A telegram instructing Royal Navy ships to 'commence hostilities' against Germany is unearthed.

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Pictured: The message received from the Admiralty.<br />
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A telegram instructing Royal Navy ships to 'commence hostilities' against Germany just two minutes after the Second World War was declared has been unearthed.<br />
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The coded missive was sent by the Admiralty in London to the Commander in Chief of the navy's home fleet.<br />
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It instructed Sir Charles Forbes to get his ships to 'commence hostilities at once with Germany'.