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Thread #33289   Message #445203
Posted By: Les from Hull
20-Apr-01 - 07:04 AM
Thread Name: Help: Patrick O'Brian's Desolation Island
Subject: RE: Help: Patrick O Briens Desolation Island
Cochrane was in some ways even more incredible than Aubrey. He was an Admiral in the navies of four separate countries (United Kingdom, Greece, Chile and Brazil). I believe that Chile still provides an honour guard on his tomb on their National Day.

The exploits in Master and Commander and the Reverse of the Medal are based on Cochrane's career.