National Geographic : 1948 Jan
Picture of Peace, St. Lucia Is the "Island of Strife." Castries Harbor Changed Hands a Dozen Times inFrench-British Wars In 1942 a U-boat skipper, becoming impatient over two ships delaying their scheduled departure, sneaked into theharbor and torpedoed them; then heboldly sur faced and put out to sea. In 1778 some 1,300 Britons entrenched in the hills beat off three desperate charges by 5,000French troops. From Pigeon Island, oneofthe distant peaks, Rodney kept watch on the French fleet in Martinique. Carib (left) and the yacht Heloise rest beyond the big freighter.