Voices from the Battle of Trafalgar
On October 21, 1805, the most conclusive naval battle in the history of the world took place. This is a stunning and vivid collection of contemporary eyewitness accounts of that battle--the Battle of Trafalgar, published for the bicentenary of the historic battle. Readers will find original accounts from the great military leaders of the time--including Nelson and Napoleon--as well as the experiences of the ordinary seamen and civilian witnesses. A unique opportunity to experience a pivotal moment of history through the accounts of those who were involved, this book, will be an important record for years to come.
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We Have Gained a Great Victory
The Trafalgar Campaign 18031805
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Achille action Admiral Collingwood Admiral Villeneuve Admiralty alongside anchor attack ball battle Battle of Trafalgar Beatty BELLEISLE BELLEROPHON Blackwood boat British Fleet British ships broadside Bucentaure Cadiz Cape Captain Hardy close Collingwood colours Combined Fleet command crew dear death deck Duff enemy enemy's engaged England English EURYALUS fell fight fire flag flagship Fougueux French and Spanish French ship frigate gale Gibraltar Gravina guns Henry Blackwood hoisted hour Jean Lucas killed Lady Hamilton Lapenotiere letter Lieutenant Lord Nelson Lordship Marines masts Midshipman minutes musket Napoleon naval NEPTUNE o'clock October officers poop port prize quarter quarterdeck Rear Admiral Redoubtable rigging Royal Navy ROYAL SOVEREIGN sail sailors Santa Ana Santissima Trinidad seamen ship's shot side signal Spanish ships squadron starboard stern struck Surgeon TEMERAIRE three-decker TONNANT took Trafalgar Vice Admiral VICTORY VICTORY's Villeneuve's Weather Column William wind wounded wrote yards