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Aberdare Class Minesweepers.  Photos and history of the minesweepers of the Aberdare Class, World War One.  HMS Aberdare, HMS Albury, HMS Alresford, HMS Badminton, HMS Caterham, and all other ships of the Aberdare Class.
Aberdare 1917 Sold in 1947.
Abingdon 1917 She was beached at Malta after taking heavy bomb damage from Italian aircraft on 5th April 1942. Scrapped in 1950.

Albury

1917 Sold in 1947.
Alresford 1917 Sold in 1947.
Appledore 1917 Sold in 1920.
Badminton 1917 Sold in 1923.
Bagshot 1917 Became depot ship named Medway II from April 1945- February 1946 until she was sold in 1949. She was mined while in tow on 1st September 1951.
Barnstaple 1917 Sold in 1921.
Banchory 1917 Sold in 1922.
Blackburn 1917 Sold in 1922.
Bootle 1917 Sold in 1923.
Bradford 1917 Sold in 1920.
Burslem 1917 Sold in 1928.
Bury 1917 Sold in 1923.
Caerleon 1917 Sold in 1922.
Camberley 1917 Sold in 1923.
Carstairs 1917 Renamed Dryad in 1924 before being sold in April 1935.
Caterham 1917 Sold in April 1935.
Cheam 1917 Sold in 1922.
Clonmel 1917 Sold in 1922.
Craigie 1917 Sold in 1922.
Cupar 1917 Mined and sunk on 5th May 1919.
Derby 1917 Sold in 1946.
Dorking 1917 Sold in 1928.
Dundalk 1917 Mined 16th and sunk on 17th October 1940.
Dunoon 1917 Mined and sunk on 30th April 1940.
Elgin 1917 Sold in 1945.
Fairfield 1917 Sold in 1920.
Fareham 1917 Became depot ship St Angelo II from 1944-45 before being sold in 1948.
Faversham 1917 Sold in 1927.
Fermoy 1917 Bombed and sunk on 4th May 1941 while at Malta. Raised and scrapped.
Forfar 1917 Sold in 1922.
Fitzroy 1917 Completed as a survey vessel she was converted to minesweeper in 1939 but was mined and sunk on 27th May 1942.
Ford 1917 Sold in 1928.
Forres 1917 Sold in 1935.
Gaddesdon 1917 Sold in 1922.
Gainsborough 1917 Sold in 1928.
Gretna 1917 Sold in 1928.
Harrow 1917 Sold in 1947.
Havant 1917 Sold to Thailand and renamed Chow Phraya in August 1922.
Huntley 1917 Sank after coming under fire from aircraft on 31st January 1941
Instow 1917 Sold in 1920.
Irvine 1917 Sold in 1923.
Kendal 1917 Sold in 1928.
Kinross 1917 Mined and sunk on 16th June 1919.
Leamington 1917 Sold in 1928.
Longford 1917 Sold in 1923.
Lydd 1917 Sold in 1947.
Marlow 1917 Sold in 1928.
Mistley 1917 Unknown
Monaghan 1917 Sold in 1920.
Mallaig 1917 Sold in 1927.
Malvern 1917 Sold in 1928.
Marazion 1917 Sold in 1933.
Munlochy 1917 Sold in 1922.
Nailsea 1917 Sold in 1927.
Newark 1917 Sold in 1928.
Northolt 1917 Sold in 1928.
Pangbourne 1917 Sold in 1947.
Penarth 1917 Mined and sunk on 4th February 1919.
Petersfield 1917 Wrecked on Tung Yung Island on 11th November 1931.
Pontypool 1917 Sold in 1922.
Prestatyn 1917 Sold in 1923.
Repton 1917 Sold in 1920.
Ross 1917 Sold in 1947.
Rugby 1917 Sold in 1927.
Salford 1917 Sold in 1920.
Saltash 1917 Unknown
Saltburn 1917 Sold in 1946.
Selkirk 1917 Unknown
Sherborne 1917 Sold in 1928.
Shrewsbury 1917 Sold in 1927.
Sligo 1917 Sold in 1922.
Stafford 1917 Sold in 1928.
Stoke 1917 Sunk by aircraft on 7th May 1941.
Sutton 1917 Sold in 1947.
Swindon 1917 Sold in 1921.
Tiverton 1917 Sold in 1938.
Tonbridge 1917 Sold in 1928.
Tralee 1917 Sold in 1929.
Tring 1917 Sold in 1927
Truro 1917 Sold in 1928.
Wem 1917 Sold in 1921.
Wexford 1917 Sold in 1921.
Weybourne 1917 Sold in 1928.
Widnes 1917 Took heavy damage from aircraft on 20th May 1941 and beached at Suda Bay in Crete. She was repaired and refloated by the German Navy - renamed UJ2109 but sunk on 17th October 1943.
Yeovil 1917 Sold in 1928.
 

