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An Unusual from of Honour of the Dead: Firing a Volley on a British War-Ship over the Spot Where the "Good Hope" and the "Monmouth" Went down off Coronel

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Our photograph shows how the Navy paid its tribute to the gallant men who died in the action of November I off Coronel, on the coast of Chile, when the ” Good Hope ” and ” Monmouth ” went down after a fight against overwhelming odds. The Navy’s tribute to its lost comrades took the form of a memorial ceremony on board a war-ship as it passed over the waters where the two cruisers sank. Volleys were fired, and the ” Last Post ” was sounded in the presence of all the officers and crew of the ship assembled on deck. The scene was most impressive.

The loss of the ” Good Hope ” and the ” Monmouth ” was avenged in the battle off the Falklands, when all the German squadron except the ” Dresden ” were sunk ; and now the ” Dresden,” too, has met her end at the hands of the ” Kent ” and the ” Glasgow,” which met her first off Coronelt.


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Issue 3961. - Vol CXLVI

Mar, 20 1915

Illustrated London News