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Andrew Craig-Bennett
11-14-2018, 08:56 AM

Zambia has a point!

Definitely One of The Good Guys:


11-14-2018, 03:33 PM
Australia claims the first shot at a German freighter, the Pfaltz, attempting to flee Port Phillip on the 5th of August.
"On 5 August 1914, the day Australians learnt of the declaration of war, the German trading ship SS Pfalz was just leaving Port Phillip Bay. The ship had originally planned to depart the previous night, however, a last minute decision to take on additional coal meant that the departure was delayed until the following morning. News of the imminent outbreak of war was on everyone’s mind and the German crew were especially anxious as they slowly steamed towards the Heads."

The same place, and the same gun captain claim the first shot in WW2.