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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.
Historians from Britain, France and America examine the themes and events of the great battle. Professor John B Hattendorf investigates the build-up to battle; Peter Padfield explores government tensions; Edgar Vincent probes into Nelson's personality, Admiral Remi Monaque focuses on organisation and command; Dr Nicolas Tracy looks at battle tactics; Peter Goodwin details HMS Victory and her vital statistics; Rear-Admiral Joseph Callo provides an account of the action, and Professor Andrew Lambert examines the legacy of Trafalgar. Edited by Alexander Stilwell