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British naval commander in the wars with Revolutionary and Napoleonic France. 1758-1805
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When I came to explain to them the 'Nelson Touch', it was like an electric shock. Some shed tears, all approved - 'It was new - it was singular - it was simple!'.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes... I really do not see the signal!”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Never break the neutrality of a port or place, but never consider as neutral any place from whence an attack is allowed to be made.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I cannot, if I am in the field of glory, be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done, there Providence is sure to direct my steps.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[Nelson had decided well in advance of Trafalgar that he would abandon classic tactics and attack the horizontal French and Spanish line in two vertical columns, unleashing maximum chaos, his preferred environment. After that, it was every ship for itself.] I think it will surprise and confound the enemy, ... They won't know what I am about. It will bring forward a pell-mell battle, and that is what I want.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The defeat of the combined French and Spanish fleets lifted the very real threat of an invasion of Britain and it was greeted by the nation with huge relief,”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I think it will surprise and confound the enemy. They won't know what I am about. It will bring forward a pell-mell battle, and that is what I want.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If I had been censured every time I have run my ship, or fleets under my command, into great danger, I should have long ago been out of the Service and never in the House of Peers.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is warm work; and this day may be the last to any of us at a moment. But mark you! I would not be elsewhere for thousands. - at the Battle of Copenhagen.”

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