Trafalgar

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The famous Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 effectively saved Britain from invasion by Napoleon. In the 'Boney' chapter of SARUM, an account is given of Admiral Nelson's great battle, some of the ships involved, and the press gang system that provided the crews. The story especially concerns two ships, the little frigate 'Euryalus' and the 'Swiftsure', both built at Bucklers Hard in the New Forest, and the latter commanded by the author's ancestor, William Gordon Rutherfurd.
See also Buckler's Hard in THE FOREST




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Hard to believe, but this month of April is the 50th anniversary of the 'official' break-up of the Beatles. This author was a very timid young student at Cambridge then. But the far more worldly and talented guy who had the room across the corridor from me had a lovely girlfriend who worked for John Lennon; and one day they scooped me up and took me to Lennon's house at Ascot. The white house with the white piano. Lennon himself wasn't there, but all the same . . . Fifty years later, that day is still so vivid




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