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He became familiar with the Baltic events of while naval attach in Moscow, shortly after the death of Stalin in On retirement he published several naval histories, including one on Nelson, and studies of both World Wars under his own name, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Rating details. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. Details Collect From Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply.

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Can I view this online? Ask a librarian. Nelson, in spite of advice, insisted upon wearing his full uniform into battle, and at the height of the encounter he was badly wounded by a musket shot from the fighting top of the French ship Redoubtable, which his flagship Victory had fouled. He died 3 hours later as the victory, one of the most significant in history, was completed. Twenty enemy ships were captured, and one was blown up.


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The English lost no ships. This decisive English victory ended Napoleon's power on the sea. Nelson's body was placed in a cask of brandy and carried home for burial in St. Paul's Cathedral, London. No one, perhaps, better symbolized the British hero than Nelson—dashing naval commander, viscount, and lover.

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More than this, Nelson ranks high as a leader of men not only for the bravery and dash he displayed at Cape Saint Vincent, but also for his coolness under fire, his joy in battle, and the humanity he displayed at Copenhagen. Nelson was a beloved leader because he knew his officers and men. His captains knew what he wanted to do and how he thought it should be done. The whole combination was called the Nelson touch. The best accounts of Nelson are by English naval historian Oliver Warner, A Portrait of Lord Nelson ; American title, Victory and Nelson's Battles , which updates the previous work and includes many portraits and illustrations of the battles.

A worthwhile book is Sir William M. James, The Durable Monument An excellent account of the Battle of Trafalgar is by a distinguished chronicler of the Napoleonic Wars, David Howarth, Trafalgar: The Nelson Touch , which makes good use of the most recent studies by naval historians and is interspersed with first-rate illustrations. See also Jack Russell, Nelson and the Hamiltons For more on Nelson and his navy in general see Robin Higham, ed. Marcus, The Age of Nelson Bradford, Ernle Dusgate Selby. Delaforce, Patrick. Grenfell, Russell. Hibbert, Christopher, Nelson: a personal history, Reading, Mass.

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Wade, By continuing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Please set a username for yourself. People will see it as Author Name with your public flash cards. Victorious Admiral Returning once again to the inshore squadron off France, Nelson lost his right arm in an attempt to cut out a treasure ship at Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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Battle of Trafalgar Upon the outbreak of war again in , Nelson was dispatched to command the fleet in the Mediterranean. Nelson the Man No one, perhaps, better symbolized the British hero than Nelson—dashing naval commander, viscount, and lover. Further Reading on Horatio Nelson The best accounts of Nelson are by English naval historian Oliver Warner, A Portrait of Lord Nelson ; American title, Victory and Nelson's Battles , which updates the previous work and includes many portraits and illustrations of the battles. Hattersley, Roy. Encyclopedia of World Biography.