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Nelson's Trafalgar : the battle that changed the world

Author: Roy Adkins
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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On October 21, 1805, as Britain's Royal Navy under the command of Horatio Nelson clashed with Napoleon's forces in an epic sea battle off the coast of Spain, the fate of Europe hung in the balance. Though the cost was high--and Nelson himself was killed--the British victory prevented Napoleon from invading Britain and paved the way for the eventual defeat of the French emperor. Without Trafalgar there would have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adkins, Roy (Roy A.)
Nelson's Trafalgar.
New York : Viking, 2005
(OCoLC)653992852
Named Person: Horatio Nelson Nelson, Viscount; Horatio Nelson, Viscount; Horatio Nelson; Horatio Nelson Nelson, Viscount
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Adkins
ISBN: 0670034487 9780670034482 9780143037958 0143037951
OCLC Number: 58604551
Notes: First published under the title: Trafalgar: the biography of a battle. London : Little, Brown, 2004.
Description: xxiii, 392 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Invasion --
Before the battle --
The stage is set --
Into action --
First shot --
Second strike --
Slaughter --
Visions of hell --
Surrender --
Lost and won --
Hurricane --
The messengers --
Aftermath --
Fruits of victory --
Heroes and villains.
Other Titles: Trafalgar
Responsibility: Roy Adkins.
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On October 21, 1805, as Britain's Royal Navy under the command of Horatio Nelson clashed with Napoleon's forces in an epic sea battle off the coast of Spain, the fate of Europe hung in the balance. Though the cost was high--and Nelson himself was killed--the British victory prevented Napoleon from invading Britain and paved the way for the eventual defeat of the French emperor. Without Trafalgar there would have been no Waterloo. The Battle of Trafalgar set Britain on its vast imperial course. Now, on the battle's 200th anniversary, Roy Adkins offers readers a brutally vivid, gunport-level account. Capturing the harsh conditions in which sailors lived and died, the mechanics of nautical warfare, and the relentless violence of 19th century naval combat, this book will be appreciated by fans of military history and Patrick O'Brian.--From publisher description.

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