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First World War – Battle of Heligoland Bight, 28 August 1914

Today marks the centenary of the Battle of Heligoland Bight, fought in the North Sea on 28 August 1914. It was the first major naval action between British and German naval forces during the First World War, and was a victory for the former. The appalling slaughter on the Western…

The Conservation of Nelson’s Undress Uniform

This is one of five coats that belonged to Nelson that we have in the collection. It is a Royal Naval uniform undress coat of the 1795-1812 pattern made from a navy blue raised wool fabric that is rather felt like with a cream twill silk lining. The undress coat…