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'Casabianca' (The boy stood on the burning deck/Whence all but he had fled). At the Battle of the Nile (1798) Giocante, the 12-year old son of Luce Julien Joseph Casabianca, remained at his post on the deck of his father's burning vessel L'Orient, the French flagship. He perished when the fire reached the magazine and the ship exploded.The event was marked by the English poet Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793-1835). Print, c1913.

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'Casabianca' (The boy stood on the burning deck/Whence all but he had fled). At the Battle of the Nile (1798) Giocante, the 12-year old son of Luce Julien Joseph Casabianca, remained at his post on the deck of his father's burning vessel  L'Orient, the French flagship. He perished when the fire reached the magazine and the ship exploded.The event was marked by the English poet Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793-1835). Print, c1913.