Tagged U-Boats

Association Football - A winter's day; a football match, a line of soldiers, some wearing grey coats, watches from the touchline | Image © IWM ART LD 46.
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Football at War – HMS Leicester City

On 8 September 1939, the Football Association declared that all football except that organised by the armed forces was suspended ‘until official notice to the contrary’. This was in contrast to 1914 when professional football had continued during the first year of the war. The threat of air attack and the introduction of conscription made…

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HMS Ephretah

Also known as HMS Ephreta, the Admiralty Steam Drifter Ephretah was built at Oulton Broad, Lowestoft in 1918 named ‘Quicksand’. She was one of the many pre-war trawlers requisitioned by The Admiralty for minesweeper or anti-submarine work. The trawler, though not an ideal anti-submarine craft, was a cheap and accessible resource for that duty. The guns they could mount…