Trafalgar Refought Nelson Active Service Series 1905
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"Active Service Series"

Trafalgar Refought


Sir W. Laird Clowes & Alan H. Burgoyne

1905 Thomas Nelson and Sons, London etc.

A red decorated cloth bound book in Good Plus condition with gilt lettering to the spine and white lettering to front board. There is some fraying to top and bottom of spine and general shelf and use wear. The page block is clean and square and reasonably tight with a few browning spots and includes black and white illustrations,many tables and four fold-out tactical diagrams which are complete but with blind tears. The tissue guard is still on the frontispiece opposite the title page.

140 mm. x 195 mm. x 40 mm. Weight unwrapped 0.69 kilo


"OWING to the untimely death of my distinguished co-author, it devolves on me to launch this book upon the sea of public criticism. The idea embodied therein bears, at least, the imprint of novelty. Yet it seemed that a book could be written around a " Trafalgar Refought ; " and to this end we worked together, endeavouring, whilst losing none of those subtle touches of history which have made the Trafalgar campaign such entrancing reading to all Britons, to produce a vivid picture of likely happenings at sea had Nelson lived in this present year of grace. And in our work we have received the unstinted aid of many distinguished officers, and to them I offer my heartiest thanks. Lastly, I would express the sorrow and regret occasioned by the loss of Sir William Laird Clowes, whose long illness and death robbed me in a large measure of that valuable co-operation which alone would have gone far to assure the book success.

October 1905."


I. The Sailing of the " Victory,"
II. The Watching of Toulon,
III. Villeneuve's First Sally,
IV. The French Plans,
V. The Chase of Villeneuve,
VI. The Capture of the Diamond Rock,
VII. The Return from the West Indies,
VIII. The Resumption of the Command,
IX. The Rival Fleets,
X. Lord Nelson's Memorandum,
XI. Villeneuve's Dilemma,
XII. Villeneuve leaves Cadiz,
XIII. The Immortal Signal,
XIV. The Death of Nelson,
X V. Trafalgar,
XVI. Trafalgar—Continued,
XVII. Conclusion


Spine and the front cover

Title page showing tissue guard over frontispiece


A double page table showing probably the worst of the foxing


Fold-out 'Plan of Cruiser Actions' - The actual size is 230 mm. wide 350 mm. tall.


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