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World War I--Battle of the Falkland Islands.
DIARY LETTER BY LIEUTENANT J.F. SHAW ON HMS INVINCIBLE
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World War I--Battle of the Falkland Islands.
DIARY LETTER BY LIEUTENANT J.F. SHAW ON HMS INVINCIBLE
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World War I--Battle of the Falkland Islands.
DIARY LETTER BY LIEUTENANT J.F. SHAW ON HMS INVINCIBLE
describing in vivid and extensive detail the unexpected appearance of Admiral Von Spee's China Squadron off Port Stanley, the frenzy of activity that followed, the drama of battle ("...Often when the ship was struck she quivered from end to end which of course we felt in the engine room and we continually heard the smart metallic smacks below the water line...") and sinking of German ships including the flagship the Sharnhorst, 13 pages, 4to, lined paper, 10 December 1914
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The decisive Battle of the Falkland Islands on 8 December 1914, at which the Germans lost nearly 2000 men, ended the German naval threat in the Pacific. The Invincible was the flag-ship of the British commander, Vice-Admiral Sturdee.

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