Last month, we asked you to think of something appropriately witty for this image from our feature on Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, published in the September issue of Military History MonthlyWe are delighted to announce this month’s winners.

WINNER

‘Posing with the world’s largest cigar made Michiel feel very important indeed.’ – Sebastian Wetherall

RUNNERS UP:

‘De Ruyter couldn’t help wondering if his clothing left him at a distinct disadvantage against the Jamaicans in the relay.’ – David Parkin

‘Michiel was pleased with his profile picture for AdmiralDating.com.’ – Harry Compton



16 Comments

  1. Les Quilter
    August 13, 2018 @ 10:19 pm

    Verdamnt! Demoted to sailing inshore of the dykes!

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  2. Richard John Worrall
    August 15, 2018 @ 10:52 am

    Heineken, anyone?

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  3. David Parkin
    August 15, 2018 @ 10:59 am

    De Ruyter couldn’t help wondering if his clothing left him at a distinct disadvantage against the Jamaicans in the relay.

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  4. Les Quilter
    August 17, 2018 @ 4:11 pm

    The crew call me an OLD MASTER, er, I think they said MASTER!

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  5. Richard John Worrall
    August 19, 2018 @ 6:23 pm

    Come try my father’s new craft beer; it’s called “The Royal Charles”

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  6. Christopher Warner
    August 20, 2018 @ 1:52 pm

    Poised and confident in his finest nautical couture, Admiral De Ruyter prepared to slay the runway.

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  7. keith alfred scrivener
    August 20, 2018 @ 5:53 pm

    The made me an Admiral? But to tell you the truth seamanship’s all double Dutch to me!

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  8. Harry Compton
    August 21, 2018 @ 11:51 am

    and there’s definitely nothing happening behind me?

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  9. Harry Compton
    August 21, 2018 @ 11:56 am

    Michiel was pleased with his profile picture for AdmiralDating.com

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  10. Les Quilter
    August 22, 2018 @ 5:39 pm

    You ask, do I wear clogs? No, only in my arteries!

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  11. Marvin Sager
    August 23, 2018 @ 7:59 pm

    Take your time with my portrait, as my ship is sinking in the harbor.

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  12. Marvin Sager
    August 23, 2018 @ 8:06 pm

    Please take your time with my portrait, as my ship is sinking in the harbor.

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  13. Graeme Dow
    August 24, 2018 @ 3:19 am

    “I have the whole world in the palm of my hand”

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  14. Sebastian Wetherall
    August 24, 2018 @ 3:06 pm

    Posing with the world’s largest cigar made Michiel feel very important indeed.

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  15. michael hanley
    August 25, 2018 @ 5:54 pm

    follow my twitter #17thcenturybadass

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  16. Les Quilter
    August 26, 2018 @ 9:42 pm

    I said, “Light my cheroot.” and all the cannons fired!

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