The 'On the Knee' mutiny of 1906
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Sailors at the Royal Naval Barracks in Portsmouth become unruly after insensitive naval order
On the 4 of November 1906 the 'On the Knee' Mutiny began on a wet parade ground in the Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth. It was a large, unruly and highly publicised mutiny caused by an insensitive order and bad subsequent communication.