Trafalgar: Great Battles: The Nelson Touch

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The battle of Trafalgar decided a nation's fate, and this fascinating account tells the story of that crucial confrontation as it has never been told before. Many people know the facts about Nelson's death, but far less of the battle in which he died: a single afternoon's fighting that forever ended Napoleon's hope of invading England. With Napoleon's failure, the British navy reigned supreme on the high seas-a supremacy that lasted until the age of air power. David Howard, who served as a war correspondent ...
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Overview


The battle of Trafalgar decided a nation's fate, and this fascinating account tells the story of that crucial confrontation as it has never been told before. Many people know the facts about Nelson's death, but far less of the battle in which he died: a single afternoon's fighting that forever ended Napoleon's hope of invading England. With Napoleon's failure, the British navy reigned supreme on the high seas-a supremacy that lasted until the age of air power. David Howard, who served as a war correspondent during the battle of Dunkirk and won awards for his service as a secret agent during that war, writes with great understanding about fighting amidst the perils of the sea.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842127179
  • Publisher: Phoenix Press, WC2
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Series: Great Battles Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 702,142
  • Product dimensions: 4.94 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2004

    Brilliant writing!

    I have just read this book for the first time, and it won't be the last. The author carried me along so effortlessly that I was almost there at the scene. This is a balanced view of events, and gives credit where credit is due...especially where the ill-fated Admiral Villeneuve is concerned. His personal tragedy is described with a long overdue sympathy, and the detailed analysis of his personal situation makes the account of the battle all the more compelling. Nelson was the admiral who died that day in 1805, but poor betrayed Villeneuve clearly wished he had too. If you want to learn about Trafalgar, this is the book with which to start. It is also the book to which you will return after sampling all the others. I cannot praise it highly enough.

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