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Posted By: alanabit
21-Oct-09 - 08:27 AM
Thread Name: It's Trafalgar Day... (21 October 2009)
Subject: RE: It's Trafalgar Day...
I recall the special parades when I was at The Royal Hospital School some forty years ago. I do not miss them either! However, Trafalgar was a splendid victory for the Royal Navy. Did it really put the final nail in the coffin of Napoleon's plans to invade the UK? I am not well up enough on all the details to be sure, but that is what I learned. I read somewhere that his plans to cross the Channel were pretty moronic anyway, but I shall pass that one over to the better read historians here!
Trafalgar is well worth commemorating - if only because it must have been a pretty horrible experience for all those who took part in it.