In this 44 page issue, two important new articles are featured. Ian Buxton has been researching the Vickers archives in Barrow for their extensive output of gun mountings. This first part outlines how the business developed, and lists the 126 contracts from 1897 to 1910. Tom Adams discusses the little known contribution of the Japanese Navy to operations in the Med in WW1. Derek Waller reveals the division of German U-boats between UK, USA and USSR at the Potsdam conference of July 1945, resulting in agreement that most should be sunk with each country receiving ten for experimental purposes. Richard Fernley concludes his 14 part series on his time as a radio officer with the RFA with a description of typical equipments and operation. A selection of photographs completes the issue.
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