Cape. [1600x1009]"
     
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    "New Zealand soldiers, a sailor and an airman stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior this morning at the Wellington ANZAC Day Dawn Service [1979x1319]"
     
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    "U.S. Army Air Forces P-40F Warhawk fighter aircraft prepare to launch from the deck of the USS Chernago off Morocco in support of Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa, on Nov. 8, 1942."
     
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    "German scientists testing a Messerschmitt Bf 109, 1940. The motto on the eagle behind the plane says, “The German people will, though conquest of the sky, force its duly place in the world.""
     
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    "B29 Superfortress "Doc" at Drake Field in Fayetteville, AR, 4/18/21. Doc is one of only 2 Airworthy B29s left. It took 16 years and 400,000 man hours to restore it for its first flight in 60 years, back in 2016. [3149x1771]"
     
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