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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2023 5:14 p.m. PST

Really cool little hussar cartoon: link

BillyNM13 Nov 2023 10:48 p.m. PST

Fun, but far from the truth and the ships were Dutch not British – see link:

42flanker13 Nov 2023 11:51 p.m. PST

This old chataigne

As the article points out, more a case of two hussar officers riding out across the ice for a polite chat with the Dutch Admiral who had orders to offer no resistance.

Morever Lahure's superior officer général Vandamme was a Dutch former naval officer who was delighted to find the situation resolved when he arrived to take the surrender a couple of days later.

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