Admiral Lord Nelson Battle Strategy


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Admiral Nelson showed no fear in facing his enemies. One day, while sailing the seven seas, a look-out spotted a French ship and the crew became frantic. Admiral Nelson bellowed, ''Bring me my Red Shirt.'' The First Mate quickly retrieved the admiral's red shirt and whilst wearing the bright red frock he led his men into battle and defeated the French.

Later on that day, the look-out spotted not one, but two French ships. The captain again called for his red shirt and once again, though the fighting was fierce, he was victorious over the two ships. That evening, all the men sat around on the deck recounting the day's triumphs and one of the them asked the Admiral, ''Sir, why do you call for your red shirt before battle? The Admiral replied, ''If I am wounded in the attack, the shirt will not show my blood and thus, you men will continue to fight, unafraid.''

All of the men sat in silence and marvelled at the courage of such a man as Admiral Nelson. As dawn came the next morning, the look-out spotted not one, not two, but TEN French ships approaching from the far horizon. The crew stared at the Admiral and waited for his usual reply.

Admiral Nelson calmly shouted, ''Get me my brown pants.''