Spectacular Photos of the Tribute of the Navy to the Fallen in 1898 in the Waters of Cuba

The emotional homage was made to coincide with the closest point of the defeat to the Bay of Santiago and on the day on which 120 years of the naval combat were completed.

The homage of the Spanish ship-school “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” to the 300 sailors who died in the naval battle between the squadron of Admiral Cervera and the US Navy in Santiago de Cuba is having a great impact on social networks.

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What proves that the interest in the history of Spain is still alive despite what they want us to believe the champions of the progress traitors to the nation.

The 120 years of this feat have also been remembered in Cuba, with different acts on land, where Spanish authorities of the first level and Cuban officials participated. On that occasion, a Tarja with the names of all the deceased sailors was presented to the public. The monument is integrated to the historical setting of the Castillo del Morro located in the eastern Cuban province.

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Corona in Admiral Oquendo’s wreck, on Juan González beach.

Divers, underwater archaeologists, researchers and others, descended to a depth of 12 meters to place a crown of coffee flower in order to honour the fallen in those waters. This cruiser belonged to the squadron of Admiral Pascual Cervera, sunk by the United States in the naval battle of July 3, 1898, sad page of the Spanish-Cuban-American War, where Hispanics gave a lesson of military honour when facing the enemy sure of his defeat.

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The schooner brig continues sailing on his return trip, of what will be his XC Crucero de Instrucción, which began on 11 February in the city of Cádiz, which he plans to return on August 11. Six months of travel in which circumnavigated South America in the year in which the 90th anniversary of “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” is also celebrated.

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Source: El Diario de la Marina

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