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Victory vs. Redoutable - Ships of the Line at Trafalgar 1805

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Type: Softcover

Product Line: Duel - Ships & Submarines

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Product Info

Title
Victory vs. Redoutable - Ships of the Line at Trafalgar 1805
Publisher
Category
Author
Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Publish Year
2008
Pages
80
Dimensions
8x10x.25"
NKG Part #
2148562207
MFG. Part #
OSPDUE009
Type
Softcover
Series
DUE9

Description

Late in the morning on 21 October 1805, warships from the British and combined French and Spanish fleets clashed off Cape Trafalgar on the Spanish coast. After a six month game of cat and mouse across the Atlantic, 27 British ships of the line engaged the Allied force of 33 ships of the line. This was a duel of skill, tenacity and bravery as captains and crews battled for mastery of the seas. This book is an opportunity to relive the action at Trafalgar - read the accounts of sailors who were there, and who experienced the sound of scraping cutlasses and bombarding cannons at one of the most important naval engagements of history. Understand how the guns were operated, learn about the training of crews and study the design and development of the incredible ships which dominated naval warfare of the period, as Gregory Fremont-Barnes reveals the revolutionary tactics used by Nelson to secure a victory that saved Britain from the threat of invasion and ensured British naval dominance for over a century.

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