Document ReferenceBK 6/1/2/2
TitleExtract of letter in English from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, sent to Captain John A. Bentinck; 18 Sep 1759
Date18 September 1759
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionMilitary intelligence regarding a new weapon thought to have been tested by the French enemy, namely a " invented liquid and inextinguishable fire...managed by one single man in a boat made of cork, and by means of a pump the fire is to be thrown at a great distance; the intention is said to be to set fire to our ships...".

The writer of the letter are not indentified.
inventions, military
weapons, flame throwers
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