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Nessuno
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July 2nd, 2018, 7:25 pm #1

Some time ago i published this topic where i talked about those historical facts that are not know to most of the people. Then i totally forgot about it and i went inactive.


But today it returns!!....Well not today, next week.
Today is only for letting you know how it will work.


Every week (hopefully) i will post an episode talking about some curiosity, then for the rest of the week there will be discussion about it (also this hopefully), and you guys could also post your historical curiosities if you know one.
That's it for now i think, if i have anything else to say i'll just edit here.

Now enjoy reading what curiosities had been already published!

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July 9th, 2018, 10:00 pm #2

Did you know that in 1795 a French Hussar Regiment capture a Dutch fleet?

In the autumn 1794, during the War of the First Coalition of the French Revolutionary Wars, the French Army beginn a campaign for the conquest of the Nederlands and, on January 19th 1795, they entered Amsterdam to stay there over winter. The general commanding this campaign, Jean-Charles Pichegru, was well informed and he found out that a Dutch fleet was anchored at Den Helder, at the tip of the North Holland peninsula in the Zuiderzee bay, approximately eighty kilometers north from Amsterdam.
Pichegru ordered General of Brigade Jan Willem de Winter, who had been serving with the French since 1787 and would later command the Dutch fleet in the Battle of Camperdown, to lead a squadron of the 8th Hussar, assisted by the 15th Line Infantry Regiment, to capture the Duch fleet in the Zuiderzee bay, wich was freezed due to the exceptional cold of that winter.
On the night of January 23rd 1795 they arrived at Den Helder. The Dutch fleet was there as expected, trapped by ice. The Hussars, each one carring an infantryman on his horse, covered the horses' hooves with fabric to avoid awakening the Dutch sailors, and began a careful approach. Then Lieutenant-Colonel Louis Joseph Lahure launched the assault and the Hussars, supported by the fire of the infantrymans, rushed to board the ships, that being locked inclined downwards they could not use cannons to counter the attack. In the aftermat the French captured 14 warships, 850 guns, and several merchant ships, as well as the Dutch admiral and the vessels' crews, suffering no casualties.
However, while the traditional narrative of French cavalry storming and capturing the ships at Den Helder is primarily based on French sources, the Dutch historian Johannes Cornelis de Jonge claimed on the basis of documentary sources that the Dutch fleet had already received orders on 21 January to offer no resistance. Instead, some French hussars merely crossed the ice for a meeting with the fully awake Dutch officers to negotiate a handover with the captain (not admiral) Reyntjes . De Jonge also argued that the account of a capture on the ice is likely based on an 1819 publication by the Swiss general Antoine-Henri Jomini, who was later copied by a large number of French historians.
Whatever the actual course of events is, this is one of the few times in recorded military history wherein cavalry captured a fleet (another example is the José Antonio Páez's 1818 cavalry attack across the alligator-ridden Apure River, seizing fourteen enemy boat, during the Venezuelan War of Independence).


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<Alunya (About the old motto "404 Error-Motto Not Founded")> That should read, "Error 405: End if Internet attained."

Because, really, once you've visited the Territorio di Nessuno, there is nothing else on the Internetz to see!!

>^,,^<

<Avalon/Lennart> I love how a country called "nobody's land" is ruled by someone that nobody knew who he was.

<McMasterdonia> You just wanted to be featured in the special @Nessuno says hello to everyone post, didn't you?

<Syrixia> Your country makes my head hurt. :lol:

<McMasterdonia> Nessuno the nicest RMB nation!

<Aenglaland/Loh > You have just made my day

<Democatic Donkeys> Thank you, Nessie. You are truly too good for this place. :-)

<Aenglaland/Loh (Answering the post: "Also not really, i'm just Roleplaying as the Loch Ness Monster"> And a genuine one, only found in the clean, warm but mysterious waters of TNP, folks. Sir David Attenborough once described Nessie as a "gentle, friendly creature at most times, but when enraged it can but a Gyarados to shame"

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July 9th, 2018, 11:52 pm #3

I did not know that.
I don't have a signature. Deal with it.
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July 10th, 2018, 8:45 am #4

Daniel wrote:I did not know that.
The more you know ;)
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<Eumenor> I love the way getting a driving license and total war come in the same priority;-)

<Alunya (About the old motto "404 Error-Motto Not Founded")> That should read, "Error 405: End if Internet attained."

