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La combinacion de rigor historico y accion espectacular, unida a la habilidad narrativa del autor, convierten estas paginas en un clasico moderno de la literatura naval. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Napoleonic Wars They were badly trained and often unpaid and reluctant allies of the French who were incompetently led by Adml Villeneuve.

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Una apasionante pieza clave para comprender la tragica jornada que cambio la historia de Europa y del mundo. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Cabo Trafalgar by Arturo Perez-Reverte, published to tie in with the bicentenary of the battle next year, sets out to restore Spain’s place at the centre of the battle which is still seen as a shameful period in its history.


Some form of commemoration has been mooted to take place in Cadiz and British diplomats have suggested erecting a plaque on Cape Trafalgar to commemorate the hrafalgar of all three nations. The English and the French will remember the battle and so should Spain.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Send us a new image. After repeated orders from Napoleon, Adml Villeneuve decided to sail from Cadiz in unfavourable conditions and against the advice of the Spanish commander, Adml Federico de Gravina.

Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. Mr Perez-Reverte’s thesis is that the political circumstances trafalgr to the battle had already doomed the Spanish sailors. Trafalgar ‘was a moral victory for the Spanish’. Product details Mass Market Paperback: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The book’s publication coincides with a debate among Spanish politicians and military officers about how best to commemorate the bicentenary of Trafalgar.

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The engagement was one of the most decisive victories in the history of naval warfare, with 18 of the 33 French and Spanish captured or sunk.


The Spanish view is that Adml Gravina should not have given way to Villeneuve’s demand as the combined fleet was in no state to fight the English. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Google Books — Loading Share your thoughts with other customers. Battle of Trafalgar Become a LibraryThing Author.

Trafalgar ‘was a moral victory for the Spanish’

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