(the) Battle of Copenhagen


(the) Battle of Copenhagen
the Battle of Copenhagen [the Battle of Copenhagen]
a sea battle (1801) between the navies of Britain and Denmark during the ↑Napoleonic Wars. Nelson was in charge of a group of ships attacking the Danish ships in Copenhagen harbour. It is a well-known story in Britain that Nelson was sent a signal ordering him to leave the battle, but he put his ↑telescope to his blind eye and said that he could not see the signal. His ships stayed where they were, and won the battle.

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