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The Royal Regiment of Hammerers and Floor Bangers was holding its annual manoeuvres while the Queen's Own Dragoon Gardeners swept up leaves with a machine that sounded like a vacuum cleaner with tonsillitis.
Here the facts flow fast, and I learned that building the ship cost eight lives and 254 injured (a fatality was described as having "gone to the other yard"), three million rivets were used, foremen wore bowler hats to protect from rivets "accidentally" dropped from the gantry and riveting teams consisted of left- and right-handed hammerers.