Because, really, once you've visited the Territorio di Nessuno, there is nothing else on the Internetz to see!!

>^,,^<

<Avalon/Lennart> I love how a country called "nobody's land" is ruled by someone that nobody knew who he was.

<McMasterdonia> You just wanted to be featured in the special @Nessuno says hello to everyone post, didn't you?

<Syrixia> Your country makes my head hurt. :lol:

<McMasterdonia> Nessuno the nicest RMB nation!

<Aenglaland/Loh > You have just made my day

<Democatic Donkeys> Thank you, Nessie. You are truly too good for this place. :-)

<Aenglaland/Loh (Answering the post: "Also not really, i'm just Roleplaying as the Loch Ness Monster"> And a genuine one, only found in the clean, warm but mysterious waters of TNP, folks. Sir David Attenborough once described Nessie as a "gentle, friendly creature at most times, but when enraged it can but a Gyarados to shame"

<Anonymous (message in a bottle)> Hi, Nessuno! How has your day been? Good? Great! Hope you have a great time here

<Anonymous (message in a bottle)> You are an amazing person. Don't ever change <3

<Anonymous (message in a bottle)> I appreciate all of our playful banter on the RMB. You always make me smile and I look forward to all the adventures you and I have waiting for us in the future together! Thank you for helping to make me happy
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August 29th, 2018, 10:58 pm #5

Moar
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August 29th, 2018, 10:58 pm #6

Oops posted same thing twice. Sorry. :)
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August 30th, 2018, 11:13 am #7

Sanjurika wrote:Moar
It will resume from next Monday.
In the meantime i suggest you to read the old thread if you want ;)
Sanjurika wrote:Oops posted same thing twice. Sorry. :)
Don't worry, It happens :console:
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<Eumenor> I love the way getting a driving license and total war come in the same priority;-)

<Alunya (About the old motto "404 Error-Motto Not Founded")> That should read, "Error 405: End if Internet attained."

Because, really, once you've visited the Territorio di Nessuno, there is nothing else on the Internetz to see!!

>^,,^<

<Avalon/Lennart> I love how a country called "nobody's land" is ruled by someone that nobody knew who he was.

<McMasterdonia> You just wanted to be featured in the special @Nessuno says hello to everyone post, didn't you?

<Syrixia> Your country makes my head hurt. :lol:

<McMasterdonia> Nessuno the nicest RMB nation!

<Aenglaland/Loh > You have just made my day

<Democatic Donkeys> Thank you, Nessie. You are truly too good for this place. :-)

<Aenglaland/Loh (Answering the post: "Also not really, i'm just Roleplaying as the Loch Ness Monster"> And a genuine one, only found in the clean, warm but mysterious waters of TNP, folks. Sir David Attenborough once described Nessie as a "gentle, friendly creature at most times, but when enraged it can but a Gyarados to shame"

<Anonymous (message in a bottle)> Hi, Nessuno! How has your day been? Good? Great! Hope you have a great time here

<Anonymous (message in a bottle)> You are an amazing person. Don't ever change <3

<Anonymous (message in a bottle)> I appreciate all of our playful banter on the RMB. You always make me smile and I look forward to all the adventures you and I have waiting for us in the future together! Thank you for helping to make me happy
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Former Soldier of First Class
Former Member of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Former Ambassador to United Kingdom
Former Deputy Minister of Education
Former Standby Hearing Officer
Former Security Councillor
Former Vice Chancellor at The North Pacific University
Former Professor of the Arts at The North Pacific University
Member of the Minister of Culture
Member of the Minister of Home Affairs
Gameside Advocate
Bartender/Cook at the Magically City Bar and Grill
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