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Ultimatum by Nelson to the ‘Brothers of Englishmen, the Danes’, 2 April 1801

Catalogue reference: ADM 1/4 (Ha 54)


Lord Nelson has directions to
spare Denmark when no longer
resisted, but, if the firing is
continued on the part of Denmark
Lord Nelson will be obliged
to set on Fire all the Floating
Batteries he has taken,-
without having the power of
saving the brave Danes who
have defended them.

Dated on board the
Elephant, in
Copenhagen Roads
2 April 1801

To the Brothers of Englishmen; the


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