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Submarine histories. Royal Navy L class submarines. Submarine website dedicated to the history of L23, L26, L27 and other L Class submarines from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of L Class submarines.

L Class Submarines.

Displacement: 891 tons on the surface, 1074 tons submerged.  Speed: on the surface 10 knots, Range 3,800 miles. Compliment: 35   Armament: Six  18-inch Torpedo Tubes, 4 of which were in the bow and 2 Beam.  carried 10 Torpedo's.  One 4 -inch Gun

L9 to L49.  Armament varied slightly. Four 21 - inch Torpedo Tubes all in the bow. and carried 8 torpedo's and Two 18-inch Tubes in the beam and carried two torpedo's/ Submarines used for mine laying. had 4Four 21-inch Torpedo Tubes all in the bow and carried 14 to 16 mines. compliment increased to 38.

L50 onwards.  changed with the following: Displacement: 960 tons surfaced. 1150 tons submerged. Range 4,800 miles, surface speed 8 knots.  CREW: 44   Armament:  Six   21-inch Torpedo Tubes in Bow carrying 12 torpedoes,  and two 4-inch QF guns each end of conning tower

After two years of the war the admiralty realised its need for better submarines, to replace the E class which was now six years old.  They reverted to the saddle tank design but with better machinery gave it better speeds.  The first L class  L1, and L2, were E57 and E58 which were initially going to be extended E class boats, but became the prototypes for the L class.

L1  (ex E57) Built By Vickers 1917 Scrapped in 1930
L2  (ex E58) Built By Vickers  1917 Scrapped 1930
L3 Built by Vickers 1917 Scrapped 1931
L4 Built by Vickers 1917 Scrapped February 1932
L5 Swan Hunter  26/1/1918 Involved in a collision with a dredger in 1929. Scrapped  1931.
L6 Beardmore 14/1/1918 Scrapped 1935
L7 Cammell Laird 24/4/1917 Scrapped   1930
L8 Cammell Laird 7/7/1917 Scrapped October 1930
L9 Denny 29/1/1918 Broken Up June 1927
L10 Denny 24th January 1918 Sunk by Destroyer 30th October 1918
L11 Vickers 26th February 1918 Broken Up February 1932
L12 Vickers 16th March 1918 Broken Up February 1932
L14 Vickers 10th June 1918 Broken Up May 1934
L15 Fairfield 16th January 1918 Broken Up February 1932
L16 9th April 1918 Broken Up February 1934
L17 Vickers 13th May 1918 Broken Up February 1934
L18 Vickers 21st November 1918 Broken Up October 1936
L19 Vickers 4th February 1919 Broken Up 1937
L20 Vickers 23rd September 1918 Broken Up January 1935
L21 Vickers 11th October 1919 Broken Up February 1939
L22 Vickers 25th October 1919 Broken Up August 1935
L23 1st July 1919 Lost in May 1946.
L24 Vickers 19th February 1919 Sunk in collision with HMS Resolution, 14th January 1924
L25 Vickers 13th February 1919 Broken Up 1935
L26 29th May 1919 Used as a target and sunk on 25th September 1946
L27 14th June 1919 Sold in Canada 1946.
L33 29th May 1919 Sold 1932
L52 18th December 1918 Broken Up 1935
L53 12th August 1919 Broken Up 1938
L54 20th August 1919 Broken Up 1938
L55 21st September 1918 Sunk 9th June 1919
L56 29th May 1919 Broken Up March 1938
L69 6th December 1918 Broken Up February 1939
L71 17th May 1919 Broken Up March 1938

 The burial at sea of A. B. Cook  on board HMS Cyclops, off Malta, Thursday 2nd February 1928. possible crew member of a L class Submarine click for details

L 1

L1 passing HMS Hawkins, 1919.

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Submarine L1, pictured c.1920. 

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L 2

L2, 1923.

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L2, 1923.

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Submarine L2, pictured c.1920. 

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L2From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 3

L3, 1923.

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L3, 1923.

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Submarine L3, pictured c.1923.

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L 4

L 4, 1923.

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L 5

L5, 1923.

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Submarine L5, pictured c.1920. 

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Aerial view of submarine L5, c.1920. 

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L 6

Submarine L6, pictured c.1920. 

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Submarine L6, c.1920.

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Submarine L6.

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L6From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

L6From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

L 7

A photo of the crew of L-7 taken on China Station 1927-1929 on which my great uncle served. He subsequently lost his life with submarine H-47 sank off the Welsh Coast. Sent in by Sarah Chapman.

Submarine L7, pictured c.1920 

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L 8

Submarine L8, pictured c.1920. 

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L8, at Wei Hai Wei, c.1927.Contributed by

L8From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 9

L9From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

L 11

L11 pictured c.1920 

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L 12

Royal Navy submarine L12.

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L12 pictured c.1929 after sinking H49. 

