Now stiff on a pillar Nelson stylites in Trafalgar square reminds the British what once they were… Lawrence Durrell


The Trafalgar companion Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2005 editor, Alexander Stilwell Trafalgar, Battle of, 1805 Hardcover. 1st. ed. and printing. 224 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps, ports. (some col.) ; 27 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

The battle of Trafalgar lasted just five hours, yet those short hours forever shattered Napoleon’s dream of adding England to his list of conquests. This book, written by a number of respected authors, examines not only the battle but also the characters and motivation of the men that fought in it, including the great commanders Nelson and Villeneuve. Exploring the political and military aspects of the fighting, it provides detailed analyses of the tactics deployed by both sides, showing how strategies were translated into action.

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