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GUEST,Ballyholme It's Trafalgar Day... (21 October 2009) (47) RE: It's Trafalgar Day... 21 Oct 09


Several years ago I discovered I had a relative who had served on board the HMS Tonnant at Trafalgar - a discovery which led me to learn as much as I could about the battle.

For anyone who wants to get a sense of what it was really like I would recommend Roy Adkins' book "Nelson's Trafalgar". It deals in great detail the living conditions, the diet, hygiene, discipline and health of the Royal Navy in 1805.

As alanabit says: "it must have been a pretty horrible experience for all those who took part in it". You are right, alanabit. It was a squalid, brutal and terrifying experience - as war usually is.


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