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The German Fleet in Scapa Flow
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The German Fleet in Scapa Flow

A postcard by T. Kent (28th nov. 1918). I am hoping that the knowledgable Orcadian historians will tell us what happened next.
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Picture added on 31 January 2009
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They sank (but don't tell anybody)
Added by David Tullock on 03 February 2009
You're right Dave. But lets start a new story that the council foresaw the depression of the 1920's looming, so they asked the boats to scuttle, so that there would employment in Orkney thoughout the 1920's and 30's in the salvage industry. It really does sound plausible. Doesn't it ( oops. forgot that the webmaster and you are councillors)
Added by Alastair on 05 February 2009
My mother, who died in 1982 aged 80, remembered Tom Kent coming to their farm (Fea, Houton) and asking permission to go up the hill behind the farm in order to take this photo. He was carrying a huge camera and tripod. She later watched the fleet scuttling itself.
Added by Hazel Malpass on 12 February 2009
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