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L12.

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L12From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 14

Royal Navy submarine L14.

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Submarine L14.

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L 15

L 15, 1923.

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L 15

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L 16

L 16.

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L16  From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 17

L17 alongside L56, 1921.

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L17, 1921.

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L17

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L 18

Submarine L18, pictured c.1920 

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L18.

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L 19

L19, 1923.

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Royal Navy submarine L19, possibly off the Chinese coast.

HM Submarine L19 pictured c.1930.

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L 20

L20, 1930s.

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Submarine L20, pictured c.1920s 

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L20 c.1926.Contributed by

L 21

L21

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L21.

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L 22

L22

L22

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L22

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L 23

L23, November 1938.

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L23.

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L23 in the Solent c.1929. 

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L23

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L 24

L 24.

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L 25

Submarine L25, pictured c.1920 

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Submarine L25.  Submitted by Malcolm Williams.

William John Stallard.  Sent in by his grandson Malcolm Williams.  Thought to have been taken in Southsea around 1920.  (note WWI medal).

L 26

L26, November 1937.

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Submarine L26, pictured c.1920 

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Submarine L26. Contributed by

L 27

L27, 1937.

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L 27.

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L 27.

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Submarine L27, pictured c.1930s 

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L27.Contributed by

L 33

L33From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 52

 

Royal Navy Submarine L. 52 pictured in 1925

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Submarine L52.

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L52. Contributed by Ian Johnson

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L52

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L 53

L53 c.1925 

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L53 with a depot ship.

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L 54

L54, 1937.

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Submarine L54.

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Submarine L54, pictured August 8th 1931. 

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L54.

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L 56

Royal Navy L Class submarine L56 while at Malta.

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Submarine L56.

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L56, 1935.

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L56.

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L56.

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L56From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 69

L69, July 1935.

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Submarine L69.

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L 69.

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L 71

L71 laid up with L56, 1938.

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L71, 1929.

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Submarine L71.

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Submarine L71, pictured c.1920. 

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L71.

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L25 with L11 pictured c.1923. 

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  L22 and L52 pictured with submarine depot ship HMS Lucia 1925  

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L class Submarines L23 and L26 with H49 in the background.

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Submarine supply ship HMS Titania on the China Station. 

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HMS Titania re-supplying L3, L5, L8 and L19 at Wei Hai Wei in 1921.

 

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 Erich Lowenhardt was already the holder of the Knights Cross 1st and 2nd Class for acts of bravery even before becoming a pilot. After serving as an observer for a year, he was eventually posted to Jasta 10 in 1917 where he immediately began to score victories, sending down balloons and enemy aircraft at a fearsome rate. He was appointed Commander of Jasta 10 one week before his 21st birthday, making him one the youngest pilots to rise to such a rank in the German Army Air Service. He continued to increase his score steadily throughout 1917 and 1918, but was involved in a mid-air collision with a Jasta 11 aircraft on 10th August. Lowenhardt elected to abandon his aircraft, but his parachute failed to deploy and the young ace fell to his death. He flew a number of aircraft, but this yellow-fuselaged Fokker D.VII was his most distinctive and is believed to be the aircraft in which he was killed. His final victory total was 54.

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 Crew of Lancasters 101 Squadron RAF, stand chatting and drinking cups of tea supplied by the WMCA vans. Delays in Ops for an hour or so allow the crews a chance to light up and have a cup of tea. 101 Squadron based at Ludford Magna were a squadron with a difference, from 1943 the Lancasters were fitted with special radio jamming equipment known as ABC or AirBorne Cigar and carried an eighth crew member known as the special duties operator. Squadron letters were SR and targeted by the Luftwaffe fighters giving 101 Squadron the highest casualty rating in Bomber Command.

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HMS Howe by Ivan Berryman (P)
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At 12.30pm on the 21st of October 1805, Admiral Lord Nelson on board his flagship, HMS Victory, breaks the line of the combined French and Spanish fleets.  The Victory is delivering a devastating stern rake to the 80 gun French ship Bucentaure, the flagship of the combined fleets, commanded by Vice-Admiral P. C. J. B. S. Villeneuve.  Starboard to the Victory is the 74 gun Redoutable.  This ship, the Victory and HMS Temeraire, seen left, became locked together soon after, the unequal exchange resulting in the Redoutable having the highest casualties during the entire battle.

Breaking the Line at the Battle of Trafalgar by Graeme Lothian. (AP)
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  Type 42 HMS Southampton (D90), Type 22 Beaver (F93), Type 42 Manchester (D95) and Type 21 Amazon (F169) formate during a World cruise on which they visited 17 countries in 9 months.

Around the World by Ivan Berryman (P)
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On Sunday October 25th 1992, HMS Vanguard, the Royal Navys first Trident equipped submarine, arrived off the Clyde Submarine Base, Faslane on the Gareloch. She was escorted by a Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet, the RN shore base at Prestwick Airport, and a mixed surface flotilla, including Defence Police and Royal Marines.

