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Letter by Nelson to Sir Hyde Parker, 24 March 1801

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This letter highlights the discussion between Nelson and Parker about the tactics that were to be used in the forthcoming Battle of Copenhagen. It is worth noting that such a discussion was taking place between senior (Parker) and junior (Nelson) officers. Moreover it underlines Nelson’s sense of urgency for immediate and direct action counterbalanced with forward thinking.

Catalogue reference: ADM 1/4 (Ha 48A)

Letter discussing tactics with Sir Hyde Parker. 24 March 1801. Cat ref: ADM 1/4 (Ha 48A). Crown copyright.
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