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Trafalgar 1805

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One of the most important moments in the history of the 19th Century, the battle of Trafalgar (1805) was Nelson's most decisive victory over the Franco-Spanish forces.

• Watch the detailed map animation, showing the formations, attacks and development of the battle.

• Listen to the audio commentary and follow the full course of the assault.

• Read the historical account of the background, the course of the action and the aftermath to Trafalgar.

• View the gallery, featuring artworks and paintings, and study the locator map which shows you where the battle happened. A handy chart gives you a breakdown of the numbers of forces on each side.

• Try out your knowledge with the battle quiz. Do you know who commanded the French fleet? Or the name of Nelson's ship? Or which nation had the most powerful warship?

This is history at hand – one of the major events in world history on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.