Trident by Robert Barbour.
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B114.  HMS Carmania sinking the German armed liner SS Cap Trafalgar off Ilha da Trindade, South Atlantic. 14th September 1914.  By Ivan Berryman.
HMS Carmania sinking the German armed liner SS Cap Trafalgar off Ilha da Trindade, South Atlantic. 14th September 1914. By Ivan Berryman.
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 The heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire is brought up to sink the blazing wreck of the Bismarck with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  The once proud German ship had been ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori combed the area of the sinking for survivors, between them picking up a total of 110 out of an original complement of 2,300.

HMS Dorsetshire (The End of the Bismarck) by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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The pride of the British fleet, The Mighty Hood as she was known, was launched in 1918.  Weighing in at over 40,000 tons she was 860 feet long and had eight 15 inch guns, at her launch she was more than a match for any adversary.  Hood sailed the world in the inter-war years and was admired in every foreign port she visited, however with a lack of major refits in this time the second world war found the Hood unprepared for a major battle,  On the 24th of May 1941 the German battleship Bismarck found Hoods achilles heel within only a few salvos, namely her inadequate deck armour.  Hood exploded in a huge fireball from which only three sailors survived.  Here HMS Hood is seen with Force H in the Mediterranean.  Winston Churchill knew that the powerful French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir could fall into German hands at any time and that the threat had to be removed by any means.  On the 3rd of July 1940 the French fleet was duly dispatched by Force H.  The Strasbourg being the only French battleship able to make her escape.  Hodd is depicted opening fire at 17.55 hours with the battleships Resolution and the destroyer HMS Foxhound to her stern.

HMS Hood - Operation Catapult by Anthony Saunders (P)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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With the Highland charge across the wide expanse of Culloden Moor easily repelled by the government army and the enemy advancing to the right. The Pretender, Prince Charles, hangs his head in concession as the realisation dawns on the Jacobite troops that defeat has been thrust upon them by their own command.

Culloden, End of the 45 by Mike Shaw.
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 On the 6th November 1792 Dumouriez defeated the Austrians under the Duke of Saxe Teshen and Clerfayt at Jemappes, near Mons. This led to the French Occupation of Belgium.
The Battle of Jemappes by Horace Vernet (Y)
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 M2A4 and M3 tanks of A Company, 1st US Marine Tank Battalion. move out from Henderson Field to support the perimeter from Japanese attacks.

Guadalcanal by David Pentland. (Y)
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 Study for the original painting Charge and Pursue.
Sowar of Probyns Horse Engages Mutineers at Lucknow, 1857 by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Hauptsturm fuhrer Fritz Klingenberg, and the men of 2nd SS Divisions Motorcycle Reconnaissance battalion stop at the swollen banks of the River Danube. The following day he and six men, a broken down radio, and totally unsupported were to capture the Yugoslavian capital of Belgrade.

The Magician, Balkans, 11th April 1941 by David Pentland. (Y)
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Following Napoleons deposition of Ferdinand IV, King of Naples in favour of his brother Joseph Bonaparte, the British government ordered General Sir John Stuart to land a force in Calabria, Southern Italy. On the 6th of July the French force of 4,000 infantry and 1,000 cavalry met the British force of 5,000 infantry. The battle was a British victory with losses of 330, compared to the French losses of 700 killed and 1,000 wounded with another 1,000 prisoners.

The Battle of Maida by De Louthembourg.
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 The Grand army crossing the Danube on its advance to the battle of Wagram. 
Napoleon before the Battle of Wagram by Swebach (B)
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 Richard Duke of Gloucester (later Richard III), after the Battle of Tewkesbury, 4th May 1471. Banners are of Richard Duke of Gloucesters White Boar and Sir John Stafford Of Mordaunts (created Earl of Wiltshire by Edward IV) coat of arms.

Richard III by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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SPORT PRINTS

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MC0042P. Tomahawk by Mark Churms.

Tomahawk by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Twickenham, March 16th 1996.  England return to the running game to clinch victory in style over Ireland and retain the Five Nations Championship.

In Full Flight by Keith Fearon.
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FAR635. Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick

Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick
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SFA7.  Galileo by Stephen Smith.

Galileo by Stephen Smith.
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 Eddie Irvine.  Jaguar-Cosworth 2002
Green Giant by Michael Thompson.
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Patrick Vieira by Gary Brandham. (Y)
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Marcus Gronholm wins the 2002 Rally New Zealand in the Peugeot 206 and gains the World Rally Championship Title, October 2002.
Finnish First by Graham Bosworth. (Y)
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MC0041P. Blitzkrieg by Mark Churms.

Blitzkrieg by Mark Churms. (P)
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