World of Warships Launches Its First Virtual Reality Video Experience with HMS Belfast
Discover the renowned British cruiser in mixed reality VR, then put her to the test in-game
October 25, 2016 — World of Warships fans and historical enthusiasts alike can jump into the HMS Belfast VR Experience, then set sail with the historic British cruiser in-game.
The photo is of The Bob Newbon involved in the rescue of the Ponus in 1916 kindly lent from Brian Osborne’s ‘Images of the Past’ Collection.
Saturday 22 October 2016 – Sunday 13 November
Opening this weekend, Hope in the Great War tells the story of six heroic RNLI rescues, including the story of 3 November 1916 when the Falmouth lifeboat crew and service men rescued 20 people from the tanker Ponus.
Collins Books are incredibly excited to announce the upcoming publication of Astronomy Photographer of the Year, Collection 5. This year’s competition, organized by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich reached an unprecedented level of popularity, with over 4,500 entries from all over the world, including for the first time, Antarctica!
They have brought together the extraordinary 140 shortlisted and winning images in the beautiful Collection 5
This day two hundred and eleven years ago Lord Horatio Nelson died at the Battle of Trafalgar. By request, I’m posting a Nelson quiz I devised a few years ago. Test your knowledge of Nelson lore with these twenty questions. (Answers at the end of the blog.)
And there’s a copy of Victory, up for grabs. Just email me with the name of the the plucky little vessel that brought the news of the battle back to England. Please put ‘Victory’ in the subject line and don’t forget to include your full postal address.
Deadline: October 31
Two new LIVE streaming events: the series ending (Round 15) of the 2016 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series – all the money and all the prestige is on the line. Plus the one and only Challenge Cup for Pro-Lite, Pro Buggy and – the 16 lap-Pro 4 VS Pro 2 shoot-out Challenge at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona.
Newstag – the award-winning Stockholm-based video news service – has announced at MIPCOM plans to launch a business-to-business news service designed to offer online publishers and telecommunications (TELCOS) companies bespoke, broadcast-quality ready-to-air news programmes.