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The Dreadnought Hoax

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On February 7, 1910 the Prince of Abyssinia and his entourage were received with full ceremonial pomp on the deck of the H.M.S. Dreadnought, the British Navy's most powerful battleship. Although the Commander-in-Chief of the Dreadnought had only received a last-minute warning of the Prince's arrival, he had the sailors standing at attention when the Prince arrived. The Abyssinian party acknowledged the greeting with bows as they shuffled onto the ship, dressed in their long, flowing robes, and for the next forty minutes the Commander gave them a guided tour of the vessel. The Abyssinians paused at each new marvel while murmuring the appreciative phrase "Bunga, Bunga!" in their native tongue. Finally the royal visitors departed as "God Save the King!" played in the background.

from: http://hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/dreadnought_hoax

 

 

Better than Monty Python, a sardonic and marvelous recounting of a hoax pulled on the Royal Navy and the captain and crew of HMS Dreadnought in 1910:

 

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I watched this video like 2 weeks ago. It was pretty interesting.

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Ahhrgg...

More to watch when I get home from work...

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7 minutes ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

Ahhrgg...

More to watch when I get home from work...

lol yes DO. It's Brit humour and it happened.

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That is funny as hell.  That they got away with it is even funnier.  Today the lot would end up in prison for years...  That's sad...

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10 hours ago, Murotsu said:

That is funny as hell.  That they got away with it is even funnier.  Today the lot would end up in prison for years...  That's sad...

Yes, in orange jumpsuits heading for Gitmo,

Those were the days...

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Prince of Abyssians?

Well, now we know who commands all the abyssal ships from Kancolle.

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