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Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar

When French Vice Adm. Pierre de Villeneuve emerged from Cadiz with his 33 mammoth warships, Britain's Royal Navy awaited him with only 27, often smaller, ships of the line. But the British also had Lord Horatio Nelson.
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Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Aspern-Essling

At the twin villages of Aspern and Essling in the spring of 1809, Napoleon was prepared for battle with Austrian Archduke Charles. He was halfway across the Danube... and then came the flood tide!