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During the early years of the twentieth century Britain was locked into a naval arms race with Germany. Technological advances had led to the creation of the Dreadnought Battleship, a ship whose combination of power, protection and speed rendered all previous battleships useless. In the years leading up to the outbreak of the Great War, […]

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The recent rediscovery of an Elizabethan map depicting the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and the fund-raising effort to save it for the nation, allows us to tell the story of the battle that never was and one that would have put Filey Bay at the epicentre of world history. In 1558 Spain was the […]

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Keep your eyes on the skies over the coming weeks as the North Sea hosts one of the largest military exercises for a decade. According to the RAF over seventy aircraft will be conducting ‘high intensity tactical training together over the North Sea and North East of England’. Exercise Crimson Warrior runs until 5 November and includes […]

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Bonhomme Richard
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The wreck of the Bonhomme Richard has been found. It lies beneath the waves of Filey Bay and its discovery could lead to a tourism boom for the Yorkshire coast. The Bonhomme Richard is one of the most famous shipwrecks in history, the story of which is taught to every American schoolchild. It is big […]

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