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HMS London fires last broadside

Title
HMS London fires last broadside
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1981
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Duration
00:02:40
Description
Report on the last firing of the broadside on HMS London. Includes interviews with naval historian John Munday of the National Maritime Museum, about the history of the broadside; former sailor John Riggs, who was aboard the Duke of York during World War II when it fired its broadside in battle. Also interviewed is Admiral Bob Gherkin, who fired the HMS London broadside guns. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
John Munday; John Riggs; Bob Gherkin
Keywords
Weapons; History; Naval history; Warships; Ships; Guns; Battles; HMS London; Naval battles; Cannon; Battle of Trafalgar (1805)

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