Trafalgar 1805: Nelson's Crowning Victory

Trafalgar 1805: Nelson's Crowning Victory

by Gregory Fremont-Barnes, Christa Hook
     
 


Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson's decisive victory over the combined fleets of France and Spain on 21 October 1805 of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815) remains one of the greatest naval triumphs in history. Off Cape Trafalgar, 27 British and 33 Franco-Spanish ships pounded each other in an epic four-hour struggle on whose outcome rested nothing less than Britain's security…  See more details below

Overview


Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson's decisive victory over the combined fleets of France and Spain on 21 October 1805 of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815) remains one of the greatest naval triumphs in history. Off Cape Trafalgar, 27 British and 33 Franco-Spanish ships pounded each other in an epic four-hour struggle on whose outcome rested nothing less than Britain's security against Napoleonic invasion. Nelson's brilliant tactics, inspiring leadership and the superior training and morale of his crews left his opponents shattered in a savage encounter that not only marked the last great battle fought in the age of sail, but ushered in a century of British naval mastery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841768922
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/10/2005
Series:
Campaign Series, #157
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,212,719
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


Gregory Fremont-Barnes holds degrees in history from the University of California, Berkeley (BA), the University of Chicago (MA) and the University of Oxford (D. Phil.). He is the author of The French Revolutionary Wars, The Peninsular War and The Fall of the French Empire, 1813–1815. He is currently co-editing the four-volume Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War. He lives in Oxfordshire, UK.

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