Trafalgar Cannons Fired in Honor of Collingwood

BBC News – Trafalgar cannons fired to mark 200th anniversary.

A bit about Collingwood from A Claret-Cup (1848), a fictional work by James Hannay. Hannay entered the navy at 13 but was dismissed a few years later.

“Again, in hammock my dreams become nautical: I see Hood conquer; Nelson die; or the kindly-hearted Collingwood, bending his rugged brows over a desk, in his ill-furnished cabin, and writing one of those charming letters, which prove that one may be a great conqueror, without losing the simplicity of heart of a child.”

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