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HMS Achilles during the Battle of the River Plate

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Painting of HMS Achilles (foreground) in action during the Battle of the River Plate, 13 December 1939. The New Zealand flag can be seen on the mainmast (the British white ensign is on the foremast). The Admiral Graf Spee is in the background in the distance to the left, and HMS Ajax in the distance to the right. The painting is by Arthur John Lloyd.

Credit

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-055-004
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa must be obtained before any reuse of this image.

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HMS Achilles during the Battle of the River Plate, URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/hms-achilles-during-battle-river-plate, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated