A Great & Glorious Victory: New Perspectives on the Battle by Richard Harding

By Richard Harding

In October 2005 a world naval convention was once held at Portsmouth and recognized historians and naval officials from world wide, together with Colin White, Brian Lavery, Contre Amiral Remi Monaque and Admiral Sir Jonathan Band, now First Sea Lord, gave a chain of papers on facets of the conflict of Trafalgar. Containing a wealth of latest details they're now shape the center of this e-book.

Twelve chapters disguise each element of the conflict but additionally discover very important linked subject matters similar to the Grand Armee and the invasion probability, and the British defenses opposed to invasion within the years prior to 1805. at the conflict itself there are items at the ships, males and the strategies, and critical chapters from the French and Spanish views. might be the main groundbreaking contribution is from the ‘Inshore Squadron’, a naval war-gaming staff, which produced a timeline that's the so much exact but to be had and divulges, among different issues, the character of the ship-on-ship activities and the timing of a few of the set occasions. placed into its strategic, political and fiscal context, the conflict is delivered to existence in a manner which distinguishes it from all of the different bills that experience seemed and gives fans and historians the main up to date and significant reassessment that's to be had.

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