Trafalgar a wind-assisted victory?

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It may seem alas, censorious, but I don’t agree with what I read in your article entitled ‘British bulldogs kept French at bay’ (Express, p40, April 25), where I read ‘on October 21st, 1805, the Royal Navy trounced Napoleon’s fleet at the battle of Tragalgar’.

This is because I read it was a fortunate wind-assisted victory.

I also read recently that in 1797, Lord Nelson lost his arm and the battle when in the role of an unacceptable English imperialist attacking Tenerife.

I read when Lord Nelson was expiring, he told Hardy to kiss him. Well if on the cheek, is that not a French custom?

Felipe Hewlett

Newhaven