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The early days of WW1 at sea

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For all you historians out there and those that love ww1 ships..  I found this fascinating series of videos covering the forst 6 months of WW1 at sea leading upto and just beyond the battle for the Falklands with an awesome commentary.   It looks at it all accurately and in relative detail, even including the fact that USA was leaning towards supporting Germany because of it's inability to make money due to the Royal navy blockades of ports and is not a ho-rahhh  RN is best, in fact it throws some serious doubt on the readiness of the RN at the start of the war.

 

It's all one story broken into 4 10 minute episodes.

 

Theres also wonderful footage throughout of some of those (to me) wonderful looking WW1 fighting ships in action and at sea.

 

Happy Sunday..

 

 

 

 

 

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Another great piece of WW1 naval history from probably the best WW1 channel out there.

 

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Another great piece of WW1 naval history from probably the best WW1 channel out there.

 

 

And this is why we have SMS Emden in the game.

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That's odd, but not as odd as the battles that inspired The African Queen.

 

 

Yeah, that went down like a combination of the War of 1812 on Lake Eire and Lake Ontario. On Eire they had a great battle but on Ontario they had an arms race that got so out of hand that a 130 gun ship that would have been bigger than the Santisima Trinidad was laid down.

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Yeah, that went down like a combination of the War of 1812 on Lake Eire and Lake Ontario. On Eire they had a great battle but on Ontario they had an arms race that got so out of hand that a 130 gun ship that would have been bigger than the Santisima Trinidad was laid down.

 

Yeah, some crazy stuff happened on the Great Lakes in the War of 1812, but we still beat the Americans.

 

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