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The battle of Trafalgar

October 21st 1805

The combined French-Spanish fleet under Admiral Villeneuve command is chased by an English fleet under Admiral Nelson's command off the West coast of Spain. Nelson, who studied the battle of Les Saintes in 1782, divided his forces in two lines which cut through the opponent and divided in three and so got one of the most famous victory of the naval history. Lord Nelson, shot by a snipper from "Le Redoutable" died in the evening, carried down to the lower deck of the "Victory". Half of the ennemy fleet is destroyed and Napoleon has to give up with his project of invading England. This victory set up as well full England supremacy on seas for more than a century.



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