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The Empress of Ireland, pictured here about to set sail for
The Empress of Ireland about to set sail for Liverpool. The passenger liner sank on the 29th May 1914, while sailing down the St. Lawrence river in dense fog and colliding with the collier, Storstad. Captain Kendall sent a wireless telegram to Captain Walsh the C.P.R 's marine superintendent saying, 'Empress of Ireland. stopped dense fog, struck amidships vital spot by collier Storstad.' Over 1000 people died in the disaster, only 500 less than the Titanic.
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Sempill British Aviation Mission to Japan
Shinto ceremony at opening of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Station at Kasumi-ga-ura, July 1921. William Francis Forbes-Sempill, 19th Lord Sempill AFC, AFRAeS (1893-1965) was a Scottish peer and record-breaking air pioneer who was later shown to have passed secret information to the Imperial Japanese military before the Second World War. In 1921, Sempill led an official military mission to Japan that showcased the latest British aircraft. In subsequent years he continued to aid the Imperial Japanese Navy in developing its Navy Air Service and began giving military secrets to the Japanese. Although his activities were uncovered by British Intelligence, Sempill was not prosecuted for spying and allowed to continue in public life. Date: 1921