Sunday, 19 February 2017

Nelson's captured French Tricolour flag displayed again

Le Genereux Ensign in St Andrew's Hall, NorwichA French flag presented to Norwich by Admiral Lord Nelson after it was captured in battle is to go on display for the first time in 100 years.
The ensign of Le Genereux, believed to be one of the earliest Tricolours in existence, was captured in 1800.
Conservation work on the 16m by 8.3m (52ft by 27ft) flag, which still contains splinters of wood and traces of gunpowder, will cost about £40,000.
Norwich Castle said it is "a remarkable survivor" of sailing ship battles.-read more

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