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The Glory of Taranto: The Courage of Coventry
The War Illustrated, Volume 3, No. 65, Page i, November 29, 1940.
'If they won't come out, we'll blast them out' - Cunningham
You should be proud, the humdrum and the weak,
Not versed in war nor schooled to high performance,
Who bear no shield but your own mute endurance,
Carry no sword but keen-edged Cockney laughter.
"If they won't come out of Taranto", Admiral Cunningham is reported to have declared, "we shall blast then out". That, indeed, is what the Royal Navy did on November 11, when the ‘planes of the Fleet