Lecture on the Navy – Spring Term 1918

As comparatively little is known in the School about the Fleet, we were all delighted when Mr. Fellowes-Wilson came down to give us a lantern lecture on “Our Navy in the Great War.” We heard again the thrilling stories of the Battle of the Falkland Islands; of the capture of the German cruiser Emden; of submarine 1311, which succeeded in getting through the Dardanelles into the Sea of Marmora; and of many other ships which have distinguished themselves during the war. Unfortunately, Mr. Fellowes-Wilson had to leave early to catch his train, so he was obliged to hurry over the last few slides. In closing, he said that we had much to thank the Navy for. Many people seem to imagine that our Fleet is always on the defensive, and to forget that, without this protection, we should be suffering from starvation, and would be unable to say as we can with truth that not one of our enemies has set foot in England except as a prisoner of war.

I. USHER (Lower VI).

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