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Hearts of Oak

With this month containing Valentine’s Day, this seemed appropriate.

“Hearts of Oak,” A British Jack Tar in landing kit, with a Lee type rifle, circa the early 1900s.

Color-tinted postcard, with a patriotic poem, published by Millar & Lang, Glasgow & London. Naval History and Heritage Command. NH 100803-KN

“They swear they’ll invade us, these terrible foes,

They frighten our women, our children, and beaus;

But should their flat bottoms in darkness get o’er,

Still Britons they’ll find to receive them onshore.”