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Two WWI German Destroyers found in a British Harbor

Two World War I German warships have been rediscovered in Portsmouth Harbour. The ships were found as part of the Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War project. As the wrecks were visible above water for some time until salvage efforts and the elements slipped the remains under water, archaeologists found the ships by them by examining 1940s aerial photographs and 1920s newspaper reports. The two ships were interned at Scapa Flow after the war and were prevented from being scuttled with the rest of the German High Seas Fleet.

Battle of Ramadi

The Battle of Ramadi was fought between British and Turkish forces.  The British were able to defeat the Turkish troops and capture the Mosul oil fields.


Image Credit: Imperial War Museum Q24339

Description: A column of Indian lancers passes an ammunition dump in Ar Ramadi, on the Euphrates, Mesopotamia, September 1917. The town had fallen with minimal British casualties but the main thrust of General Maude's advance against the Turks was along the valley of the Tigris