3BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR— NAPOLEONIC WARS BRITISH ROYAL NAVY VERSUS THE FRENCH AND SPANISH FLEETS (1805)
OPENING THE CALL
Quite unique among chess openings, the King’s gambit is especiallyapt for talent, for genius, for heroism.—TONY SANTASIERE
Trafalgar was one of the great naval battles in history. The British Royal Navy spectacularly defeated the combined French and Spanish navies during the Napoleonic Wars. The outcome established British naval superiority for the next hundred years. Employing brilliant tactics, Admiral Nelson was able to destroy the Franco-Spanish fleet (22 of 33 ships of the line) without the loss of a single British ship ...