The Battle of Trafalgarby Martin Robson
Conway's Compass Series integrates an original narrative with quotations from documents and eyewitnesses, and reproductions of contemporary illustrations or photographs to provide an authoritative account of an historical event or topic. This eclectic approach offers both the perspective of hindsight, placing actions in context, and the immediacy of being present as the events unfold.
These are not only described, but also explained, in the words of historians and participants. In addition to the narrative and the documentary excerpts, sidebars and boxed-out sections deal with specific themes, such as the biographies of important individuals and comparisons with similar events in history. The list of subjects planned for inclusion in this series range across the whole spectrum of maritime history.
They include nautical tragedies, voyages of exploration, single actions or whole naval campaigns, and themes of naval science. The first 10 planned titles are: The Spanish Armada; The Voyages of Cook; The Titanic Tragedy; The Mutiny on the Bounty; The Bismarck Chase; Iwo Jima; Polar Exploration; Naval Battles of the Civil War; Pirates; and The Campaign and Battle of Trafalgar.
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