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Shrapnel damage to director control tower


The director control tower of the Achilles, in which four ratings were killed and two seriously wounded by splinters when one of the Admiral Graf Spee's shells fell close to the cruiser. 


Image from Achilles at the River Plate, by S.D. Waters
War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington 1948
Further information on this image may be obtained through the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre website.

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