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Michael Novakhov retweeted: Today in 1757, Admiral John Byng is executed on the deck of his own flagship for failing to do his ‘utmost’ in battle against the French. “It is good to kill an admiral from time to time, in order to encourage the others,” Voltaire later writes. See: militaryhistorynow.com/2018/04/15/to-…

Michael Novakhov retweeted:

Today in 1757, Admiral John Byng is executed on the deck of his own flagship for failing to do his ‘utmost’ in battle against the French. “It is good to kill an admiral from time to time, in order to encourage the others,” Voltaire later writes. See: militaryhistorynow.com/2018/04/15/to-…

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