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Trafalgar Day

This is the anniversary of the famous naval battle fought by the British off Cape Trafalgar, Spain, in 1805, under the command of Viscount Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). The victory that cost Lord Nelson his life was commemorated by the column erected in his honor in London's Trafalgar Square. Ceremonies on Trafalgar Day, or Nelson Day, include a naval parade from London's Mall to Trafalgar Square, where a brief service is held and wreaths are placed at the foot of Nelson’s Column. More...
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Trafalgar Day
This is the anniversary of the famous naval battle fought by the British off Cape Trafalgar, Spain, in 1805, under the command of Viscount Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). The victory that cost Lord Nelson his life was commemorated by the column erected in his honor in London's Trafalgar Square. Ceremonies on Trafalgar Day, or Nelson Day, include a naval parade from London's Mall to Trafalgar Square, where a brief service is held and wreaths are placed at the foot of Nelson’s Column.
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Nelson would be an interesting chap to chat with, I imagine.

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The annual events mark the Battle of Trafalgar; a naval engagement fought by the Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies in 1805.

It was the battle that saw Admiral Lord Nelson famously defeat the French and Spanish fleets of Cape Trafalgar in southwest Spain, on October 21 - losing his own life in the battle.

On Trafalgar Day, celebrations are held across the country in honor of his life and victory

Wreaths were also laid to honor Adm Nelson's life and achievements.



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If you visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard you can see HMS Victory in dry-dock. Get a tiny sense of the space, at least, if not the smell and the blood and the being blown up!

Unfortunately it has started to sag a bit at the middle (getting old does that!)



short American doc on HMS Victory and the Battle of Trafalgar


HMS Victory walk-through video by a visitor


I just saw the snack shop at the end - don't think that is original! Whistle



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