The Battle of Trafalgar: first printed news
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The Battle of Trafalgar: first printed news

The Battle of Trafalgar: first printed news
Vice-Admiral Collingwood's initial report of the Battle of Trafalgar and the Death of Nelson: Euryalus, At Sea, October 22, 1805.
SIR, Yesterday a Battle was fought by His Majesty's Fleet, with the Combined Fleets of Spain and France, and a Victory gained, which will stand recorded as one of the most brilliant and decisive, that ever distinguished the BRITISH NAVY...Our loss has been great in Men; but, what is irreprable, is the Death of the NOBLE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, who died in the Arms of Victory...
in a complete dual language [English/French] newsheet issue of the Gibraltar Chronicle Extraordinary, dated Thursday, October 24, 1805, signed top left J.N. B Fellowes with annotated note reading [lower left] Not correct, Ld N was only wounded once;
Together with a dual language page with a fuller account of the action at Trafalgar entitled EXREACT FROM THE GIBRALTAR CHRONICLE and EXTRAIT de la CHRONIQUE de GIBRALTAR respectively: ...By H.M. Ship Belleisle, which arrived here from the Fleet onthe 24th Inst. totally dismasted, we have learnt some further particulars of this Glorious Victory... dated Saturday, October 26, 1805 -- 17½in. 44.5cm.) col space each;
Together with a French issue newsheet of the same, dated 2 NOVEMBRE, 1805 with an account of battle and the aftermath signed J.H.B. Fellowes to the front with a further note in Sir James's hand [back left] reading I was at Gibraltar when Lord Nelson arrived from his pursuit of Admiral Villeneuve and, with the staff of the Govenor, called on his Lordship. On going away Lord Nelson called me back and I sat with him in his cabin for 3 quarters of an hour. After the battle of Trafalgar I went on board the Victory and his body was in a cask of spirits!!! James Fellowes -- 42in. (107cm.) col space
Together with a lengthy account detailing incidents and anecdotes prior, during and after battle: Before the action began, however, the following sentance was conveyed by Telegraph to all the ships in the Fleet: "ENGLAND expects that every man will do his duty." On being explained by the Captains to their respective Crews, it was received with an enthusiasm shich shewed, that the expectations of their Country would not be disappointed on this occasion..., together with lists of surrendered prize ships, R.N. vessels arriving in Gibraltar and the latest troop movements in Europe signed J.H. B Fellowes and further annotated [bottom page 3] This is the Spanish account. The Officer who was prize master told me that the Algeciras was drifting back upon the shore and he was obliged to take some prisoners to work the ship -- they ran to their colleagues & overpowered the officer and 40 men and took them in ?? to cadiz -- 83in. (210cm.) col space over four pages
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