About Trafalgar's Unsung Heroes

The dramatic climax of the Napoleonic wars, the Battle Of Trafalgar is one of the most emotive military conflicts in British history. Here we pay tribute to the Unsung Heroes

Battle of Trafalgar

The dramatic climax of the Napoleonic wars, the Battle Of Trafalgar is one of the most emotive military conflicts in British history - at the same time it ended Napoleon's planned invasion of Britain, it also saw the death of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.

Trafalgar was never destined to be just a normal battle, and these landmark moments in history ensured its place in the annals of heroism and derring-do.

The battle itself took place on 21st October, 1805, off the coast of Spain - Cape Trafalgar - as Britain took on the most serious threat to its shores in two centuries. Against them were the combined forces of both Napoleonic France and Spain.