Thames, Trade, ‘Jack Tars’ & Torpedoes

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/02/2017
10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Location
Embankment Tube station (Thames river exit)

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Thames - Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast
(River Thames, Tower Bridge, WW2’s HMS Belfast)

A walk beside our beautiful river that looks at the war at sea and its impact on London’s port.

On this walk led by Blue Badge guide, Mark King explore how our island nation prepared for war and the crucial role expected to be played by the ‘Senior Service’ (Royal Navy).

Proceed alongside London’s mighty river,  discovering the war’s dramatic impact on this port‘s vital, global trade routes, the impact of tragic events such as the sinking of RMS Lusitania, and the brave contribution of sailors in the navy, merchant marine and fisheries fleet. Discover what makes ‘Cleopatra’s Needle’ on Embankment look slightly bashed about even today, and how refugees crossed the Channel in unprecedented numbers to seek protection.

Hear about submariners, Master Mariners, one of only three Great War military ships remaining in British waters, air-ships and even ‘ships of the desert’.

Meet at a location close to Embankment Tube station. End near Blackfriars station. Precise details will be sent to you after you have made your booking – BOOK HERE via Eventbrite.

HMS President in dazzle camouflage (1418NOW.org)

HMS President in dazzle camouflage – now relocated out of London for repairs (1418NOW.org)

Submariners' memorial
Submariners’ memorial

FWW Centenary logo

 

 

(Main photo credit: Wikipedia)

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