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Battle of the Downs (1639)

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History of the native country


Regents and monarchs

Scene of action:

The Downs


Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.


L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:



War    European history   

The Battle of the Down took place in the Channel in 1639. Lieutenant-Admiral Maarten Tromp and Vice-Admiral Witte de With gained a decisive victory over a Spanish war fleet under command of Antonio de Oquendo.