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Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar sketch map found

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A hand drawn map by Admiral Lord Nelson showing his plan to defeat the French and Spanish navies at the Battle of Trafalgar has been discovered.

The sketch shows his plan to split his fleet into three divisions to break and destroy the enemy line coming out of Cadiz harbour in Spain.

The drawing had been tucked inside a scrapbook for almost 200 years.

The "astounding discovery" has been donated to the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth.

It includes lines showing the wind direction, as Nelson's plan was to attack across the wind, taking advantage of the increased speed.


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Wow. That should be on display in some military museum. The Battle of Trafalgar. 

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