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Mr Monkey sees naval warfare in Peasholm Park, August 10th

"You wouldn't want people to actually get hurt, would you?"

Mr Monkey watching a sea battle Mr Monkey watching the enemy battleship attack the British convoy

After the convoy had sailed once round the island, it was attacked by an enemy battleship. This used to be called the Graf Spee, but its name changed when they stopped mentioning the war in the commentary. Of course, the escorts defending the merchant ships opened fire on the enemy battleship. Mr Monkey suspected that the ships were all using fireworks, rather than high explosives, for the sake of health and safety.

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