Just 11 weeks after the outbreak of World War One, Prince Louis Alexander Mountbatten, First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy, was forced to resign.
Although the 60-year-old Mountbatten had given over 40 years of loyal service to the UK, it was felt that, as he was born in Austria, there might be questions regarding his loyalty to the UK as the war progressed.
Included below is a news report about Mountbatten’s resignation, and also a short snippet about Lord Fisher, who succeeded Mountbatten.
The Manchester Evening News – Friday 30 October 1914
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