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Tremendous welcome home for H.W.S. "Exeter" - mr. Churchill greets victorious cruiser, on her return from the Battle of the River Plate in which, with two other cruisers, she put paid to the career of the Nazi battleship "Admiral Graf Spee".
Mr. Winston Churchill standing on a chair to address the "Exeter's" company. Standing on right is Captain F.S. Bell, commander of the cruiser.