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The Battle of the River Plate

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The First Major Naval Battle of the Second World War and one of the most famous sea chases in history (but not as famous as the hunt for the Bismarck of course). Also the first time the New Zealand Flag was flown in battle by the New Zealand Cruiser HMS (later HMNZS) Achilles.

 

 

 

 

 

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and of course, the subject of the 1956 film, The Battle of the River Plate (also known as Pursuit of the Graf Spee in the US), starring John Gregson, Sir Anthony Quayle and Peter Finch. And in 2 surprising guest appearances, reprising their roles from the actual battle as themselves, the legendary HMS Achilles (then serving in the Indian Navy as INS Delhi) as well as the heavy cruiser HMS Cumberland (then serving as gunnery trials ship).

 

 

 

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And the main ships:

 

  1. Graf Spee  - Ge Cruiser, Tier 6 prem
  2. Ajax - Not in game.... However, Leander does get Ajax Camo.  UK/RN Cruiser Tier 6
  3. Exeter - UK/RN Cruiser, Tier 5 prem
  4. Achilles - Not in game.  Only WG knows why.  Suggestions to add this ship have been ignored.

 

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1 hour ago, Laser_Beam said:

And the main ships:

 

  1. Graf Spee  - Ge Cruiser, Tier 6 prem
  2. Ajax - Not in game.... However, Leander does get Ajax Camo.  UK/RN Cruiser Tier 6
  3. Exeter - UK/RN Cruiser, Tier 5 prem
  4. Achilles - Not in game.  Only WG knows why.  Suggestions to add this ship have been ignored.

 

you forgot to add in 5. Cumberland - also not in game.

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15 minutes ago, LordHood2552 said:

you forgot to add in 5. Cumberland - also not in game.

Showed up while Spee was cornered in Uruguay.  Never engaged Spee.

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Again, why is there NO representation of New Zealand's contributions in game.  WE have paper ship from multiple nations but NO real NZ ships REALLY!!!

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7 hours ago, DrHolmes52 said:

Showed up while Spee was cornered in Uruguay.  Never engaged Spee.

Thank you for clarifying.  

To put it in context for everyone else:

 

I did not forget to mention the Cumberland.  The Cumberland turned up late to the party and missed out on the participation award.  

You may as well add all the merchant ships to your honors list.  They (the merchant ships) did more to keep the Spee in port than the Cumberland did.

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