The Untold Battle of Trafalgar

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The Untold Battle of Trafalgar

Nelson famously signalled the Battle of Trafalgar with the words: 'England expects that every man will do his duty'. But of the 18,000 sailors fighting for King and Country, 1,400 were not British, with 25 different nationalities in all press-ganged into serving the British King.

By analysing the records of warship HMS Bellerophon, this fresh and action-packed account of the famous day reveals their fascinating story.

The Untold Battle of Trafalgar synopsis

Twenty-five different nationalities fought on behalf of Nelson at Trafalgar. For many, the Royal Navy was the first equal opportunities employer, offering freedom and potential fortune.

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