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    "USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) at sea while participating in strikes on the Palau Islands, 27 March 1944. She is painted in camouflage Measure 33, Design 6A."
     
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    " USS Tolman (DM-28) steaming through rough seas off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, while on a trial run from Bath, Maine, to Boston, 27 October 1944. Note her camouflage Measure 31, Design 16D"
     
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    "The italian Duca Degli Abruzzi class light cruiser Giuseppe Garibaldi while in Taranto harbor, may 1942. "
     
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    The launch of a German A4 rocket, later to be renamed V-2, at Peenmünde, Germany, 1940s. Image courtesy of the German Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv, Bild 141-1880/ CC-BY-SA 3.0)
     
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    Cool video....
    1987 World Junior Championship
    Canada vs USSR

     
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    Simo Häyhä- the master sniper....500+ kills

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    "Museum of the Battle of Normandy Jagdpanzer 38(t). Actually a Swiss G-13 painted in German colours"
     
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    "Comparison of the operational dreadnought battleship and battlecruisers in the Mediterranean Sea, 1914 (courtesy of Shipbucket)"
     
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    Good ole Paul Hogan. There were two comedy sieries I loved- Kenny Everett and Paul Hogan. Ever since I only enjoyed the Spitting Image.

     
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    Nice bumpersticker.
     
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    The illustrations of the Invincible and Indefatigable are reversed. The Invincible class, Britain's first battle cruisers, had the midships P and Q turrets close together, between the second and third funnels. The followon Indefatigable design was longer and had those turrets staggered to allow a degree of cross-deck fire.

    Staggered midships turrets were also a feature of Indefatigable's battleship counterpart in the 1908 program, HMS Neptune. That program comprised only two ships, but public concern about the dreadnought race with Germany led to two near-sisters of Neptune being included in the 1909 "We Want Eight" program. Meanwhile two further battle cruisers similar to Indefatigable, Australia and New Zealand, were built for those Dominions.

    The 1909 program introduced the new generation of "super dreadnoughts" armed with 13.5" guns, the Orion (4 battleships) and Lion (2 battle cruisers) classes. The two 12"-gun ships added, Hercules and Colossus, were actually inferior; this repetition of an existing design is a quick way to get more ships under construction.

    1909 occasioned Churchill's famous quip that "The Admiralty asked for six ships, the Treasury offered four, and we compromised on eight."
     
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    I thought it was the Exchequer?
     
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    "Japanese destroyer Momo (桃 "Peach") underway at speed, 3 June 1944"
     
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    “The Admiralty had demanded six ships; the economists offered four; and we finally compromised on eight.”
    Winston S. Churchill, The World Crisis, vol. I, 1911–1914 (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1923), p. 33.
     
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    Finnish panzer ship Ilmarinen and Väinämöinen.

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    Ilmarinen

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    Finnish Coastal Defense Ship Väinämöinen
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