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Did you know that the only French Victory on British soil in the modern era occurred in 1760 at Carrickfergus when a French commander called Thurot captured the town? Thurot was a colorful figure privateer, adventurer and French patriot. The Carrickfergus raid his flotilla and several hundred soldiers briefly held the town and ransacked it for provisions was intended as a diversion from an invasion of the mainland that thanks to the Royal Navy never took place.

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