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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2018 4:09 p.m. PST

"On 20 July 1805, just three months before the battle of Trafalgar destroyed a combined French and Spanish fleet, the Emperor Napoleon ordered his chief-of-staff to ‘embark everything' for the invasion of England that he had been dreaming of for two years. ‘My intention is to land at four different points,' he explained to Berthier, ‘at a short distance from one another… Inform the four marshals there is not an instant to be lost…."
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Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2020 4:54 p.m. PST

the Emperor Napoleon ordered his chief-of-staff to ‘embark everything' for the invasion of England that he had been dreaming of for two years.

This appears not be to be answered: Where is this document?
Personally, I still think it was a [PR] ruse…
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