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Nelson's Fleet at Trafalgar epub

by Brian Lavery


Nelson's Fleet at Trafalgar epub

ISBN: 1591146100

ISBN13: 978-1591146100

Author: Brian Lavery

Category: History

Subcategory: Military

Language: English

Publisher: Naval Institute Press; First American Edition edition (June 21, 2004)

Pages: 208 pages

ePUB book: 1307 kb

FB2 book: 1466 kb

Rating: 4.5

Votes: 565

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For those interested in something more than a superficial summary of Trafalgar, Lavery's book constitutes an informative and entertaining chronicle of Britain's most famous sea battle.

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Автор: Lavery, Brian Название: Nelson& fleet at trafalgar Издательство: National Maritime Museum Классификация .

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Brian Lavery is Curator of Naval History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Brian Lavery is Curator of Naval History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. He was also a historical advisor on the Peter Weir film Master and Commander: The far side of the World. Published in 2004 on the 200th anniversary of Trafalgar, Brian Lavery's NELSON'S FLEET AT TRAFALGAR is a detailed and fascinating look at those men and ships and the roles they played in the waters off Spain in 1805. While the main thrust of Lavery's book is Trafalgar, he spends much time exploring the Royal Navy of the time, the various RN warships that served under Nelson and the lot of the common tar.

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Brian Lavery of the National Maritime Museum takes the reader through the dramatic story of a pivotal battle in British .

Brian Lavery of the National Maritime Museum takes the reader through the dramatic story of a pivotal battle in British history.

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Published on the eve of the two hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, this handsomely illustrated book paints a vibrant picture of the most famous battle of the age of sail. Unlike other books on the subject, which are told mostly from Nelson's point of view or evaluate the battle's effect on world strategy, this definitive new assessment sees the battle through the eyes of other individuals involved. Using much new and revealing material, Brian Lavery, one of Britain's foremost maritime historians, traces the lives of several officers and men serving in the fleet, from mobilization in 1803 when press gangs were at their most active and brutal, through the next two years as their ships assembled off Cadiz to blockade the combined French and Spanish fleets, to the high drama of the battle itself and its aftermath. The author examines the "Nelson Touch" when the admiral took command of the fleet late in September 1805 and the roles the various ships played in the battle. While never neglecting Nelson, one of the era's greatest naval leaders, Lavery focuses on the human stories behind history to pay tribute to the men under Nelson's command and the professionalism that made Nelson's career and victory at Trafalgar possible. The book draws its illustrations from the fabulously rich resources of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

Typical Lavery treatment of a naval topic.
Trafalgar is arguably the most famous sea battle ever. The continuing interest in Trafalgar, fought in 1805, stems not only from the fact that Britain's victory stopped Napoleon's invasion plans but also from fleet commander Admiral Horatio Nelson's death at its climax. Yet victory at Trafalgar was not achieved just by one talented, charismatic officer but by a fleet of 27 warships manned by thousands of men. Published in 2004 on the 200th anniversary of Trafalgar, Brian Lavery's NELSON'S FLEET AT TRAFALGAR is a detailed and fascinating look at those men and ships and the roles they played in the waters off Spain in 1805.

While the main thrust of Lavery's book is Trafalgar, he spends much time exploring the Royal Navy of the time, the various RN warships that served under Nelson and the lot of the common tar. The actual chapters describing the battle do not begin until page 147! Lavery first discusses the danger posed by Napoleon and the French invasion build-up; the British mobilization; the RN command structure and war strategies; Nelson's career; the officer and enlisted man experiences on board RN warships; profiles of HMS Victory, Bellerophon, Defence, etc., the make-up of Nelson's Mediterranean Fleet and that of the opposing force of 33 French and Spanish ships; and the initial attempts by Nelson to corner the French/Spanish Fleet. He then details the stages of the battle, how victory was eventually won and the battle's aftermath.

A Nelson authority and Curator of Naval History at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, Lavery is well-versed to tell the Traflagar story. He carefully assembles the Trafalgar story piece-by-piece, using many first-hand eyewitness accounts, letters and official documents to present a compelling portrait of this decisive sea battle. Given all the detail Lavery furnishes, NELSON'S FLEET AT TRAFALGAR is best savored a chapter at a time. The text is complimented by many b&w and color paintings, maps and diagrams.

There have been a number of books published on Trafalgar, some running to 300-400+ pages. At 208 pages, NELSON'S FLEET AT TRAFALGAR steers a middle ground, offering up details but not to the point of dragging the narrative down. For those interested in something more than a superficial summary of Trafalgar, Lavery's book constitutes an informative and entertaining chronicle of Britain's most famous sea battle. Recommended.
I love Mr Lavery's work, but this does not do what it says on the tin. I was expecting a book on the FLEET, but this book is actually very generic about the Battle of Trafalgar, and does not focus on the fleets. Wrongly titled so be careful, that said his books are very nice, it is not a monster size book, its not very thick in pagination, but he does present his books, so its worth buying if you can get a bargain on it....