from the Battle of Trafalgar

Lacey, James
September 2007
Military History;Sep2007, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p18
The article deals with the lessons that can be learned from the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 between France and Great Britain. Lord Horatio Nelson dispensed with the traditional tactic of drawing alongside the enemy fleet in a single line to exchange broadsides. Nelson was a brilliant admiral with the courage to run risks that would make men quake. To fight under Nelson was an honor, and his officers and sailors were certain of victory.


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