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  • Send in gunboat! - Kevin Patience

    Category: Ringwood Group Send in gunboat! - Kevin Patience

    September 20, 2023

    The true story of the Royal Navy skirmishes on the East African coast against the slave trade in the late 1800`s when Britannia ruled the waves and kept the peace culminating in the 45 minute bombardment of the Sultans palace at Zanzibar in 1896 that became known as the shortest war in history and a curious Dorset connection.

    Ringwood Meeting House
    Meeting House Lane
    Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 1EY

    Posted by Jane Painter

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