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Admiral Horatio Nelson - Hero@Sea
What do you expect from a successful military leader? He always obeys orders until he is able to conduct a war himself. That was completely different with Admiral Sir Horacio Nelson: from the beginning of his military career the man who rose from the ranks and was to become Britain''s most popular war hero chose to think on his own and to perform naval operations according to his own ideas, thus gaining success and glory for himself and his country through military disobedience. This is the issue that goes through Nelson''s life and work, and this entry examines Nelson''s life through this angle. Indeed, military tactics of his time had become old-fashioned and made obsolete by the development of modern weapons as well as ships, and he was the first one to realize and appreciate the changes. Being successful, he escaped punishments. He conquered the oceans for his country, and thus England was able to construct its empire. On the web-site "Admiral Nelson - Hero @ Sea" you can find all the relevant information about Nelson himself, but also about the Great War between England and France from 1793 to 1815 and the historical development of Great Britain''s Empire. You can see why and how Nelson completely changed the course of European history. The site also contains a glossary of some Naval words, and explains ranks and ships of the Royal Navy from the 18th century. If you want to find Napoleon`s real opponent you will find him inside this site!
StevenGALESBURG HIGH SCHOOL, Galesburg, IL, United States
GunnarMariengymnasium, Schortens, Germany
SoerenMariengymnasium, Hohenkirchen, Germany
19 & under
Christel HildebrandtMariengymnasium, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
History & Government > Biography
History & Government > Europe
Geography & Travel > Europe
History & Government > War & Conflicts