Sailing on a sea of History
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Francis Drake, a well-known pirate in the Caribbean, a privateer in the European Atlantic coasts and admiral appointed by Queen Elizabeth of England, is related to the Bay of Vigo. In the 16th century, he tried to invade the coastal populations on up to four occasions, the fourth and last one being dramatic for them all.
The Battle of Rande took place in the interior of the Bay of Vigo, at the beginning of the 18th century, amidst the War of the Spanish Succession. The Spanish galleons, loaded with treasures coming from the New World and protected by French ships, took refuge in the inlet of San Simón, until the Anglo-Dutch discovered the hiding place of the valuable load.
The greatest battle of all times (World War II) took place very far away from the Bay of Vigo but did not go unnoticed here. In recent years, historians, writers, journalists and researchers of all kinds, have written thousands of pages about the Nazi presence on this coast. The sympathies of Franco towards the German uprising and the good geographical location for military purposes meant that, during the five years of WWII, the Bay of Vigo turned into the perfect location for a spy movie.
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