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framing suggestion:
Growing up in the Gosport/ Portsmouth area, the Royal Navy was part of life, and the
destruction wrought by the Luftwaffe in WW2 on the area - particularly the Dockyard - was
part of life too. Portsmouth was slowly rebuilt into one of the ugliest cities on the south coast;
Gosport was never pretty to start with (but its most vital feature, the submarine base HMS
Dolphin, was still there after the war - it's a museum today). But the annual Navy Days
festival - including submarines - was a regular feature of my youth. Then I moved to London
and more or less forgot about them. But a filming trip to the Dockyard for the 'Jane's
Fighting Ships' publication revived my interest, and it was apparent that there was a lot more
going on in the Dockyard than there had been in the 1950s or 60s. The Mary Rose, the
Warrior and many exhibitions and mini-museums now added to the list of attractions, and it
would take a week to get round them all.
But I never expected this. I wandered into a large shed to be confronted by this sight - the
recently re-discovered main-sail from Nelson's 'Victory' after the battle of Trafalgar. The
crowd was standing, awe-struck into silence, and visibly moved by the display. With the
Victory itself only yards away, it was like being in the presence of, well, I don't know what - a
pseudo-religious experience? a form of collective memory of 1805? (my own grandmother
would threaten me with 'Old Boney' if I was being naughty as a child). I suspected some in
the crowd were actually crying; it was certainly an unforgettable experience.
Growing up in the Gosport/ Portsmouth area, the Royal Navy was part of life, and the destruction
wrought by the Luftwaffe in WW2 on the area - particularly the Dockyard - was part of life too.
Portsmouth was slowly rebuilt into one of the ugliest cities on the south coast; Gosport was never
pretty to start with (but its most vital feature, the submarine base HMS Dolphin, was still there after
the war - it's a museum today). But the annual Navy Days festival - including submarines - was a
regular feature of my youth. Then I moved to London and more or less forgot about them. But a
filming trip to the Dockyard for the 'Jane's Fighting Ships' publication revived my interest, and it was
apparent that there was a lot more going on in the Dockyard than there had been in the 1950s or
60s. The Mary Rose, the Warrior and many exhibitions and mini-museums now added to the list of
attractions, and it would take a week to get round them all.
But I never expected this. I wandered into a large shed to be confronted by this sight - the recently
re-discovered main-sail from Nelson's 'Victory' after the battle of Trafalgar. The crowd was standing,
awe-struck into silence, and visibly moved by the display. With the Victory itself only yards away, it
was like being in the presence of, well, I don't know what - a pseudo-religious experience? a form of
collective memory of 1805? (my own grandmother would threaten me with 'Old Boney' if I was being
naughty as a child). I suspected some in the crowd were actually crying; it was certainly an
unforgettable experience.

Trafalgar recovered

Not as thick as the Victory's oak, but not so battered either!
Britain

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