Books: England Expects ...

DECISION AT TRAFALGAR (381 pp.)—Dudley Pope—Llppincott ($5.95).

It was a great victory, perhaps the greatest in Britain's history, and it had been bought at great price, the life of Britain's greatest hero. But only the naval garrison and a few Britons beleaguered in the shadow of Gibraltar's rock knew what had happened off Cape Trafalgar that October day in 1805. A howling westerly gale bedeviled Cuthbert Collingwood, Vice Admiral of the Blue, who had succeeded to command of the victorious British fleet, and his ships were fighting for their lives, trying to claw off...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!