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(NELSON, Horatio). BEST, Nicholas. Trafalgar : The Untold Story of the Greatest Sea Battle in History . London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (2005). First Printing. Pp. -352, + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, cream paper covered boards with red lettering to spine. "Two hundred years ago Napoleon Bonaparte planned to lead his Grande Armée to Britain, the only country still defying him. He drilled his huge invasion force at Calais, studied the Cliffs of Dover through his telescope, and issued orders to the French navalsquadrons in Toulon, Brest and Rochefort to draw off the Royal Navy in the English Channel. If he could be the master of the Channel for twenty-four hours, he would be master of Europe" - from the dj. Contents : 1. Napoleon Reviews the Army of England. 2. Britain Awaits the Invasion. 3. Napoleon Lays His Plans. 4. Britain's Military Defences. 5. Lord Melville at the Admiralty. 6. The Navy's Three Lines of Defence. 7. Napoleon Visits Charlemagne's Tomb. 8. Spying Out the Land. 9. The Boulogne Raid. 10. Spain Enters the War. 11. Napoleon Crowns Himself. 12. Napoleon's Opening Gambit. 13. Lord Nelson Aboard the Victory. 14. Political Manoeuvres. 15. The Enemy Put to Sea. 16. Napoleon Takes Another Crown. 17. Villeneuve in the West Indies. 18.Preparations Continue on the Home Front. 19. Villeneuve Returns to Europe. 20. Calder's Action. 21. Napoleon Returns to Boulogne. 22. Lord Nelson Goe s Home. 23. Villeneuve Retreats to Cadiz. 24. Napoleon Postpones the Invasion. 25. The Grand Army Crosses France. 26. Nelson Arrives Off Cadiz. 27. Villeneuve Holds a Council of War. 28. Nelson's Memorandum. 29. Waiting For the Enemy. 30. Last Letters Home. 31. Victory at Ulm. 32. Enemy Sails Off Trafalgar. 33. England Expects. 34. Battle Is Joined. 35. Nelson Hit. 36. TheBattle Rages. 37. Nelson Avenged. 38. Villeneuve Surrenders. 39. Gravina O rders a Retreat. 40. Kiss Me, Hardy. 41. The Storm After the Battle. 42. The Bodies Come Ashore. 43. Taking the News to England. 44. A Nation in Mourning. 45. Nelson's Funeral. 46. The Captains and the Kings Depart. Very goodin unclipped dustjacket. 25.00
Title: Trafalgar : The Untold Story of the Greatest Sea Battle in History. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 2005, ISBN:0297846221:
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