Monday, October 24, 2005

Celebrating 200 years since what exactly?

What did you do to celbrate the battel of Trafalgar? If like me, then nothing. Galgacus points out here that it was around the same time that the same army that fought the French was also clearing the highlands of Scotland.
Yesterday marked the 200th Anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar, with celebrations around the country marking the victory, and the death of Nelson. It’s worth remembering what was going on at home whilst these victories were taking place abroad. The same army which was bravely standing up to Napoleon was also “bravely” standing up to unarmed farmers, burning them out of their homes and throwing them off their own land.

More on the BBC website and on Wikipedia


Blogger Banksy said...

Just a technicality, but wasn't Trafalgar fought by the Royal Navy, not the Army?

10/25/2005 8:24 am  
Blogger Rhys Wynne said...

Same shit, different hat! ;-)

10/25/2005 3:23 pm  

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