The Terror Before Trafalgar: Nelson, Napoleon, and the Secret War

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Naval Institute Press, 2005 - History - 255 pages
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"Nelson's victory at Trafalgar on 21 October 1805 was a pivotal event in European history. But Trafalgar was not simply an isolated battle fought and won in an afternoon - the naval campaign had in fact begun more than four years before." "Drawing on diaries, letters and newspapers, Tom Pocock provides a vivid picture of the years from 1801 to 1805, and of people wittingly or unwittingly caught up in these unique events: Nelson himself as he blockaded the French at sea for two unbroken years, his love Emma Hamilton waiting at home, Jane Austen and her naval brothers, the diarist Fanny Burney, the admirals, generals and politicians, as well as the lesser-known men such as Fulton, Congreve, Moreau and Pichegru who waged the secret war on either side of the Channel."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This is the lively story of the struggle between England and France from 1801 to 1805, a critical period in European history that last received full attention in Broadley and Wheeler's Napoleon and ... Read full review

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