The following dispatches and diary entries are taken from a book of Nelson’s letters. They give us deep insight into the working of that great man’s mind as well as all the preparations and maneuvering […]
From an officer on HMS Euralyus 26 October, 1805
Victory at Trafalgar and the death of Lord Nelson
From The Naval Chronicle, Vol. XIV, July to December 1805 The operations of the grand naval army second, in the Atlantic, those of the grand imperial army in Germany. The English fleet is annihilated! Nelson […]
Compiled and introduced by Gibbons Burke. The Articles of War on board a Royal Navy ship assumed the proportions and gravity of holy writ. It served as the law and axis mundi of the secular religion practiced upon […]
Cairo, August 19, 1798 Your husband was killed by a cannonball while fighting on board his ship. He died honourably, and without suffering, as every soldier would wish to die.