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Virtual Naval Parade to Mark 75th Anniversary of End of WWII
- By Dian Schaffhauser
virtual parade of World War II naval vessels will take place on
game-streaming service Twitch, to mark the 75th anniversary of the
end of the war in Europe. With many in-person celebrations around the
world canceled due to COVID-19 closures, World
an online combat game produced by WarGaming.Net,
has organized the parade as an armchair substitute.
parade will feature what the company referred to as "iconic
Allied warships." The stream will include commentary from naval
historian, James Hornfischer, and expert gamers, all of whom will
present details about selected ships, provide historical context and
highlight the ships' accomplishments during World War II.
the parade, random prize drops for World of Warship players will
occur, providing permanent camouflages and ships.
of Warships, which is free to play, allows players to experience
naval combat by choosing from among 200 actual WWI and WWII ships and
putting them into battle scenarios around the world.
event begins on May 6, 2020, at noon Eastern time. It will run on
the World of Warships Twitch channel.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.