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Pelein de Cratia
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Admiral Blas de Lezo (Spanish Navy Card) was the man who lead the defence of Cartagena (1741) versus the Vernon´s British "Invencible Army".

The numbers:

British 25.000 men, 180 ships and 2500 artillery pieces
VS
Spanish 2.500 men, 6 ships and ¿500? cannons

A really epic battle silenced by the british!

More information here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blas_de_Lezo


"God damn you, Lezo"
Last words of Admiral Vernon after the battle.


Edit: typo
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Wow, great story. Imagine an army completely stymied by a series of holes dug in the ground. "Crap! Our ladders are too short!"
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Thank you for posting this and letting us know a little about this amazing person. Quite a commander. Very interesting character. This man had some serious "cojones" too. What a brave man!
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No kidding! Can you imagine being outnumbered 10-1 in men and 30-1 in ships? The best part is he probably thought, "I've got them right where I want them."
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Is difficult to understand who producers are not interested in this character for a movie.

There is a audio-biography in spanish about his life that I really like:
http://www.ivoox.com/pasaje-historia-blas-lezo-audios-mp3_rf...

you might also find in perez reverte articles and more info on the net.

I congratulate that more people know Blas the Lezo
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Thanks for your support, Jim ;)
 
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