We asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on WWI submarine warfare, published in the September issue of Military History Matters. Here are the winners!

WINNER

“The men who stayed up top hadn’t quite grasped the fundamental concept of the submarine.” — Bruce Arthurs

RUNNERS-UP

“Just fire a friendly shot across starboard to say hello…” — Ken Rutherford

“Subterfuge causes that sinking feeling!” — Rev Kenneth Pilgrim



10 Comments

  1. Les Quilter
    August 20, 2019 @ 5:21 pm

    These bullets are not extinguishing that fire.

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  2. Rev Kenneth Pilgrim
    August 21, 2019 @ 8:08 am

    Subterfuge causes that sinking feeling!

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  3. Christopher Warner
    August 21, 2019 @ 9:10 am

    Against all odds, a defiant German submariner called “Scarface” cries out, “Say hello to my little friend.”

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  4. Stuart Howson
    August 23, 2019 @ 7:50 pm

    there goes the beer ship

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  5. Martin Charlesworth
    August 28, 2019 @ 4:43 pm

    ‘I said fire a few rounds across her bows, not sink the bloody ship!’ – in best Michael Caine accent..

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  6. Darren York
    September 4, 2019 @ 3:21 pm

    Good shot sir but that’s the ship we were sent to help!

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  7. Dr Leon G. TONG
    September 4, 2019 @ 8:24 pm

    U-Boat Captain Meyer of U-333 (standing, right, looking at his watch) sheepishly suddenly realizes that since they had crossed the date-line, Armistice Day was yesterday and not today.

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  8. Ken Rutherford
    September 9, 2019 @ 8:13 am

    Just fire a friendly shot across starboard to say hello…

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  9. Bruce Arthurs
    September 9, 2019 @ 8:16 am

    The game of Battleships just got real.

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  10. Bruce Arthurs
    September 9, 2019 @ 8:19 am

    The men who stayed up top hadn’t quite grasped the fundamental concept of the submarine.

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