Campania – Collision – Calamity

When the people of Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife awoke on the morning of Saturday 6th November 1918 they found word in their tight-packed, crowded columns of their newspapers that victory in the four year long First World War was at last only days away. There was, however, not one single word about the news story on their own shores – the sinking of the Royal Navy’s first aircraft carrier, H.M.S. Campania within sight of the Forth Bridge.

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