May 1935

"Blocking the Belgian Bases"

Volume 19, Issue 2

* On the afternoon of April 22, 1918, a naval expedition set out from English ports on a mission of unusual hazard. Since the operation was timed to begin at midnight and St. George's day fell on the 23rd, the ViceAdmiral commanding signalled to the assembled vessels with semaphore code: "St. George for England." The captain of one of the principal vessels took this in for a personal message and answered.

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