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National Geographic, 2005
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(n.d). NAPOLEONIC WARS. Retrieved from Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database.
Adkins, R. (2005). Trafalgar: A SIGNAL VICTORY. Geographical (Campion Interactive Publishing), 77(10), 56. Retrieved from Science Reference Center database.
National Geographic; Oct2005, Vol. 208 Issue 4, p54-69, 16p, 9 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph, 1 Diagram, 2 Maps
Poremba, D. (2005). The Trafalgar Companion: A Guide to History's Most Famous Sea Battle and the Life of Admiral Lord Nelson. Library Journal, 130(13), 101-102. Retrieved from Professional Development Collection database.
Lacey, J. (2007). from the Battle of Trafalgar. Military History, 24(6), 18. Retrieved from Military & Government Collection database
Does man make history or does history make the man?
Do people truly make history or do people who find themselves in certain circumstances rise to historical notoriety? So, did Nelson make history, or did the time in which he found himself make him? If he had been born 100 years earlier or later , would he still have been famous?