This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...the Frenchman was attacked by an English squadron of half the strength, and was so crippled as to take refuge in Ferrol. When ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...the Frenchman was attacked by an English squadron of half the strength, and was so crippled as to take refuge in Ferrol. When Nelson heard of the French defeat he joined the blockading fleet before Brest. Thus the plan of clearing the English Channel of the English navy utterly failed. In the end of August Napoleon, abandoning the invasion of England, hurried his army across the Rhine and through the Black Forest, to take the Austrians by surprise before they should be joined by the Russians. The Austrians, under General Mack, had incautiously marched westward to Ulm, in Bavaria, thinking that the French were still in the north of France. There they were surrounded by Napoleon and compelled to surrender. The success of the French Emperor at Ulm was counterbalanced two days later by the destruction of the combined fleets of France and Spain in the great battle of Trafalgar, October 21st, 1805. The English, under Nelson, numbered twenty-seven ships, and the allies, under Villeneuve, counted thirty-three, irrespective of a few small vessels. " England expects every man to do his duty " was the thrilling signal from the flagship of the English Admiral as it led the van of attack upon the enemy. By the close of the day eighteen of the allied ships were in English hands, four stood out to sea and were ultimately captured, and the rest made for Cadiz; but only eight vessels reached that port. The glory of this great victory was clouded by the death of Nelson, who fell mortally wounded early in the action. He lived to hear the shouts of triumph at the close of the battle, when he faltered out, " Now I am satisfied; thank God, I have done my duty." His body was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, where, nearly half-a-century later, was laid the corpse...Read Less
New. 145 pages. Reprinted from 1882 edition. New 2013 edition in PAPERBACK is SEWN PERFECT BOUND, much more durable than a standard paperback. This is a quality reprint of an old book of historical value. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This is an exact/strict reproduction of text, no changes has been made in respect to the original text. A lot of effort has been made to check and improve each page/scan manually for its quality of text and illustrations (if any, are in b/w). Folded illustrations, if any, are not included in the book. This is not a retyped or an ocr'd book. Index, contents, etc, if any in the original book, are included. This item is printed on demand using good quality natural shade paper. The title of the book, on the cover, is in gold lettering.
New. 155 pages. ReInk Books reprint from the 1882 edition. This paperback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. NO changes have been made to the original text. Each page is checked manually before printing. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in b/w. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper.
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