Intercourse for England

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Roald Dahl as a dashing RAF Fighter Pilot in World War Two

Best known today for his children’s books such as “James and the Giant Peach”, author Roald Dahl was a gallant Royal Air Force fighter pilot at the beginning of World War Two. Among his many feats was simply surviving the air battle between a handful of British fighters against hundreds of Nazi aircraft in the Battle for Greece. Dahl…

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Baron Von Trapp and the Austrian Navy

Baron Von Trapp and the Austrian Navy

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Baron Georg Johannes von Trapp

(photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

The Austrian Empire or Austro-Hungarian Empire had a substantial navy with almost 36,000 officers and men and a large number of ships, including dreadnoughts and submarines.

Their most famous officer is Baron von Trapp. He and the singing Von Trapp family were made famous in the movie “The Sound of Music.” Baron von Trapp was an…

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Royal Australian Navy Launches Its Largest Ship

Royal Australian Navy Launches Its Largest Ship

 

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Nuship Canberra transiting the waters of Jervis Bay, New South Wales

(Photo courtesy Royal Australian Navy)

“The largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has taken to sea as it begins its final contractor trials. The 27,800 tonne (30,600 ton) Nuship Canberra is the first of two Land Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships under construction for the Australian Defence Force and is…

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Prize Money Still Paid to Royal Navy Warships in World War One

Prize Money Still Paid to Royal Navy Warships in World War One

Naval History net is a very interesting source of detailed information on the Royal Navy. Recently came across this interesting bit about prize money paid out in World War One.

http://www.naval-history.net/index.htm

From NavalHistoryNet:

“In World War One, Royal Navy warships still received Prize Bounty Money for the sinking or capture of enemy ships. Warships and auxiliaries also received…

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