Battles outside of America.

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  • #8819
    Josh
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    6 Jan 1781 is the anniversary of the Battle of Jersey were the British repulsed a French attempt to disrupt their privateers operating out of it. This little known battle inspired a famous work of art by Copley.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jersey

    Then there is the great siege of Gibraltar.

    Josh.

    #8822
    D
    Keymaster

    Very interesting battle. It seems the French forces had some spy information that helped them know what units and defenses the British had on the island. And the British guards had been out drinking the night when some French forces landed (allowing them undefended access early on).
    However, the British far outnumbered the French forces and called their bluff to surrender the island. After some short fighting, many of the French were captured. The island served as a British control point on an American-French supply route. I wasn’t very familiar with this battle before this, thanks for mentioning it.

    I have added up an image of the Copley painting, it really shows the action.

    #8830
    Josh
    Participant

    If it wasn’t for the painting I probably would never have heard of it. Hey what do you think of this mysterious fellow. Ever hear of him?

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_Sayyad

    Josh.

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