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It could be an enemy defence line, with some watchful soldiers on top, looking out into their direction of course..?
They stopped therefore and asked an old lady at the side of the road for an explanation.
Franek relates - They were arrested by what looked like Yugo troops, and taken to Arnhem, and then sent to a Po W camp.
The next year, in 1667, the Dutch under command of De Ruyter executed a retaliatory expedition, and dealt the English navy a heavy blow at the Raid on the Medway (also known as the Battle of Chatham), in effect ending the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
The Raid on the Medway, was a successful Dutch attack on the largest English naval ships, laid up in the dockyards of their main naval base Chatham, that took place in June 1667 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
Harlingen is approx 12 kilometres south-west of Franeker and approx 30 kilometres west of Leeuwarden. When the Dutch vessels retreated towards Terschelling, the English followed, destroyed 150 Dutch vessels, and landed in the harbour of West-Terschelling.
The town was burnt to the ground by the English on this occasion which would become known as "Holmes's Bonfire" after the English admiral Holmes, the Great Fire of London in the very same year was considered by some to have been God's retribution.