‘The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.’ — Winston Churchill (1874–1965)
A dying empire cruises the sea while above it is massed its successor. A carrier air group led by Douglas TBD-1 Devastator torpedo planes roars past a line of battleships and their escorting destroyers during fleet exercises in the Pacific, c.1938–39. Trailing behind are BT-1 and biplane dive bombers.
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