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.