HMS Colossus off Malta

HMS Colossus off Malta
HMS Colossus seen off Malta, probably early in 1945. The Colossus was one of a number of light fleet carriers built in Britain during the Second World War that failed to see combat, joining the British Pacific Fleet late in the war. She became part of the French navy in 1946.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (21 July 2010), HMS Colossus off Malta , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hms_colossus_malta.html

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