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27 Apr 1916
  • The Pre-dreadnought battleship HMS Russell was wrecked after hitting a mine off Malta. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Friedrich Christiansen was awarded the Iron Cross First Class and Knights Cross with Swords of the House Order of Hohenzollern. ww2dbase [Friedrich Christiansen | CPC]

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