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The Mammoth Book of How it Happened  - Trafalgar free pdf Minute-by-minute eyewitness accounts of 'Britain's finest hour' Trafalgar set the seal on British naval supremacy, the most strategically significant victory in the age of sail. It was also one of the bloodiest and most confused naval conflicts ever known, with English, American, Irish, Spanish and French seamen among choking fumes and in constant peril below and above decks. This is the largest eyewitness collection of the battle, with over 50 first-hand accounts from all those involved. Accounts include: Nelson Sends the Signal 'England Expects That Every Man. This Day Will Do His Duty', 11.56am, 21 October 1805 Lieutenant George Brown, HMS Victory The First Shots: Fougueux Engages Royal Sovereign, 12:00 noon Captain Pierre Servaux, Master of Arms, Fougueux Guillemard Shoots Admiral Nelson, 1.25pm Sergeant Robert Guillemard, Redoubtable 'Our Sides Grinding So Much Against Each Other that We Were Obliged to Fire the Lower-Deck Guns Without Running Them Out': The View from HMS Tonnant, 1.00-2.15pm Anonymous lieutenant, HMS Tonnant The Combined Fleet's Last Throw - Dumanoir Counter-Attacks, 2.3 0pm Rear-Admiral Pierre Dumanoir Le Pelley, Formidable HMS Victory: Hardy Visits the Dying Nelson, 2.35pm Dr William Beatty Rescue of a French Woman Sailor, 5.15pm Anonymous officer, HMS Revenge

About Jon E. Lewis

Jon E Lewis is an historian and regular and editor of Mammoth titles, including The Mammoth Boook of How It Happened: Everest and The Mammoth Book of How It Happened: World War 1. His collection of first-hand accounts from history. The Mammoth Book of How It Happened, has sold over 25,000 copies in the UK alone.

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Author : Jon E. Lewis
Publisher : Robinson Publishing
Data Published : 14 July 2005
ISBN : 1841198188
EAN : 9781841198187
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 512 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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