Nelson the Commander

Geoffrey Bennett

 
Date Published :
March 2006
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 pages of illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781844153077
Pages : 358
Dimensions : 7.75 X 5 inches
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Overview
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Nearly two centuries after his death, does Nelson deserve his reputation as one of the world’s great commanders?

Nelson’s triumphs have so caught the public imagination that his failures are barely remembered. His only victorious battles at sea was Trafalgar (at Copenhagen and the Nile his destroyed ships at anchor), while his infatuation with Emma Hamilton , his role in the judicial murder of the Neapolitan Commodore, Carraciolo, and his flagrant disobedience of orders brought him disgrace and dishonor. Yet this was a man who, in an age when the Royal Navy thrived on rum, sodomy and the lash, turned his captains into a ‘Band of Brothers’ and whose death brought tears to the eyes of the toughest sailors.

Did England’s naval hero have the star quality which marks the world’s truly great captains? In answering this question, Geoffrey Bennett, a distinguished historian who himself served in the Royal Navy for thirty-five years, provides a full and meticulously researched account of Nelson’s life and career which will enthrall students of history and the general reader alike.

About The Author
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Captain Geoffrey Bennett (1908-1983) was a career naval officer who, while serving, published a number of naval adventure yarns and radio plays under the pen-name 'Sea Lion'. He became familiar with the Baltic events of 1919 while naval attaché in Moscow, shortly after the death of Stalin in 1953. On retirement he published several naval histories, including one on Nelson, and studies of both World Wars under his own name, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.Also available: Coronel and the Falklands, The Battle of Jutland, Naval Battles of the First World War, Nelson the Commander, The Battle of the River Plate and The Battle of Trafalgar and Naval Battles of World War Two

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