1953 Spithead Coronation Review - film footage

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1953 Spithead Coronation Review - film footage

Post by paulcadogan » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:30 pm

Came across this feast of eye candy......

Vanguard, Eagle, Indomitable, Indefatigable, Sheffield and other Towns, Dido's, even disarmed Devonshire, Manxman, destoyers and more..


Poor Vanguard looks so alone though! A majestic relic of a bygone era...

It was still Rule Brittania.... Will we ever see the like again?? (I wonder how Queen Elizabeth feels when she looks at the fleet today and remembers what she reviewed back then...)
Qui invidet minor est - He who envies is the lesser man