Saturday, 2 August 2014

Forgotten Fighters

Today the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich opened Forgotten Fighters: The First World War at Sea. This is a free exhibition to remind us that World War I wasn't just fought on the Western Front. The war raged on the sea, beneath the waves and in the air as well as on land. The impact of the Royal and Merchant Navies throughout the First World War cannot be underestimated. The personal stories and heroism of participants is highlighted through a wide range of objects: weaponry, photos, medals and ship models. Shown is a Medal commemorating John Travers Cornwell (1916). Ship lanes ranged from the Falkland Islands to the North Sea (CLICK).


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