Trafalgar

  • Title: Trafalgar
  • Author: Tim Clayton Phil Craig
  • ISBN: 9780340830284
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • Trafalgar Two hundred years ago Napoleon Bonaparte dominated Europe and threatened Britain with invasion Against him stood the Royal Navy and the already legendary Admiral Horatio Nelson On October a
    Two hundred years ago, Napoleon Bonaparte dominated Europe and threatened Britain with invasion Against him stood the Royal Navy and the already legendary Admiral Horatio Nelson.On 21 October 1805, a massive naval battle off the coast of Spain decided mastery of the seas Then, over the following days and nights, the battleships and their exhausted crews endured a gale ofTwo hundred years ago, Napoleon Bonaparte dominated Europe and threatened Britain with invasion Against him stood the Royal Navy and the already legendary Admiral Horatio Nelson.On 21 October 1805, a massive naval battle off the coast of Spain decided mastery of the seas Then, over the following days and nights, the battleships and their exhausted crews endured a gale of awesome fury As Captain Charles Tyler wrote to his wife Margaret, the wind blew a perfect storm.The authors of the bestselling FINEST HOUR tell this story not only through the diaries, letters and memoirs of the men who wrestled with the enemy and the elements, but also through the eyes of their wives and children Whether you are already familiar with this period of history or are coming to it for the first time, TRAFALGAR is a book that will enthral as it illuminates an event whose repercussions still echo today.

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    1. The authors shine a piercing beam through the fog of this naval battle. The testimony of not just the naval commanders of both sides, but information is taken from the letters and diaries of ordinary seamen. After the battle, another heavy loss of life took place in the great storm that battered the Spanish coast, where heroism was displayed by sailors of both fleets.

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    2. Slow to start with a description of Cadiz and Napoleonic strategy, but once Nelson turns up on station then the book becomes predictably animated. Maps make the individual actions easy enough to follow, and the descriptions are so vivid that you can imagine it adapted to the screen. The other major part of the book is the storm, which is also alive and tragic but a little harder to follow in time or location. The return of survivors to Cadiz and Nelson to England are also vividly described, but [...]

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    3. A really fascinating and engrossing book. This is less a book about battle (the actual Battle of Trafalgar takes up only a small part of the book) but its a story about people. Clayton tells the story from all levels and nationalities, from Lord Nelson to to the lowliest sailor. The book is also quite visceral when dealing with the sights, sounds, and smells from the battle. The book was also quite suspenseful (for those unfarmilliar with the Trafalgar and its outcome) and you are never quite su [...]

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    4. This is the best book I have yet read on Trafalgar. It's informative, and even-handed in its treatment of both fleets. It's also exciting as a narrative, and gives plenty of eye-witness impressions as well as an overview of the battle. In some places it's actually quite gut-wrenching - doesn't hold back from describing the tragedy of both the battle and the aftermath. I whole-heartedly recommend it.

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    5. I like naval strategy and I like the deft differences between nuanced battle and total barrage. This book on Trafalgar is incredibly detailed and every few pages you'll need to (well I had to at any rate) close the book and take it all in before starting again. In fact perhaps it suffered from too much detail? This is ideal for naval history buffs.

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    6. More rounded than just account of Nelson at Trafalgar. The book has a real human dimension covering both officers and ordinary seamen. It also explains properly while the battle was just such a British triumph initially but, then, why the following severe storm diminished the Royal Navy's gains. An enthralling read.

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    7. Absolutely brilliant! From the lowest ratings to the Captains and Admirals themselves, using original archive material (some of it for the first time), this book brings the Battle of Trafalgar to life. Incredible attention to accuracy, provenance and detail matched only by a literary flow that would make any fiction writer proud. Can't recommend it highly enough! :)

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    8. exceptional account

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    9. Evidently one of the authors Wrote the section about the battle, the other Wrote if the post-battle storm. The battle was poorly written. The storm part was well written.

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    10. You really don't want to be in the Navy in the the early 19th century. Imagine you are wounded at Trafalgar and you have to wait over 2 weeks before you get back to england

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    11. A reasonably interesting book although at times it does feel like a list. Probably only for those who already know that they'll find the battle interesting.

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    12. A superb description of the battle

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