THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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  • A 30134
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  • object name: Official photograph
  • object name: Group photograph (informal)
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Admiral Nimitz (left), Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser and General Spaatz take a tot of rum with the ship's company of HMS DUKE OF YORK. Admiral Chester W Nimitz, Commander in Chief of the Allied naval forces in the Pacific, has received the order of the Knight Grand Cross of the Bath, one of the highest orders in the British Empire. Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, Commander in Chief of the British Pacific Fleet, representing his majesty King George VI, bestowed the decoration aboard his flagship HMS DUKE OF YORK at Guam.

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