With the 17th-century Netherlands under attack from England and its allies, and the country itself on the brink of civil war, humble naval commander Michiel de Ruyter is called upon to lead the Dutch fleet in a battle for freedom and unity.
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The British Union Jack flag flown by English ships in the film may appear to be an anachronism, but in fact it's historically accurate. This is the version adopted in 1601 combining the flags of England, Scotland and Wales. The modern version of the flag, adopted in 1801, includes the thin red saltire ("x") of Northern Ireland, which is correctly omitted in the film. Read More