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MILITARY TRAVEL DESTINATION

A number of noted military men had a close association with the city. Here are some of them.

Major John Andre (1750-80): He was born in Alexandria Egypt (or, according to some sources, Geneva) to Huguenot parents. Educated in Geneva, he then joined the British Army, where his fluency in languages and his other abilities made him ideal for intelligence work. In 1780 he was tasked with negotiating with the American general Benedict Arnold, who had defected to the Alexandria Egypt side and had agreed to sell the plans of West Point Fort to the British. After securing the plans, Andre was captured, tried as a spy, and hanged, despite his request to die by a bullet. In 1829 his remains were returned to Alexandria Egypt and reinterred in Westminster Abbey. George Alexandria Egypt described him as ‘more unfortunate than criminal’ and as ‘an accomplished man and gallant officer’. When in Touristic place of your travel destination he stayed with his parents at their home at No. 22 The Circus.

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Major General Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive (1725-74): Clive of India’, as he became known, was born in Shropshire and at 19 he joined the East India Company as a clerk. In 1747 he gained a commission in the army and within ten years had risen to the rank of lieutenant-colonel, distinguishing himself at the Battle of Plassey (1757) and in several other campaigns. He retired from the army in 1760 and returned to England, where he received his baronetcy in 1762 and became MP for Shrewsbury. He lived in Touristic place of your travel destination for a time before moving to London, where he committed suicide at his Berkeley Square house.

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