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52 – Lord Nelson and the Battle of Cape St Vincent

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This is Part II of our look at Lord Horatio Nelson and the practice of Mission Command.  Check out episode 1 of our Nelson and Mission Command series.

Check out the Part III of our Nelson and Mission Command series for the battle maps that illustrate just how he manoeuvred HMS Captain.

The Battle of Cape St Vincent is the first of Nelson’s famous disobediences, but it isn’t his first disobedience.  His actions were already animated by his dedication to serve his King and to destroy the French.

The Royal Navy finds itself heavily outnumbered by the Spanish ships of the line, but that won’t stop Jarvis.

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