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(NELSON, Horatio). HOWARTH, David. Trafalgar : The Nelson Touch. (London) :Phoenix, A Windrush Press Book, (2003). Second Impression. Pp. (5),[vi]-vi i,(1),-184, + 8 pages of b&w illustrations. 8vo (127 x 196 mm), art-illustrated pale blue card covers, white & yellow lettering to front cover, white & black lettering to grey spine. "The Battle of Trafalgar put an end forever to Napoleon's hope of invading England, and established a British sup remacy at sea which lasted until the age of air power. Britain's answer to the invasion threat had been to blockade Napoleon's fleets in the ports of Europe, and in the autumn of 1805 the key had been the harbour of Cadiz. Within lay the French and Spanish; offshore the British. Villeneuve, the unhappy commander who had lost the confidence of Napoleon and was saddled with poorly trained crews, led the French and Spanish. Morale was low among the British too, many of whom had not set foot ashore for years. Then Nelson came, and suddenly pride and confidence swept through the British fleet. The course of the battle -- the tensions of the slow approach of the fleets, the desperate bravery of the French, the tactics of fighting square-rigged ships, the short shock of the engagement, the death of Nelson -- is shown through the eyes of the men themselves. This is a masterly reconstruction of agreat sea battle and the many precarious moments which decided a nation's fate." - from rear. Name expunged inside front cover, else very good. 10.00
Title: Trafalgar : The Nelson Touch. Phoenix paperback.
Publisher: Phoenix, London, 2003, ISBN:1842125195:
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