Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Diamond Rock

At the south end of Martinique, I passed by a small island called Diamond Rock on my way to Dominica that has a very interesting story. During the Nepoleonic wars in the 1800's the British manned it for 17 months and bombarded all the French ships around including the St Lucia Straits. The French finally captured it by wrecking a couple of rum laden boats on its shores with result that the British became drunk.

There is a lot more to the story at Wikipedia.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_Rock


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