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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

….Failing Eyesight and its Impact on the Napoleonic Wars.

"Admiral Horatio Nelson is remembered as one of Britain's greatest war heroes for his pivotal role in the Battle of Trafalgar, which led to his death and turned the tide of the Napoleonic Wars. The famed naval victory in essence established Britain's role as the greatest power in Western Europe in the early 19th century, ushering in the era of Pax Britannica that lasted until the beginning of World War I in 1914.

Admiral Nelson was admired for his tactical mastery and his penchant for leading from the front and boarding enemy vessels to directly engage the opponent, something remarkable for a British naval officer. This undoubtedly contributed to his extensive war injuries and earned him his towering statue in Trafalgar Square, London. Prior to his death, Admiral Nelson catalogued his injuries in a list that he sent to his close friend, Admiral Sir Robert Kingsmill…"
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Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2017 10:18 p.m. PST

As ever interesting info my friend.

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