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Old 08-12-2011, 19:17
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Default Re: The Spanish Armada of 1588

Originally Posted by Dave Hutson View Post
Having reviewed the Armada and Trafalgar involvement by the Spanish Navy with an acquaintance at the Spanish Naval Museum in Cartegena [Retired Naval Captain] and had several discussions over dinner with retired and serving Spanish Naval Officers I find that whilst they accept everything we say about Trafalgar, they refute our claim to victory over the Armada stating that it was the weather that defeated the Armada. A point on which we always agree to differ and have another tot.Dave H
Thank you Dave for your quick response. I hope that I have provided you with some ammunition for you next after dinner discussion, which is more than the Armada had at Gravelines, where they had already been well beaten, weeks before the storms came.
Regards, Bill

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