Trafalgar 1805

Trafalgar 1805

Nelson’s Crowning Victory

Campaign 157
  • Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
  • Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • Short code: CAM 157
  • Publication Date: 10 Aug 2005
  • ISBN: 9781841768922
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson's decisive victory over the combined fleets of France and Spain on 21 October 1805 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.

Biographical Note

Gregory Fremont-Barnes holds a doctorate in Modern History from the University of Oxford and serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. A prolific author, his books include Waterloo 1815: The British Army's Day of Destiny and many others on military and naval subjects covering the 18th to the 21st centuries. Holding a particular interest in insurgency and counterinsurgency, his wider work for the UK Ministry of Defence on these subjects regularly takes him to Africa, the Middle East and South America. As an academic advisor, Dr Fremont-Barnes has accompanied many groups of British Army officers and senior NCOs in their visits to numerous battlefields of the Peninsular War, the Waterloo campaign, Normandy and the Falklands.Christa Hook began her illustrating career in 1986, and she has established herself as one of Osprey's most popular illustrators. Her illustrations are sought after by collectors worldwide. She has had work selected for the Laing Land and Seascape Exhibition 2000 at the Mall, and the Not the Royal Academy Exhibition 2000 at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery. He lives in Sussex, UK.

Contents

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

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