Saturday, 20 November 2010

The Defence of Melbourne

Real documentation for the defensive plans for the colony of Melbourne (against those dastardly Russians most likely!), including the layered use of shore batteries, coastal forts, minefields and the local flotilla (including the HMVS Cerberus).

http://www.awm.gov.au/journal/j35/kitson.asp

Note too the potential use of scouting dirigibles!

2 comments:

The Belgian, said...

Nice article! Great find.

Greets,

Motorcycle Loader Hauler said...

Good Article and Quite Impressive.

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