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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2019 8:41 p.m. PST

"Should we want to remember heroic moments of The Spanish Navy, we must remember a great admiral, Don Blas de Lezo. He was born in Pasajes, Guipúzcoa on February the 3rd, 1689. Blas de Lezo went into immortality after his epic life. He saw action in 22 battles and expeditions. He surrendered to Spain tens of enemy ships. No enemy prevailed over him; nobody could ever boasted to have either defeated or humiliated him; he knelt only to his King. Lezo was one, if not the best Admiral of his time and became one of the best admirals in the History of the Spanish Navy. He was a feared by man in all seas. The Basques have always been great Spanish sailors who gave shining moments to Spanish History..

Blas de Lezo started his career in the French Navy; he enlisted at 12 year old as midshipman to the service of the Count of Toulouse, Louis Alexander de Bourbon son of Louis XIV. This was possible since Spain was torn up by the Succession War. A civil war that broke away after the childless death of Charles II, opposing those who defended the inheritance rights of the Archduke Charles of Austria to those defending the rights of Louis XIV grandson Philip of Anjou. The first backed by Great Britain and The Netherlands, the later by France. For the occasion Louis XIV of France has ordered the fullest possible exchange of officers between the French and Spanish armies and fleets…."
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Armand

ModelJShip Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2019 1:17 a.m. PST

" Ve y dile a tu rey que lo mismo le haré si a lo mismo se atreve "

Grande Don Blas de Lezo

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2019 11:13 a.m. PST

(smile)


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