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‘t Wyfke fan Stryp (the sage of Clever Granny of Seeryp) by Willem de Jong When these “overheated navy hooligans” were finished in West-Terschelling with their “Bonfire”, at least a number of them marched further Eastward, to the other villages on the island.They were keen on more wealth, more attractive and helpless women, and more liquor too!
Franek relates - They were arrested by what looked like Yugo troops, and taken to Arnhem, and then sent to a Po W camp.
The raid led to a quick end to the war and a favourable peace for the Dutch.
It was the worst defeat in the Royal Navy's history!
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.