Thomas Cochran one of the finest sea commanders the world has ever seen.
It was Napoleon who gave him the title “sea wolf” Napoleon really could have done with an admiral of his quality. Had he had Cochrane, he wouldn’t have fucked about with his pay like the British did. they had a deep respect for one another, Cochrane wanted to free exiled Napoleon to make him emperor of South America. (Source Thomas Cochrane by Donald Thomas) Edit: I’m so glad we are all remembering Cochrane and nobody remembers a name of those fools above him who always tried to do him dirty.
Good to see Thomas Cochran get some well deserved recognition. You call him “crazy” and “insane”, but the actions of a genius in their field of knowledge can appear crazy to the layman. Although his victories seem fantastical, they are far too numerous to be happenstance. He took the Roman adage, “Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat” (Fortune Favors the Bold), to a level we shall most likely never see again.
As a Brazilian, resident of Rio de Janeiro, I'm most delighted to watch an hour long documentary about such fascinating character as Thomas Cochrane. This video alone put to shame what our own schools teach about him this days. I honestly wanna say, thank you Kings and Generals! And keep up the most excellent work!