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The Battle of Fishguard, 22nd-24th February 1797

Postby Mark » February 22nd, 2014, 11:32 am

Just a reminder that today is the anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Fishguard - the last time Britain was invaded by a foreign power - on this day in 1797. After discovering the local supply of wine (salvaged from a shipwreck) many of the French troops were unfit to fight and eventually they were forced to surrender to the British.

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