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Daemon
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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 over Napoleon's forces cost Lord Nelson his life and is 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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I've got nice photo there
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HAPPY NELSON'S DAY!!!
BRAVO LORD NELSON!!


The Battle of Trafalgar was to witness both the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte's plans to invade Britain, and the death of Admiral Lord Nelson. It was never going to be any ordinary battle, and quickly acquired a heightened, almost magical, reality.


Nelson used this combination of strategic flair and practical management to help Britain survive the 22 year struggle with Revolutionary and Napoleonic France. He understood that invasion by France was the least of Britain's worries - the real threat was the destruction of her global commercial system.

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striker
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british always had naval power
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:15:27 PM

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Why is it necessary to build monuments to those that have killed, in the name of progress? But then, here in the US of A we allow presidents, like Bush to build a library, a true oxymoron, if there was ever was one..........
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To be fair, he does need somewhere to go read the newspaper...
excaelis
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On topic, I've never heard of this one, and I attended University just down the street, went to school and lived and worked in London. And how the hell do you hold a naval parade in that traffic ? All the boats would get stuck under The Admiralty Arch, and what of the submarines ? The Tube's congested enough as it is ! Silly buggers !
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