Aberdare Class Minesweepers HMS Sutton (near), HMS Albury and HMS Ross (far), with Anchusa Class Sloop HMS Harebell.

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HMS Albury

HMS Albury.

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HMS Albury pictured c.1930s. 

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HMS Albury, 1919.

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HMS Albury, July 1935.

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HMS Alresford

HMS Alresford, 1919.

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HMS Alresford

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HMS Alresford, 1934.

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HMS Alresford, 1934.

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HMS Badminton

HMS Badminton an Aberdare class minesweeper

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HMS Burslem

HMS Burslem, 1925.

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HMS Carstairs

HMS Carstairs, 1932.

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HMS Caterham

HMS Caterham, 1932.

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HMS Clonmel

HMS Clonmel, 1918.

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HMS Dunoon

HMS Dunoon

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HMS Dunoon, 1934.

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HMS Dunoon, May 1938.

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HMS Fareham

HMS Fareham, dismantled, February 1948.

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HMS Fermoy

HMS Fermoy, September 1938.

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HMS Forres

HMS Forres.

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HMS Huntley

Some of the crew from the Aberdare class minesweeper, HMS Huntley at Malta in 1925.

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HMS Lydd

HMS Lydd, July 1935.

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HMS Marazion

HMS Marazion, 1923.

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HMS Newark

HMS Newark.   

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HMS Newark, October 1923.

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HMS Northolt

The crew of HMS Northolt. 

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HMS Pangbourne

HMS Pangbourne (with HMS Renown), 1934.

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HMS Petersfield

HMS Petersfield, wrecked on Tung Yung Island, November 1931.

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HMS Ross

Aberdare Class minesweeper, HMS Ross, built by Lobnitz in 1917 and sold in 1947.

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HMS Saltash

HMS Saltash, July 1935.

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HMS Saltburn

HMS Saltburn, January 1937.

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HMS Selkirk

HMS Selkirk.

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HMS Selkirk, July 1935.

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HMS Sutton

HMS Sutton.

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HMS Tiverton

HMS Tiverton, July 1935.

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HMS Tiverton.

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 Designed by the great Ernst Heinkel, the diminutive D.1 was an essential stop-gap that provided the Austro-Hungarian pilots with a front line fighter until they were able to re-equip with Albatros scouts in the Summer of 1917. This little aircraft performed well and was generally held in high regard by its pilots, although it did have some shortcomings, namely that forward vision was extremely limited and the Schwarzloses gun was completely concealed in the overwing pod that made it inaccessible in the air. Most unusual of all was its interplane strut arrangement, designed to reduce drag, which gave it the nicknames Starstrutter or Spider. These examples are shown passing above the German cruiser Derfflinger.

Brandenburg D.1 by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 B-17 Fortresses of the Bloody Hundredth- the Eighth Air Forces 100th Bomb Group - return to Thorpe Abbotts following a raid on enemy oil refineries, September 11, 1944. Nicolas Trudgians moving tribute to the Bloody Hundredth shows the imaginatively named B-17, Heaven Can Wait, on final approach to Thorpe Abbotts after the intense battle on September 11, 1944. Skilfully piloted by Harry Hempy, the seriously damaged B-17G has struggled 500 miles home on two engines to make it back to England. They lost their tail gunner that fateful day. Below the descending bomber stream, an agricultural traction engine peacefully ploughs the wheat stubble in preparation for next year's vital crop, the farm workers oblivious to the unimaginable traumas so recently experienced by the crews of the returning B-17 Fortresses.

Heaven Can Wait by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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 A Bristol Beaufort Mk I of No 22 Squadron attacks a railway marshalling yard during raids on the French coast in the Autumn of 1940.

Bristol Beaufort by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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With HMS Warspite keeping a watchful eye off her port bow, the Illustrious class carrier HMS Formidable prepares to recover a Fairey Albacore TB MK1 of No. 826 sqn. following a vital sortie against Italian shipping at the start of the Battle of Cape Matapan in march 1941. Led by Lt Cdr W G H Saunt DSC, Formidables Albacores launched torpedo attacks on the battleship Vittorio Veneto, seriously damaging her, despite coming under intense anti aircraft fire and a splash barrage of 15-inch shells.

HMS Formidable by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 An Avro Anson comes under attack from an Me109.

Avro Anson by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 Routine, though essential, maintenance is carried out on a 501 Sqn Hurricane at the height of the Battle of Britain during the Summer of 1940. Hurricane P3059 <i>SD-N</i> in the background is the aircraft of Group Captain Byron Duckenfield (deceased).

