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The War for all the Oceans: From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo by Roy and Lesley Adkins (née Smith) (BA 1976)

2 August 2007

The extraordinary story of the British Navy’s epic struggle against Napoleon. While most naval histories stop at Nelson, this book shows that what came afterwards is just as enthralling.

The extraordinary story of the British Navy’s epic struggle against Napoleon. While most naval histories stop at Nelson, this book shows that what came afterwards is just as enthralling. A sweeping narrative history, it begins with the defeat of the French in Egypt at the battle of the Nile and ends 17 years later on land at the Battle of Waterloo, when he had mastery of the oceans.