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

By Richard Harding

ISBN-10: 1848320086

ISBN-13: 9781848320086

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

Twelve chapters hide each element of the conflict but additionally discover vital linked topics akin to the Grand Armee and the invasion risk, and the British defenses opposed to invasion within the years ahead of 1805. at the conflict itself there are items at the ships, males and the strategies, and demanding chapters from the French and Spanish views. possibly the main groundbreaking contribution is from the ‘Inshore Squadron’, a naval war-gaming workforce, which produced a timeline that's the so much actual 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 financial context, the conflict is delivered to existence in a fashion which distinguishes it from all of the different money owed that experience seemed and gives lovers and historians the main updated and demanding reassessment that's to be had.

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