Ground Force by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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 Nine O Nine awaits her next mission over occupied Europe. Part of the 91st Bomb Group, 323rd Squadron, this B-17 went on to complete a record mission tally of 140 without an abort or loss of a single crew member. She started operations in February 1944. By April 1945 Nine O Nine had flown an extraordinary 1,129 hours. This aircraft and crew represented just one of many who fought in war-torn skies for the freedom we now enjoy.

Nine O Nine by Philip West. (Y)
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  Eight minutes after the gliders had touched down at LZ-Z the first of the paratroops started to arrive at 1353.  Thirty six C47s over DZ-X dropped the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment at 1403.  On the ground are the discarded chutes of the 2nd Battalion dropped ten minutes earlier.  In the middle distance can be seen the blue smoke used to identify DZ-X, left by the 21st Independent Para Company.  Dropped by the 14 and 59 Sqn/ 61 Troop Carrier Group which had taken off from Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire, the 2nd and 3rd Para Battalions, which dropped slightly earlier had enplaned at Saltby airfield.  Between 1353 and 1408 2276 paratroops jumped at an altitude of between 700 to 900ft..

Arnhem - September 17th 1944 by Graeme Lothian (P)
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The cruiser HMS Frobisher dominates this scene off Houlgate at the Normandy landings of 1944.  The monitor HMS Roberts lies beyond Frobisher with a Large Infantry Landing Ship or LSI (L) unshipping its LCAs on the extreme right of the picture.  In the foreground, a motor launch attends a group of LCP (L)s as they head for the French beaches.  Two Spitfire Mk.IXs conduct sweeps overhead as Operation Neptune gathers momentum.

HMS Frobisher and HMS Roberts at Normandy by Ivan Berryman (P)
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B151P. HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Having departed the Namsen Fjord in Norway, on a course home to England across the North Sea, HMS Arab was intercepted by a Heinkel He.115 and ordered to sail due east or be attacked.  His orders ignored, the German pilot began a series of passes over the trawler, raking the small vessel with continuous fire from both of its guns.  The gallant crew of the Arab returned fire with all Lewis and Oerlikon guns blazing, the Heinkel being mortally wounded as it made a low pass across the bow of Arab, finally plunging into the sea some two miles astern of the trawler who continued, without further incident, to her destination at Scapa.

Tribute to the Royal Navy Trawler Crews - HMS Arab by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Two Fairey Firefly fighter-bombers of 810 Sqn, Fleet Air Arm, overfly the carrier HMS Theseus during the Korean War.

HMS Theseus by Ivan Berryman.
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 Completed in May 1941, HMS Victorious had been in commission just nine days when her pilots encountered and attacked the Bismarck. She is seen here in August 1942 with HMS Eagle astern of her.

HMS Victorious by Ivan Berryman.
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 Swordfish of 825 Sqn led by Lt-Cdr Esmonde begin their heroic attack on the battlescruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen as they make their way up the English Channel from Brest during Operation Cerberus on 12th February 1942.  Although all the aircraft were lost and no significant damage was done to the German fleet, all the pilots were decorated for their bravery and Lt-Cdr Esmonde received the first Fleet Air Arm VC to be awarded, albeit posthumously.  The painting depicts the first wave of Swordfish attacking the Scharnhorst with Gneisenau taking avoiding action in the distance.  A German torpedo boat has turned to confront the attacking aircraft.

Attack on the Scharnhorst by Ivan Berryman.
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 HMS Hood readies to fire off a what proved to be the final salvo against the Bismarck before a shell from the German battleship penetrated the magazine of HMS Hood, tearing apart the British ship in an enormous explosion.

The Final Salvo - HMS Hood by Anthony Saunders.(P)
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B146AP.  HMS Jamaica by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Jamaica by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Portraits of Sir Thomas Fairfax and Prince Rupert of the Rhine. Sir Thomas Fairfax (1612-71) Captain general of the Parliamentary New Model Army and his opponent Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-82) nephew of King Charles 1st and general of Royalist Horse. Centre section of the painting depicts cavalry engagement during the battle of Marston Moor.

Opposing Generals of Horse - Battle of Marston Moor by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 British 15th Light dragoons (and Hussars) and 16th Light Dragoons engage the French 1st Provincial Chasseurs during the Peninsula War.

Incident on the Peninsula by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 Sous-Lieutenant Ferdinand de la Riloisiere of 1st Regiment of Carabiniers, moments before he received a mortal wound, in the charge of the 2nd reserve cavalry Corps, against the reavski Redoubt. Despite his injury he survived for several days after the battle and was presented with the cross of the Legion of Honour only hours before his death.

