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nelson and we happy few: band of brothers

Napoleon’s ships drifted helplessly at anchor; Lord Nelson boldly closed on them, improvising his tactics as he bore down on the French fleet. Nelson was victorious, as was his habit, and with the victory came British control of the Meditteranean … Continue reading

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A salty dog: avoiding the press gang

In the end, although Napoleon’s ambitions were terminated on the field of Waterloo, the struggle at sea decided the issue and determined the course of the century that was to follow. As with Carthage and Rome, it was a struggle … Continue reading

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