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Updates from Maritime Film UK’s Rob White, TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN

When you go home, tell them of us and say…

07 November 2014

This (picture) is the engine room space. Here the mighty engines that drove HMS M33 along pounded away, day after day, to get her in position to unleash the ferocious power of her 6” guns. Think about that for a moment. Get your ruler out. Imagine that 6” shell, packed with high explosive, heading straight for YOU. You’re a Turkish gunner defending your homeland; but your lords and masters have made a bad call, and allied you with Imperial Germany, with its arrogant ambition to dominate Europe. HMS M33 is looking for you – and she won’t give up till she’s done what she was sent to do. The pity of war is that in the Dardanelles campaign, brave men on all sides, from Turkey, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, died to sort out the mess Europe’s politicians had made. Again.

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About Rob

Rob WhiteRob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.

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