Posts Tagged ‘Musee National de la Marine’

Laperouse bust

The Lapérouse expedition: travels and mystery

Jean-François de Galaup, Comte de Lapérouse was a French naval officer who fought on the American side during the Independence War. He distinguished himself by his humane treatment of British prisoners of war. It is interesting to note that, already in the 18th century, the treatment of prisoners of war was considered a test of […]