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Hello Kitchener's bugle,

I would like to thank you for posting the photos of Admiral Jellicoe's dress uniform, orders & medals. 

Very nice to have thm displayed so they can be viewed by the public.

 

Same applies to Admiral Nelson's dress tunic.  It is in beautiful condition for its age!

Bryan

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BullerTurner
On 19/11/2019 at 22:33, seaJane said:

Chance unlucky ricochet is the present thinking (no way a sharpshooter could have seen through the smoke of battle). The bullet is at Windsor Castle, I believe - certainly in the Royal Collections.   https://www.rct.uk/collection/61158/the-nelson-bullet

 

NB re: the home of Jellicoe's uniform, there seems to be some confusion in the posts above between the National Maritime Museum (NMM - one of the Royal Museums Greenwich - RMG) and the National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth (NMRN - formerly the Royal Naval Museum).

 


Well, while a French “marksman” might not have seen Nelson, he could have made a bloody good guess as to where the quarter deck on Victory was!  However I suspect it wasn’t an individually aimed shot!  Nor necessarily a ball fired from a musket.  It might have been fired from a swivel gun in a batch marked “To whom it may concern”?

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seaJane
13 hours ago, BullerTurner said:


Well, while a French “marksman” might not have seen Nelson, he could have made a bloody good guess as to where the quarter deck on Victory was!  However I suspect it wasn’t an individually aimed shot!  Nor necessarily a ball fired from a musket.  It might have been fired from a swivel gun in a batch marked “To whom it may concern”?

I couldn't find these at the time:

https://archive.org/details/JRNMSVOL91Images/page/n183/mode/2up

https://archive.org/details/JRNMSVOL92Images/page/n31/mode/2up

But we stray from the Great War, I think :)

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