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THE FALKLANDS, 1982 — From the Imperial War Museum: “An exhausted Royal Marine of 45 Royal Marine Commando with his SLR rifle and 140lb pack rests at Port Stanley after completing a remarkable 40 mile march across the Island. The route from the west coast to the east took the Royal Marines through marshes and mountains, included night time marching and was at that time the longest march in full kit in the history of the Commando force.” (Imperial War Museum)

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The Sailing Frigate: A History in Ship Models (Paperback)

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5 villes sous-marines parmi les plus belles du monde !

Alexandria underwater city. Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio, began excavating the ancient city in 1998. Historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact.

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Royal Marines dress coat, England, 1782, brass, linen, metal thread, wool. Worn by Major General Arthur Tooker Collins (1718-93). Constructed of red wool with cuffs & lapels faced with blue. The buttonholes are of embroidered metal thread & the cast brass buttons are stamped with a laurel wreath enclosing a crossed sword & baton. The skirts could be turned back, so the white lining of the coat created a contrast against the red wool of the skirts, and secured by means of hook and eye…

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