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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2020 11:37 a.m. PST

"The Royal Navy of Nelson's period has generally been painted in terms of men being pressed into service against their will, living in hellish conditions, and being tyrannised with the lash. As one historian has put it, the sailors toiled on a sort of 'floating concentration camp'.

It would seem unlikely, however, that men pressed and beaten into servitude would provide the manpower that delivered such crushing victories as the battles of the Nile (1798) and Trafalgar (1805), and current research is doing much to re-cast the lives of the men and women of the lower deck. This new perspective shows a much more complex, rounded picture of life in Nelson's Navy…"
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