Trafalgar 1805: Nelson's Crowning Victory by Gregory Fremont-barnesTrafalgar 1805: Nelson's Crowning Victory by Gregory Fremont-barnes

Trafalgar 1805: Nelson's Crowning Victory

byGregory Fremont-barnesIllustratorChrista Hook

Paperback | August 10, 2005

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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.
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 Encyclop...
Title:Trafalgar 1805: Nelson's Crowning VictoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.9 × 7.24 × 0.24 inPublished:August 10, 2005Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841768928

ISBN - 13:9781841768922

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Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Fleets/Opposing Plans/The Trafalgar campaign/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Bibliography/Index