Decision at Trafalgar
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Decision at Trafalgar

by Dudley Pope
     
 

The story of the greatest British naval battle of the Age of Nelson.

Renowned historian and novelist Dudley Pope explores the defining moment of the Age of Nelson. His compelling descriptions of the battle itself are backed by a wealth of historical detail, including a chronicle of the preceding year, revealing both the British and the French political motives,

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Overview

The story of the greatest British naval battle of the Age of Nelson.

Renowned historian and novelist Dudley Pope explores the defining moment of the Age of Nelson. His compelling descriptions of the battle itself are backed by a wealth of historical detail, including a chronicle of the preceding year, revealing both the British and the French political motives, and explaining Nelson's strategy and Napoleon's response. Pope creates an intimate portrait of the life in the Royal Navy at its finest hour.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Though Pope usually offers fictional accounts of great sea skirmishes, he proves he really knows his stuff with this 1959 history of the 1805 battle between the British and French fleets off the Trafalgar coast. This nicely details the roles of both the officers and the seamen and their daily life aboard ship. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805061369
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/14/1999
Series:
Heart of Oak Sea Classics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Dudley Pope (1927-1997) joined the merchant navy when he was sixteen. He was wounded in the Battle of the Atlantic, and went on to write The Black Ship and other naval literature.

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