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Saturday, 30 December 2017

Royal Arsenal Museum 2017: Naval Battle Models

The Royal Arsenal Museum (or Tøjhusmuseet) in Copenhagen has several models that depict naval battles. The first shows a large battle between eighteen century sailing ships.





The second shows a much smaller action that occurred when HMS Africa (which was escorting a convoy of merchantmen) came under attack by thirty two oared gunboats on 20th October 1808.




The third and final model depicts the Battle of Copenhagen (2nd April 1801) at its height.




6 comments:

  1. Magnificent display Bob. Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. Conrad Kinch,

      The actual models were even better than the photographs show.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Fascinating stuff, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Barks,

      I am very pleased that you have enjoyed reading these blog entries about the Royal Arsenal Museum; there are several more in the pipeline.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Geordie an Exiled FoG,

      As the song says ...

      'Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen ...

      All the best,

      Bob

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