Launch of the Brazilian battleship Minas Geraes

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When: 10 September 1908

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Postcard of the launch of the Brazilian battleship 'Minas Geraes' at the Elswick Shipyard of Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 10 September 1908 (TWAM ref. DF.CLR/8/5).

The postcard is unused.

This set celebrates the many postcards in our collections. The people, places and events they show can give us an insight into the past, documenting the landscape, the fashions, the way we lived. Some postcards are unused but others tell us something about the people who bought them, through the messages they wrote. They can give us a fascinating glimpse into people’s lives.

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    Billy Embleton

    • 29/Jun/2017 13:34:13

    Was the most powerful battleship in the world at launch.

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    Steve Ellwood Whitley Bay

    • 29/Jun/2017 15:50:47

    Never fired its guns in anger and notable for two mutinee's. Scrapped in Italy during 1954.

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    Arquero.-

    • 29/Jun/2017 22:12:02

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    caro-jon-son

    • 03/Jul/2017 18:15:45

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful photo for all to see. bid2 PLANET EARTH BACK IN THE DAY This group is dedicated to the past. www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/