On this day…

The British islet of Rockall is seen here on the 11th of March, 1943. Photographed by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, the wave is judged to be about 170 feet high.

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Winter wave breaking over the island of Rockall. The wave's height over the steep West side may be estimated at 170 feet. Photographed from an RAF Coastal Command aircraft from RAF Aldergrove during World War II. 11 March 1943.

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