Our next talk is:
"Coronel 1914 - A Signal Catastrophe"
Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 7.30pm
The Battle of Coronel on 1st November 1914 saw the loss of two British ships and over 1500 men, at the hands of Admiral Von Spee's East Asiatic Squadron; the first British naval defeat in over a hundred years.
This talk will review events leading up to the engagement through, amongst other sources, the Admiralty and Royal Navy signal logs of the time.
It will give an analysis of the causes of the British defeat and why the outcome was all but certain before a shot was fired.
Rob Hewett tells the story of this relatively forgotten British naval defeat of the Great War.
All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!
Admission £4 per attendee including tea and coffee.
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