Bill, 52, said: "I wouldn't mind my body being set out to sea in a Viking longship
The Viking Longship
: From Skinboat to Seagoing Warship
Interesting nuggets abound, such as the fact that the first captain of the Tirpitz had served in World War I with famed theologian Martin Niemoller, or that "by a curious chance, the ship's symbol was the curved prow of a Viking longship
," or that the Focke-Wulf pilot who circled a convoy for days was signaled that he was making the captain dizzy and agreed to circle in the other direction, or that Churchill had initially rejected the idea of human torpedoes back in World War I but then fervently supported the later X-Craft effort that almost sank Tirpitz in 1943, or that the British officer who had been interned by the Reds during the Russian Civil War complimented his Russian hosts on curing his ulcer by having starved him back then and won their friendship with that story.
The procession ends with the burning of a Viking longship
. Hogmanay is the Scottish word for the last day of the year.
Falmouth Marine School students spent months building by hand the prow of the Viking Longship
- the centre piece of the Nordic inspired garden designed by Sadie, from Allesley.
As part of the shoot, the crew visited Unst to film the replica Viking Longship
and longhouse, and interviewed archaeologist Val Turner.
For they brought the text book pages very much to life by building a 20ft Viking longship
- and then set it on fire.
AN UPDATE on a project to bring the largest ever reconstruction of a Viking longship
to Wirral will be given at a lecture next week.
A Viking longship
is believed to be resting underneath a pub car park in Merseyside.
A 1,000-year-old Viking longship
may have been discovered buried under a pub car park, archaeologists said yesterday.
Crowds watched as Mr Opik's ashes were sent out to sea on a Viking longship
, which was set alight by flaming arrows.
Other new attractions will be the authentic recreation of a Viking village which visitors will be able to wander through prior to a show that will also feature a Viking longship
burial - on water - accompanied by fiery effects and explosions.