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Book Recommend: Nelson’s Spy? The Life of Alexander Scott https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nelsons-Spy-Life-Alexandra-Scott/dp/0954349504 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_John_Scott https://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/alexander-john-scott-nelsons-secret-agent Background... I have a close friend in Hong Kong who is the direct descendant of Alexander Scott. A while back I spoke of Navel Action-OW and Waterloo and the politics of the day with our group when he reveled the ancestor and gave me this book above. His father continues to hold letters betw
It has always bugged me to see these two names mentioned as some of the greatest admirals of all time, so I thought I would make a small thread explaining why I think that these two men are so overrated. Nelson Horatio Nelson has been credited with single handedly saving the United Kingdom from a French invasion, something which is simply not true. The battles mainly associated with Nelson are the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar - His only victories above the rank of commodore. The Battle of the Nile was fought between two equal fleets, and the French Navy under d'Aigalliers was in no posi
From the album: Davy Kidd'sIf you get a chance take the tour, I did as a child and recently renewed acquaintance with this south coast landmark. There really isn't enough room to swing a 'cat in the quarters between cannon and only senior officers quarters of office size. The holds are massive and wheat and grain after drying was stored as ballast would you believe, also the reason they were overrun with rats on occasion! Feels great on board even in December 2009 when I took this. htttp://www.hms-victory.com/