Military Technology, Steamships, Industry, Cultural Geography, Nationalism
Begins by noting that John Bull mocked the 'Fleet of the Future' proposed by the Prussian navy, but warns that this has now become the 'Fleet of the Present', with a 'respectable force of steam iron-clads', a 'first-class naval arsenal and dockyard', and a plethora of other military vessels. Believes that Britannia 'rejoices' to hail the Prussian navy 'alongside the true blue of the British man-o'-war's man'.
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