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England Expects

The spirit of the English success at the Battle of Trafalgar was evoked for this wartime Pepys card game which was published in 1940. In the pack of ‘England Expects’ there are 12 different pictures of named Royal Navy vessels repeated either 2 or 3 times. Additionally there are cards for the Sunderland Flying Boat and general pictures of Minelayers and Minesweepers. The pack consists of 44 cards illustrated from actual photographs. See the Rules

Box from ‘England Expects’ card game published by Pepys Games in 1940
‘England Expects’ card game published by Pepys Games in 1940

Above: ‘England Expects’ card game published by Pepys Games in 1940. 44 cards + rules in box. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

Rex Pitts has written a short history of each ship pictured in the game. Download here

‘England Expects’ card game published by Pepys Games in 1940 with back design showing Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square in London
Last Updated June 16, 2016 at 10:16am

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