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On location with BHTV: On the Driel Ferry crossing the Rhine to Oosterbeek following the course taken by 4th Dorsets as they crossed into the Airborne Perimeter on the night of 24/25 September. 'Arnhem - Battle for the Island and Evacuation'.
Posted by: Rebecca Lawther
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Nelson victorious at the Battle of Trafalgar
21st October 1805
In one of the most decisive battles in history, a British fleet under Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar fought off the coast of Spain.
At sea, Lord Nelson and the Royal Navy consistently thwarted Napoleon, who led France to pre-eminence on the European mainland. After the crushing defeat at Trafalgar, Napoleon was forced to abandon his plans for an invasion of England.
The Battle of Trafalgar
(Paperback - 256 pages)
by Geoffrey Bennett
Captain Bennett was, for many years, a serving officer in the Royal Navy as well as being one of the most highly regarded naval historians of his time. He sets the battle in the context of the world-wide struggle against Napoleon, describes the ships, their crews and the tactics of…
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