#OnThisDay 1805 The Battle of Trafalgar was won by Admiral Nelson & the Royal Navy. Nearly half of Nelson’s sailors were Irish. On his flagship were 94 Irishmen, including the ship surgeon Sir William Beatty from Derry (seen below with red waistcoat) who was at Nelson’s side when he died.
Irishmen at the Battle of Trafalgar 1805
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Hi, I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now. I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in. Hope you enjoy. View all posts by theirishatwar