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Saturday, April 02, 2005

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I see no European Union

On this day in 1801 Admiral Horatio Nelson, aboard HMS Elephant, put his telescope to his blind eye at the Battle of Copenhagen, and so did not see the signal from Admiral Parker to cease fighting.

TO THE GOVERNMENT OF DENMARK
Lord Nelson's object in sending on shore a Flag of Truce is humanity. He therefore consents that hostilities shall cease till Lord Nelson can take his prisoners out of the Prizes and he consents to land all the wounded Danes, and to burn or remove his prizes. Lord Nelson, with humble duty to his Royal Highness, begs leave to say that he will ever esteem it the greatest victory he ever gained if this Flag of Truce may be the happy forerunner of a lasting and happy union between my most Gracious Sovereign and His Majesty the King of Denmark.

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