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The Battle of the Sound
1660
Willem van de Velde The Elder

The Battle of the Sound  1660 Willem van de Velde The Elder

When Sweden attacked Denmark and occupied both sides of the Sound it brought Dutch Baltic trade to a standstill. The Dutch sent a fleet to the Baltic under Lieutenant-Admiral Jan van Wassenaer to protect their trade routes from the
Swedes, who were besieging Copenhagen. The Dutch victory at the battle forced the Swedish fleet to withdraw from Copenhagen and the siege of the city by land was abandoned.

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