New look Victory
28 August 2015
Like this, that’s what! Look and you’ll see a lighter colour coming forward from Victory’s stern. To the dismay of model-makers everywhere (one of whom called for the conservators who worked out the right colour to be made to walk the plank!) – this is how she really looked at the Battle of Trafalgar, when Admiral Lord Nelson beat a combined French and Spanish fleet to establish ‘Rule, Britannia!’ on the waves for a 100 years. And finally did for that prototype Fascist Napoleon and his bid for world domination, too. Outstanding! Sadly though, as the irate – and humorous – comment about walking the plank pointed out, that means hundreds of models of Victory having to be repainted. But conservation experts Michael and Ian Crick-Smith really have got their research right – next blog will tell you how they did it…
Rob 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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