• Short Summary

    Three destroyers of the British Mediterranean Fleet left Gibraltar July 26 to take part with Spanish warships in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of La Corunna, July 28 to August 3.

  • Description

    Three destroyers of the British Mediterranean Fleet left Gibraltar July 26 to take part with Spanish warships in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of La Corunna, July 28 to August 3. The British detachment consists of the Third Destroyer Squadron: H.N.S. 'Saintes', "Armada' and 'Camperdown'.

    Units of the Royal Navy and the British Army regiments will take part in various ceremonies and send representative contingents. Regiments who fought in the battle under Sir John Moore, will be especially represented.

    The Battle of Corunna, fought on January 16, 1809 between France and Britain, where General Moore met his death was a British victory.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA45YRU384GXO0XLY1PIN719SSI
    Media URN:
    VLVA45YRU384GXO0XLY1PIN719SSI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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