VISIT OF COLONIAL PREMIERS AND THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT TO PORTSMOUTH
VISIT OF COLONIAL PREMIERS AND THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT TO PORTSMOUTH

VISIT OF COLONIAL PREMIERS AND THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT TO PORTSMOUTH

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printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1907.


a sumptuous little souvenir volume issued to mark the visit in May 1907.

The visitors were taken on board 'Dreadnought' , and witnessed a mock attack on the battleship by destroyers and submarines.

lunch was taken on Whale Island, followed by a demonstration of a naval attack on the base, and a Naval Brigade landing

then a demonstration of submarines diving, torpedo practice, and time permitting, a trip out to Spithead to view the Home Fleet.

The booklet is bound in full navy blue lambskin decorated in gilt, with silk-cloth end-papers, and is illustrated with 6 real photographs of warships and submarines, plus a folding plan showing the route of the tour.

nice bright condition