History blows in the wind

Ouessant and surrounding waters are full of historic stories.

About twohundred years ago on board HMS Bellerophon,
the captive emperor Napoleon was carried towards his final exile
– spent several hours on deck watching the island of Ouessant,
the last piece of french territory he would ever see.
The british island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic was the end of his story.

Several historic naval battles have been fought near Ouessant,
between the british and french navies – in their love and hate relationship.

During World War II, a force of British Commandos and US Army Rangers
– successfully attacked a german radar installation on the island.
The beginning of the invasion of Normandy.

Walk inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

Coffee for unexpected guests.?

10 tanker om “History blows in the wind

  1. Love history and I have read many books about Napoleon. Found this post extremely interesting. The sea does look rough, but still is extremely beautiful. “By the sea, By the sea, By the beautiful sea.” Forgot the name to that song. Probably “By The Sea”. Ha Ha

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