World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE SEAS: The Nelson Touch

Aboard the Victory, off Cadiz, on Oct. 9, 1805, Lord Nelson issued his Memorandum for the decisive battle that was to be fought twelve days later off Cape Trafalgar. The great Admiral warned his commanders to keep to their line of battle, then added a word of historic advice:

"But, in case Signals can neither be seen or perfectly understood, no Captain can do very wrong if he places his Ship alongside that of an Enemy."

In after years Nelson's words took on a special meaning, came to stand as the essence of...

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