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Spanish Documental on trafalgar

Postby Txapo » October 22nd, 2013, 5:06 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FThk189-8zc#t=121

Done for the bicentenary by local goverment in Cadiz.
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Re: Spanish Documental on trafalgar

Postby Josh&Historyland » October 22nd, 2013, 5:31 pm

How do the Spanish feel about Trafalger Txapo?

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Re: Spanish Documental on trafalgar

Postby Txapo » October 23rd, 2013, 12:07 pm

Josh&Historyland wrote:How do the Spanish feel about Trafalger Txapo?

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Betrayed by the french admirald!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

As they say in the documental Villenevue cocked it up completely if they had waited for winter to come, the english blocade of Cartagena, Toloun and Cadiz will have damaged the english fleet much more than two Trafalgars!!

And how do the english feel about the war of Jenking's ear???
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Re: Spanish Documental on trafalgar

Postby Josh&Historyland » October 23rd, 2013, 7:25 pm

Perfectly understandable feelings, and a wise strategy, but Napoleon of course wanted a result and Villeneuve wasn't strong enough to tell him no! Not the first time Napoleon did the dirty to Spain though is it?

The English are a little hard of hearing about the wars they lost :lol: Most people here will never have heard of it, but those who do probably go with the it was a draw line, or have no opinion (turning a deaf ear so to speak). Not many people care about the Counter Armada which failed miserably as well. Likewise we're a bit hard of hearing about the Spanish theatre of the War of the Spanish Succession, Almanza and so on.
Of course the American Revolution is talked about but in a certain way, because the British won most of the battles... Embarresingly! However another deaf ear is usually turned to the Spanish capture of Pensacola and the fall of Florida in most books about war.

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