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Voices from the Battle of Trafalgar

By 1803 Napoleon Bonaparte was master of continental Europe and readying his troops for the invasion of England. The decisive action at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, under the command of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, established British naval superiority and effectively made a French invasion impossible. These are the experiences of those who were there. This is a stunning and vivid collection of contemporary eye witness accounts of the Battle of Trafalgar. published for the bicentennial anniversary of the historic battle. Here you 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. This is a unique opportunity to experience the momentous battle through the accounts of those who were involved.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Map Introduction 1. 'He brings great news' 2. Prelude 3. Countdown to battle 4. The battle: a 'wonderful' morning 5. The battle: 'that dreadful Monday afternoon' 6. The battle: 'at the close of day' 7. After the battle Epilogue; Chronology; Bibliography; Index

About the Author

Peter Warwick is a council member ofThe 1805 Club and a world authority on Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, on which he lectures and runs international courses and seminars. He has been collecting material and books on the subject since childhood and has a library of over 4,000 books on the subject. He works as a freelance PR consultant and lives in Wimbledon.

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