Nelson & His World

Discussion on the life and times of Admiral Lord Nelson
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 Post subject: Captured French Flag on Display
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:50 pm 
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Interesting item here:

https://tinyurl.com/jpdcobf

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 Post subject: Re: Captured French Flag on Display
PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:49 pm 
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Update: a fundraising campaign has been launched to ensure that the flag is restored so that it can be put on permanent display in Norwich.

https://tinyurl.com/jr4lj7e

Is there anything in Nelson's correspondence about the captured flag?I know he was elated when the Genereux was finally taken but don't recall reading about the donaton to Norwich.

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 Post subject: Re: Captured French Flag on Display
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:03 pm 
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The flag was presented to Norwich by Sir Edward Berry, Nelson's flag captain at the time of the capture. Although a Londoner by birth, like Nelson, Berry went to Norwich School where his uncle was headmaster. Berry always considered himself a Nofolk man by adoption.

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