Honour - CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1806

Date - 08/18-January
Type - Combined Operations
Conflict - Napoleonic War; 1803-15

Description In autumn of 1805 an expedition was mounted to capture Cape Town from the Dutch.

A small British squadron escorted a fleet of transports and East Indiamen containing 5000 troops. They arrived at their anchorage on the evening of 04-January and landings began the next morning at Saldanha Bay. The main battle took place on 08-January and the Dutch surrendered on the 10th.

Part of the agreement was that the Dutch forces were not to be considered prisoners of war and were to be transported to Holland at Dutch expense.


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