Naval_Gazer said:sussex2 said:I forget the name of the rotter that shot Nelson but know the French had a ship named after him back in the '70's..
Again, Google is your friend. From this page of The Times online:
...Britain has always doubted French claims that Sergeant Robert Guillemard, a ProvenÃ§al fuselier, shot Nelson from the mizzen mast of Le Redoutable and survived to tell the tale.
Midshipman John Pollard was credited by Captain Thomas Hardy, commander of HMS Victory, with killing the sniper, who was described as an anonymous infantryman.
As an older man, the then Commander Pollard wrote to The Times in 1863 to complain that another former midshipman, Edward Collingwood, was trying to take the credit...
Yes indeed and thank you very much.
I did try but could only come up with John Pollard etc..and attempted to rely on my memory; not a good thing to do half way through carnaval and another late night...
The town has turned manic and frozen individuals are swarming the streets dressed in little more than feathers, all intent on having the time of their lives.
There's a big parade tomorrow and another, much naughtier, on Tuesday after which all these visitors will go away and leave us in peace..