The Battle of Trafalgar

By A.H. Taylor, published November 1950


The Battle of Trafalgar stands as a glorious example of the noble art of leading men in war. Lord Nelson had rightly assessed the destructive power of his own ships and their ability to stand punishment without losing heart, and he knew the qualities, both good and bad, of his opponents. ‘Partial firing continued until 4.30’, says the Victory’s Log: ‘when a victory having been reported to the Right Hon. Lord Viscount Nelson, K.B., and Commander-in-Chief, died of his wounds 21 October 1805’.

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Filed under: Nelson | Atlantic | Napoleonic War | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Administration | Battles & Tactics | Logistics | Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Strategy & Diplomacy | Weapons

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