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see Tristram and IsoldeTristram and Isolde
, medieval romance. The earliest extant version (incomplete) was written (c.1185) by Thomas of Britain in Anglo-Norman French verse. About 1210, Gottfried von Strassburg wrote in German verse a version based on that of Thomas.
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Almost 21 years ago the then 20-year-old Welsh Guardsman was turned into a human fireball when the troopships Sir Galahad and Sir Tristan were hit in an Exocet strike near Bluff Cove on the Falklands.