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The Sailor Zoo and Farm in Portsmouth: Re-enchantment and Necessity (Part 2 of 2) - Port Towns and Urban Cultures
Animal husbandry at HMS Excellent on Whale Island expanded considerably at the onset of the First World War. As it became clear that war to about to break out, the island management began to view the island with different eyes. Although it was surprising that sailors would be put to farming duties, men were tasked …