'Lord Kitchener on board HMS Iron Duke at Scapa Flow, about one hour before he embarked on HMS Hampshire, 5 June 1916'
Photograph, World War One, War at Sea (1914-1918), 1916.
In June 1916 Field Marshal Lord Kitchener was dispatched to Britain's ally Russia on a fact-finding mission aboard the cruiser HMS 'Hampshire'. On 5 June the ship struck a mine that had been laid by the German submarine 'U-75' off Orkney and sank. Over 500 men, including Kitchener and his staff, went down with the vessel.
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