Books: Naval Person

THE DURABLE MONUMENT (312 pp.)—Admiral Sir W. M. James—Longmans, Green ($4).

When the guns stopped firing off Cape Trafalgar in October 1805, a young seaman sat down and wrote to his father: "Our dear Admiral Nelson is killed! . . .

I never set eyes on him, for which I am both sorry and glad; for ... all the men . . . who have seen him are such soft toads, they have done nothing but blast their eyes, and cry, ever since he was killed—God bless you! Chaps that fought like the devil sit...

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