La Moscowa, The Battle of Borodino, 7th September 1812 by Mark Churms. (Y)
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The Battle at Rorke's Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift, was an action in the Anglo-Zulu War. The defence of the mission station of Rorke's Drift, under the command of Lieutenant John Chard of the Royal Engineers, immediately followed the British Army's defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana on 22nd January 1879, and continued into the following day, 23rd January.  150 British and colonial troops successfully defended the garrison against an intense assault by approximately 2000 Zulu warriors. The intense and noisy Zulu attacks on Rorke's Drift came very close to defeating the tiny garrison, but were ultimately repelled by blasts of Martini-Henry rifle fire-and some smart bayonet work-with some guts behind the bayonet thrusts! Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders, along with a number of other decorations and honours. Of particular note in the painting is the dog 'Pip' - he survived Isandlwhana by retreating along the fugitive's trail to Rorke's Drift. During the Zulu attacks on Rorke's drift, Pip did his part in the defence - by jumping on the mealie bag parapets and barking at Zulus- who were hiding in the long grass and sneaking up to the defences, then biting any Zulu who came within range. Unfortunately Pip was not officially recognised for his part in the action. He was not awarded a VC, on the basis that he was a volunteer canine that accompanied an officer, rather than a War Office issued canine. Conversely, if Pip had been killed, then he would not have been officially listed as a casualty, as he accompanied the army in a strictly private capacity. British army horses were in a different category as they were War Office issue, therefore the loss of a horse in action, or to disease, carried a financial liability for the War Office.

The Defence of Rorke's Drift by Jason Askew. (P)
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 The relief of Bastogne turned the tide in the Battle of the Bulge and Hitlers final great offensive of World War II lay in ruins. P47 Thunderbolts of the 406th Fighter Group, in company with P38 Lightnings, support the advancing armor of General George Pattons US Third Army as they prepare to relieve the battered 101st Airborne Division from their heroic defence of Bastogne during the final climax to the Battle of the Bulge, 24 December 1944. The Battle of the Bulge was one of the largest land battles of WWII with more than a million American, British and German troops involved, incurring huge casualties on all sides and this release pays tribute to the sacrifice of Allied Forces, during this important milestone in World War II. <br><br><b>Published 2005.</b

Thunderbolts and Lightnings by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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 Flanked by his Companion heavy cavalry, Alexander, King of Macedon, led the charge which broke through the left wing of the Persian army, and forced Darius, the Great King, to flee the battlefield. Persian success against his own left wing forced him to delay his pursuit of the routed troops, but by the end of the day the battle was won, and the heart of the Persian empire lay at his feet.

Alexander at Arbela, Plain of Gaugamela, Iraq, 331BC by David Pentland. (Y)
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 A lone Jacobite piper plays a last farewell to fallen comrades.

The Lone Piper by David Rowlands. (Y)
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At the Battle of Marston Moor, July 1644, prince Rupert had nearly won the battle after an initial cavalry charge routing three quarters of the Parliamentary Army, But he continued the pursuit to far. The remaining part of the New model army, including Cromwells regiment. after a long hard fight won the day.

Oliver Cromwell after the Battle of Marston Moor by Ernest Crofts.
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Legends of English Football by Robert Highton - Gold Edition. (Y)
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 It was Saturday 4th May 2002, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  Wonderful goals by Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg for Arsenal were too much for their London rivals Chelsea to capture the FA Cup.  Four days later, on Wednesday 8th, Arsenal rode into Old Trafford.  This time a goal by Sylvain Wiltord on his 100th appearance for the club was enough for Arsene Wenger's team to overcome Manchester United and clinch the Premiership title, maintaining a record of scoring in every league game of the season.  For the second time in four years under their long-serving and inspirational captain Tony Adams, Arsenal had performed the classic double of English football, the third in their history making 2001-02, a season never to be forgotten.

The Double 2001 / 2002 by Gary Keane. (Y)
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SFA15.  Bollocks by Chris Howells.

Bollocks by Chris Howells.
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 A quartet of Ferrari 801s are warmed up at Rouen-les-Essarts.  French Grand Prix 1957.

Thoroughbreds in the Paddock by Ray Goldsbrough.
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MT26. Juan for Williams by Michael Thompson.
Juan for Williams by Michael Thompson.
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 Marcus Gronholm.  Peugeot 206 WRC.
Reflections of a Champion by Michael Thompson.
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PDB3.  Lenox Lewis II by Peter Deighan.
Lenox Lewis II by Peter Deighan.
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 A celebration of Nigel Mansells success in winning the Formula 1 World Championship and the Indy Car Championship in successive years. A celebration of the magnificent talents of Nigel Mansell. He made his debut in Formula 1 in 1981 and his superb driving technique made an instant impact. He recorded victory after victory coming agonisingly close to being world champion many times before gaining his well deserved Formula 1 title in 1992. The following year he recorded an unprecedented double, gaining the Indy Car championship in 1993. A feat that reserves his name quite rightly in the record books.
Mansell by Peter Deighan.
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