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MUTINY ON THE CRUISER AURORA : OCTOBER 1917 DURING GREAT WAR : 1917 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION: 100 years ago #October1917 #SaintPetersburg #Cruiser #Russian #Revolution #Russia During the night of 25th October 1917, the cruiser AURORA fired a blank shot signaling the revolutionaries to storm the Winter Palace, the seat of the Provisional Government, which the Bolsheviks intended to overthrow: 100th Anniversary of 1917 Russian Revolution http://www.dieulois.com/page_trans.php #WW1 #WWi
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HMAS Newcastle’s crew have held the inaugural Australian Defence Force memorial service in Diego Suarez, Madagascar, for a Royal Australian Navy sailor lost during the Second World War.
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For one group of Filipino orphans, a visit by Australian Defence Force members and a tour of HMAS Adelaide brought a time of high excitement into their challenging lives.
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Built in Scotland in 1889 as the gunboat HMS Sparrow, this 165’ three masted barque saw active service in the Persian Gulf and around Africa in the suppression of the Congo slave trade. She migrated to Sydney, but served the crown again as an escort for the Royal yacht Ophir when the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary) toured New Zealand in the winter of 1901.
she was purchased by the NZ government, renamed Amokura, and converted to a maritime training ship for 12-14 year old boys. Living aboard the Amokura (in port) sixty boys at a time were prepared for careers at sea, being schooled in seamanship, navigation, gun drill, and marine engines, and crewing on summer cruises to the sub-Antarctic Islands and the Kermadecs. The training scheme was a success on one hand, but tremendously expensive on the other, and when Amokura failed her survey in 1919 the government gave up on the controversial program, and the Amokura.

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