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pre-Trafalgar animation

Pre-Trafalgar animation

Copyright © Mark Iliff 2002-2007

➤now also on YouTube


Dawn on 19 October 1805 revealed to Nelson’s frigates that the French & Spanish Combined Fleet was preparing to leave Cadiz. Two days of manoeuvring followed before the fleets met off Cape Trafalgar. This animated GIF tells the story hour by hour.