And that's how East-Terschelling was spared, by the “Wyfke fan Stryp”.The old graveyard in the former village of Stryp (also called Seeryp, Striep or Zurijp etc.) is still there, complete with some of those tombstones, and also with the foundation outlines of the holy church built there. Duyf himself; and a copy of it, also of these names etc., was in a "album of verses" too, of his daughter, Mevr.And like many old people, she was fooled enough in life to be clever at the end, so she answered them: “Go back, it’s not the right place to be; hundreds of them are rising up already and thousands are laying down! She was talking about the many tombstones on that old “flood-mound” - long ago created for the safety of the church and the local people - and about the many more bodies buried there, in what was left after centuries, the graveyard!Result: these “sea dogs” returned to their maritime life, the daily rowing and sailing on the seas.
Franek relates - They were arrested by what looked like Yugo troops, and taken to Arnhem, and then sent to a Po W camp.In the camp there was a French pilot, Fernand Fuchs, who later was promoted to Colonel and also was a French attache in India, a Dutch police officer detained for providing help to allied airmen, two US bomber crews and two Canadian pilots.There was also a British Signals General, accidentally captured with his driver in his Jeep, who was taken to another, more distinguished place.Chatham near London in 1667 - Perhaps burning Terschelling was not such a good idea Holmes!The Dutch, under nominal command of Lieutenant-Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, bombarded and then captured the town of Sheerness, sailed up the River Thames to Gravesend, then up the River Medway to Chatham in Kent, where they burned three capital ships and ten lesser naval vessels and towed away the HMS Unity and the HMS Royal Charles, pride and normal flagship of the English fleet.Polish Air Force researcher Franek Grabowski, we now know more about these 16 prisoners of war.