Friday, October 20, 2006
# Posted 9:57 AM by Patrick Porter
THE CONFLICT WAS SEVERE; reported Vice Admiral Collingwood:
the enemy's ships were fought with a gallantry highly honourble to their officers, but the attack on them was irresistable, and it pleased the Almighty Disposer of all Events, to grant his Majesty's arms a complete and glorious victory.To Oxbloggers on the British side of the pond, happy Trafalgar Day (tomorrow)!
But in a spirit of reconciliation, French readers will note that this year marks the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's victory at Jena-Auerstedt the following year.
Evidently, the 'Almighty Disposer of all Events' was keeping things interesting. (6) opinions -- Add your opinion
Jena-Auerstadt wasn't actually Napolean's victory in that the larger part of the battle was fought and won by Davout. If I recall correctly, this battle isn't one of the victories listed in his tomb.
that's one of the stranger interpretations of an Oxblog post that I've read in some time.
Reread and reconsider,
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