French ships burning at Saint Vaast le Hougue, 1692 (1 of 2)

French ships burning at Saint Vaast le Hougue, 1692 (1 of 2)

This painting by Adriaen van Dienst shows the aftermath of the French defeat at Barfleur in 1692. Some of the French ships attempted to shelter at Saint Vaast la Hougue, where they were burnt by the English

Picture reproduced with the kind permission of Seaforth Publishing

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (6 August 2009), French ships burning at Saint Vaast le Hougue, 1692 (1 of 2), http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_saint_vaast_la_hougue_1692a.html

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