Coronel & the Falklands, WW I, 1914

The battle off Coronel was a massacre for the Brits with all ships but one going down with heavy loss of life. Battle of the Falklands came about as revenge for Coronel. Now the shoe was on the other foot, Dresden escapes and all other German ships are sunk.
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HMS Canopus, used at the Battle of the Falklands in harbor, sent by Winston Churchill just before Coronel happened.

HMS Canopus, used at the Battle of the Falklands in harbor, sent by Winston Churchill just before Coronel happened.

HMS Monmouth, also sunk and just as out matched as her squadron-mate.  (historyofwar.org)

HMS Monmouth, also sunk and just as out matched as her squadron-mate. (historyofwar.org)

HMS Good Hope, Admiral Craddock's flagship in happier times, was along with his whole squadron grossly outmatched at Coronel and was lost.

HMS Good Hope, Admiral Craddock's flagship in happier times, was along with his whole squadron grossly outmatched at Coronel and was lost.

SMS Scharnhorst at speed (sunk during Battle of Falklands), flagship of Admiral Graf Spee.

SMS Scharnhorst at speed (sunk during Battle of Falklands), flagship of Admiral Graf Spee.

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