IWW in 3 mins cont… Falklands, Port Stanley? Why thank you Ollie, make mine a double.

Scarce heard among the guns. (Blogs about WW1)

The role of the Royal Navy in the Great War has often been overlooked, ignored or miss understood. The victory by the navy is, a fleet in being. What the fleet does is in some-ways secondary. The Fleets existence is the victory. The mere fact that we have a fleet insures Britain’s survival. It enables Britain to project force, if necessary, and influence around the globe. In the 1940s it saved the British Isles from invasion. Makes boring press, I can not imagine Churchill saying, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to quite a lot. All hearts go out to the British sailor, who we see every day doing nothing but just existing on ships has keep our island free from invasion.” no matter how true it was.

In 1914 it was the Royal Navy that enabled Britain to move troops from…

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