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Myths of Nelson's Navy

Postby post captain » March 14th, 2014, 4:59 pm

An interesting Timewatch documentary on the Myths of Nelson's Navy.

http://youtu.be/4u1IeRedAqw
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Re: Myths of Nelson's Navy

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » March 15th, 2014, 4:52 pm

Thanks for this PC. Interesting comparisons between merchant ships and the navy, though there was some borrowing by the navy as I understand. And seamen then and now. And the health of the English fleet vs others.

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Re: Myths of Nelson's Navy

Postby OXFORDMON » March 15th, 2014, 7:03 pm

I remember this documentary, a fascinating watch. I was interested to learn that some women who were on board ship during the battles applied for the medal in 1848 but were denied, such a shame.

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Re: Myths of Nelson's Navy

Postby Banker » March 16th, 2014, 12:02 am

However a baby born during the Battle of Trafalgar was granted the NGS with clasp

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Re: Myths of Nelson's Navy

Postby Mark » March 16th, 2014, 11:00 am

I remember this documentary - definitely well worth watching!

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