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A collection of essays covering many aspects of Admiral Duncan's life and times including the Battle of Camperdown.

"October 1997 marks the bi-centenary of the Battle of Camperdown, when the British naval forces secured a 'glorious victory' in the French Revolutionary Wars. The victorious British fleet was commanded by a career sailor and native of Dundee, Admiral Adam Duncan.

Hailed at the time as a great naval acheivement which boosted the morale of the nation (some commentators have described it as the battle of Britain of its day), the battle has largely and unjustly sunk from public view, just as Adam Duncan, the hero of the hour who was created Viscount Camperdown, has been eclipsed by the memory of the heroically deceased Horatio Nelson."

Glorious Victory

Author: Brian Lavery, Helen Smailes, David Stockdale & David Swinfen

Title: Glorious Victory

Series: n/a

First Published by: Dundee City Council

Place: Dundee

Format: PB

Date: 1997

ISBN-10: 0900344601


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