‘Battleship Potemkin’ | Weapons and Warfare


While Georgian society was marked by a highly stratified class system, it was not entirely an exclusive one, and certainly not at sea. In contrast the Victorian era, during which the navy was largely untroubled by great wars, saw an increase in the social divisions between the classes. It also disparaged trade, opening a gulf between the naval and merchant services which was never to close again, though it came near to it during the second half of the Second World War

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