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The Guardian

The Guardian
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:26:15 -0700

In 1914, when most lifeboat crews still rowed their boats and regarded powered craft with suspicion, a shipwreck changed the service for ever. The hospital ship, Rohilla, bound from Queensferry on the Firth of Forth for Dunkirk to pick up first world ...

The Press, York

The Press, York
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:58:36 -0700

Set in 1914, Rohilla follows the story of Amy Potts, a young Whitby woman, and her sweetheart, Charlie Porter, who is fighting with the Green Howards on the front line in Belgium. The wrecking of HMHS Rohilla on October 30 that year forms the ...

Craven Herald

Craven Herald
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0700

A TERRIBLE tragedy of the sea was how the Craven Herald reported the sinking of the hospital steamer ship, the Rohilla, 100 years ago on October 30, 1914. Lesley Tate reports. THE Rohilla - a 'splendidly appointed' ship, newly converted to transport ...
The Northern Echo
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:21:06 -0700

AN AUTHOR has unearthed fresh revelations about a legendary sea rescue from a hospital ship, which sank off the Yorkshire coast a century ago. The HMHS Rohilla had been on its way to Dunkirk to pick up wounded soldiers when it ran aground near ...

The Northern Echo

The Northern Echo
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:51:43 -0700

Whitby author, Colin Brittain, has also recently released a re-edited book on the rescue, Into the Maelstrom, the Wreck of HMHS Rohilla. He has spent three decades researching the stricken ship after first becoming interested in the story of the ship ...
Gazette & Herald
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:13:19 -0700

To mark the centenary and pay tribute to those who died, the RNLI is organising a weekend of commemoration in Whitby at the beginning of November. Events include a demonstration by the restored rowing lifeboat William Riley, which took part in the ...

Indian Express

Indian Express
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:52:30 -0700

A four odd hour train ride from the capital's Sarai Rohilla or Delhi Cantt railway station and the gazers window-view gradually changes to desert shrubs and to sandy dunes when the train finally pulls into Churu Junction. Churu turns out to be amongst ...
Times of India
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:28:57 -0700

Rohilla chief Najib-ud-Daula built the fort in 1755. Najib-ud-Daula was a Pasthun who served the Mughals. He shifted allegiance to the Afghan chief Ahmad Shah Abdali, who ransacked Delhi in 1757. Najib-ud-Daula emerged as a prominent Rohilla chief in ...

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