Re: The Spanish Armada of 1588
My Dad had Amoebic Dysentery in 1941. He almost died. If he had not been sick, we would have been in Manila by Dec. 7, and become guests of the Japanese. as it was, he was returned to the US for medical leave and we spent the war in the US. Bad as it was, POW status would have been worse. I lived in the tropics in the pre-antibiotic days and have seen some awful things.