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By Phil Carradice

The 12 months 1918 used to be ruled via the Armistice and the top of the combating within the struggle to finish All Wars. even though, earlier than that either the U-boat conflict within the North Atlantic and the British blockade of Germany persevered unabated. The Royal army tried to dam the German naval forces within the Belgian port of Zeebrugge into the harbour with a raid on St George's Day and the Royal Naval Air provider used to be amalgamated into the Royal Flying Corps to shape the RAF on 1 April. The Royal military was once additionally interested by the British intervention opposed to the Bolsheviks within the Russian Civil conflict. After the Armistice got here, the Royal Navy's paintings was once now not accomplished. The German floor fleet used to be interned in Scapa movement from 23 November, just for the ships' crews to scuttle their vessels on 21 June 1919. The U-boat fleet additionally surrendered. eventually, in November 1920, there has been the solemn job of transporting the physique of the Unknown Warrior around the Channel from Boulogne to Dover for burial in Westminster Abbey. Phil Carradice takes us in the course of the First global warfare at sea in images, exhibiting us the horror of warfare and telling the tale of a few of the foremost moments of the conflict.

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