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Trafalgar: An Eyewitness History by Tom Pocock

The battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, in which the British fleet routed French and Spanish ships off the coast of Spain, marked the final defeat of Napoleon's plot to invade Britain and made Nelson his nation's greatest hero, even though it cost him his life. This book brings together first-hand accounts of the lead-up to battle, the horrors of the conflict and its aftermath. It is a story told through the letters, diaries and naval documents many previously unpublished of the people who witnessed it, from Nelson and his officers to the crews from both sides. They show sad farewells between sailors and their loved-ones; the pursuit of the French navy; the tension of waiting as the fateful day dawns; carnage and chaos in the heat of the battle as guns fire from all sides; and Nelson's agonizing death on the Victory after being hit by a musket ball. Vivid, exciting and moving, this graphic recreation tells the very human story behind these historic events.

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About Tom Pocock


Author of eight books on Nelson, Tom Pocock is author of The Terror Before Trafalgar: Nelson, Napoleon and the Secret War (2003), Horatio Nelson (1994), Nelson's Women (2002). He has also written biographies of Captain Marryat, Rider Haggard, and Alan Moorehead. He lives in London. Author of eight books on Nelson, Tom Pocock is author of The Terror Before Trafalgar: Nelson, Napoleon and the Secret War (2003), Horatio Nelson (1994), Nelson's Women (2002). He has also written biographies of Captain Marryat, Rider Haggard, and Alan Moorehead. He lives in London.

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GOR002644985
Trafalgar: An Eyewitness History by Tom Pocock
Tom Pocock
Eyewitness History
Used - Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2005-10-06
272
014144150X
9780141441504
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.