Talk:Horatio Nelson

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Found this as a bad stub with a bad, one-line edit; fixed that, and added pic. Will re-do the whole thing during the next few weeks Karajou 23:35, 10 April 2007 (EDT)

Make sure to prominently add "England Expects Every Man Will Do His Duty." I'll upload a picture of his memorial in Trafalgar Square. It's a beautiful shot - it's hanging in my room, I like it so much.-AmesGyo! 20:21, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
I like it a lot. Karajou 22:34, 19 April 2007 (EDT)

Karajou, added these pictures for you. Type around them so they don't look alone!-AmesGyo! 20:31, 19 April 2007 (EDT)

I'll think about it! HAH! Karajou 20:33, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
I can use them  :) Karajou 20:34, 19 April 2007 (EDT)

Nelson's famous signal wasn't in semaphore, it was a flag signal, and incidentally, not quite what he wanted. LateralQuercus 21:47, 19 April 2007 (EDT)

Why wasn't it what Nelson wanted? Karajou 22:33, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
Nelson originally ordered his signalman to say "England confides that every man will do his duty" but asked him to be quick, as he also wanted to signal "Close Action." The signalman, John Pasco, asked if he could substitute "expects" for "confides" because "expects" was already in the established flag vocabulary, and "confides" would have to be spelled out.--Britinme 20:04, 18 May 2007 (EDT)

I can't remember exactly what Nelson wanted, but the Flag Officer pointed out that it would take rather a lot of flags so suggested the final version that required only a few. LateralQuercus 07:58, 20 April 2007 (EDT) Explanation here http://www.aboutnelson.co.uk/englandexpcts.htm LateralQuercus

I just read it. Nelson was in agreement as to the correction of the message, so there's no problem. And HMS Victory flies the signal every year. But you still provided an interesting source, and It's included in the article.Karajou 19:35, 20 April 2007 (EDT)
Just to let you know, it was the Signal Officer (Lieutenant Pasco) who made the change. Nelson knew Pasco had a great deal of experience in flag signaling, so naturaly he would agree to the correction. And the term "Flag Officer", if I can correct you on that, does not refer to someone in any navy who's in charge of flags; it's a grade of four to five individual ranks containing the title "Admiral", who is command of a fleet of ships, one of which is the "flagship" i.e. the ship where his command is at and where he has "broke" (or unfurled and flown) his personal flag. At Trafalgar Nelson's military rank was Vice-Admiral, and I think the second column of ships under his command was led by a rear-admiral. Karajou 19:48, 20 April 2007 (EDT)

Needs some work

was his whole life "early years?" Flippin 12:57, 7 May 2007 (EDT)

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