Discussion in 'Education' started by NATO AIR, Oct 22, 2005.
what a glorious day for freedom and Anglo-American values:
Trafalgar is a great victory for England, sure.
but you have to take some points in consideraton :
France didn't HAVE to have ta great fleet, not vital for France. France always need a great ground army, which France had and has.
And the french sailors and staff were contamined bu scorbut, a really bad decease.
And Trafalgar did that some more important battles are now forgotten :
Cheasapeak's battle : the French fleet defeeated the britsh navy near Yorktown, empeached the reinforcement of the city and allowed the victory of the franco-american forces and the independance of the Colonies.
Glorious day for freedom ? why ? Here I disagree.
freedom for England, yes, but not for the whole world.
It'snot like the D-Day
It's like : Valmy is for France a victory for freedom, and a victory of the French repuvlic against the "european tyrannies", for this time, but you can't consider it as a "victory for gloabl freedom".
With your point of view, I can say that Austerlitz, Elchingen, Ulm, Iena, Auerstaedt, Friedland, Eylau, Vauchamps, Brienne, Aboukir (ground battle), Montmirail or Monterau (or any other french victories of Napoleon) are "victories for freedom"
Anyway, trafalgar is a great victory.
And since this battle the french officer in the Navy weras black ties (sad, because, as i say before, people foregt the other french victories against England)
other battle in October 1805 :
10/20/1805 : reddition of the city of Ulm, general mack, leader of the Austrian army, surrendered to the french army. hundreds of gnus and flags, doazen of thousands of prisonners were taken by the French.
It opened the campaign to Austeritz and domination of Napeolon and France over Europe.
Just the day before Trafalgar.
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