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Hero: George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield

Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, 1782 by John Singleton Copley

 

"It felt as if the Spanish forces were being allowed to act unchecked, but Governor Eliott was highly skilled military man, who was not inclined to act prematurely without careful analysis. He was watching and waiting."

 

Quotes are from Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History by Roy Adkins and Lesley Adkins

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Taken on November 18, 2019