The War Illustrated No 34 Vol 2 April 26th 1940

The War Illustrated THEY SPOKE SO LOUD AT NARVIK THAT THE WHOLE WORLD HEARD! The might of the British Navy is exemplified by these four 15-in. guns of the new H .M.S.“ W arsp ite,” Vice-Adm iral W hitw orth’s flagship at the memorable attack on Narvik on April 13. The “War spite ,"had been considered an unlucky ship, for at Jutland her steering gear was damaged and she turned two involuntary circles in front of the German Fleet. After her reconstruction in 1937 she three times developed mechanical defects that delayed her return to the fleet. But on Aoril 13.1940. she showed that her luck had chanced— to Hitler’s c o st! Photo, Charles BrownE.
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