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Malcolm Lewis

This is a photo of the “barricade” situated at the fore end of the quarterdeck on Victory today. It is merely described as a “rail” on diagrams of the ship. I can find no reference to barricades or barricadoes anywhere. One assumes hammocks were laid across the top and mats beneath. Little protection for those on the quarterdeck from sharpshooters in the enemy tops above as Nelson was to find out to his cost in the battle.

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