NELSON'S TRAFALGAR, THE BATTLE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

NELSON'S TRAFALGAR, THE BATTLE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

By: Adkins, Roy

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On October 21, 1805, as Britain's Royal Navy under the command of Horatio Nelson clashed with Napoleon's forces in an epic sea battle off the coast of Spain, the fate of Europe hung in the balance. Though the cost was high-and Nelson himself was killed-the British victory prevented Napoleon from invading Britain and paved the way for the eventual defeat of the French emperor. Without Trafalgar there would have been no Waterloo. The Battle of Trafalgar set Britain on its vast imperial course.

Now, on the battle's 200th anniversary, Roy Adkins offers readers a brutally vivid, gunport-level account of the battle. For more than five hours the crews of the British, French, and Spanish ships struggled under the constant barrage of cannon and musket fire amid choking fumes, and ear- splitting explosions. While the men maneuvered the ships and kept the cannons firing, the women tended the sick and helped the boys carry gunpowder cartridges to the gun decks. Capturing as never before the harsh conditions in which sailors lived and died, the mechanics of nautical warfare, and the relentless violence of 19th century naval combat, "Nelson's Trafalgar" is a must read for fans of military history and Patrick O?Brian.

Title: NELSON'S TRAFALGAR, THE BATTLE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Author Name: Adkins, Roy

Categories: World History - Britain, Ireland, Scotland, World History, Military History,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Viking: 2005

ISBN Number: 0670034487

ISBN Number 13: 9780670034482

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 149281

Description: Remainder mark on bottom edge. Embossed stamp on title page.

Keywords: Horatio Nelson,