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The Nelson touch : Comments

By Jason Falinski, published 24/11/2005

Jason Falinski argues Lord Horatio Nelsonís leadership was above all a testament to simplicity.

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Nelson's legacy is much much more than described here. To truly appreciate his legacy requires much more than an article. For what he achieved was not bad for a slight sickly looking man with one arm and one eye.
Posted by Chris Abood, Thursday, 24 November 2005 11:14:36 AM
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I think the 200th anniversary of the battle of Austerlitz is coming up soon as well. I eagely await Jason's amazing insights in the description of this battle as well. I wonder Jason would you perhaps be a royalist, do you think that the British Empire is basically a good thing, would you like to one day be prime minister?

Nelson was going against standing naval orders to break and overwhelm the enemy line-where do we see the courage today to go against orthodoxy-not in the time of the Third Reich-not in our parliament that has just thrown habeus corpus out the window.

Napoleon was a bit of a puffed up toad himself. The only imaginably useful thing he could have contributed to history would have been an invasion of England and an early emancipation of Ireland and India. Those frogs let us down every time.
Posted by Jellyback, Sunday, 27 November 2005 10:11:28 PM
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What abject twaddle.If Nelson had not joined the Royal Navy he no doubt would have been a Pirate.This mans only interest in "Rule Brittania" was to plunder as much cash as the good ship Victory could carry home to England.As for his leadership?History will always be written by the victors in this case his peers, who were the same puffed up gentry he was.The British seaman of the time was good of that, one only has to count the enemy ships that now rest on the seabeds of the seven seas.

However they are there to the testament of the greed of the British Empire, and most of the loot that was plundered ended up in the coffers of the landed gentry.I would go so far as to say that old money can still be found in safety deposit boxes in the banks of London today.

British seaman were brow beaten in to being good at what they achieved and under the threat of death should they dare show any dissent.

Spare me the ra ra ra ra of the empire it is gone and forgotten by me any wayssssss
Posted by PHILB, Tuesday, 6 December 2005 10:48:23 PM
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