1915 GREAT BRITAIN …WW1 HMS KENT BATTLE of FALKLANDS… [20397]

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1915 Coloured picture postcard showing Valparaiso, Government Building to London bearing GB GV ½d tied Mute oval rugby style cancel & with black circular Passed /HMS Kent /Censor.
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After the Naval battle of Falklands the Dresden escaped & evaded the searching British ships for months but was spotted by HMS Kent off the Chilian coast on 8 March, Kent intercepted a message from Dresden calling for a collier to meet at Juan Fernandez island, Kent summoned HMS Glasgow & they entered Cumberland Bay on 14 March. Dresden pointed her guns at the British vessels & Glasgow opened fire, the crew of Dresden scuttled her. HMS Kent apparently called at Valparaiso to put injured & wounded ashore on the 15 March.

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