SK1814 : Battle of River Plate Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum

taken 8 years ago, near to Alrewas, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Battle of River Plate Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum
Battle of River Plate Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum
The Battle of River Plate memorial was the 300th memorial to be unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum.

The Battle of the River Plate LinkExternal link was the first naval battle in the Second World War and the only episode of the war to take place in South America. The German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee had been located in the South Atlantic a long time before the war began, and had been commerce raiding after the war began in September 1939. One of the hunting groups sent by the British Admiralty to search for Graf Spee, comprising three Royal Navy (RN) cruisers, HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles (the last of the New Zealand Division), found and engaged their quarry off the estuary of the River Plate close to the coast of Argentina and Uruguay in South America.

In 1956, the famous film "The Battle of the River Plate" LinkExternal link was made of the battle and the end of the Admiral Graf Spee.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 7 October, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Defence, Military 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1840 1460 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.7240N 1:43.7385W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 18395 14581
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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