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.


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


‘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’ – Harry Compton