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Souvenir of the Fleet

Date: 17 March 1924
Dimensions:
430 x 315 mm
Medium: Paper, ink, pencil
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Newspaper
Object No: 00042666

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    Description
    This newspaper supplement from the Sun Pictorial documents the world tour of the British Royal Navy's Special Service Squadron in 1923-1924. The cover features an image of sailors standing on the deck of HMS HOOD directly in front of the ships 15- inch guns, a visual reminder of the military power of the British Navy.
    SignificanceThis newspaper indicates the public interest in the ships and crew of the Royal Navy. It also represents the imperious relationship that the British Navy had with the newly formed Royal Australian Navy.
    HistoryThe world tour of the Royal Navy Special Service Squadron in 1923-1924 was an exercise in public relations for the British government. It reminded the world that the British fleet was still in command of the seas.
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