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Paul Pless
12-22-2015, 08:03 AM
http://40.media.tumblr.com/a47029496953515b2d92ad917e6aa626/tumblr_nwlkuvwGIP1u8afm5o1_1280.jpg

BETTY-B
12-22-2015, 08:35 AM
"And this, boy, is when the unpasteurized cheese stopped ariving. And f**k Lafayette too!"

Paul Pless
12-22-2015, 08:36 AM
coffee spew!

BETTY-B
12-22-2015, 10:28 AM
coffee spew!

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S.V. Airlie
12-22-2015, 10:33 AM
Hadn't Nelson lost an eye long before Trafalgar. I mean, he made a comment about the Dutch when he was looking through an eyeglass with his blind eye at the Dutch Fleet. Ah, Artist's lic.

Peerie Maa
12-22-2015, 10:39 AM
Hadn't Nelson lost an eye long before Trafalgar. I mean, he made a comment about the Dutch when he was looking through an eyeglass with his blind eye at the Dutch Fleet. Ah, Artist's lic.

The nerve behind the eye was cut, but the eyeball was left intact. He only wore an eye-patch at sea to accommodate the superstitions of the crew.

S.V. Airlie
12-22-2015, 10:47 AM
That I didn't know, he was still blind though. I've never seen a portrait without one except the posted one.

BETTY-B
12-22-2015, 10:48 AM
Hadn't Nelson lost an eye long before Trafalgar.

Many years before. Siege of Calvi, July, 1794.

BETTY-B
12-22-2015, 10:52 AM
That I didn't know, he was still blind though. I've never seen a portrait without one except the posted one.

Good point. Though he died young(relatively), I wonder if that painting shows him younger than the Nile(1798)?

S.V. Airlie
12-22-2015, 10:54 AM
He was just a new low grade officer then.

BETTY-B
12-22-2015, 10:55 AM
Nope. Now that I think about it, he has all his famous stuff on his chest from just those battles. That is a blind man without his patch!

S.V. Airlie
12-22-2015, 11:05 AM
He died young! 1758-1805.

Peerie Maa
12-22-2015, 11:21 AM
He died young! 1758-1805.

That portrait was painted a couple of years before Trafalgar. The artist was done by 1802, Abbott painted several versions, each with more medals and honours.

moTthediesel
12-22-2015, 11:27 AM
I hope that little middy didn't grow up to serve on HMS Indefatigable or Queen Mary.

Rum_Pirate
12-22-2015, 03:00 PM
Hadn't Nelson lost an eye long before Trafalgar. I mean, he made a comment about the Dutch when he was looking through an eyeglass with his blind eye at the Dutch Fleet. Ah, Artist's lic. Minor correction, it was against the Danish fleet at the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801.

S.V. Airlie
12-22-2015, 03:03 PM
Ah, thank you correct. The issue with the Dutch was about 100 yrs. earlier.

skuthorp
12-22-2015, 03:04 PM
I hope that little middy didn't grow up to serve on HMS Indefatigable or Queen Mary.
What I was thinking.
I saw a photograph once of a class of boys from a village school in Cornwall taken in the 1890's. All those boys were 20 in 1914, none of them survived the war.

S.V. Airlie
12-22-2015, 03:59 PM
WW1, the war to9 end wars was horrendous. Whole villages lost their young men in battle; on land and on the sea. Same for many wars.

John B
12-22-2015, 04:05 PM
I think that boid on mums head has snuffed it.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-23-2015, 04:52 AM
The Wanchai National Anthem:

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?150390-The-Wan-Chai-National-Anthem (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?150390-The-Wan-Chai-National-Anthem)