THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: THE DREADNOUGHT HOAX (1910)

The Dreadnought Hoax (1910)

Nearly four years after the HMS Dreadnought entered service, the revolutionary battleship was “honored” with a visit from Abyssinian royalty. Though the ship’s commanders only received last-minute notice of the Abyssinian delegation’s impending arrival, they managed to arrange for their guests to be greeted with pomp and circumstance and then given a tour of the vessel. The royal visitors were later revealed to be mere pranksters in blackface. What now-famous author took part in the hoax? More… Discuss

 

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2 responses to “THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: THE DREADNOUGHT HOAX (1910)

  1. Haha. Love it 😀

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