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Boys of the Royal Navy training with 6-inch guns at Shotley Barracks, 1916

Photograph, World War One, Home Front (1914-1918), 1916.

Shotley, better known as HMS 'Ganges', was a naval training establishment near Ipswich. Established in 1905, it trained boys for naval service until it closed in 1976. In 1916 Shotley was bombed by a German zeppelin.

From an album of 76 official photographs, 1916-1917.

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NAM. 1999-11-70-5


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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