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External news and historical articles
« en: Febrero 21, 2009, 11:06:27 pm »
Here I will post some historial articles or news in some way related to velmad.

'Superguns' of Elizabeth I's navy

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7899831.stm

Some guns recovered from Elizabeth I's navy. They recreate a cannon and fire it. There are a longer video in a link, but only UK visitors can watch it, I couldn't.

A light article about Spanish Armada 1588, "La Grande y Felicísima Armada", as spaniards call it, or better known as "La Amarda Invencible" (The Invincible War Fleet - ya, we spaniards like to joke about our country  :D). It is very neutral to be an english article ;) and give you a right notion about that period if you don't know it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/tudors/adams_armada_01.shtml

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« Respuesta #1 en: Marzo 15, 2009, 11:16:44 pm »
World's biggest sailing ship to be built in Spain

http://www.inteldaily.com/?c=120&a=5192

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« Respuesta #2 en: Abril 04, 2009, 03:50:19 am »
A documentary about the Armada Invencible in small 5 parts.

In this two parts they shoot a replica gun but cannot hit the target. Even decreasing the distance they cannot hit the target. Here we can see the how difficult was hitting a target.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zI_fp-p_MA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLKxrd3ByKM&feature=related

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« Respuesta #3 en: Julio 20, 2009, 08:45:53 pm »
Crowe considering new 'Master & Commander' movie
http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2009-07-17-russell-crowe_N.htm

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Re: External news and historical articles
« Respuesta #4 en: Agosto 06, 2009, 03:59:51 pm »

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« Respuesta #5 en: Agosto 24, 2009, 09:00:26 am »
Special Save HMVS Cerberus Art Exhibition...
You may know of the 1868 Ironclad Monitor HMVS Cerberus, currently a breakwater off Black Rock near Melbourne, that was the genesis of the design of most major battleships 1870-1906 & of the ongoing campaign to save, & eventually to restore, this unique piece of Australian, and world,  maritime heritage.

Time is now very much running out for Cerberus in that she needs outside bracing to avoid a major collapse that will end all chance of saving her. As part of effort to save her Pivotal Galleries of Bridge Rd Richmond, in association with Friends of the Cerberus, is putting on a special Save the Cerberus Art Exhibition, 7-18 October 2009.

The Exhibition will include many new original artworks on aspects of Cerberus by leading contemporary Australian Artists, including members of The Australian Society of Marine Artists. A proportion of all sales will go to the Save the Cerberus campaign. Those who purchase a painting will also get a special certificate & complimentary membership of the 'Victorian Navy'. Original paintings will be available for purchase from the Pivotal Galleries website & membership of the 'Victorian Navy' is open to those outside Australia.

The exhibition will also feature 19th Century paintings of Cerberus, photographs, a large model of the ship & artifacts from Cerberus, including a huge 10 inch shell. The Grand Opening at 6.30pm on the 7th October 2009 will include several VIP Guests & volunteers from the 'Victorian Navy' in full 19th Century Naval rig.

Pivotal Galleries & Friends of the Cerberus would like to invite you & your members to come along & support this worthy maritime Victorian charity. This is an opportunity for the Maritime & historic community to really get behind the campaign to save a unique piece of Australian maritime heritage.

Links below contain further details.
Tamsin Davidson
Manager Pivotal Galleries

www.cerberus.com.au/index.html

www.pivotalgallerie s.com/Base_Page.htm

groups.yahoo.com/group/RoyalNavy_from_1789/

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Re: External news and historical articles
« Respuesta #6 en: Septiembre 03, 2009, 01:47:13 pm »
 Hey guys,

 These posts are truly interesting ... Munrox, why don't you post them on the other forum too? Or at least a link to this thread ...

 A British historian -son of Spanish exilees -called Fernandez-Armesto has a book about the Spanish Armada that is very rigorous in the treatment of the subject, and very well written as well. I forgot the title, but I'm sure you can find it any public library.
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Re: External news and historical articles
« Respuesta #7 en: Septiembre 25, 2010, 10:08:24 pm »
USS Niagara Live Fire Demonstration


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« Respuesta #8 en: Septiembre 26, 2010, 12:53:41 am »
Mythbusters, go to minute 3:00


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Sail Onboard the US Brig Niagara!
« Respuesta #9 en: Septiembre 26, 2010, 12:57:03 am »
Sail Onboard the US Brig Niagara!


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1997 Royal Navy Field Gun Competition
« Respuesta #10 en: Octubre 13, 2010, 10:11:55 am »
1997 Royal Navy Field Gun Competition

This might not sound like much, but you need to watch this video of the 1997 Royal Navy Field Gun Competition. In it, two teams compete to navigate themselves and a cannon through an obstacle course: over walls, across chasms, and through small gaps in walls.

Quote from: http://kottke.org/10/09/1997-royal-navy-field-gun-competition


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« Respuesta #11 en: Octubre 21, 2010, 08:13:46 pm »
Aamzing posts, indeed! Keep this project alive, Munrox.

And, what would Obelix say? "They are crazy, the Brits."  :)

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« Respuesta #12 en: Diciembre 12, 2010, 11:40:31 am »
Gentlemen, watch this video clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2WdU3Zkeig&feature=related


HMS Victory firing a full broadside.