SMHS Meeting - Shout at the Devil

05 Dec 2011

We welcomed Kevin Patience who gave a detailed account of the German cruiser Konigsberg, a new class of 3,000 ton cruiser built in 1907 that following the outbreak of WWI led a charmed life.

Kevin's engrossing presentation included a working model of the Konigsberg; even smoking funnels!

The Konigsberg story prompted C.S Forrester to write ‘The African Queen' which was later rewritten into the famous 1951 Kathryn Hepburn/Humphrey Bogart film we all know so well.


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7.30pm for 8.00pm start
Function Room of the
Royal Oak Public House,
Station Street, Lewes,
East Sussex.


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