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. (5) 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.
Major Tom,Post a Comment
that's one of the stranger interpretations of an Oxblog post that I've read in some time.
Reread and reconsider,