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Gary McClellan
03 Jul 07, 11:44
Bringing back the trivia, and lets do one that's fairly simple.

What is the connection of the Duke of Wellington to the Battle of New Orleans?

TheCapt
03 Jul 07, 12:22
The British CO at New Orleans (Parkenham sp?) was bro-in-law to the Duke.

Gary McClellan
03 Jul 07, 12:37
Pakenham I believe, but yep :)

I'm gonna have to get nastier with these.

L'Emperor
03 Jul 07, 14:58
Here's one:

How did the first modern medical clinical trial help the British win the battle of Trafalgar?

wlh
06 Jul 07, 12:29
In 1747, it was established that limes helped prevent scurvy. This meant that British ships could sail longer and stay on station longer with healthier sailors. Hence, the origin of the term limey for the British sailors.

L'Emperor
07 Jul 07, 00:01
In 1747, it was established that limes helped prevent scurvy. This meant that British ships could sail longer and stay on station longer with healthier sailors. Hence, the origin of the term limey for the British sailors.
Good. Dr Lind conducted the study. More than that, the other navies had yet to catch on. When a French squadron ran to the Caribean and back just prior to the battle, they mistakenly thought the Brits who followed would be weakened by scurvy.