Vice-Admiral W. S. Lovell in Battle of Trafalgar - 21 October, 1805

from A Personal Narrative of Events from 1799-1815, page 45:

Lord Nelson's van was strong - three 3-deckers, viz. Victory, Temeraire and Neptune, and four 74s... the bands playing 'God Save the King', 'Rule Britannia', and 'Britons Strike Home'; the crews stationed on the forecastle of the different ships cheering the ship ahead of them when the enemy began to fire, sent those feelings to our hearts that ensured us victory.
cite as

Vice-Admiral W. S. Lovell, A Personal Narrative of Events from 1799-1815. In Richard Baker and David Proctor (ed.), Music of the sea (:London, 2005), p. 45. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Battle of Trafalgar


Listening to

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'Britons Strike Home' at the Battle of Trafalgar performed by naval band
God Save the King
written by Gerhard, Baron von Bunsen
performed by naval band
Rule Britannia
written by Thomas Arne
performed by naval band

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 October, 1805
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by th4 on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:55:42 +0000