The Complete Guide to History’s Most Famous Sea Battle and the Life of Admiral Lord Nelson. An incredible publication detailing the battle fought between the British Navy and the French and Spanish combined fleet during October 1805, has been universally acclaimed as the definitive work on the subject. This publication stands head and shoulders above all others courtesy of its superb illustrations, articulacy and attention to detail. The book surpasses everything previously published on the battle in both scale and authority. Mark Adkin, a former Army Officer describes the Trafalgar campaign and the battle itself in unprecedented detail, he also covers Nelson's career and earlier actions. 20 chapters include a wealth of background information on contemporary naval life, seamanship, gunnery, signalling and tactics. Detailing sailors, officers and tactics and the ships themselves, each section is placed in the context of the battle and enhanced by maps, plans, drawings and diagrams. This wonderful book also offers insight into Nelson's boyhood and early years in the Navy, his affair with Emma Hamilton, and the six other main actions in which he took part, from the siege of Calvi in 1794 to the Battles of the Nile and Copenhagen. The book also details his funeral, memorials and his enduring fame. This is a previously read book, no inscriptions or page marks, original dust cover present and in good condition. Very much a ‘must read’ publication for anyone interested in this famous series of historical events and one man who shaped history. 560 pages, hundreds of full colour images and illustrations. £76.00 including postage to U.K. zone 1 addresses. For postage costs to addresses outside U.K. zone 1 and overseas postage please enquire prior to placing your order thank you.
The Trafalgar Companion - Mark Adkin - 2005