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Toy soldiers and real battles: Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (1797) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ⚔️πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (1797) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ⚔️πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

The Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife was an amphibious assault by the Royal Navy on the Spanish port city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Launched by Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson on 22 July 1797, the assault was defeated, and on 25 July the remains of the landing party withdrew under a truce, having lost several hundred men. Nelson himself had been wounded in the arm, which was subsequently partially amputated: a stigma that he carried to his grave as a constant reminder of his failure. The Regional Military Museum of the Canaries (Museo HistΓ³rico Militar de Canarias), is located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, more specifically in the Fuerte de Almeyda district. Its galleries present all of the military history of the de Canaries, including the repelling of the attack by British Admiral Horatio Nelson, as well as other events and battles waged in the islands.


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