|Nelson & His World
|Trafalgar Day 2019
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|Author:||tycho [ Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:50 am ]|
|Post subject:||Trafalgar Day 2019|
Remembering today, Trafalgar Day, Admiral Lord Nelson and all who fell with him.
Another exciting discovery by Martin Downer:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-h ... e-50102210
|Author:||Phil [ Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:52 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Re: Trafalgar Day 2019|
It was interesting to read your link to the BBC site concerning Nelsons recently discovered sketch for his Trafalgar battle plan. I hope we can look forward to an article from Martin Downer in a future Nelson Dispatch, with further details of this find.
Reading this, prompted me to recall a similar rough sketch of Nelson's plan which featured in Colin White's 'The New Letters' published in 2005. This contains an illustration of this other sketch (illus:39a between pages 382-383) which was discovered in 2001. He goes on to say that it appears on the back of some hastily scribbled notes for a meeting, probably at the Navy Board sometime early in September 1805.
With items like this coming to light after 214 years, I wonder what else is out there to be discovered.
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